BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A big attempt to rescue small pups is underway in Boise. More than 70 small-breed dogs arrived in Boise on Monday from overcrowded shelters in Los Angeles with the goal of finding new homes.

A nonprofit organization called Wings of Rescue transported the dogs that are about 20 pounds or less, and a year or older. Idaho Humane Society spokeswoman Hannah Parpart says dogs available include Chihuahuas, Terriers, poodles, and Shih Tzu mixes.

The dogs will be checked by a veterinarian before being put up for adoption. Adoptions are planned for Friday through Sunday at the PetSmart Adoption Center near the Boise Towne Square mall.