Pet of the Week

*PAWS-ABILITY denotes a pet that has gone to a home on a trial basis. The length of the trial basis or "Paws-ability" is based on the needs of each animal/family, but typically one to two weeks as determined by the family and LCHS adoption counselor. If a Pet of the Week is returned to the shelter we will update its status.

By Katie Axline. Photos by Chris Martin


Doug. April 2017

Status: Available for adoption

DougHi guys, Doug here! I’m so excited about my field trip today – I get to go to The Base Camp! I love going for walks and exploring, so The Base Camp seems like the perfect place to find my forever family! Won’t you stop by today and meet me? We can even pick out some new gear for the summer!

Let me tell you a bit more about myself; I’m very mellow, and I find that I’m the happiest when I’m spending time with people. The shelter staff say I’m a bit of an “attention hog” but hey, I just go for what I want, and what I want is lots of love! I understand completely that love is a two-way street so I am always happy to give you affection in the form of snuggles and kisses in exchange for some pets. I’m a big teddy bear (I’m a Burmese mix!) and since I’m an older gentleman, I’m not crazy active all the time anymore!

I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but along with being a world-class sweetheart, I’m also pretty darn smart. I know “sit” and “shake” and I’m real good at playing fetch! I would love to continue to learn new tricks too!

I look forward to meeting you at The Base Camp (5 East Broadway) from 11-1! See you soon!


Shasta. April 2017

Status: Available for adoption

ShastaNo one wants to be left behind by the people they love. Unfortunately for Shasta and Sierra, that’s exactly what happened. These two lovely ladies are trying hard to not let their current situation get them down, but they need your help! Stop by Golden Girls today between 11-1 to meet these two and give them a second chance at a forever family!

Shasta wants nothing more than to be your friend. Quiet and friendly, she likes to watch you for a minute before approaching you for affection. She enjoys being pet, being talked to, and snuggling up with you on a couch or bed. It’s great to see Shasta in such a happy mood when you think about how she came into our care. Left behind by her owners when they moved, Shasta’s outlook was grim. Luckily she was found and brought here where we gave her a haircut and lots of love. The staff here at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society absolutely love Shasta, and can’t wait to see her go into a loving home.

Shasta is going to Golden girls with her next-door neighbor Sierra. Sierra’s bad luck turned around when a kind gentleman found her and brought her to the shelter. While the families in the neighborhood she was cruising were feeding her, the outdoor life just isn’t for her. Sierra is the sweetest little kitty you could ever meet, always eager to receive a pet or two. This amazing cat would love to find a family to call her own.

Don’t hesitate to bring one (or both!) of these kitties home! They will be at Golden Girls (505 North Last Chance Gulch) today from 11-1, and will be at the shelter from 1-4:30!


Maggie. April 2017

Status: Available for adoption

RowenThe shelter staff is busy gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year – Spay-ghetti! I wish I could be there but I’ve got to hang out at Petco and wait for my forever family to come. Stop by Petco today to meet me and my friend Jackie and then join everyone at the fairgrounds at 5 for Spay-ghetti!

My name is Rowen, and I’m the longest-term cat at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society. I’m 3 years young and in desperate need of a forever home. I’m a sweet cat who loves people, but my stress level at the shelter is too much for me and I tend to shut down. My favorite time of day is night time, because that’s when I get to snuggle into bed with my owner! I have been known to play with toys, and want to find an owner I can bond with. My perfect home is one without other pets and I want a calm owner who can give me some time to adjust to my surroundings.

Unfortunately I’m not the only cat at Petco searching for a forever family. Jackie was put into LCHS’s care when her owners could no longer care for her. She’s a nice cat who, like me, prefers to be the only cat in her home. She definitely loves the companionship of humans over anything else. Jackie promises to be your very best friend if you adopt her.

Please stop by Petco to adopt us – take a chance on us! The shelter will be closed today so everyone can prepare for Spay-ghetti. The shelter will open back up on Tuesday. Thank you so much for your support, we look forward to seeing you at Spay-ghetti!


Maggie. March 2017

Status: Available for adoption

MaggieMiss Maggie has been at the shelter a whopping three weeks and she wants you to know she’s here! Being a black dog is hard in a shelter, you just don’t stand out among the pretty speckled Heelers and handsome Huskies. Poor Maggie has been passed over too many times but no more! She is headed to Petsmart today to strut her stuff and find her forever family!

When you come down to see this sweet girl get ready for some cuddles – she never turns down a belly rub! Maggie also enjoys walking in the park before she crashes on the couch with you (of course, she will need some belly rubs to relax after all of her hard work). Maggie is looking for a family that can give her the attention she deserves; she would really love to have some kiddos to snuggle with! Maggie gets along wonderfully with dogs her size too!

Maggie is really starting to feel sad, she’s so tired of being forgotten! Don’t let her feel heartache any longer, stop by Petsmart (3341 North Montana Ave) today between 11-1 to meet this amazingly loving gal!


Winnie and Romeo. March 2017

Status: Available for adoption

WinnieIt’s a real bummer to watch all of your feline friends find forever homes while you remain at the shelter with no family in sight. For Winnie and Romeo, every day that goes by is another day they spend waiting for someone to adopt them. These two definitely aren’t your typical cats, but it’s their different purr-sonalities that make them extra special.

What makes Winnie so special? For starters, she is currently LCHS’ longest-term cat, having spent a total of 76 days without a forever family. For Winnie, these past few months have been hard on her, and she’s ready to find a permanent place to lay her head. She arrived at the shelter as a stray back in mid-December as a terrified little cat, and while she has improved over the past few months, she is still a bit timid around new people. Winnie loves to make blanket forts to hide under, and loves to chirp whenever she wants affection. Winnie is a very special gal in need of a patient owner who will work with her to help her realize how cuddly humans can be. Winnie loves other cats, and would do best in a home she can share with a feline friend.

Romeo is another one of our long-term cats – 36 days spent here in our care. He’s a lovable guy who just wants to be lazy. Because he is 5 years old, Romeo makes a perfect companion for anyone of any age. With bright green eyes that suck you in, Romeo is one of those cats that you just fall in love with. Unfortunately, he just hasn’t found his true love yet. Romeo is sweet and laid-back, and does well with cats, children and dogs.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to adopt one of these special kitties. They will be at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society from 12-4:30 today waiting for you to take them home!


Blue. February 2017

Status: Available for adoption

BlueLooking to escape into a whole new world? Want to visit exotic places and fight off evil forces in planets beyond our own? If so, you should stop at the Lewis & Clark Library today to pick up a few exciting books! While you’re there discovering new stories, be sure to stop and say hi to Blue and Sophie, two dogs itching to find someone in need of a reading companion!

Blue is quite the outgoing fellow! He loves to greet shelter staff with a big butt wiggle and a friendly kiss. He’s your typical dog; he loves to play with all sorts of toys (and when we say all sorts, we mean all sorts), he enjoys walks, and he loves to snuggle up with people! Blue is a 4 year old shepherd mix, and we hope to find him a home with someone who will let him be his silly laid-back self. He does well with dogs and children over 5.

Sophie will be joining her friend Blue on today’s excursion! While she’s a fairly new arrival, she really hopes to make her stay at the shelter a short one. She’s a 5 year old hound mix with a friendly attitude and a desire to be man’s best friend. Sophie likes to snuggle, and would do well in a home will children and dogs.

Don’t let these two cuties spend another weekend without a home! Stop by the Lewis & Clark Library (120 South Last Chance Gulch) today between 11-1 to meet these two amazing dogs!


Malcolm. February 2017


MalcolmThere’s a big event going on today at Petco – it’s an event you don’t want to miss! A few of the Lewis & Clark Humane Society residents will be running around Petco meeting new people and hoping to run right into the arms of a forever family! Let’s see who will be waiting for you at Petco today:

Mia is just two years old, and happens to be the longest-term animal at LCHS – she’s spent a whopping 228 days without a forever family! This little mama loves to hang out with people as long as they give her time to warm up. She enjoys the company of dogs, cats, and children with good dog manners. Don’t let this lovely lady spend another day without you!

Waffles is LCHS’ longest-term cat resident. While she’s been with us we have learned all sorts of things about this cute feline! She’s looking for a home where she can be the only cat in your life (she’s not good about sharing laps) and one with a cozy bed to nap in. Waffles does well with children and appears to do well with dogs.

Zeus, a laid-back 8-month-old mixed breed dog will be looking for a fun-loving owner who loves to learn just as much as Zeus does! He’s a smarty-pants who loves to play with puzzle feeders and dreams of participating in an obedience class or two.

Malcolm is ready to bring fun back into your life! This silly feline is always eager to show off his acrobatic skills; this guy can twist himself into all sorts of positions! This handsome young cat would love to entertain you in his new home!

What a fun bunch we have at Petco today! Be sure to stop by between 11-2 to fall in love with one of these wonderful pets! The Lewis & Clark Humane Society would like to remind everyone to drive safe – the roads sure are yucky lately! The shelter may be closed today depending on road conditions, so please check our Facebook page for any changes to today’s operating hours.


Queso. January 2017

Status: Available for adoption

PepperIt’s a feline fiesta at Golden Girls today! Queso and Salsa are ready to spice up your life with their wonderful personalities, so don’t hesitate to adopt one (or both) of these great cats!
Queso is an eight year old with a heart of gold! He absolutely loves to be around people, always greeting them and asking for attention. Right now Queso’s days are spent napping in a cozy cat bed, but he hopes to expand his activities to TV watching and human snuggling in his new home. Best described as a laid-back guy, Queso gets along well with other cats, dogs, and most children. Because Queso is eight years old, we have lowered his adoption fee to just $37.50! Queso promises to be your best friend, to always keep you company, and to keep you warm during this cold winter!

Salsa is here to keep your party going! This outgoing cat is filled with personality! He enjoys being the center of attention, and loves to show off his silly ways. Salsa is always ready to be pet or held, and when he’s not in your arms he’s always eager to chat with you about the events of the day (believe me, Salsa never runs out of things to talk about). Salsa doesn’t ask for much when it comes to a forever home, just a loving family made up of people and cats – no dogs please! In exchange for a wonderful forever home, Salsa promises to be your best friend!

These will be two cats are eagerly awaiting their forever families, and they hope today will be the day they go home! Salsa and Queso are hanging out at Golden Girls (505 North Last Chance Gulch) today from 11-1. After that, you can find these two (and many more felines) at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society until 4:30 this afternoon.

Pepper. January 2017


PepperHey guys, Pepper here! I’m in a bit of a pickle and I need your help. My family wasn’t able to keep me, so I’m in need of a second chance. Can you give me the home I need? I promise to be your best friend, in fact, I’m a really good fit for anyone who wants a fast friend! Want to know more about me? Keep on reading!

I’m a pretty laid-back gal, I prefer to go with the flow and I don’t get hung up on the little things. I lead a pretty quiet life; I prefer napping to partying and I enjoy the simple things in life like daytime TV and knitting. It sounds like I’m a pretty boring feline, but I promise, it’s not always naps and Dr. Phil when I’m around - I also love to play! Balls and string are my favorite, and I find that daily play sessions help me keep my girlish figure. All of my wonderful purr-sonality traits make me a great companion for anyone with children, dogs, or other cats – like I said, I’m pretty laid-back!

At my age, it can be hard to find someone who wants an 8 year old companion but I have faith that there is someone out there for me. All I need is a cozy bed to nap in, some string to play with, and someone who likes to pet cats. Honestly, you can’t find a better companion than me! LCHS wants me to remind you that cats that are aged 5 and older are half-priced; you can’t do better than that! While I don’t like to ask for things, I would like to ask you if you can give me a forever home. I will be at Birds & Beasleys (2 South Last Chance Gulch) from 11-1 today. Stop in to get bird food, and adopt me!


Dos. January 2017


DosAll the senior ladies, all the senior ladies, put your paws up! Dos is ready to show off all of her wonderful quirks at the Base Camp today!

At 10 years old, you would think Dos would be ready to settle down into the quiet life, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Dos is ready to have some fun; whether she’s rolling in the snow or playing with tennis balls this lady is full of energy! When she’s done having fun, Dos likes nothing more than cuddle up with you and nap. You’d be surprised, this old dog is itching to learn new tricks!

Dos is hoping to find a home where she can be your best friend – your only companion. She doesn’t like sharing her humans with dogs and cats. Be sure to stop by the Base Camp (5 East Broadway) today from 11-1 to fall in love with this adorable golden girl!

MalibuNew year, new you. Why stick with the same old resolutions you make every year? Why not try a new one? This year, you can resolve to adopt a shelter animal!
Let’s face it, you’re tired of trying to find time to go to the gym and work out, you’d much rather just stay at home watching Netflix. Why not adopt a friendly cat like Rambo, a 5 year old lap cat, to join you in your quest to binge-watch action movies? Or, if you are committed to being more active, you could bring your new dog Malibu, a 6 year old Pit Bull, with you on your evening walks! With so many different personalities to choose from, fulfilling your 2017 resolution will be easy!

There are currently 30 animals awaiting their forever homes at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. Some big, some small, some fluffy, and some not. Despite their different appearances, they all have one thing in common – they want a second chance at love! We have cuddly dogs, like Dos! Dos is 10 years old, and would rather spend her golden years snuggling with the people she loves. Looking to start your own podcast this year? If so, Ella makes the purr-fect co-host! She’s a talkative feline with an outgoing attitude – perfect for reeling in the listeners! Want a project? Winnie is the cat for you! Shy and a bit timid, she hopes to find a patient owner who will help her realize that humans aren’t so bad.

Now is the perfect time to bring home a homeless pet and fulfill your resolution! All of our cats and dogs promise to bring love, silliness, and entertainment to your life if you just give them a chance! Stop by the shelter today between 12-4:30 to meet our wonderful animals and bring one home!


Jack. December 2016

Status: Available for adoption

JackChristmas is just around the corner and all of the Lewis & Clark Humane Society residents couldn’t be more excited! Jack has hung his stocking with care, he’s helped us decorate the shelter with lights and ornaments – he’s been really good all month long! He really hopes Santa will see how good he’s been so he can get his Christmas wish – a forever home!

Jack knows no bounds when it comes to exploration, both figuratively and literally! Jack is no stranger to adventure, but his adventurous ways landed him in the shelter. From scaling mountains to climbing chain-link fences, Jack is agile and energetic. A true wonder dog, Jack is a wonderful family pet full of spunk and snuggles. Jack’s ideal home is one he can share with his favorite people (and their friends) as well as another dog or two. This handsome guy loves treats (especially popcorn) and would probably love to do spend quality time learning all sorts of new tricks with you. Because this dude is an expert adventurer, he is also looking for a yard with a six-foot privacy fence.

Honestly, there’s just too many amazing things to say about Jack that we just can’t fit it all in this article. We all love Jack so much and want to see him finally find his forever home! Please stop by Rock Hand Hardware (2414 North Montana) today from 11-1 to meet this wonderful guy!



Beans. October 2016

Status: Available for adoption

BeansWith the chilly weather upon us, it’s time to bring out the warm blankets and sweaters. It’s time to curl up with our favorite pets while we watch Halloween movies and enjoy the warmth of each other’s company. Three very special dogs are looking to find their cuddle buddies today at the Lewis & Clark Humane Society. Beans, Charlie, and Khaleesi all hope to bring some sunshine into your life this fall! They have told us what they are looking for in a home—are you the one for Beans, Khaleesi, or Charlie?

Beans’ favorite thing about fall is the idea of curling up on a cozy dog bed in front of a fireplace or heater. This handsome Catahoula mix has never known what it’s like to have a stable home life, and that is something he desires more than anything. Flown up to LCHS from California over 470 days ago, Beans remains at the shelter with no forever home in sight. Beans is looking for a human companion that has the time and patience to go slow as he is cautious when meeting new people. A quiet home is best for Beans, one without cats or children is necessary. He gets overwhelmed easily so a life without lots of chaos and change is a must for this silly boy. Although Beans seems like a difficult dog, if you give him a chance he will be the most loyal companion you will ever have.

Khaleesi is hoping to leave the shelter behind in favor of a home with access to all of the Game of Thrones episodes! This adorable people-oriented dog would absolutely love to spend this fall season cuddling with her new family while watching TV. Khaleesi isn’t all about snuggling though, she loves the changing colors on the trees, and would enjoy walking through the neighborhood while the leaves fall to the ground. Khaleesi would love to be the center of your world, as she prefers to be the only pet in your life.

Charlie is one active boy! He enjoys running around in the yard (and may even help you pick up any stray leaves). This lovable Husky mix loves squeaky toys and hanging out with people. Charlie hopes to find someone that leads and active lifestyle. Charlie just wants to find a best friend – and he hopes that can be you! I promise, this handsome guy will be there for you through thick and thin!

Be sure to stop by the Lewis & Clark Humane Society today from 12-4:30 to meet these fabulous canines!





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