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August 13, 2018. Saint Alphonsus






We are proud to announce that Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Hospital) in Boise has decided to partner with Helping Idaho Dogs registered therapy dog teams to represent their official therapy dog teams!

Our therapy dog teams currently visit patients at the hospital and their other locations, and enjoy being able to bring unconditional love and comfort to those in need. The hospital will be sending anyone interested in becoming one of their therapy dog teams to Helping Idaho Dogs. Our process of training, testing and observing our volunteer therapy dog teams is a great asset to the hospital. We are thrilled with the opportunity for Helping Idaho Dogs to partner with Saint Alphonsus! If you are interested in joining our wonderful team of volunteers, please email us.




Events & More

Upcoming Events below, or select our 2018 Events Page

  • Sept 6 – New Volunteer Information Meeting
  • Sept 10 – Healing Paws Meeting – CANCELLED
  • Sept 11 – Walk-About at Boise Airport
  • Sept 22 – Walk-About in Downtown Boise
  • Sept 28 – Meridian Library Memory Cafe 
  • Oct 4 – New Volunteer Information Meeting
  • Oct 8 – Healing Paws Meeting – CANCELLED
  • Oct 11- On-Going Training session #1
  • Oct 13 – Team Hope Walk – Veterans Memorial Park
  • Oct 13 – On-Going Training Session #2
  • Oct 16-17 – Frank Church High School Finals Stress Relief
  • Oct. 27 – NW Pets Halloween Party

Learn more about becoming a volunteer here!

Calendar of  Therapy Dog  Visits

In Memory of Hailey:

We are heartbroken to learn that Hailey, our first registered therapy dog at Helping Idaho Dogs, passed away on Monday, 8/20/2018. Hailey's human partner was Teri Argo, and together they shared many happy memories for over 7 years. Hailey loved to visit with children at libraries, schools and other events. She was always ready to share her sweet ways and bring comfort to everyone, and we will always remember her. Our hearts go out to you, Teri. We were so fortunate to have Teri and Hailey as role models for many of our early teams, and blessed to have known such a caring team. RIP Hailey. You will always have a piece of our hearts.

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Who We Are Today

"Helping Idaho Dogs, Inc. is a group of volunteers dedicated towards sharing their passion and love of dogs.

Therapy Dog Teams

"Empowering our therapy dog teams to bring comfort to people in need."

Humane Education

"Promoting empathy, responsibility and personal safety around canines."


"Strengthening the canine-human relationship through education."