News - Panhandle Animal Shelter


This is where you will find our news and stories about the Panhandle Animal Shelter and the animals we work with.


Here are items of immediate interest. Scroll on down for recent news stories.

  • Yappy Hour 2018 Kicked off with a bang at Laughing Dog Brewing April 26th. Next Yappy hour will be July 26th at Trinity @ City Beach. Music by the Baldy Mountain Boys, beer by Ninkasi Brewery. 4 pm -7 pm.
    Mark your calendars now.
  • Dog walkers are always needed. Please contact the shelter at 208-265-7297 or click to e-mail us at
  • Distemper Outbreak Avoided: click the link below to hear the story of teamwork, healing, & hope.
    Thank you to our friends at the Best Friends Animal Society.


Groundbreaking for Donation Station and Sorting Facility. (7/17/2018) - Panhandle Animal Shelter is building a new donation and sorting facility on land owned by the Shelter, just west of the Thrift Store. It will be 4,500 sq. ft. with a parking lot and streamlined drop-off donation area which includes overhangs to protect donors and donations from our finicky Idaho weather. We have secured the […]
Yappy Hour Dates & Locations for 2018 (4/28/2018) - Calling all dogs with humans! Yappy Hour is back for 2018 April 26th: Laughing Dog Brewing / Co-sponsor: Happy Tails N Trails May 31st: Evans Brothers Coffee / Co-sponsors: Happy Tails N Trails & Paws Pet Pantry June 28th: Greasy Fingers Bikes /  Co-sponsors: Paws and Pet Pantry & Happy Tails N Trails July 26th: Trinity at City Beach / Co-sponsor: US […]
What Mix is Bubba? Contest And Visual Labeling (1/3/2018) - Recently we held a Facebook Contest asking followers to guess Bubba’s breed mix.  Bubba, now adopted from us for the 2nd time, is a young and friendly pooch who gets along well with other dogs (a playgroup star).  Even though Bubba is a wonderful dog, he was returned after his first adoption because the adopter’s […]
Holiday Hours for New Year’s (12/31/2017) - Shelter: Sunday, Dec 31st, Open noon – 2 p.m. Monday, Jan 1st, Closed Thrift Store: Closed January 1st & 2nd
Photos with Santa at Petco! (12/2/2017) - Photos with Santa today from 1 – 4 pm at Petco in the Bonner Mall! Your $9.95 donation will help the pets at PAS. This year’s event is a completely digital experience! Photos will be sent in an email within minutes. Other dates for Photos with Santa, Saturdays the 9th and 16th, 1 -4 pm.
Petco Adoption Special and Photos with Santa! (11/19/2017) - Pet Adoption Event and Photos with Santa at Petco On Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2nd & 3rd, join us at Petco for a special adoption event! And bring your bundle of joy for photos with Santa on Dec 2nd, 9th, and 16th (all Saturdays) from 1pm – 4pm. Proceeds from holiday photos will go to […]
October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month – Let’s Do Some Doggone Good Weekend! (10/14/2017) - October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and this weekend PAS is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society, BarkBox, and Lagunitas Brewing Company for a fantastic weekend of adoptions. Dog adoption fees for the weekend have been covered. That’s right, this weekend, the 14th & 15th, there are no adoption fees for adult dogs at PAS!
Replenishing the Angel Fund – PAS’s Emergency Care Fund (8/16/2017) - Baldwin was brought to us; he was in bad shape.  He had been hit by a car.  We rushed him to a vet for x-rays.  Both of his front legs were broken, a complete fracture of his left front leg and a partial fracture of his right front leg. Baldwin was in extreme pain so […]
Bad to the Bone Photo Contest (8/4/2017) - Enter a photo of your devilishly cute pet for the chance to win 2 tickets to the George Thorogood & the Destroyers concert at the Festival at Sandpoint on Saturday, August 12th and more! Post your photos in the comments section below. Contest ends on the 9th.  Photo with the most likes wins!  Winner announced […]