Pocatello Dog & Cat Licenses

Pocatello Animal Shelter Welcome Desk

Dog Licenses

All dogs over the age of three (3) months that reside within the city must be licensed and have the license tag affixed to their collar at all times. Licenses are effective June 1 through May 31. All dog licenses are half price during the month of May.

Fees (effective October 1, 2023)

Dog License Type
Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered $25
Spayed/Neutered $15
Senior Citizen Rate for Non-Spayed/Non-Neutered
Senior Citizen Rate for Spayed/Neutered
Duplicate License $1
Late Fee $5

Cat Licenses

Cats that reside within the city are not required to be licensed, but licenses are available if desired or if required by a landlord.

Fees (effective October 1, 2023)

Cat License Type Fee
General (if required by landlord) $5

Pet License Locations

Pet licenses may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Pocatello Animal Services
    3100 Avenue of the Chiefs (Upper Level Ross Park)
    Pocatello, ID 83205 
  • Pocatello City Hall (Dogs Only)
    Mayor's Office
    911 N 7th Avenue
    Pocatello, ID 83205 
  • McKee's Feed and Garden Center (Dogs Only)
    244 Yellowstone
    Pocatello, ID 83205 
  • Veterinarian Clinic - Check with your Veterinarian to see if they sell licenses.

Additional Services

Service Fees (effective October 1, 2023)

Service Fee
Impoundment $15 per day + medical costs
Release (Owner Surrender) $30 per animal
$60 per litter (of 3 or more)
Owner-Requested Pickup $35 + applicable fees
Euthanasia $40 per animal
Quarantine (10-day period) $165 per animal
Violation $30 for first-time violation
$60 for second violation within a year
$100 for third violation within a year
Microchip Implant (Home Again) $21.23 + tax per animal
Spay and neuter services for non-shelter animals Please contact your local veterinarian

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