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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION! - July 31, 2013
Interested in volunteering at the Shelter? Join us for orientation!
DOG HANDLING TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS! - July 9, 2013
Interested in bringing dogs to special events, animal transports, and dog walking? This is the orientation for you!
SUMMER BENEFIT RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE! - June 3, 2013
Raffle tickets for the Summer Benefit officially go on sale, and we have some amazing prizes this year!
JOIN US FOR VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION! - June 1, 2013
Would you like to volunteer for the Animal Shelter? Here is your opportunity!
COME JOIN US FOR HIKIN' BUDDIES & TOWN WALK! - June 1, 2013
Hikin' Buddies and Town Walk officially kicks off for the summer!
NAMES & NUMBERS PHONE BOOK PHOTO SUBMISSIONS - June 1, 2013
Is your pet a star? Enter their photo into the upcoming Names & Numbers phone book!
BEGINNER ADULT DOG TRAINING CLASSES - May 30, 2013
Join Hillary Hayward, our Animal Behavior and Training Manager, for a beginner's adult dog training class that will be fun and rewarding for you and your dog!
SHELTER PARTICIPATES IN STATEWIDE DAY OF GIVING - May 2, 2013
In an effort to spotlight the important work that non-profits do for the State of Idaho, The Idaho Nonprofit Center has announced a single day of statewide charitable giving on May 2, 2013, called Idaho Gives. Thirty-five Wood River Valley non-profits, in
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - April 30, 2013
Would you like to volunteer for the Animal Shelter? Here is your opportunity! Please join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6-7 pm at the Sage School in Hailey.
REDFISH TECHNOLOGY'S "ONE TO ONE" PROGRAM BENEFITS SHELTER - March 25, 2013
The Animal Shelter is pleased to be the beneficiary of Redfish Technology's "One for One" community service program!
DOG HANDLING TRAINING - March 23, 2013
The Animal Shelter will be offering Dog Handling Training on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 4-5 pm for existing volunteers.
IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S THE PAW 'N POLE!! - February 24, 2013
If you love dogs and outdoor fun, join the Animal Shelter for the 28th Annual Paw 'n Pole on Sunday, February 24 at the Croy Nordic Ski Trails in Hailey. You don't have to be faster than a speeding bullet or leap tall buildings in a single bound to pa
JOIN US FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL STAY AT HOME HOLIDAY NON-EVENT! - November 23, 2012
Support this annual holiday fund drive to help ensure loving care for the homeless dogs and cats in our community! This is a great way to get your holiday gifts taken care of, as well!
SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN ~ HOLIDAY PET PORTRAITS! - November 10, 2012
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley invites you to bring your family to meet Santa at this fun annual event. Santa Paws will be in his finest red suit, ready to share “Ho, Ho, Ho’s” and get his photo taken with you, your family and pets at S
SHELTER PROGRAMS PROVE SUCCESSFUL IN DECREASING PET OVERPOPULATION - October 12, 2012
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in Hailey, Idaho, is starting to reap the rewards of its programs, including the No-Cost Community Spay/Neuter Clinics and Paws for Hunger pet food bank. Now celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Animal S
DANCE YOUR PAWS OFF AT THE FUR BALL! - September 28, 2012
Join us for this fun community event benefitting the Animal Shelter at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum, Friday, September 28 at 8 pm until the dogs howl. The Heaters will entertain downstairs while a DJ gets you dancing upstairs, in addition to costume contes
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FURRY FUN RUN/WALK! - September 12, 2012
Join the Animal Shelter for the Furry Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, September 29 at 10 am. All participants must have a dog partner. If you don't have your own dog, no problem! Borrow one of our eager shelter dogs!
POCKET SKETCHING WORKSHOP TO BENEFIT SHELTER - August 13, 2012
Artists and aspiring artists are all invited to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn from a nationally known painting instructor in the spectacular setting of a private workshop out East Fork Canyon with stunning views of the Pioneer Mount
MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY AT POODLE PARTY - August 11, 2012
Shelter supporters and poodle lovers Laura and Scott Jordan are hosting their 4th annual "Poodle Romp" on Saturday, August 11, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, at the old Warm Springs Golf Course (1801 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum). The Jordans have generously offered to
LADIES: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL PUTTS FOR MUTTS! - August 6, 2012
Our 2012 Honorary Event Chairs, Susan and Doug Rhymes, invite you to spend a few fun hours on the green while helping the dogs and cats of the Animal Shelter! Novice and experienced golfers are all invited to this entertaining afternoon.
ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING! - July 18, 2012
A wide variety of items are available ranging from art and jewelry to gift certificates for massage, pilates, dining at local restaurants, and more! Visit the Animal Shelter’s website for more information and to view the auction at http://animalshelter
ADULT CAT ADOPTION FEES WAIVED! - June 15, 2012
If you're considering a new member of the family, now is a great time to consider adopting a cat. Not only is it National Adopt a Cat Month, but here at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, we're excited to announce that as of June 15, 2012, al
HAND-MADE BIRDHOUSES WANTED FOR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER! - April 17, 2012
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley’s annual gala fundraising event, the Dog Days of Summer, will feature the 5th annual Birdhouse Festival on July 27, 2012 at Trail Creek Cabin. In addition to the Birdhouse Festival, attendees will enjoy live
IT'S A THREE-RINGED CIRCUS-THE PAW 'N POLE COMES TO TOWN - March 4, 2012
This year's Happy Howlin' Paw 'n Pole, an annual community event supporting the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, promises a morning of hilarity and fun for the whole family with its "three-ringed circus" theme. There will be cross country sk
GLASSYBABY TRUCK SHOW TO BENEFIT SHELTER - February 24, 2012
Handblown glass purveyor Glassybaby is having a truck show in the Sun Valley Inn on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 4-8 pm. 10% of sales from the event will be donated to the Animal Shelter.
SHELTER AIMS TO ALTER 30 CATS FOR WORLD SPAY DAY! - February 8, 2012
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is celebrating our 30th anniversary with a special World Spay Day goal to spay or neuter 30 cats in conjunction with our No-Cost Community Spay/Neuter Program on February 28, 2012.
18 DOGS RESCUED IN SHOSHONE - December 16, 2011
Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley staff traveled to Shoshone, Idaho, Tuesday, December 13th in response to a call for help for 18 dogs.
SANTA PAWS IS COMING TO TOWN! - December 3, 2011
The Animal Shelter and Barkin’ Basement are again bringing Santa Paws to town for pictures with your family and furry friends on December 3rd and 4th. Santa will be on site posing with you and your pets for memorable and fun images you can enjoy for ye
23RD ANNUAL "STAY AT HOME" HOLIDAY NON-EVENT - November 24, 2011
Support this annual holiday fund drive to help ensure loving care for the homeless dogs and cats in our community!
FURRY 6K REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! - October 13, 2011
Join the Animal Shelter for the "Furry 6k" trail run/walk on Saturday, October 15 at 10 am. All participants must have a dog partner. If you don't have your own dog, no problem! Borrow one of our eager shelter dogs!
DANCE YOUR PAWS OFF AT THE FURBALL! - September 30, 2011
Join us for this fun community event benefitting the Animal Shelter at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum, Friday, September 30 at 9 pm. The Heaters, Up a Creek and DJ McClain will provide entertainment, in addition to costume contests and a raffle.
"SILENCE OF DOGS IN CARS" SHOW TO BENEFIT SHELTER - August 22, 2011
Gallery DeNovo is donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of pieces from Martin Uborne's photography show over Labor Day Weekend to the Animal Shelter. Come see the show during gallery walk on Friday from 5-8 pm. There will also be an Animal Shelter ten
VISIT THE ANIMAL SHELTER AT THE SV CAR AUCTION! - August 17, 2011
Silver Auctions will be donating the proceeds from the sale of one car each day to the Animal Shelter. The Shelter will also have an information booth and adoptable dogs on site for the event.
JOIN US FOR THE FURRY 6K RUN/WALK! - August 15, 2011
Join the Animal Shelter for the "Furry 6k" trail run/walk on Saturday, October 15 at 10 am. All participants must have a dog partner. If you don't have your own, no problem! Borrow one of our eager shelter dogs!
LADIES: PUTT FOR MUTTS IS COMING UP! - August 2, 2011
Ladies, join us for an afternoon of fun on the putting green to benefit the Animal Shelter!
"FACES OF THE SHELTER" PHOTO EXHIBITION - July 12, 2011
View this series of photographs by Nina Fox of dogs and cats from the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Images will be on display at Chapter One Bookstore. Adoptable shelter dogs will be on site to meet, and refreshments will be provided.
SHELTER OFFERS DOG TRAINING CLASSES - May 26, 2011
Join us for reward-based dog training & obedience classes. These classes will be great for those who are looking to improve their communication with their dogs and develop a rewarding relationships that will keep their dogs safe and behaving appropriatel
HIKIN' BUDDIES STARTS IN JUNE - May 25, 2011
Make a shelter dog's day and join us for Hikin' Buddies each Wednesday during the summer, weather permitting.
SHAKE HEADS TO BEST FRIENDS SANCTUARY - April 27, 2011
Shake arrived at our Shelter almost two years ago. This young and adorable dog has an unfortunate digestive disease that made it difficult for us to find him a home. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful place for him to go and will give him new op
FUR BALL PHOTO CONTEST - April 20, 2011
Community members are invited to submit their fun pet photos to be used on the Fur Ball poster. The winner of the photo contest will receive two complimentary tickets to the Fur Ball. The judges will be looking for photos of pets exuding a lively party a
VOTE FOR "BEST OF THE VALLEY"! - April 7, 2011
Help get the Shelter some great publicity by voting in this year's Best of the Valley contest through the Idaho Mountain Express!
2011 PAW 'N POLE RESULTS - March 7, 2011
This year's Howlin' Hoedown Paw 'n Pole was another terrific success. Here are the results of the races, trick contests and other categories.
ANIMAL SHELTER FEATURED IN SUN VALLEY MAGAZINE BLOG - March 2, 2011
The Shelter's Operations Manager and Veterinary Technician, Nadia Novik, is now a regular contributor to Sun Valley Magazine's blog "Fetch". She will share tips for you and your animals, showcase special adoptable pets, and feature Shelter events and
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - February 28, 2011
Community members are invited to a volunteer orientation and shelter tour on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
26TH ANNUAL PAW 'N POLE - February 14, 2011
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley invites you to the 26th Annual Howlin' Hoedown Paw 'n Pole, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Beginning at 10 am at the Sun Valley Gun Club, this year's event has a fun western theme. The Paw 'n Pole offers cross-cou
ANIMAL SHELTER PURCHASES 17 ACRES FOR NEW FACILITY - February 10, 2011
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley has purchased 17 acres from the federal Bureau of Land Management in Vorberg Gulch, directly west of the current shelter location on Croy Creek Road.
UPCOMING FREE RABIES CLINICS AT THE SHELTER - January 29, 2011
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is proud to offer two upcoming rabies vaccination clinics to the community. By appointment only on Saturday, February 5th and Saturday, February 26th from 9-11 am, Blaine County residents can get their dogs vac
TIME TO RENEW YOUR DOG LICENSES! - January 1, 2011
Make your dog a "Legal Beagle"! By Blaine County ordinance, the new year means it's time to renew your dog's license. You can buy licenses and multiple locations around the Valley. $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $20 for an unaltered dog.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - December 20, 2010
Until they can all be home for the holidays, The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is their home!
ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS YOUR VOTE TO WIN $10,000 SHELTER CHALLENGE - December 11, 2010
Animal Shelter needs your vote to win $10,000 Shelter Challenge
SCOTTVEST CEO SCOTT JORDAN LEAVES BAGGAGE BEHIND TO BENEFIT ANIMAL SHELTER - December 9, 2010
The Travel Clothing Entrepreneur Embarks on His Own No Baggage Challenge for a Good Cause
ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES $6,200 FOR SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM - December 8, 2010
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley has received grants totaling $6,200 for its community spay and neuter programs.
HELP ASWRV WIN $10K SHELTER CHALLENGE - December 5, 2010
The ASWRV is entered in a Shelter Challenge sponsored by Petfinders and The Animal Rescue Site. The Top Prize is $10,000. Help us win by voting everyday for Animal Shelter Wood River Valley. Go to www.animalrescuesite.com and click on Shelter Challenge
SANTA PAWS - December 4, 2010
A photo session with Santa at the Dirty Beagle Dog Wash 11AM - 2PM December 4th and 5th
BOW WOW BAZAAR AT THE BARKIN' BASEMENT - December 3, 2010
Holiday Sale at the Barkin' Basement 10 AM-6PM December 3rd and 4th
GREEN HOLIDAY SALE - November 26, 2010
The ASWRV Barkin' Basement Thrift Store will host it's second annual Green Holiday Sale 10AM to 6PM on November 26th.
MIXING IT UP FOR THE ANIMAL SHELTER - November 24, 2010
Guest bartenders Emily Clemens and Riley Nash will be mixing drinks for their favorite charity The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley on Wednesday, Nov. 24th from 5 PM - 7PM at Cornerstone Bar & Grill in Ketchum.
FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER - November 10, 2010
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley's Fall Newsletter
PAWS FOR HUNGER - November 6, 2010
Paws for Hunger, a program in which the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and the Hunger Coalition provide pet food for needy families, has brought an unexpected benefit for The Hunger Coalition; help in reaching needy families.
FURRY 6K TRAIL RUN/ WALK - October 16, 2010
Furry 6K Trail Run Walk
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - October 3, 2010
St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley requests the honor of your presence at the annual Blessing of the Animals.
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL ON DOG ADOPTIONS - September 14, 2010
Dog adoptions are 50 percent off of the usual price for the rest of September to help create more room at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.
GOOD DOG 101: UNDERSTANDING YOUR BEST FRIEND TO BE PRESENTED BY SHELTER AUG. 18-19 - August 18, 2010
“Good Dog 101: Understanding Your Best Friend,” a free program on common behavior problem, will be presented by the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and the Wood River Y on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
ANIMAL SHELTER RAISES MORE THAN $300,000 - July 24, 2010
Animal Shelter Raises More than $300,000 at its annual “Dog Days of Summer” benefit, dinner and auction.
2010 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER BENEFIT - July 16, 2010
2010 Dog Days of Summer Benefit
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SET FOR JULY 16 - July 16, 2010
Dog Days of Summer Set for July 16 — Brings in 90 Percent of Animal Shelter’s Funding
BUY A BIRDHOUSE TO SUPPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - July 7, 2010
Students, stock brokers, artists and animal lovers of all kind have created more than 35 birdhouses for the silent auction at this year’s annual benefit dinner for the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, to be held July 16.
ANIMAL SHELTER'S PIT BULLS CERTIFIED AS 'CANINE GOOD CITIZENS' - June 23, 2010
Animal Shelter’s Pit Bulls Certified As “Canine Good Citizens” Under Special Training Program
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR $10,000 IN GROCERIES ON SALE - June 22, 2010
Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win $10,000 in groceries from Atkinsons Markets.
HIKIN BUDDIES PROGRAM IN FULL SWING! - June 11, 2010
The ASWRVs Hikin Buddies Program at the Adams Gulch Trailhead has begun! Members of our community are encouraged to stop by and take a Shelter dog for a hike.
PAWS FOR HUNGER NEEDS YOUR HELP - June 1, 2010
Paws for Hunger, the Animal Shelter's partnership program with the Hunger Coalition expects demand for pet food to double this year.
ASWRV HOSTS HEMINGWAY 3RD GRADERS - April 23, 2010
Hemingway 3rd Graders came and visited the Shelter where they learned lots of great information about being responsible pet owners, being safe around dogs, and what it is the Animal Shelter does for our community.
BIRDHOUSES NEEDED FOR SILENT AUCTION - April 7, 2010
The ASWRV is looking for creative people to build birdhouses which will be auctioned off at our Annual Summer Benefit on July 16, 2010.
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE FUR BALL! - April 2, 2010
Steve Miller and the Accelerators will make sure you Dance Dance Dance, while having a great time supporting your local Animal Shelter.
WIN $300! - March 20, 2010
Guess the number of dog cookies in The Fur Ball Cookie Count Contest and win!
25TH ANNUAL PAW N' POLE - March 7, 2010
The 25th Annual Paw N' Pole will be held at the Sun Valley Gun Club at 10 AM on Sunday March 7th.
GET DISNEY PASS BY TAKING SHELTER DOGS ON OUTINGS - March 6, 2010
Get Disney Pass by Taking Shelter Dogs on Outings
TOUGH TIMES FOR SHELTERS - March 2, 2010
National newspaper syndicate interviews shelter's Dr. Jo-Anne Dixon on how to help even if you cannot contribute cash.
GIVE A DAY GET A DISNEY DAY - February 25, 2010
Volunteer at the Animal Shelter of the Wood Rive Valley and get a day at Disney Parks
VALENTINE'S CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL - February 1, 2010
All cats are free to approved homes for the month of February!
FREE RABIES CLINICS AT THE ASWRV - January 23, 2010
The Animal Shelter will be holding free rabies clinics for Blaine County residents on 1/23 and 1/30. Rabies vaccinations are free with the purchase of a Blaine County license.
ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE FEATURED ON PET LIFE RADIO - January 6, 2010
Animal Shelter to be Featured on Pet Life Radio
BARKIN’ BEANS AVAILABLE AT HAILEY COFFEE COMPANY - December 9, 2009
Barkin’ Beans Available at Hailey Coffee Company
BARKIN' BASEMENT THRIFT STORE'S BOW WOW HOLIDAY BAZAAR - November 30, 2009
Come join us for our 2nd annual Bow Wow Holiday Bazaar at the Barkin' Basement.
ANIMAL SHELTER FEATURED ON NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM - November 25, 2009
Animal Shelter Featured on National Radio Program
2ND ANNUAL GREEN HOLIDAY AT THE BARKIN' BASEMENT - November 22, 2009
2nd Annual Green Holiday at the Barkin' Basement
SANTA PAWS - November 21, 2009
Make your holiday season Barktacular! Bring your family and four legged friends for a photo with Santa.
BARKIN' BASEMENT WINS HALLOWEEN HOOPLA - October 31, 2009
The Barkin' Basement Wins Halloween Hoopla
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - October 11, 2009
Bring your feathered or four legged friend to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley's Blessing of the Animals.
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS - October 3, 2009
Interested in volunteering at the ASWRV? Here's your chance! An orientation for all new volunteers has been scheduled for Saturday October 3rd.
BARKIN' BASEMENT THRIFT STORE'S 3RD ANNUAL HOWL-O-RAMA - October 1, 2009
Check out our spooky windows and join us for treats on October 1st from 7pm to 9pm. Shop our Howlin' good deals on Halloween costumes and decor.
FALL FOR A FELINE SPECIAL - September 22, 2009
Adoptions of our Felines are Fifty Percent off!
ANIMAL SHELTER'S HIKIN' BUDDIES PROGRAM - September 15, 2009
The Animal Shelter's Hikin Buddies Program is in full swing!
PAWS AROUND TOWN - September 1, 2009
Meet and greet Animal Shelter dogs who are looking for their forever homes.
4TH OF JULY SAFETY FOR YOUR PETS - June 25, 2009
The Fourth of July is no celebration for your pets. Pets often become frightened and frantic by the noise and commotion of Independence Day and the fireworks that accompany this holiday. There are several things you can do to help ensure your pet's saf
JUNE IS ADOPT A SHELTER CAT MONTH! - June 20, 2009
Join us in celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by visiting the shelter and possibly finding your new furry soul mate. All adoption fees for adult cats will be waived for the month of June.
"DOT'S STORY" BY LEE HIGMAN TO BENEFIT THE SHELTER - June 13, 2009
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is thrilled to present Dot’s Story, a children’s book written and illustrated by Valley residents Lee and Dennis Higman. Dot’s Story is the heartwarming tale of a local Shelter dog and her new forever hom
SUMMER BENEFIT TICKETS NOW ON SALE! - May 27, 2009
Be sure to get your tickets early for our annual Dog Days of Summer fundraising event. There are some terrific packages available in our live and silent auctions, plus a raffle drawing for a $10,000 gift certificate to Atkinsons' Markets.
NEW "PAWS FOR HUNGER" PROGRAM - April 27, 2009
Monday April 27, 2009 The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, in conjunction with the Hunger Coalition, launched its new program, “Paws for Hunger”. This program is designed to help people struggling to afford food for their family pets.
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - April 18, 2009
If you're interested in volunteering for The Animal Shelter, please join us for a Shelter tour and orientation class. Learn about volunteer opportunities, our animal training philosophy, about the facility and training outlets, and more!
24TH ANNUAL PAW N' POLE RESULTS - March 10, 2009
The Paw n' Pole continues to be a crowd favorite in it's 24th year with many costumed dogs & owners participating.
ASWRV NAMED SPCA "SHELTER OF THE WEEK" - December 31, 2008
We are proud to announce that the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley was named the SPCA's "Shelter of the Week"!
SHELTER ALUMNA NAMED THEPETSTOREONLINE.COM'S "PET OF THE MONTH" - December 1, 2008
Shelter alumna, "Venus", was honored with the Pet of the Month title from ThePetstoreOnline.com.
THE ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES GRANTS FOR NO-COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM - January 11, 2008
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley received funds to support our community no-cost spay/neuter program. This program is offered to county residents who would like to alter their animals but cannot afford to do so.