Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter - Ponderay and Sandpoint, Idaho
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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, Panhandle Animal Shelter depends on donations. Your donations are critically important!

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Adopting a shelter animal isn't just a great way to help the community, it's also a guaranteed way to find a new best friend.

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Lost & Found

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Recently Lost & Found Pets:

Lost black lab/Springer mix

Found Pitbull Cocolalla

Lost Dog

Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter


Panhandle Animal Shelter serves Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai Counties in north Idaho providing for approximately 2,200 stray or surrendered animals every year. At the shelter, cats and dogs receive a safe, nurturing environment and the opportunity to be placed into new adoptive homes. Our programs also assist in the safe and prompt return of lost pets.

The Panhandle Animal Shelter is a volunteer, non-profit shelter which is not affiliated with the county or city and receives no tax support.

Browse our website to learn more about Panhandle Animal Shelter. The shelter’s outreach programs provide support for community pets and their families, including spay and neuter vouchers for limited-income households, affordable microchipping, a community cat spay and neuter program and a pet food bank. We also have a community Helpline 208-217-4453 and our Home to Home program. Meanwhile, our popular Thrift Shop provides important support through sales of gently used merchandise available at excellent prices.

Hours: Everyday 12 noon to 4:30 pm