Utah County Sheriff's Office

Animal Control

The mission of the Utah County Animal Services Department is to provide the citizens of Utah County with effective and cost efficient animal services by active enforcement of state and local laws, the humane sheltering and disposal of stray and unwanted animals, and the promotion of responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.

The primary objective of Animal Services employees is to provide quality service to the citizens while dedicating themselves to improving the co-existence of animals and humans.

Five of our K9's are dual-purpose dogs that are trained to locate narcotics such as Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamine, as well as search for and apprehend high-risk criminals who have fled from law enforcement and/or concealed themselves to avoid capture. We use Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds for this type of work. These dogs have been through extensive training courses and are certified through Utah POST. Once this initial training and certification has been completed, the Utah County K9 Team continues to train with these dogs almost daily to enable these valuable tools to keep their skills up.

Other objectives are to:

  • Maintain the highest quality of services to the community.
  • Relieve the pain and suffering of animals.
  • Promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Increase public awareness of animal issues.
  • Co-operation with Breed Rescue / Animal Welfare Organizations.
  • Continue training and education for management and staff.

Please visit North Utah Valley Animal Shelter for more information regarding the animal shelter which serves the communities of Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Highland, Lehi, Lindon, Orem, Pleasant Grove and Saratoga Springs.

Please visit Suvas.org for more information regarding the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter which serves the communities of Provo, Springville, Mapleton, Spanish Fork, Payson, Elk Ridge, Genola, Goshen, Salem, Santaquin and Woodland Hills.