The mission of the Mountain Home Animal Shelter is to provide compassionate care for stray impounded animals and responsible enforcement of State and local law, creating a safer and more desirable community for the citizens of Mountain Home.
AboutBack to Top
Who We Are and What We Do
The City of Mountain Home Animal Shelter is overseen by the Investigations Bureau of the City of Mountain Home Police Department (MHPD). The animal shelter services the City of Mountain Home, Idaho as well as its area of impact. The animal shelter is in charge of caring for stray animals until they are adopted, as well as responding to animal control calls. We are open to the public Monday through Saturday. MHPD responds to all after-hours animal calls including, animal bites and stray dogs.
We gladly accept volunteers 14 years of age and older! An adult must accompany 14-17 year olds at ALL times. You may volunteer Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We recommend calling in advance to check availability.
ServicesBack to Top
The animal shelter provides animal control for the city of Mountain Home. Included but not limited to stray dogs, animal welfare and neglect, animal nuisance complaints and compliance with all animal ordinance. The Mountain Home Animal Shelter does not have jurisdiction outside of the city limits. For any animal issue located in the county, please contact a deputy at the Elmore County Sheriff’s Department at 208-587-2100 Search City Code and Ordinances
The animal shelter provides stray holds and adoption services for dogs and cats. Typically, stray animals are held for a minimum of 7 days in order to give their owners time to reunite with them. It also helps ensure the animal is in good health before being placed for adoption. After the stray hold, the animal is put up for public adoption. Our adoption fee is $30.00 and half price discount for those over 55 years of age. The animal is required to be fixed within 60 days of adoption, as required by city ordinance. If a specific type of animal is not available at the time, a special request can be entered into our “Pets Wanted” binder. This binder is maintained to enable contact with a potential adopter when an animal matching the request becomes available at the shelter. For current and available pets for adoption, visit our Facebook Page.
Lost and Found
The Animal shelter keeps a record of lost and found pets. Please contact us immediately if you have lost or found a pet. It is the goal of the Mountain Home Animal Shelter to return all strays entering the shelter to their owners and to provide assistance to those who have lost pets or to individuals who have found animals.
You can purchase city tags through the animal shelter as well. City tags are required if you live within the city limits. They are good from January 1st – December 31st of every year. The fees are as follows: Dog Spayed or Neutered $10.00 Non-Spayed or Non-Neutered $20.00 Cat Spayed or Neutered $ 5.00 Non-Spayed or Non-Neutered $10.00 Proof of current Rabies vaccination paperwork is required to complete registration.
We are your one stop shop! We have a personal pet ID engraver. Small tags are $5 large are $10.