2018 News & Events

Helping Idaho Dogs' 2018 News and Events 

Upcoming Events

Helping Idaho Dogs plans to participate in the following events in 2018.    Look below for News of Past Events and links to pictures of the events.

February 10, 2018

Loose Leash Walking

Our therapy teams participate in on-going training four times a year to keep our therapy skills current.   We will refresh our  "walking with me" skills at this event.

March 10, 2018

Walking on Different Surfaces

Our therapy teams participate in on-going training four times a year to keep our therapy skills current.   We will refresh our  skills of walking on slick floors, and other unusual surfaces we encounter in therapy events.

April, 2018 

Healing Paws at Eagle Middle School

Our therapy dog teams will be visiting students at Eagle Middle School in Eagle during their exam week.   Research has shown that interacting with a dog can reduce the stress students feel prior to beginning testing.

May, 2018

BSU Finals Stress Relief

Our Therapy Dogs will be visiting the BSU campus during finals week to offer hugs and pets to students.   The students tell us its an event they don't want to miss.  If only the dogs could be with them during the actual final!

May ,2018 

Boise High School Finals Stress Relief

Three to four teams of therapy dogs will be at Boise High School during finals to offer stress relief to the students.  Hugs and pets abound as the students take a break from testing.

May ,2018 

Timberline High School Stress Relief

Finals can be stressful for all.  Our therapy dogs will be in the library during lunch period during finals week to offer loves and hugs to all.

May ,2018 

Idaho Gives

An annual, 24 hour on-line giving event that provides Idaho residents with the opportunity to support Helping Idaho Dogs' with their donations.

May  26 ,2018 

Northwest Pet Truck Load Event

Come load up on pet food and supplies during the truck load event.  There will be booths in the parking lot with all sorts of pet supplies and services.   Helping Idaho Dogs will have a both as well.   Stop by and say hello to our volunteers with four paws.

 June , 2018 

Advancing Adventures in Communicating Camp

Annual event - Healing Paws therapy dog teams visit children learning to socialize using their speech generating devices.

June 13-16, 2018

Camp Hodia Shooting Stars Day Camp

Healing Paws therapy dog teams visit the children during camp to share our dogs' unconditional love. 

 

 July, 2018

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Ride for Joy's All Abilities Camp

Annual event where our Healing Paws therapy dog teams visit the children during camp and the children spend time reading to our dogs. 

July , 2018

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Camp Rainbow Gold 

Annual event where our Healing Paws therapy dog teams visit the children  and their families during camp where they learn to enjoy life with their friends that are also battling cancer

 

July 7-10 Family Camp - Stanley, Id
July 8-13 Sibling Camp - Ketchum, Id
July 15-20 Teen Oncology Camp - Ketchum, Id
 July 22-27 Youth Oncology Camp - Ketchum, Id

 September , 2018

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2018 Idaho NF Walk

1 Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian

Join the superheroes! Annual Healing Paws therapy dog teams' booth event and Trick Team performance to support The Children's Tumor Foundation's fundraiser to raise money to End NF (Neurofibramatosis). 

 

October, 2018

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 Veteran's Memorial Park in Boise

Booth event to support Team Hope, a fundraiser to help support research and people fighting Huntington's Disease.

October 28, 2018

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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, NW Pets in Eagle

Annual booth event and Halloween costume contest for pets.

November ,2018

volunteer dinner 2013Helping Idaho Dogs' Volunteer Appreciation Event

Helping Idaho Dogs' annual volunteer appreciation dinner to celebrate the commitment and dedication of our wonderful volunteers.

 December , 2018

2014 Boise Towne Sq WalkaboutHealing Paws Therapy Dogs Boise Towne Square

Our therapy dog teams go to the mall to visit children and others at the mall during the Christmas season. 

December , 2018

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Boise State University Finals Week

Our therapy dog teams will visit students on the BSU campus during finals week.  

December, 2018 

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 College of Western Idaho Finals Week

Our therapy dog teams will visit students on the College of Western Idaho campus during finals week.  

 

 

News about completed 2018 Events 

January 3, 2018  

Garden City Library - Humane Education Presentations

We held 2 separate Humane Education  presentations - one for preschoolers and one for school age children.

The children learned compassion and responsibility related to what a dog needs, a dog's feelings, and how to be safe around a dog. The kids became very involved, and we had a lot of fun teaching them! At the end, the children practiced safe petting on our therapy dog teams of Carol & Bernie, Jennifer & Cody and Matt & Zoe. Darcel was our presenter along with Elena, who participated in the presentations. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!   Click here for pictures of the event.

 

 

 

January 13, 2018

Impulse Control

Our therapy teams participate in on-going training four times a year to keep our therapy skills current.   We will refresh our "stay, wait, hold" skills at this event.