Animal Shelter Services & Fees


Adoption Fee
Female dog
$131 - $151
Male dog
$111 - $121
Female cat
Male cat
Animal Shelter
All animals adopted from the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter must be spayed or neutered within 30 days of adoption.

Price includes:
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Applicable license
  • Rabies vaccination
  • First Parvo/Distemper vaccine
  • Transition bag of food.
If an animal already has a microchip, is spayed/neutered and/or has a current rabies vaccination, the price will be reduced accordingly.

These prices are good for in-network veterinarians, if the adopter chooses to use an out-of-network veterinarian, the price will be adjusted accordingly.


If you are unable to care for your animal any longer, it's recommended you attempt to find a new home for your animal by advertising it on a buyer-sell website, newspaper ad or social media. If you are unable to find a new home, the shelter will take the animal and attempt find a home for it. However, the shelter does not guarantee that we can find the animal another home. Please be aware that the animal could be euthanized.
Surrender Fee
First animal
Each additional animal


The shelter offers euthanasia services for your pet. We euthanize using lethal injection and prefer the owner be present for the euthanasia (this is for your pets benefit).
Service Fee
Euthanasia of Dogs and Cats (does not include disposal of the body)
Euthanasia Of Squirrels $3


We offer cremation services with or without the ashes returned. The turn-around on the return is about a week to 10 days. The ashes you receive back will be only those of your pet and will include all of the animals' ashes.
Cremation Fee
No ashes back
Up to 45 pounds
46-60 pounds
61-100 pounds
100+ pounds


Idaho Falls Animal Services recommends every pet receive a microchip. The chip is a little larger than a grain of rice and is inserted just below the skin between the animals' shoulder blades. The pain is similar to that of receiving a vaccination. The chip does not emit any signal and does not have a power source nor can it track your animal. Each chip has a number assigned to it and this number is registered to the owner of the animal in a large database kept by the manufacturer of the chip. A scanner is needed to retrieve the number off of the chip. Most of the veterinarians and animal shelters in the United States have these scanners. This process only works if the owner of the animal keeps the chip manufacturer notified of any changes, including if the owner changes.
Microchip (includes lifetime registration)
Transfer of microchip registration $10


The Animal Shelter sells licenses for the following jurisdictions:
  • City of Idaho Falls
  • City of Ammon
  • Bonneville County
All dogs living in these jurisdictions are required by law to have a current license and be wearing the license tag. Failure to have the license and/or tag is a misdemeanor. Cats may be licensed for the same fee, however they are not required to have a license.

The fees for a City of Idaho Falls license are:
License Fee
Neutered or spayed animal
Unaltered animal
Replacement tags
Licenses expire on December 31 each year after the license is issued.