Animals

Dog License

The city requires the purchase each year of a license for all dogs. All licenses expire December 31 of the calendar year. Licenses can be obtained from the city office. The license fee is ten dollars ($10.00) for each dog.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, possessor or person who keeps any dog to permit the same to run at large upon the private premises of others or upon the streets, alleys, sidewalks, highways, vacant lots, school grounds or other public places within the city of Gooding. A dog shall be deemed to be running at large when off or away from the premises of the owner, possessor, or keeper thereof, and not under the immediate control of such owner, possessor, or keeper, or his agent or servant or a member of his immediate family, either by leash, cord or chain; provided, however, that any dog on the premises of a city park or school grounds must be controlled by a leash not exceeding ten feet (10′) in length held in the hand of the person controlling the dog. Procuring a license and tag shall not authorize the running at large of said dog. (Ord. 666, 3-16-2009)

Identification Tags

Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running at-large should be wearing identification tags, so we know who to call and where to return the animal to his/her rightful owner.

The City contracts with Gem Veterinary Clinic to house dogs impounded by City employees. Any dog impounded may be redeemed from the pound by the owner or any authorized person upon exhibiting to the authorized person having charge of said pound a receipt from the city showing that the license fee and pound costs have been paid for such dog.

The dog at large fee is ten dollars ($10.00) for the first offense, forty dollars ($40.00) for the second offense taking place within one year and eighty dollars ($80.00) for the third offense taking place within one year. (Ord. 666, 3-16-2009)

Some unclaimed dogs may be available for adoption. Shelter animals are all spayed / neutered, chipped and have their rabies shot, any costs incurred are paid upon adoption to the shelter.

At this time there is no public spay / neuter program available.

Dog Rescue Organizations

A Road To Home
106 S Rail St
Shoshone, ID 83352
(208) 539-3006

Idaho Domestic Animal Welfare Group (IDAWG)
PO Box 9175
Nampa, ID 83652
findadog@hotmail.com
Journey Home Rescue 630 Valley Mall Parkway #268 East Wenatchee, WA 98802 journeyhomerescue@outlook.com
Twin Falls Humane Society
420 Victory Ave
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 736-2299
Idaho Humane Society
4775 Dorman St
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 343-3166

Gooding Dog Kennel Policies and Procedures

Stray Dogs:

Stray dogs will be held 72 hours unless claimed by owner. If unclaimed, they can be adopted our through the pound or sent to a different shelter or rescue organization.

To claim a dog, the owner must be able to prove that the dog belongs to them. Vet bills, family photos, city licenses are some of the ways to show proof of ownership.

Abandoned Dogs:

After the 72 hour hold, any abandoned dog will be sent to a rescue organization approved by the city council (City Ordinance 6-3-12). If multiple rescues are approved by the city, it will be the dog kennel who decides which rescue the dog will be sent to.

Fines & Fees:

All fines and fees set forth by the City Council are to be paid at City Hall. No money will be exchanged at the kennel. Proof of payment shall be by receipt.

Volunteers:

Volunteers are an important part of any shelter. When needed, volunteers can be used to help out with the care and cleaning chores of the pound and any other tasks that need to be accomplished. Volunteer forms are available at the kennel.

Donations:

Donations of supplies (food, blankets, toys, etc.) can be accepted at the pound. Any monetary donation must be made at City Hall.

Cleaning:

All occupied kennels will be cleaned twice daily. Once the kennel has been vacated it will also be disinfected. The office will be kept in a clean and professional state.

Exercising Dogs:

Dogs should be let out into the yard at least twice a day for exercise when practical. If a dog is well behaved and is the only dog in the pound it can be permitted to roam the office and the kennel area as long as there is someone in attendance at the pound.

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Contact Us

City of Gooding 
308 5th Ave West, Gooding ID 83330 
Phone: (208) 934-5669 
Fax: (208) 934-5425 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday