Animal Shelter Entrance


Mark your calendar for March 4!

The Animal Services Department will be hosting a Grand Open House for the new animal shelter. The ribbon cutting will be at 11 a.m. followed by tours, door prizes and refreshments. The shelter will also stay open until 7 p.m. that day. We hope you’ll join us!


Thank you Pocatello Citizens

On November 6th, 2012 the citizens of Pocatello spoke out and made it clear they wanted to support the building of a new animal shelter for Pocatello.  The staff, volunteers and animals at the shelter want to thank the citizens for this decision.  We are so excited to get started on the construction of a new Animal Care Facility and Adoption Center for our community.  We can’t wait to serve our community even more with the possibilities that will be available with the new facility.


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Please Donate Today!

Your donation can help an animal in need.



“Friends” was formed in 1996 to help raise funds for the Pocatello Animal Shelter and for programs for the community animals. Although the City of Pocatello is considered a non-profit agency, we found ourselves not qualified for many grants. We also found that donations made to the City of Pocatello fell into the general fund to help support the entire fund, not just the animals. “Friends” was then formed as a non-profit group to solicit those funds so the donations can be used strictly for the animals and community programs and not the operating budget for the shelter. We were granted 501 C(3) status by the IRS.

Friends, has raised thousands of dollars since its formation. The money has gone to many programs supporting the shelter and community and to purchase items for the shelter. Our goals for the future are to continue to help the shelter with any needs that may arise and raising funds for a new animal shelter that the City of Pocatello can be proud of.

If you would like to help with our efforts either by volunteering your time or making a donation, please contact us at the Pocatello, Animal Shelter at 234-6156 or mail us at:
Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 281, Pocatello, ID 83204