Fri, Jul 26, 2013 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley’s annual gala fundraising event will take place on Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Trail Creek Pavilion in Sun Valley.  The event will feature fabulous live and silent auction items, including a signature painting by local painter Brandis Sarich.

The Shelter is excited to already have several fantastic live auction items lined up for the event, including an amazing African safari and an Arctic adventure to see the polar bear migration.

In it’s 30 years of operation, the Animal Shelter has adopted over 12,000 dogs and cats into loving homes in addition to offering many life-saving programs and services to the community.  The Dog Days of Summer annual benefit is the largest single source of income supporting these programs.  To sponsor the event or donate a live or silent auction item, please contact Volunteer & Events Coordinator Brittany Farrell at (208) 788-4351.  More information is also available at


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The 28th Annual Paw ‘n Pole promises outdoor fun for the whole community!  Bring your dog or borrow a Shelter dog on February 24, 2013 at the new Blaine County Recreation Disctrict Croy Nordic trails, right across from the Shelter!  There will be cross-country ski and snowshoe races with leashed dogs, best costume and silly pet trick contests, and more!

The 27th Annual Paw ‘n Pole

It’s a Three-Ringed Circus-The Paw ‘n Pole Comes to Town

March 4, 2012

ItThe 27th Annual 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. Join us on March 4, 2012, at 10 am at the Sun Valley Gun Club. There will be cross country ski and snowshoe races with leashed dogs, best costume and silly pet trick contests, and more!

Don’t have a dog?  Don’t worry, you can partner up with one of ours!
Race entry fees are: $5/child; $10/adult; $20/family. Entry fees include lunch and a raffle ticket entry for a 2012 North Valley Trails pass! What a deal! Registration is onsite, at the event.

For more information, please call the Shelter at (208) 788-4351.

click here to visit the Animal Shelter’s website.