Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter - Ponderay and Sandpoint, Idaho
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There was a possibility of corona virus exposure at Panhandle Animal Shelter.  The shelter will be closed for adoptions until April 18th as a precaution. If you are an owner with an emergency that requires you to surrender your pet OR if you find a stray dog, you will need to call to schedule an appointment at (208) 265-7297 ext. 100. Because we are experiencing staff shortages, we cannot guarantee we will be available to take in strays that don’t have a scheduled intake day and time. If needed, please call Bonner County dispatch at (208) 265-5525 for assistance.  For more information on services we are still providing, click the button.

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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