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20 Options for Free & Low Cost Veterinary Care in Idaho

20 Options for Free & Low Cost Veterinary Care in Idaho

Are you in dire need of free veterinary care for low income pets (or at least a low cost vet clinic) in Idaho? We’ve got you covered! Finding veterinary care resources for low income Idaho pets can be tough. Thankfully, we’ve got a list of agencies that’ll provide pet services that won’t put a huge dent in your bank account.

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Medical Financial Assistance

Unfortunately, our pets age or get sick and caring for them can become even more expensive. Two Idaho organizations recognize the financial and emotional burden unexpected veterinary care can cause pet owners. These organizations may be able to provide financial assistance to help you get free veterinary care near you.

Pawsitivity Rescue (Statewide)

Pawsitivity Rescue has a Community Care Fund that could help with unexpected pet care costs. Their fund is intended to help low income pet owners pay for unexpected or life saving procedures, medications, or other services. This fund will not cover routine care such as spay/neuter services. Proof of financial need is required and can be shown by public assistance documentation or a tax return. For more information and to apply, please visit Pawsitivity’s website.

Hand and Paw (Statewide)

Hand and Paw’s “Nilla’s Grant” provides financial assistance for emergency or life altering pet care. Grant amount depends on financial need, available funds, and severity of pet’s condition. To qualify, you must be able to prove financial need. For more information and to apply, please visit Hand and Paws’ website.

Other Veterinary Care Grants (Nationwide)

There are dozens of additional veterinary care grants that are available to low income pet owners across the United States. Check out our list of nationwide veterinary care grants for even more assistance programs that may be able to help your pet!

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Spay and Neuter Services

An important part of pet and community health is spaying and neutering, but the cost of these procedures are often unaffordable. Thankfully, many Idaho organizations offer affordable spay/neuter services at low cost vet clinics, and even offer discounted rates for low income pet owners.

Humane Society of Palouse (Latah County)

The Humane Society of Palouse provides spay/neuter coupons to to all residents of Latah County. They do not have income restrictions, but they ask residents to not apply unless they need the help. The coupons reduce the cost of spaying by $90 and neutering by $50. Coupons must be used at a vet clinic within Latah County (please note, Affordable Vet Care and Cedar Veterinary Clinic do not accept the coupons). To apply, please print and complete the application on their website or visit their shelter. The coupons can take up to a month to receive, so please plan accordingly. For more information and their application, please visit The Humane Society of Palouse’s website.

Idaho Humane Society (Boise)

The Idaho Humane Society offers a low cost vet clinic for anyone regardless of income or residency. Their spay/neuter services range from $75-$90 for cats and $180-$375 for dogs depending on gender and weight. They may offer a further discounted rate for low income pet owners, but their website is not clear. Please contact them for more information. Appointments can be requested on Idaho Humane Society’s website.

SNIP Idaho (Meridian)

SNIP Idaho is a nonprofit that offers low cost spay/neuter services. Their services range from $75-$80 for cats and $180-$310 for dogs depending on gender and weight. Please note, their additional fees are listed on their website. You can make an appointment on SNIP Idaho’s website.

West Valley Humane Society (Canyon County)

West Valley Humane Society operates a low cost vet clinic for pet owners in Canyon County. Their spay/neuter services range from $95-$115 for cats and $185-$350 for dogs depending on gender and weight. Additional servcives can be added on for a low cost. For a full list of their prices please visit West Valley Humane Society’s website. To make an appointment, please complete West Valley’s online application.

Simply Cats (Mountain Home)

Simply Cats offers spay/neuter vouchers to cat owners. For $40-$65 (Depending on spay or neuter) cat owners can purchase a vouchers to be used at Knight Vet Clinic in Mountain Home. Vouchers can be purchased on Simply Cats website.

East Idaho Spay Neuter Coalition (Idaho Falls)

East Idaho Spay Neuter Coalition is a nonprofit that provides spay/neuter vouchers. Not much information is provided on their website, but they announce available vouchers and details on how to receive them on their facebook. For more information, please visit East Idaho’s Spay Neuter Coalition Facebook.

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Companions Animal Center (Hayden)

Companions Animal Center provides a low cost vet clinic to pet owners in Hayden. Their spay/neuter services range from $50-$70 for cats and $110-$250 for dogs depending on gender and weight. Additional fees may apply and additional services, such as vaccines, can be added on. Appointments are required and can be made on Companions Animal Center’s website.

Pet Haven (Nampa)

Pet Haven is a cat shelter in Nampa that offers low cost spay/neuter services for cats only. Their services are $25 for neutering and $50 for spaying. Please note, all services must be paid in cash. Appointments are required and can be made on Pet Haven’s website.

Conrad Strays (Middleton)

Conrad Strays offers low cost spay/neuter services to low income pet owners in Idaho. Their services cost $30 for neutering and $40 for spaying. Additionally, low cost vaccines can be added on. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting them through the number or email address provided on Conrad Stray’s website.

All About the Animals (Pocatello Area)

All about the Animals provides a low cost vet clinic to pet owners in the Pocatello area. Their low cost clinic provides spay/neuter services, but their prices are not listed on their website. You can find out more about their services by completing their online form or contacting them. Please visit All About the Animal’s website for contact information.

Humane Society of Upper Valley (Idaho Valley)

The Humane Society of the Upper Valley offers spay/neuter vouchers for pet owners in the Idaho Falls area. Appointment for a spay/neuter service must be booked (for at least 7 days out) prior to applying for a voucher. Vouchers can be applied for on Humane Society of Upper Valley’s website.

Bannock Humane Society (Pocatello)

Bannock Humane Society partners with local veterinarians to provide low cost spay/neuter services. Theirs services are $100 for cats and $120 for dogs. Additional fees may apply and are listed on their website. Additionally, vaccines and microchipping can be added to the service for an additional low cost. Please visit Bannock Humane Society’s website for more details.

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Mountain Humane (Hailey)

Mountain Humane offers a low cost vet clinic to pet owners in Fairfield, Shoshone, Twin Falls, Dietrich, Richfield, Gooding and Jerome. Prices are not listed online, but they advertise low cost services and financial support for low income pet owners. Interested pet owners are encouraged to call 208-806-0748 for financial assistance. For more information, please visit Mountain Humane’s website.

Vaccines & Wellness

Keeping your pet healthy can be a large expense. Between vaccines, exams, and preventative medications, providing care to your pet may seem financially impossible. If you feel this way, you are not alone and you have options! Idaho has multiple low cost vet clinics and even free veterinary care for low income pets!

Companions Animal Center (Hayden)

Companions Animal Center also provides vaccines and microchipping at their low cost clinic. Their clinic is open every Wednesday from 12pm-5pm and appointments are required. Vaccines and microchipping are $30 each and flea prevention is $10. Please visit Companions Animal Center’s website to make an appointment.

All About the Animals (Pocatello Area)

All About the Animals also offers free veterinary care. Limited information is available online. Interested pet owners are encouraged to call 208-339-1778 for more information.

Idaho Humane Society (Boise)

Idaho Humane Society offers reduced cost services to pet owners in the Boise area. They offer exams (including dental), vaccines, testing, and microchipping. A full list of their services and prices can be found on Idaho Humane Society’s website. Additionally, their website mentions case by case grants for pet owners who cannot afford services. Please contact them for more information.

West Valley Humane Society (Canyon County)

In addition to spay/neuter services, West Valley Humane Society’s low cost vet clinic offers exams, vaccines, testing, and preventative medication. A full list of their services and prices can be found online. For pricing and to make an appointment, please visit West Valley Humane Society’s website.

Pet Food Assistance

The cost of feeding our pets continues to rise often making it unaffordable. Thankfully, Idaho has many resources that provide pet food to low income pet owners.

Idaho Humane Society (Boise)

The Idaho Humane Society operates a pet food pantry out of their Boise location. Pet food assistance is available for up to 4 pets per person and up to 6 months. Pet food is distributed twice a month, and applications are required prior to picking up food. Pet owners who receive public assistance or are considered low income are eligible to apply. Please note, pets must be spayed/neutered (or will be within 3 months of receiving assistance). For more information and to apply, please visit Idaho Humane Society’s website.

West Valley Humane Society (Canyon County)

West Valley Humane Society offers pet food assistance to pet owners in Canyon County. Assistance is only meant to be supplemental and there is a limit on what you can receive monthly. Additionally, pets must be spayed or neutered to receive assistance. Please visit West Valley Humane Society’s website for more information and to apply.

Mountain Humane (Hailey)

Mountain Humane runs a pet food pantry named Paws for Hunger. Not much information is provided online, but interested pet owners are encouraged to call 208-806-0748 for assistance.

Companions Animal Center (Hayden)

Companions Animal Center provides pet food assistance to low income pet owners in Kootenai County. Depending on stock, Companions may be able to supply food for up to 5 pets for 6 months (applications are reevaluated after 6 months). Pet food distribution is every third Saturday of the month at the Companions Adoption Center. Pet owners who receive public assistance or meet the federal poverty guidelines are eligible to apply. Applications are required and can be found on Companions Animal Center’s website.

Pawsitivity Rescue (Mountain Home)

Pawsitivity Rescue operates an appointment based food pantry. Pet food assistance is available to low income pet owners who can show proof of need (public assistance documentation, tax return, or unemployment). Assistance is meant to be a supplement and they cannot guarantee what they will have in stock. Applications are required and can be found on Pawsitivity Rescue’s website.

Tails Foundation (Kootenai County)

Tails Foundation provides pet food assistance to pet owners in Kootenai County through multiple distributions. Tails Foundation gathers donations and distributes to locations throughout Kootenai County. Income and residency requirements are not mentioned on their website, but each donation site may have different requirements. You can find all the distribution sites, their contact information, and hours on Tails Foundation’s website.

Hand and Paw (Star)

Hand and Paw host a pet food and supply distribution on the first Saturday of the month at LifeSpring church. Assistance is meant to be supplemental and they cannot guarantee what they will have in stock. Proof of need may be required and can be shown by public assistance documentation, tax returns, or explanation of financial distress. Please visit Hand and Paw’s website for more information.

Bannock Humane Society (Pocatello)

Bannock Humane Society offers pet food assistance to pet owners in the Pocatello area. Pet food is distributed the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-7pm. Please contact Bannock Humane Society for more information.

All About The Animals (Pocatello)

All About The Animals hosts a pet food pantry at Phil Meador Subaru. Assistance from “Josies’s and Greta’s Food Pantry” is available by calling 208-223-5976. Please call and request food at least 2 days before you need it.

Humane Society of Upper Valley (Idaho Valley)

The Humane Society of Upper Valley provides pet food assistance by application only. Their website does not include much information on eligibility or amount of assistance. Please complete Humane Society of Upper Valley’s application for more information and assistance.

Humane Society of Palouse (Latah County)

The Humane Society of Palouse offers pet food assistance to all pet owners in Latah County. Their pet food pantry is located at their animal shelter in Moscow and can be visited from 1pm-6pm Monday-Saturday. It is recommended to call the shelter prior to visiting because their stock of food depends entirely on donations. For more information, please visit Humane Society of Palouse’s website.

Relief Recap

Our pets give so much to us and we want to repay them by giving them the best care, but often the best care is unaffordable. Luckily, pet owners in Idaho have options. The listed resources may be able to help you with free veterinary care, including spay/neuter services, vaccines, emergency vet needs, and even pet food! If you need additional help, check out our post on national resources for low income pet owners!

Shirley Larrea

Monday 17th of July 2023

I took one of my cats to the vet because of weight loss ran some labs walked out with 600.00 visit and they said it might be his teeth minimum 2000 to fix. Now my baby is down to nothing n weight. What I do? I can’t afford to do dental work. I’ve done everything I can possibly imagine.

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 18th of July 2023

Hi Shirley. If the resources above have not been helpful, it may be worth calling 211 or your local humane Society to see if they know of a program in your area. I hope you find something!

Ashley Michelle

Sunday 6th of November 2022

I have a tortoise and she's been couching I'm going through some hard times right now due to my cousin wrecking my car so I lost my job because I have no transportation. I live in Spokane Valley Washington but I work in Post Falls Idaho I cleaned mountain paw vet I'm sure there not cheap but if anyone that knows of a free or low cost vet please let me know

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Hi Ashley. If the above options are not helpful in your area, then it may be worth calling 211 or your local Humane Society. Sometimes, they know about programs for helping with vet bills.

Lacey yuhas

Saturday 24th of September 2022

Also I live in idaho pocatello

Lacey yuhas

Saturday 24th of September 2022

Trying to find a vet that is free or very low income, I have a dog she is in alot of pain I think it's her hip but times are hard and I need to get her check out I need help please.

Catherine Marucci

Saturday 24th of September 2022

Hi Lacey. It may be worth checking with your closest Humane Society. Often, they will know about resources that are available in the community.