The Animal Shelter

The animal shelter is 1,450 square feet is handicap accessible. It has a bathroom, laundry room and grooming area. There are nine dog runs, and three police intake areas for strays found after hours. There are play, socialization and training yards on site.

Medical and temperament assessment of all dogs will be provided. There are three isolation kennels. The dogs are exercised, trained, socialized and shown to potential adopters by staff.


The shelter has staff to clean and assist in disease prevention. Dogs are housed inside at night and extra insulation has been used in the structure to mitigate noise.

For information on how you can help in our shelter please call (208) 267-7504

Shelter Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For information or to report a lost dog within the city, call 267-7504

July 1st, 2010 History is Made
and the  New Shelter Opens!

A festive parade marked the important opening of our new animal shelter, Boundary County's first. The city pound dogs were escorted to their new home with style, and appeared to be enjoying every moment. Chief of Police Alonzo and Mayor Anderson were leading the parade in a police car, and our disabled dog Gracie rode with them. After twelve years of blood, sweat and tears, Second Chance is extremely proud of this accomplishment and grateful to all of you who have supported the animals in the past and present.

rescue parade

Construction Timeline

  • March 18, 2010 - The kennels where the adoptable dogs will be housed are just about complete as far as the masonry is concerned... next we are finishing up the city drop-off kennels, and then the fencing around the top.
  • March 12, 2010 -The walls to the kennels are going up
  • February 27, 2010 -Inside walls painted, a lovely subtle green!
  • February 23, 2010 -Drywall done, texture has been sprayed
  • February 11, 2010 - Ceilings, insulation and drywall
  • February 3, 2010 - Siding done
  • January 27, 2010 - Siding started
  • January 21, 2010 - Passed Plumbing & Electrical inspections; plumbing & electrical work to begin
  • January 19, 2010 - The doggy bathtub is installed!
  • December 17. 2009 - The roof goes on, indoor framing begun!
  • November 21, 2009 - Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • November 9, 2009 - Phase I officially begins -Ground is Broken!

Construction Photos

shelter plans

phase 1

project manager

masonry work

shelter siding



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