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Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley


Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
Humane Society or SPCAs
Croy Canyon road
Hailey,
Idaho 83333



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The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is a non-profit, no-kill shelter, which is funded by donations, bequests and fundraisers such as an annual black-tie dinner and secret auction, plus other events. We sponsor the annual Blessing of the Animals, and also have information booths at the Sun Valley Art Fair and the Ketchum Art Fair during July and August. There is an on-call veterinarian and paid staff, plus volunteers. Dog walks are held each Wednesday from 9:30 am till 1 pm, out Adams Gulch, two miles north of the City of Ketchum (which is very dog-friendly), where people can sign out shelter dogs for walks, hikes and runs. The public is also encouraged to check out and walk dogs at the shelter, which is away from public streets. During the winters, the dog walks are held a mile east of Sun Valley resort, on Trail Creek road, also from 9:30 till 1 pm, depending on the weather..not during blizzards or rainy/sleety weather. An event called "Pole & Paw" is held in on a saturday in February, in which people can nordic ski "race" with their dogs at the Sun Valley golf course, located on Trail Creek road, on the eastern boundary of the Sun Valley resort. There are many hiking and biking trails and paths in the area,with two creeks and the Big Wood River, where the dogs are free to roam and frolic in the water. Many canyons, located on Bureau of Land Management land, are within a five to thirty mile distance, and the Sawooth National Recreational Area begins just eleven miles north of Ketchum, and is open to dogs, unlike in National Parks. I have lived in Ketchum, Idaho for almost 37 years, and I've had dogs for 31 years in canine paradise.





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