There are so many ways to support our mission  to find "Furever Homes" for injured, ill and abandoned pets who might otherwise be put down at other facilities.

To make a monetary donation online on our secure giving page, please click the "Donate Now" button below.

Cash, check, money order or item donations can be mailed or delivered directly to our shelter: 2326 E. Cinema Drive, Meridian ID 83642

To see other ways to give, like volunteering, fostering and to see our wish list, click here to visit out "Other Ways to Give" page.

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We appreciate your donations! Please check out our Wish List to see what items we are in current need of. Visit our 'WISH LIST' by clicking here.


Giving hands-on care to animals, educating the community and providing administrative support, AVAR volunteers help contribute to the health and happiness of the many animals in need of care in our no-kill shelter.

Whether your helping feed orphaned kittens, finding homes for dogs, sorting through application or helping out at an event-you are making a difference in an animal's life. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call us at 208.287.3100 or email us at


The purpose of foster care is to allow a dog or cat to live in a home environment while awaiting permanent placement, permitting the Foster Family to evaluate the pet and to work with the pet to reincorporate him or her back into a home environment.  A home environment is less stressful on the pet than a boarding facility or shelter.  The exposure the pet gets from being treated as "one of the family" (walks, outings, etc...) often speeds up the adoption process. Fostering also allows for more space in the shelter, which means we can save more lives!  To learn more and to apply to foster a pet, please email