Economic Development

Department Head
Mary Remer

Department Address
Upper Ross Park
3100 Ave. of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID 83205
208-234-6157

Animal Shelter Hours
Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Closed Sunday

 
 
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ANIMAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT MISSION

The Animal Services Department coordinates all animal control activities within the boundaries of Pocatello and manages the animal shelter located in Upper Ross Park. 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.

 
RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015 AT 11:00 A.M.

 

 

Register today and join hundreds of walkers who will be raising money to support Pocatello’s homeless animals! You can enter the 2K walk, 5K walk or 5K run with or without a dog or in memory of a beloved pet. Each team will receive a t-shirt for the human, bandana for the dog and a doggy bag (while supplies last) with special treats and information and refreshments. You will also be entered for a chance one of our great draw prizes!!

 

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SPLASH DANCE FOR DOGS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 AT 11:00 A.M.

 

Our 2nd Annual Splash Dance for Dogs! Come join the fun this September 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex only $10 per dog!

 

Call us at 208-234-6156 or see us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Pocatello-Animal-Services/129253010533328 for more information.

 

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

The Pocatello Shelter has a Volunteer Program and we need your help! Your help will ensure our animals receive more interaction with humans as well as maintain and improve the social skills the animal come to us with. Your time will definitely make a difference for that one animal that you spend time with.

 

Whether you’re just getting started or retired, There are many ways you can help out, including: working with the dogs on the property, working with the cats in the adoptable cat room, bathing/minor grooming of the animals, cleaning kennels, helping out in the office, greeting and guiding those who come to the shelter, helping with fundraisers and outreach events, as well as, working on projects from your home.

 

If you are 18 years or older and would like more information about volunteering please contact the Pocatello Animal Shelter to learn more.

 

Our next Volunteer Orientation will be on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm!

 
KATIE'S DOG PARK

 


Katie's Dog Park will be constructed on the site of the old animal shelter.

 

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CLICK FOR DOG PARK GUIDELINES

 
DISCOUNTED CAT ADOPTIONS
CONTINUE THROUGH SEPTEMBER

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF THE POCATELLO ANIMAL SHELTER, OUR CAT ADOPTIONS WILL REMAIN $35.00 THROUGH THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! The Pocatello Animal Shelter, 208-234-6156, is located at 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs–Upper Level Ross Park. You receive a total package worth more than $200—all for just $35.00!

 

  • 1–2 Vaccinations for Upper Respiratory/Distemper
  • Leukemia and FIV Test (Adult Cats)
  • AKC Microchip Implant w/ registration
  • Spay or Neuter procedure
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Cardboard Carrier
  • Collar & Identification

 

When it comes to bringing a new pet into your loving home, there is nothing better than saving the life of an animal who’s waiting for someone to love. Our adoption fee is reduced thanks to Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

 

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Dogs like Beans (above) need great homes. If you are considering a pet, consider adopting from the Pocatello Animal Shelter. For a list of pets up for adoption click here.
Do you want to give a helping hand to the animals? But you are under 18 years old or don't have time to volunteer in person at the shelter? Click here for a list of projects that can be done from home, by families, as service projects and by those not old enough to volunteer at the shelter.
The Pocatello Cell Dog Program is a collaborative effort to allow inmates a chance to give back to the community by helping with the training of companion animals. Click here to learn more.
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