Animal Control Services

Animal Control is known as WestPet in Urbandale. WestPet provides animal control services in the cities of Urbandale, Clive and West Des Moines. Animal Control Officers respond to calls for service that include dogs and cats at large, wildlife issues, excessively barking dogs, and health and welfare of domestic animal checks. WestPet Officers are typically on duty from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Pet Licensing

Urbandale requires any dog or cat over the age of six months to be licensed using the PetData website. Licenses need to be renewed online every year starting on January 1. You can renew during the renewal period from January 1 to April 30 without a late fee. After May 1, a $25 late fee is applied to each license. New pets can receive a license any time without a penalty, if applied for within 30 days of adoption. Click here for 2022 Pet Licensing online or by mail. If you need immediate help with a license, please contact the Urbandale Police Department at 515-278-3938.

Report Animals

It is unlawful for any owner to allow dogs, cats or any other animals to run at large in the City of Urbandale. To report an animal at large, please contact Westcom Dispatch at 515-222-3321 and they will dispatch a WestPet animal control officer.

Animals Picked Up by WestPet

If your pet was picked up by WestPet, please contact Furry Friends Refuge at 515-371-5586. WestPet partners with Furry Friends Refuge to house and care for animals picked up by animal control officers.