The KHS Story
In The Beginning
KHS was established in 1975 by 6 compassionate individuals who began our Adoption Center through one bake sale after another to build our Adoption Center brick by brick. KHS became a 501c3 organization in April of 1979.
KHS is the lead agency for animal welfare in Kootenai County. We provide care, shelter and adoptions for approximately 1800 animals per year. KHS takes in surrendered animals from owners that can no longer take care of their animals for many different reasons. We work very hard to take in all animals however at times we may have a waiting list.
KHS has a contract with the City of Coeur d’Alene and the City of Rathdrum to take in their stray dogs. These dogs have 5 days to be claimed by their owners. On the 6th day the dogs become the property of KHS and we will adopt them out.
KHS does not have a contract with Kootenai County. Therefore, all animals roaming at large in Kootenai County are taken to the Post Falls Animal Control Facility. KHS is not animal control. If you have a question about animal control, please contact one of the following agencies:
- Kootenai County 208-446-1300
- Coeur d'Alene 208-769-2320
- Post Falls 208-773-3517
- Rathdrum 208-687-0711