"Cruising for a cause, saving paws"

Every day, millions of animals suffer from cruelty, neglect and abuse. They need your help to survive and thrive. By joining us, you can make a difference in their lives.

Won’t you join us and help the animals, they deserve our compassion and care.


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who we are

We are the 208 Street Machines Corp., a non-profit foundation with federal tax exemption under section 501 (c) (3). We are a community of Idahoans who love vehicles of all kinds. We don’t have any fees, rules, politics, meetings or officers. We just have fun with our street machines and help animals in need. We welcome you to join us in our mission to make a difference for our furry friends. We are proud and thankful for what this community has achieved so far.

as a member how can I be more involved

We survive on the generosity of patrons that believe in our mission. This generosity comes in many forms from things like volunteering at events, buying merchandise, donations and more. Volunteers help with registrations at shows, parking assistance, judging, setup/cleanup, flyer posting etc. Donations help cover the costs of city park fees, printing costs, cost of fundraising merchandise, animal adoptions, shelter food and so much more.

what we do

The 208 Street Machines is a group of car enthusiasts that love to show off our vehicles and support good causes. We organize, sponsor and participate in various events throughout the year. Our primary focus has been to collaborate with businesses and help them raise funds for their causes. Our emphasis has been primarily animal welfare in Idaho. We bring our street machines to your event to attract more visitors and help make a difference.

don’t have a street machine?

The 208 Street Machines group has some members too young to drive, some that don’t drive, others have projects not ready to drive. Whatever your reason or situation might be, we welcome you because being a fan of street machines does not mean owning one.

How Many Dogs or Cats Can You Own in Idaho?

The maximum number of dogs or cats you can own in the State of Idaho depends on where in Idaho that you live. The laws that regulate pet ownership vary heavily by city or county.the municipality wherein you reside, as the laws regulating pet ownership vary greatly by city or county. Here are some of the larger metropolitan cities and their laws.


In the City of Boise, the county seat of Ada County, Idaho, residents must obtain a noncommercial kennel license from the City Clerk in order to own a maximum of 10 domestic pets. This means you can either have 5 dogs and 5 cats or any combination of both animals in the City of Boise. Cats and dogs must not be found at large in the city.
Dog owners are required by law to immediately remove and disposed of in a sanitary manner any feces deposited by their dog on any public or private property. All dogs over the age of sixteen weeks living within Boise City must be licensed and wear a collar that displays the license tag.
Furthermore, all dogs must be on a leash while in public places and must be controlled by a responsible person.

Idaho Falls

The City of Idaho Falls allows no more than two dogs per dwelling. However, pet owners may obtain an “Annual Additional Dog Permit” from the City Clerk to own three more dogs in addition to the two dogs allowed, bringing the total number of dogs allowed in Idaho Falls to 5. The City does not place a limit on the number of cats residents can have. However, pet owners must comply with the City’s nuisance laws.
All dogs residing in Idaho Falls must be licensed and have the license tag affixed to their neck. Furthermore, it is unlawful in Idaho Falls for any pet owner to keep a dog that, by loud and prolonged barking or howling, disturbs the peace of nearby neighbors. Cat owners in Idaho Falls must prevent their felines from creating a nuisance by howling in a habitual, consistent, or persistent manner that repeatedly disturbs the peace of nearby neighbors.


For starters, all dogs living within the city limits of Nampa are required by law to have a Nampa City Dog License. The City Code states that it shall be unlawful for any person to keep more than two dogs over six months of age in their house within the City of Nampa.
The Code, however, does not state the number of cats residents are allowed to have in addition to the two dogs. No dog shall be allowed to create a nuisance with habitual and consistent barking in the City of Nampa. Nampa Animal Control is in charge of fixing the problem of nuisance noise between neighbors.



5 dogs and 5 cats


3 dogs. No max number of cats

Twin Falls

4 dogs and 4 cats in residential zones

Garden City

3 dogs per household. No max number of cats


3 dogs per household. No max number of cats


2 dogs and 5 cats

Post Falls

No more than 7 pets per household


4 dogs. No max number of cats


3 dogs per household. No max number of cats

Mountain Home

not more than 3 pets per household


no more than 7 pets per household


2 dogs and 5 cats


5 dogs. No max number of cats

In 2022 over 600 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Idaho.


What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to help promote compassionate care and support for animals in need, and to help them find loving families who will cherish them. We believe that every animal has the right to a happy and healthy life with a responsible owner. By joining and partnering with us, you can make a difference for animals and people in our community. Your generosity and kindness are vital for animals who are waiting for their forever homes.

Get Involved

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can raise funds for the animals and give them a better life. They need food, shelter, medicine and love. They need you.

Upcoming Events

may 25th 2024 - WEst side kick off cruise in with the 208 street machines (FREE event)

4 – 7 PM – Food specials, music, socializing, west sides choice cruise in award. 1113 E Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 8370611.

july 27th 2024 - Annual 208 cruising for a cause, saving paws @ the ballpark ($15)

10 – 2 PM – Join us at the ballpark for a car show and more. All your favorite baseball food, beer & wine.  Lots of custom trophies, auctions, raffle prizes, games, animal vendors & sponsors. This is a pet friendly event. Memorial Stadium 5600 N Glenwood St. Garden City, Idaho 83714..


10 – 12 PM – 3570 East Amity Road, Meridian Idaho 83642.

sept 14th 2024 - cloverdale car craze presented by the 208 street machines

9 – 3 PM – Raffles, Beer & Food Trucks. Cloverdale Event Center. 1200 N Cloverdale Rd, Boise, Idaho 83713.

sept 28th 2024 - cruising WEst side with the 208 street machines (free event)

4 – 7 PM – Food specials, music, socializing, west sides choice cruise in award. 1113 E Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706.

oct 26th 2024 - 3rd annual paws n pumpkins pet trunk n treat ($15)

12 – 4 PM – Car show, live music, trophies, games, food trucks, beer garden, pet contests, raffle prizes and giveaways. Idaho Humane Society (Adoptions Center) 1300 Bird St. Boise, Idaho 83709..







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Pet Notes

losing a friend

Pet loss for some can be unimaginable. One of those reasons is simply that an animals love is so unconditional and accepting.

any pet can improve your health

While it’s true that people with pets often experience greater health benefits than those without, a pet doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog or a cat.