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My Story

See Thomas' video here:


Thomas is an approximately 5 year old German shepherd dog who came to us from a shelter in California where he arrived as a stray with an injury.

Thanks to the Idaho Humane Society we were able to have Thomas' hip operated on. A femoral head ostectomy was performed in early April and Thomas is now ready for adoption. Thank you Idaho Humane!

Thomas is a big sweetheart. When he came to us he was quite thin, but is now at a good weight at about 74 pounds. He is crate trained and housetrained. He gets along with most other dogs. And loves people. We are not sure about cats.

Even though Thomas is a large dog, he is able to jump in and out of his foster mom’s vehicle and rides well in the car. He loves to go with you!

Thomas has exhibited mild separation anxiety if left alone in the house. If he has another dog (or two) with him he is fine. Therefore, a home with another dog is preferred for Thomas. Thomas is fine in his crate when his foster mom leaves him at home.

Due to Thomas' hip surgery it's important for him not to become overweight. He is at his best weight right now, 74 pounds.

Thomas' adoption fee is $250 and includes neuter, vaccinations, microchip, collar and ID tag.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Thomas, please complete an application located here:


Adoption Process

Please let us know if there is a particular dog you are interested in adopting. We try to find the best match for you. When a dog is selected and your application is approved, this dog will be on hold while we have a home visit done.
A representative from IDAWG or a rescue group located in your area (any state) will come meet you in person to make sure your home is ready for your new companion dog to join your family.
Meet representative from IDAWG to pick up your wonderful new adopted canine.
IDAWG will be following up on your adoption, and you are always welcome to contact us anytime after the adoption with any behavior or training questions regarding your new dog. All updates and/or photos are greatly appreciated!
Please send all correspondence / inquiries by email first if possible. It is very hard to return phone calls until the weekend. And remember, we are an all volunteer ogranization and we have families, jobs and dogs of our own. Your patience and consideration is always appreciated.