The new 30,000 square-foot building for Mountain Humane is much more than a shelter. This incredible space will help Mountain Humane lead the state of Idaho to a no-kill goal by 2025. The $16 million project is a showpiece for the region and beyond.

The building includes modern and healthy animal spaces, gallery-style adoption areas, humane education areas, animal training areas, a state- of-the-art veterinary clinic for in-house veterinary care and for limited public veterinary services, and a cat café.

The building has exceptional environmental systems. It utilizes photovoltaics, ground source heat pumps, radiant heating, and high-efficiency mechanical systems to vastly reduce the energy and resource consumption of a typical animal shelter.

Mountain Humane uses its new building as a tool for outreach, education, and assisting the residents of its communities. The new building allows the organization to transfer in 60 percent of its animals from out of the community, thereby saving more lives. Adoptions are up by 50 percent in the new building.

Project Name

Mountain Humane


Hailey, Idaho


30,000 Square Feet

What We Did

Full Architecture & Design