Animal Safety

Posted in: Animal Safety
Jan 21, 2014 - 2:34:00 PM

The function of Animal Safety is the enforcement of City Ordinance relating to animals; care and feeding of lost or abandon animals along with the capture of those animals. The section is also responsible for the adoption of strays.

Animal Safety hours vary based on calls for service but typically are:

Sunday - Saturday 

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Post Falls Animal Shelter is open for adoptions 

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 4:00pm

and by appointment only on the weekend.

Animal Safety can be contacted at: (208) 773-3517 or you can e-mail them with a problem at

We are located at 841 N. Public Works Way.



Dogs in the city of Post Falls Must be licensed. To license your dog bring proof of rabies vaccination and spay or neutering to the

Kootenai Animal Hospital

1704 E Seltice Way

Post Falls, ID 83854

(208) 773-6000


River City Animal Hospital

310 N Herborn Pl

Post Falls, ID 83854

(208) 777-9178


Kootenai Humane Society

11600 N Ramsey RD

Hayden, ID 83835

(208) 772-4019


Post Falls Police Department at:

1717 E.Polston Ave.

Post Falls, ID 83854

(208) 773-3517

We are open 24 hours a day to assist you in licensing your pet.


You may license your dog at the shelter when the Shelter Manager is available. Licenses are $24.00 per year for dogs that are not spayed or neutered or $12.00 a year for spayed or neutered dogs. We accept check or cash only, no debit or credit cards are accepted.

Your vet can provide written proof of vaccination and altering. Your documentation should include dates of expiration for rabies.

Impounded Dogs:

Post Falls Animal shelter has dogs only. We do not accept unwanted pets/dogs from the public. We impound stray dogs from the city of Post Falls and contract services to Kootenai County Animal Control as well. We do not impound cats or any other animals. We are located at 841 N. Public Works Way, between the Post Falls Movie Theatre and the Water Treatment Facility.We are the tan building in the middle of the field.

Lost Dogs

If you are looking for your dog, please check the "Dogs Currently at Our Shelter" section.

If you recognize your pet on this website, or you are an area rescue group that can help an animal on this site, please call as soon as possible to claim him/her.



Feel free to stop by our shelter if you are interested in adopting a dog. For questions about adoption contact our Animal Safety Officer/Shelter Manager at 773-3517.


You can view animals that are not yet available for adoption, but are in the shelter by viewing lost and found.    





Please note that not all animals are listed on Our website, please contact the Post Falls Animal Safety Division directly if you are missing an animal and do not see it listed on this site. This site is not updated daily and may or may not accurately reflect what is actually in the shelter.