Let's Lend a Hand
Meridian Canine Rescue's COVID-19 Resources
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 May 18th, 2020:
- We are no longer open to the public.
- We continue to care for and accept dogs via surrender and transfer (by appointment); we are placing most incoming dogs into waiting foster homes.
- Travel (for transfers, surrenders, adoptions, etc.) is restricted to Idaho state.
- 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 performing adoptions by appointment only.
- We are offering care packages and online training and education to the public.
- We are offering free dog food to members of the public while supplies last. Email email@example.com to place a request.
- We need your help.
How to adopt
*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 Sleepy Time kit includes:
2 blankets (1 scented), 1 soft toy, 1 textured toy for smearing
Each Meal Prep kit includes supplies for 1 meal wrapped in a towel, 1 meal fed in two nested bowls, 2 meals fed in a slow feeder, 1 meal fed in a treat-dispensing plastic container, and 2 meals fed in busy boxes. This package includes one small bag of Acana dry food and 2 cans of Zignature wet food.
Each Boredom Buster includes:
2 soft toys, 1 chew toy, 2 tennis balls, treats, 2 busy boxes, 2 scented cloths/towels
Each Fashion Forward package includes:
1 collar, 1 leash, 1 sweater, 1 costume, 1 bandana
sizes available: XS, S, M, L
Each Puppy Pack includes:
3 toys, 1 grooming item, 2 busy boxes, 1 package treats, 1 blanket, 1 scented cloth/towel, 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.