COVID-19 Resources

Let's Lend a Hand

Meridian Canine Rescue's COVID-19 Resources

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View our adoptable dogs. Then contact us to schedule an appointment.

Online Learning

We are launching 3 new blog series: Enrichment, Dogs and Kids, and Training 101.


Sign up for a private behavior consultation with our certified dog trainer.

Care Packages

Order a package for yourself or someone you know. We'll deliver to homes in this area.

Training Classes

Register for a virtual Basic Obedience Class to teach your dog new skills.


Join us online for special topic workshops about canine behavior.

Covid-19 plan

Meridian Canine Rescue is actively responding to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting needs of our community. Our website will be updated often in order to provide the most accurate, current information about our organization.

As of March 30th, 2020:

  • We are no longer open to the public.
  • We continue to care for 18 dogs, currently, and will place incoming dogs into waiting foster homes.
  • Staff is performing essential on-site care, while volunteers are assisting with off-site tasks and foster care.
  • We are using effective sanitation protocols, per the recommendations of shelter and health agencies.
  • We are practicing social distancing and working remotely whenever possible.
  • We are now offering care packages and online training and education to the public.
  • We need your help.


How to adopt

Until further notice, Meridian Canine Rescue is closed to the public. We are meeting with prospective adopters by appointment only.

how to prepare

We are relying on the following sources for information about the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn how to prepare a disaster kit for your pet.

how to help

Right now, our two biggest needs are adoptions and monetary donations.

Our spring fundraisers are mostly canceled. And this year’s average monthly expenses equal $21,800. We’re cutting costs as much as we can — but we can’t give up on our dogs.

Care Packages

*Only available to Ada County residents. 

If you live outside of this county, we will cancel the order.

Our Care Packages are designed to help our friends care for their dogs at home. Please note that these packages are available while supplies last and that we will frequently update this section to show what’s available.

Each package has been assembled by MCR staff and volunteers and includes both new and used (clean) items. MCR volunteers will deliver your order to your home. Orders placed after 6 pm will be processed the following day. 

Care Packages are free. But if you’re able, please donate to support our community services.

Each Boredom Buster package includes:

1 clicker, 2 toys, 1 chew, 2 tennis balls, treats, 2 busy boxes, 1 harness, and 2 scented cloths/towels

Sorry! We've run out of this care package.

Each Sleepy Time Kit includes:

1 crate, 2 blankets, 1 toy, and 1 scented towel

Sorry! We've run out of this care package.

Meal Prep packages include instructions and supplies for you to feed your dog 10 meals via enrichment activities, such as busy boxes, nested bowls, snuffle mats, and slow feeders.

*This package does not include food.

Sorry! We've run out of this care package.

Each Fashion Forward package includes:

1 collar, 1 leash, 2 sweaters, 1 costume

Each Puppy Pack includes:

3 toys, 2 cleaning products, 3 busy boxes, 1 package treats, 2 blankets, 2 scented cloths/towels, 1 can food

private behavior consultations

Need personalized help with your dog? Schedule a 1:1 consultation with our Director of Rescue Programs, Hillary Hayward, CPDT-KA.

Consultations will be held online via Zoom or Google Hangouts. The cost is $40 for one consultation or $100 for a bundle of three. Each consultation includes 40 minutes of virtual support plus a follow-up email. Complete the form below to register.