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Yes. Dogs and all other animals are not permitted to run at large. When not on the owner’s premises, dogs must be kept on leashes. Loose dogs may be impounded.
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All dogs must be vaccinated against rabies to qualify for a license. You will need to provide proof of rabies vaccine when purchasing a license and renewal of vaccine.
No. The license you purchase through the Flathead County Animal Shelter is a lifetime license.
A lifetime license is $45.
If your dog is impounded, it will be taken to the County Animal Control Shelter located south of Kalispell. The dog will be held up to 96 hours. If it has a tag, shelter personnel will notify the owner within one business day that the dog is impounded and how it can be redeemed. Contact the County Animal Control Shelter at 406-752-1310.
Loud or frequent barking is considered disturbing the peace, and the owner is subject to substantial penalties under the ordinance.
Yes. Any person who owns or is in control of a dog or other domestic animal that deposits feces in any City park, City boulevard, or other City-owned property, or in any other publicly-owned property, or in any privately-owned property, and who fails to promptly dispose of such feces in a trash receptacle, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor unless the owner of such property consents thereto.
If the dog has a current Flathead County license, you can call the County Animal Control Shelter at 406-752-1310, for the owner’s information. If the dog does not have a current license and no identification please call the Police Department.