Helping Hands Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of animal lovers in Lewiston, Idaho. HHR has observed a great need in our community to assist, rescue, foster, provide medical care and love for the unwanted, homeless, neglected and abused animals in the Lewis Clark Valley. Find all of our adoptable pets at

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Featured Pets

Syliva really needs a loving home. The lovely Persian is longing for a quiet home where she can really enjoy the life of aIMG_4708 princess. Because that is the life she deserves! Sylvia is 10/11 years old, declawed, spayed and vaccinated. She is hoping to be the only pet – adjusting to other pets when you are 10 (and when you are a princess) is a bit hard. Sylvia’s coat will need regular brushing. Because she is declawed, she will need to be an indoor-only cat. Sylvia is a bit shy but loves to be loved by a gentle person. Petco adoption days really flip this princess out so we are hoping to find her a home via the great world wide web, rather than torture Sylvia with another Petco Saturday. If you are interested in adopting this pretty girl, please fill out a cat application!

IMG_6171Sweet Aurora is looking for a forever home – again. She was happy to see her foster family again and showed her affection by crawling right on to their laps and taking a relaxed snooze. The beauty of foster homes! But, Aurora really needs a forever home. She would probably like an only-dog home. She is in a foster home with other large dogs and does fine but really doesn’t like attempts to play by the other dogs or too much sniffing and nosing. She doesn’t seem to mind the other old dog – they both mind their own business. She is fine with cats. Aurora is around 8 years old and a very good girl. She has great house manners, is house-trained and a gem to have around the home. She is very affectionate and is hoping that her future person will consider her a lap dog. Aurora has some aches and pains and will need some medication and care for achy joints. Aurora is spayed and vaccinated. Please let us know if have a forever place for Aurora.
10 Reasons to adopt a Black Cat! 10. You’ll save $$ on their Halloween costumes. 9. You can always findIMG_9825 them in the snow. 8. Holding a black cat is very slimming. 7. Black cats will match any décor. 6. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair. 5. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side. 4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem. 3. Hey, they don’t care what color you are! 2. Love knows no color. And the number one reason to adopt a black cat…
1. They are the least likely to be adopted.
We have MANY wonderful black cats looking for forever homes. Please let us know if you would like to adopt one!

IMG_7227Krissy is a beautiful Chow mix in need of a special home. Krissy’s story is a bit long and a bit sad. She is looking for her happy ending. Krissy was adopted last year and life was good! But suddenly Krissy is not getting along with the other dog in the home. We don’t what triggered the change and many attempts have been made to rectify the situation. Krissy used to play with the other dog and really enjoy her company but something has changed and the dogs need to be separated. Krissy would love to find a quiet, adult home where she could enjoy being the only dog. She does currently live peacefully with a cat. Krissy is very shy of new people but comes around with a little love and patience and then enjoys pets, belly rubs and time together. Krissy suffers from arthritis in her back and needs daily medication to keep her comfortable. She enjoys short walks but nothing too strenuous. We think Krissy is about 7ish. She has a beautiful Chow coat that needs regular grooming – something she is not really wild about but still quite necessary. Krissy is easily startled and so needs a securely fenced yard where she will be safe. Please let us know if you are interested in adopting this special girl. We know we can find the perfect home for this pretty girl. Dog applications are located in the adoption tab above. Thank you.