Animal Services

Shelter Services

Adoptions- If you find an animal that you are seriously interested in adopting you can come in to meet that animal.  

Reclaims- If your pet is here, please come in to reclaim as quickly as possible.  

You can check our current list of adoptable/stray DOGS at:

You can check our current list of adoptable/stray CATS at:

Owner Present Euthanasia –   An appointment must be made in advance. 

Licensing – we will continue to sell licenses at the shelter.  Current rabies vaccination is required to purchase a license.  

Microchipping –  In shelter microchipping is available by walk-in. 

Stray intakes- We will accept stray dogs and cats found in Bonneville County, ID, except from Ammon and Ucon. If you live in Ammon or Ucon please contact your municipality to be directed to the vet/shelter your city has contracted with for these services. 

Volunteer Dog Walkers are welcomed and appreciated. Training to be a volunteer dog walked is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. 

Field operations- We will respond to all animal-related calls based upon priority and the availability of Animal Control Officers. 

We appreciate your continued support of the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter.

Idaho Falls Animal Services provides top-notch services to the City of Idaho Falls as it assists the community in answering questions and finding solutions to animal-related problems. It's staff, which includes 10 full-time and part-time employees, responds to protect the animals of Idaho Falls every day from cruelty and neglect. They also rescue many animals that are in danger and/or injured every year. Our officers are authorized by Idaho state law and City of Idaho Falls ordinances to enforce animal related laws.

What Idaho Falls Animal Control Officers Do

  • Investigate, prevent and stop animal neglect and cruelty
  • Educate the public about animal welfare
  • Protect public health by removing deceased animals from public by-ways
  • Enforce animal-related laws - such as dogs at large, barking dogs and animal neglect - by issuing citations if necessary
  • Protect the public from dangerous and/or aggressive animals
  • Quarantine animals who have bitten or attacked
  • Rescue animals that are in danger, sick, injured, lost or unwanted
  • Work to reunite animals with owner or find animals adoptive homes
  • Mediate disputes neighbors have about animals
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies
  • Respond to calls regarding animals in traffic, loose livestock, and wild animals causing problems in urban areas
Idaho Falls Animal Shelter Truck
Animal Control Officer with Dog
Animal Control Worker with Dog

How to Contact an Animal Control Officer

Idaho Falls Animal Services Officers are on duty from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week. To reach us, please contact Police Dispatch at 208-529-1200. After hours emergency situations will be handled by Idaho Falls Police Officers.

When an Animal Control Officer Responds to Calls

Calls are handled on a priority basis. How quickly an Animal Control Officer responds to a call depends upon the priority of that call and how many calls of a higher priority are occurring at that particular time. For example, calls involving an injured animal or immediate danger of injury or harm to a person (from an animal) are the highest priority. Conversely, calls regarding a barking dog might take a longer response time. Your patience and support is appreciated.