Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter - Ponderay and Sandpoint, Idaho
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My Year-End Gift to Save Lives


Your tax-deductible, year-end gift will immediately go to work to help care for every cat, dog and other animal that comes through our doors in the New Year. Thank you for opening your heart and giving generously to help save the lives of vulnerable animals in 2015.

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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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Adopt a Pet

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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Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter


The Panhandle Animal Shelter serves Bonner County, Idaho, providing for approximately 1,600 lost, abandoned, neglected and abused animals every year. At the shelter, cats and dogs receive a safe, nurturing environment and the opportunity to be placed into qualified new adoptive homes. Our programs also assist in the safe and prompt return of lost pets.

Browse our website to learn more about Panhandle Animal Shelter. The shelter’s outreach programs provide humane education, spay/neuter cost assistance and free pet identification & registration. Meanwhile, our popular Thrift Shop provides important support through sales of gently used merchandise available at excellent prices.