Resources for Pet Owners

Idaho's Treasure Valley is home to many families and pets, on this page we have collected information regarding living, working, playing and adopting pets in Idaho.

Local Pet-Friendly Hotels

Boise Pet-Friendly Taxi Services:

  • Boise City Taxi   208.377.3333
  • Quick Cab  208.880.8881
  • Checker Cab  208.703.5583

Local Animal Rescue and Shelters

Thinking about adopting a shelter or rescue pet? This blog contains some important tips for your consideration, HERE.  Below you will find a list of Treasure Valley animal rescue groups/organizations:

The animal rescue organizations listed below offer adoptions for cats only:

Pet Insurance

We encourage families to consider enrolling your dog or cat in a pet insurance plan. It can be a wonderful resource if your furry friend requires advanced veterinary or specialty treatment. Pets Best Insurance is a Boise-based company that provides excellent and affordable options for your furry family member(s). You can receive a discount on their services by following the link: HERE

Outside fun for Dogs in the Treasure Valley

There are several options in the Boise area where pet owners can get outside and play with your dog. WestVet provides 24/7 after hours emergency Veterinary care in the Treasure Valley, Idaho.You might consider a hike in the foothills or a walk along the greenbelt. Below is a list of dog parks located throughout the Treasure Valley:

Area Dog Park/Off-Leash Parks


WestVet's Veterinary Emergency Animal Hospital:

Our emergency animal hospital is open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week; 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary for a veterinary emergency.

For animals experiencing a medical emergency, please call 208.375.1600, or come directly to the hospital. 
WestVet is located at 5024 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID; at the corner of Chinden/50th, just minutes from the connector.

Our team of emergency veterinarians, skilled technicians, and nursing staff are ready to assist you.

In October 2015, WestVet received Level I certification from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. WestVet is Idaho's only 24/7 Animal Emergency Trauma Center and Specialty ClinicA distinction shared by less than 1% of veterinary hospitals in nationwide. This means that WestVet has been distinguished as a 24-hour acute care facility that provides sophisticated emergent and critical patient care, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with a critical care specialist available 24/7. More importantly, it means that your pet will receive the highest level of veterinary emergency care in the industry.