If you are no longer able to care for your pet and you live in Teton County, ID you can surrender your pet to PAWS of Teton Valley. We accept dog and cat surrenders regardless of breed, age, behavioral or medical issues. We do not accept feral cats. We will accept other small animals on a case-by-case basis. We are committed to re-homing surrendered animals into an environment where they will thrive.
Please call ahead so we can best assist you and your pet: 208-354-3499. When surrendering your pet please bring a valid form of identification and your pet’s vet records. Once you are here, we will have you fill out the surrender form and questionnaire to assist us in getting to know your pet. The more information we have about your pet, the better we can assist in finding an appropriate new home.
$50 if your pet is spayed/neutered
$100 if your pet isn’t spayed/neutered
Please note, once you have surrendered your pet you give up your right to, and ownership of the pet.
Stray or loose pets that are brought to the Shelter will be held for 10 days from the date the pet arrives. If an owner does not come to retrieve their pet after 10 days, the pet becomes the property of PAWS of Teton Valley and will be evaluated, vetted, and put up for adoption. Adoptions are final.
Even though we have a small staff, we will make every effort to contact you if your pet comes to the Shelter. We post impounded animals to the Teton Valley Lost and Found Pets Facebook page upon arrival. Ultimately, if you are missing a pet, it is your responsibility to contact PAWS to find out if he/she is at the shelter.
You will need to show a photo ID when reclaiming your pet. We are open 7 days a week for strays & reclaims from 11am – 3pm. Reclamation fees are based on the length of your pet’s stay and how many times your pet has been to the Shelter in the past. These funds are used to provide shelter services to this community.
First impound: Recovery Fee $35/night
Second impound: Recovery Fee $35/night plus an additional $25.
Third impound: Recovery Fee $35/night plus an additional $50.
If you pick up your pet on the same day it arrived at the Shelter there is a one-time suggested donation of $25. If you need financial assistance to have your pet altered, please speak to our staff and/or apply online for a spay/neuter voucher: www.pawsoftv.org.
Your pet is LOST, here is what to do:
1) Post your pet as missing on the Teton Valley Pets (Lost and Found) Facebook page.
Be sure to include your contact information, your pet’s photo, gender, age, breed, general demeanor, and where they were last seen. Update the post to keep information current.
2) Call the Shelter 208-354-3499.
Leave a description of your pet: name, breed, sex, age, last known location, microchip information and any distinguishing marks. We scan every pet that comes to the Shelter for a microchip and try to contact owners to inform them that their pet is here. Please consider microchipping and collaring your pet with the pet’s ID/your contact info.
You FOUND a loose/stray pet. Here is what to do:
Identify the Lost Pet
1) Check for Identification and contact the owner. If the collar only has a Rabies tag, call the vet who issued the tag to help identify the owner. All the local vet offices have the ability to scan for a microchip. However, they will likely not be able to keep the pet overnight.
2) If you cannot identify the pet, please bring him/her to the Shelter. Please call us ahead at 208-354-3499, so our staff can set up an area for the pet. We are able to help 7 days/week, 8am-4pm.