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BOISE If you are looking to adopt a dog, this is a good weekend to get one in Boise.

The Idaho Humane Society plans to put 77 small breed dogs up for adoption at their adoption center located in the PetSmart store across from the Boise Towne Square Mall.

The dogs were flown to Boise on Monday from overcrowded animal shelters in Southern California. Many of them would have likely been euthanized if they weren't brought to Boise.

Humane Society spokeswoman Hannah Parpart says the dogs have been spayed and neutered, vaccinated, given a health check and fitted with a microchip. They are ready to be adopted.

Right now, about 20 dogs are at the adoption center waiting to get new homes. Parpart says more dogs will be brought there on Saturday and Sunday as kennel space becomes available.

Most of the rescue dogs are 20 pounds and under, ages 1 year and older, and include a wide variety of breed mixes from Chihuahuas, terriers, poodles, and Shih Tzu-type mixes.

Anyone looking for a new pet is encouraged to visit PetSmart in Boise this weekend. The adoption center is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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