How You Can Help

What is your volunteer superpower?

And would you come put it to use for your community animal shelter?

We all have a superpower and exercising it for a great cause, on behalf of the lifesaving work of LCHS, is a great way to give and get involved in our community.

Are you a pro at running a cash register?

Enjoy working with the public in an upbeat and dynamic store setting? We are always looking for thrift store volunteers.

Do you have experience training dogs, whether just your own or broader experience?

Want to gain more experience? A hiker? Tired of hiking alone? Consider taking a shelter dog on an outing.

Are you a cat whisperer?


Graphic designer?


Volunteering for any of the myriad of needs we have in running an animal shelter 365 days a year and Rags & Wags, the thrift store owned and operated by Lemhi County Humane Society, is a great way to contribute to the shelter and is absolutely crucial to our success.

There are so many ways to help out Salmon Animal Shelter. All rewarding and all done in the company of great people for a great cause – sheltering and rehoming stray and abandoned pets in our community.

Volunteer Program Basics

You must be 16 or older to volunteer unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.

Express your interest:

For volunteering at the Animal Shelter

Jessie our Shelter Manager
Call: (208) 756-4100
Or stop by the shelter

For volunteering at Rags & Wags

Becky our Thrift Store Manager
Call: (208) 756-3195
Or stop by the store

Wish List

Check out our Amazon wish list and gift any of these items for our cats and dogs!

Donating any of these items is a great way to contribute.

If you have any items you are willing to donate, please bring or ship them to this address.

Thank you!

Lemhi County Animal Shelter

958 VFW Drive
Salmon, Idaho 83467

  • Stuffed Dog toys -durable stuffie toys for dogs such as those sold at local stores: Ace Hardware, and Murdoch’s
  • Cat toys: play mice, crinkle balls, sparkle balls, cat wand toy/feather cat teasers, kitty boinks/cat tube toys
  • Kongs for the Dogs – Rubber Kong toys that can be stuffed with treats
  • Balls for the Dogs – Chuck it! brand rubber balls and Chuck it! launchers, any style Chuck it! balls
  • Heated Water Bowl
  • Igloo Heaters
  • Leashes (1 inch wide x 6 ft. long)
  • Doggie Igloos
  • Cat Beds
  • Kuranda Dog Beds
  • Cat and Dog Treats