Meridian Canine Rescue staff, volunteers to spend day in kennels for 'Through Their Eyes' event By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Jul 12, 2017 (…) The Meridian Canine Rescue’s first Through Their Eyes event, in which rescue workers and volunteers will spend 24 hours with dogs in kennels, starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 14. Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue The Meridian Canine Rescue, formerly the Meridian Valley Humane Society, has moved to a spot by the dog park at 501 E. Scenery Lane. The building features a new sign made by Lytle Signs. Photo by Greg Harshman Meridian Canine Rescue staff and volunteers will live inside kennels for 24 hours with dogs that are waiting to be adopted.The inaugural “Through Their Eyes” event starts at 6 p.m. Friday.Rescue staff had the idea for the event after seeing that dogs with endearing personalities were routinely getting overlooked by prospective adopters. × Advertisement Kennel attendant Loretta Lacy said she picked Dexter to be her teammate because he’s misunderstood when he’s in a kennel.“He puts on a really bad face when people walk by, and people don’t really understand that he’s kind of scared of them,” Lacy said in a press release.But once Dexter is out of a kennel, she said, he’s a different dog.“I want people to be able to see how lovey he is, because when there’s a person around him, he just wants to cuddle,” Lacy said. He just really loves people, but [visitors] don’t see that because he gets scared.”Lacy and Dexter make up #TeamDexter and join five other human-dog partnerships for the shared kennel experience.Volunteers and staff will enter the kennels on Friday evening and share updates from the other side of the kennel door throughout the event. Supporters can visit Meridian Canine Rescue’s Facebook page to watch their favorite teams and can stop by the facility on Saturday starting at noon to meet the dogs themselves.Each participating dog will have a bucket on its kennel for cash or check donations made in person toward its adoption fee.The Meridian Canine Rescue is at 501 E Scenery Lane, Ste. 100 in Meridian, near the Storey Bark Park. More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!