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My name is Kenya!

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Mixed Breed (Large)
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Purebred

My story

Alright everyone Kenya is finally ready for adoption. Thank you for all who helped donate to help us get her checked over as we weren't sure what we were going to be looking at when we took her in but it is definitely better than we expected! We have been figuring out her medical and have determined with the help of our vets that the damage has been done and unfortunately it is permanent partial back legs paralysis. But she doesn't really let it slow her down much as she can still walk and play just a bit different than other dogs. She does require medications morning and night so will need a family committed to this. She has 2 medications she takes. She is pretty good about taking them with a treat. Stairs are harder for her so ideally few to no stairs.

Alright now that we got that out of the way. Kenya is such a sweet girl who loves her people! She is protective of her home and people but once properly introduced she is good with others. She loves to headbutt you while you are loving her just to show you she loves you so much! She would be best with a submissive dog as she can be a bit of a resource guarder. Toys and food tend to be the biggest things she guards. She does correct pretty easily though. She does love to roughhouse with other dogs once she is comfortable with them but you do have to watch the other dog isn't too rough with her. She loves kids this is unfortunately how she was injured as she jumped from a 3rd story balcony to go see kids and caused spinal/nerve damage. With the nerve damage she can be a bit sensitive about where she is touched so older kids would probably be best so they c an better understand when she is not enjoying the lives due to some discomfort. She can be in a home with cats but does like to chase and mouth them especially if they run. So she wouldn't be one I would leave alone with the cats without being kenneled.

Humane Society of the Upper Valley

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Idaho Falls, ID 83405

Their adoption process

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We have an application process where we try to ensure that the animal being placed is placed in the best home for his or her personality, temperament and activity level. We have an adoption fee for both cats and dogs. This fee includes the altering of the animal as well as health check and vaccinations. The Humane Society of the Upper Valley offers pet adoptions services to find permanent homes for animals that have been abandoned, found as strays or given up for adoption by their previous owners. We understand that sometimes a dog doesn't work out for a family or special circumstances arise that do not allow a family to keep a newly adopted pet. The Humane Society of the Upper Valley will ALWAYS take back an adopted animal. Under no circumstances should an animal adopted from us ever be given away or discarded at a local shelter. We can make sure that animal finds a new home. We also work in conjunction with several breed specific rescues to get dogs to safety. We have had our animals travel as far as Pennsylvania to find their fur-ever homes. Our adoption center is set up at the local Petsmart (located at 2410 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, Idaho) every Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. All animals found at this adoption center are spayed or neutered and current on their core vaccinations. Since the Humane Society of the Upper Valley does not have a shelter, we rely solely on volunteers throughout the Snake River Valley to foster these animals and care for them at their own homes. Animals found on can be seen at Petsmart on Saturdays from 11 to 4 or by appointment with the foster parents.

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Petsmart 2410 S 25th E Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404 On the 2nd Saturdays of each month from 11am - 2pm

More about this rescue

Our mission is to promote the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty and increase humane awareness and compassion for all creatures through humane education, spay and neuter assistance, and adoption programs for stray, abandoned and unwanted animals.