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Pocatello Animal Shelter operates within the Animal Services Department, which coordinates all animal control activities within Pocatello. The shelter takes in and finds homes for as many homeless companion animals as possible, offers educational tours, and operates a volunteer program for people of all ages. The Animal Services Department also strives to support and educate the people and pets of their community through several important services:
If you live in the Pocatello area and are considering adoption, visit the Pocatello Animal Shelter today. Help save a life and gain a lifetime of unconditional love in return!
Considering adoption from Pocatello Animal Shelter? Here's what you need to know:
Please contact Pocatello Animal Shelter directly to learn more about the adoption process.
Adoption fees at Pocatello Animal Shelter are as follows:
Discounts are available for senior citizens and veterans. Adoption fees above do not include tax.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, deworming, rabies and distemper vaccinations, microchipping, a collar, and a city license. Dogs will also be given a parvo vaccination and a leash. Cats will be tested for FeLV/ FIV and given a cat carrier for safe travel.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.