Animal Services

The Animal Services Department coordinates all animal control activities within the boundaries of Pocatello and manages the animal shelter located in Upper Ross Park.
Adopt a Pet
The animal shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday and provides educational tours and volunteer programs for all age groups. Public presentations by employees can be scheduled and written information on animal issues is available by contacting the shelter office.
2016 Events
Come see us at these events and watch for more events to be added! Event dates are subject to change.


  • April 7 – Sportsmans Warehouse at 6 p.m.
  • April 9 – Petco “Spring a Pet”
  • April 23 – Bengal Booster event at 6:30 p.m. at Phil Meador Toyota


  • May 5 – Idaho Gives
  • May 7 – Rabies Clinic at the Bannock County Fairgrounds




  • September 10 – Lava's Dogapoolooza
  • September 17 – Splash Dance



  • December 3 – Share the LOVE with Phil Meador Subaru
  • Petco “Tree of Hope”
Hours & Enforcement Information
Animal Shelter Facility Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays and Holidays
For emergencies during hours of non-operation please call the Pocatello Police Department at 208-234-6100.

Enforcement Services
Monday – Friday:  7 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Saturday:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For additional information please call 208-234-6156 or email the Animal Services Department.