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
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.