So you love Idaho's biggest annual party for pups, and you love that Boise State Bronco football team ... You're not alone! Many shelter employees done blue-and-orange on game days.
Saturday is a bit of a quandary for Boise area dog lovers who follow the Broncos — See Spot Walk isn't just on the same day as the BSU game v. Southern Mississippi, it's happening at the same time.
Festivities for See Spot Walk start at 9 a.m. (costume contest and games), and the walk is at 10 a.m. at the Julia Davis Park band shell. The game kicks off at 10:05 a.m. MDT Saturday at Southern Miss.
The BSU game time wasn't announced until late September. See Spot Walk event preparations begin a year out for the event, which attracts about 3,000 dogs and their people.
But Idaho Humane Society officials are optimistic. Online registration has been strong this week — you can register until 5 p.m. Friday online and until 6 p.m. at the shelter, 4775 West Dorman St., Boise.
"Last year, the game was in town, and a lot of people stuck around," said Hannah Parpart, a spokeswoman for the shelter. "We didn't see a huge game exodus."
Parpart said there's more reason this year to hang out at See Spot Walk — more food vendors and picnic tables. The weather looks like it will be as good as any year — moderate temperature and no rain.
Last year, the event raised about $85,000, and the goal this year is $100,000.
Microchips and vaccinations will be available for a fee at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center booth at See Spot Walk.
Be sure to check Idaho Statesman Saturday afternoon for a photo gallery of See Spot Walk.