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Children do not always understand what a pet dog is trying to tell them. Statistics show that children experience the highest number of dog bites every year. 77% of these children are bitten by a family dog or a dog they know!

Help us continue to reach children through our Humane Education program that teaches dog safety, dog body language and compassion for all animals. Donate to Helping Idaho Dogs on May 2! #IdahoGives
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Our Volunteers in Action

Healing Paws Program

January and February have been filled with extra events in addition to our normal pet therapy visits to schools, libraries, hospitals, memory care, and hospice.   Go to our 2019 News and Events Page for more details about our visits to ICOM, BSU Bronco Fit, Ustick Elementary, and Maple Grove Elementary Book Fair.

 Humane Education Program 

In March our Humane Education teams has presented dog safety training  to children at the Idaho Children's Museum, and Collister Library .  Read more about these events on our 2019News and Events Page.

IDAHO GIVES - May 2 is an important day for our organization.   Helping Idaho Dogs depends on the generosity of our community to continue our activities throughout the Treasure Valley.    Please give generously at this upcoming event.

Events & More

Upcoming Events below, or select our 2019 Events Page

  • Apr 3 – Humane Education Presentation at Collister Library
  • Apr 4 – Bronco Fit First Thursday Event
  • Apr 10 – McMillan Elementary Read Night
  • Apr 11 – Garnet Prep Academy  Therapy Dog Presentation
  • Apr 11 – Registered Therapy Teams On Going Training
  • Apr 13 – Camp Rainbow Gold Event
  • Apr 13 – Registered Therapy Teams On Going Training
  • Apr 17 – Frank Church HS  Stress Relief
  • Apr 23 – Healing Paws Meeting
  • Apr 24 – BSU Cups and Pups – finals kick off
  • Apr 24  – Humane Education  Friendship Presentations at Ustick Elementary (2 sessions)
  • Apr 26 – Human Education Dog Safety Presentations at Ustick Elementary (2 sessions)
  • Apr 27 – Quarterly HIDi Board Meeting

Learn more about becoming a volunteer here!

Calendar of  Therapy Dog  Visits



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."