First Saturday in October (Cancelled for 2020) 

@ The Activity Barn


About the Event: Oktoberfest is a favorite family-friendly fall tradition! This year we are moving to the Activity Barn so we can stretch our legs and have more space to enjoy this festive fall day! Join MCPAWS and friends for great food, cold local brews, live music, dancing, fabulous raffle, fun craft vendors, traditional Oktoberfest games and more! We expect 1,500-2,000 folks to show up for this celebration. There are activities for kids and adults. You are sure to have a great time.

Music: Enjoy a mix of classic rock & roll music by the Bottom Line Band and the one-man band Bob Kasnik rocking the accordion!

Costume Contest: Get those lederhosen out of storage, the costume contest is coming! There are prizes for the best dressed kids and adults. Costume contest is at 2pm.

Registration: Registration is $10 per person and includes one free beer ticket and an Oktoberfest Koozie!

Raffle: Don’t miss out on the Oktoberfest Raffle! Tickets are just $5 each for a chance to win a variety of prizes including a fat tire bike!

Shuttles: There will be a FREE shuttle running between the McCall Post Office, 495 Deinhard Lane, and the Activity Barn between 11:30am-6:30pm. Special thanks to the Mountain Community Transit for providing this free shuttle.

The is also plenty of free parking at the venue and an awesome bike path!


Coming December 2020!

Barn Owl Books & Gifts

11am – 3pm

Capture the “purr”fect picture this holiday season with MCPAWS’ Santa Paws! Bring your pet for a photo with Santa and take home a
digital or print copy of the image for just $5! All pets are welcome: dogs, cats, rabbits, and yes, even pigs! Just please be sure they are safely secured in a carrier or on a leash. Pets are welcome to pose alone or with the whole family!

Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers who organize this event, all proceeds from the photo sales directly benefit the cats and dogs at MCPAWS! We’d like to thank our volunteers and Barn Owl Books & Gifts for making this event possible.

Happy Howlidays from MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter!



January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The first Sunday of Winter Carnival

Alpine Village,  McCall

Join us for the most dog-gone fun event of Winter Carnival! Dogs will race on a short track while pulling a weighted sled.  Dogs compete in different weight classes for Top Dog! The top three from each weight class get a prize. This event is just for fun, so no experience is necessary. All equipment is provided.

Want to race? Registration is just $15 per dog. The dog will need to be weighed at the time of registration, so be sure to bring your pooch! Registration is on on Sunday at Alpine Village from 10:45am-12:30pm.  Races end at 1pm.

Want to watch? This is a very fun event for spectators. Please keep in mind that spots up front get the best view, so be kind and rotate out so other folks get a chance to see.

Want to sponsor?  We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for this fun family-friendly event! Be sure to check out sponsorship opportunities here: Sponsorship Opportunities Monster Dog Pull 2020

Please PAWS for a resounding round of applause from MCPAWS to our community for your involvement in and support at the Monster Dog Pull and the Winter Carnival Parade.


None of these events would be possible without our amazing MCPAWS Volunteers. Countless hours were spent planning and working at the events. MCPAWS Volunteers make a difference at the shelter every day and in so many ways. We are very grateful for you!

Huge thank you to our volunteer photographer Mel Ota for donating his time and talents! Photos are now available for purchase. Proceeds from photo sales will be donated to MCPAWS!


April 23rd – May 7th 2020


THANK YOU everyone who donated to Idaho Gives 2020! MCPAWS raised $21,975 for the cats and dogs this year thanks to everyone who donated! Over $3.8 Million was raised for Idaho nonprofits. We are so incredibly thankful for all of our supporters, especially during this challenging time. Thank you all so much for your support! 



Auction for the Animals ONLINE: Thursday, July 30, 2020

from 6pm-7pm

Unfortunately we had to make the difficult decision to postpone Auction for the Animals until 2021. We will host a small online LIVE fundraiser on July 30th. We are going to be auctioning off the 2021 MCPAWS Calendar cover along with a few select items. 

2020 Auction for the Animals special thanks to:

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Auction for the Animals was just a small online event. We’d like to thank everyone who supported us this year! Special thanks to Renee Silva at the CUB for providing such a perfect venue, Chews on Belay, Mountain Monkey Business, Denise James Jewelry,, Mike and Tamara DeBoer, MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital, Paul & Jeri Rehberg,  Salmon Rapids Lodge, Heather Larronde, Kattie Kingsley, Amber Kostoff and the MCPAWS Board of Directors. Also thank you everyone who bid on items, donated the cost of their ticket, and supported us this year! Thank you all for making the best of the hand we were dealt. We are looking forward to an in-person event in Summer 2021!

Support the Shelter and Donate Today!


Microchip four cats


 Purchase enrichment items for all shelter cats



Vaccinate seven dogs



 Provide formula for three orphan kittens



 Neuter three dogs


MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
831 S. 3rd St (PO Box 1375)
McCall, ID 83638

MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital
8 Coho Lane
McCall, ID 83638

MCPAWS Thrift Store
301 Lenora Street #1375
McCall, ID 83638

Shelter Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am to 6pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

By appointment only. 

Please call (208) 634-3647 to schedule an appointment!