Show/Hide

For COVID-19 updates, visit sandpointidaho.gov/covid-19

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer 2014

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

Animal Control

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

 The information on this page pertains to animals within the city limits of Sandpoint.  See below for contact information for other areas.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS

  • DOG LICENSING - All dogs aged 6 months and older must be licensed.  Licensing requires a written certification of current rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.
  • COMPLAINTS - (barking dogs are prohibited under Sandpoint City Code 5-2-6-10)
    • Sandpoint
      • Report anytime online with Engage Sandpoint,
        OR
      • During regular business hours, call (208) 265-1482.
      • After hours/weekends/holidays, call (208) 265-5525.
    • Kootenai - (208) 265-2431.
    • Ponderay - (208) 265-4251.
    • Unincorporated Bonner County - (208) 265-5525.

  • DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN SANDPOINT CITY PARKS except in Humbird Mill Park, Hickory Park, and Lakeview Park, where:
    • Dogs must be on leash.
    • Dogs are not allowed in children's playground areas, or tennis/basketball courts.
    • Dog owners/handlers are responsible for picking up and disposing of dog droppings.

  • DOGS MUST BE LEASHED - Dogs must be leashed at all times when in the public rights of way (sidewalks, streets, open areas).  DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN PARKS.
  • DOG DROPPINGS - Owners/handlers are responsible for pickup up after their dogs and disposing of droppings appropriately.

WILD ANIMALS 

  • LARGE - (moose, deer, elk, bear, cougar, etc.)  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE ANIMAL YOURSELF.  Call Bonner County Dispatch (208) 265-5525 or Idaho Fish & Game (208) 263-3808.
  • SMALL - (skunks, raccoons and other small wild animals)  Sandpoint Police Department has live traps we loan out to Sandpoint citizens.  However, you are responsible for picking up the trap, setting it, checking it, and releasing the animal, then returning the trap to us.  Call (208) 265-1482.

    PLEASE DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE IN CITY PARKS -
    Wild animals can be dangerous to people, other animals and property.  Feeding them makes them lose their natural fear of people, and they can become a nuisance.  In addition, it can increase the spread of diseases, some of which can be transmitted to humans. 

ADOPTION, SHELTER & LOST AND FOUND

  • Panhandle Animal Shelter (208) 265-PAWS (7297), or www.pasidaho.org
    870 Kootenai Cutoff Rd., Ponderay

    PLEASE NOTE:  They DO NOT pick up stray animals.