Idaho Gives 2023: Both Ends of the Leash

Our goal is raise $20,000 and we will have different events to support this effort, we hope you can help us spread the word! Donate now

April 29th – Mother’s Day photo session at Pet Supplies Plus 12:30 – 4:30 pm

May 1st – Bash Party at Clairvoyant in Garden City 5 pm – 8 pm 

May 4th – BFF party with Lost Grove at Ann Morrison Park 3- 8 pm

Canines are like humans. From laying in the sun to enjoying a treat, we both enjoy a positive dose of the “feel good” hormone. However, what happens when dogs display undesirable behaviors such as aggression, nervousness, or hyper-behavior? A disconnect between a dog and pet parent can often cause further negative behavior or the rehoming of the pet. According to Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S., pets with undesirable behaviors result in rehoming of the pet to a friend or family member or a shelter. At Meridian Canine Rescue, we advocate for dogs and pet parents to understand behaviors and offer different opportunities to enhance a dog’s behavior. Through our foster program, we host 1-on-1 dog training to support positive training. With the Idaho Department of Corrections, we run the Education Project from Inmates and Canines (EPIC) program. Lastly, we hold family-friendly behavior consultations and courses to help enrich and promote positive behavior.

At Meridian Canine Rescue, we take daily care to a whole new level. Our furry friends get three potty breaks, three walks, and regular training sessions. We believe in enriching their lives with mealtime enrichment – no more boring bowls! – and sensory stimulation through aroma. And our volunteers? They’re skilled dog handlers who always put the dogs’ needs first. At MCR, we’re not just another shelter. We’re a dedicated team committed to providing the best care possible for our dogs.

Our organization knows that every dog is unique, and that’s why we offer customized housing to meet their individual needs. We understand that behavior plans require both management and modification, and a comprehensive approach including walking routes with fewer distractions to prevent reactivity. But we don’t stop there. We also use counter-conditioning and desensitizing exercises to help our furry friends feel comfortable and confident. We’re committed to providing personalized, effective behavioral plans that help dogs thrive. We’re a team that understands the importance of addressing behavior issues in a way that works for each and every dog in our care.

MCR believes in giving dogs a second chance. We understand that sometimes, even the most loving families can’t keep a dog because of behavioral issues. That’s where we come in. We specialize in working with dogs who have been surrendered or transferred, even if they have a bite history. We don’t turn away trouble-free dogs either.  At MCR, we’re dedicated to finding loving homes for dogs who might not have had a chance otherwise.

Join us in our mission to give dogs a second chance at a happy life. Meridian Canine Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to giving homeless and owner-surrendered dogs the love and care they need. With a facility and network of foster homes, dedicated staff, strong business partnerships, and a community of amazing volunteers, we provide a safe environment and an exceptional quality of life to dogs in need. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help today to support our dogs at both ends of the leash. Whether you donate now, or become a foster parent, every contribution makes a difference. If you’re looking for a simple way to help, visit our Amazon wish list to send some much-needed dog treats our way.

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