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Idaho Sees Boom In Pet Adoption During Pandemic


If there’s one good thing that’s come from the pandemic, perhaps it’s this: Idaho has seen a boom in pet adoption over the last year. As office workers moved their laptops home and set up desks in their spare rooms, some decided it was the purrfect time to welcome a furry friend. 

But as vaccinations open to the entire adult population in the Gem State today, some may be soon returning to the office. What does this mean for pets who have gotten used to having their human companions at home with them every day? 

Idaho Matters speak with Idaho Humane Society Chief Operating Officer Nadia Novik who has some tips for making the transition away from home better for people and their pets.  


Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!