Pet Registration: Free pet registration is available through a link on the home page. We are working on an ordinance that will require ALL pets to be registered and tagged.
Dog bites: The owner of any dog, cat or other animal which has bitten or attacked a person, or any person having knowledge of the bite or attack, report this to the Van Meter Police Department asap.
Dogs on the loose: Van Meter enforces a “leash law.” Dogs are not allowed to run loose. Pet owners are expected to be responsible and ensure that dogs have received all vaccinations. If a dog is confiscated when found running loose, the dog will be taken to a local veterinarian clinic and held for seven days – the dog will not be released until all fines have been paid and verification has been made that the vaccination record is current. We do not currently have any ordinances regarding stray cats.
Online Pet Registration
Please fill out the form below in order to register your pet with the City of Van Meter. This information will be used to assist with the recovery of your pet(s) should they go missing.