Welcome to Panhandle Animal Shelter - Ponderay and Sandpoint, Idaho

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Lost black lab male

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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.