Animal Control

Contact us at: 208-666-5748

Feeding Deer and Other Wild Animals

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It is against Municipal Code 6.15.040 to feed wild animals and could result in an infraction citation with $100.00 fine.


It is unlawful to feed or provide food or other attractants (other than ornamental plants or vegetable gardens) to wild animals within the city limits except: A. Feeding birds, other than turkeys, geese, and ducks, by utilizing a bird feeder that may be accessed only by birds or squirrels. (Ord. 3383 §2, 2010)

If you, or someone you know, have an unusual encounter with wildlife or have any questions, please contact the City of Coeur d’Alene Animal Control at 208.769.2320, or the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at 208.769.1414.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Deer Feeding Information

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

American Veterinary Medical Association

A dog license can be obtained Monday through Friday from any of the following locations:

Companions Animal Center

Prairie Animal Hospital

Alpine Animal Hospital

Sunset Animal Hospital

Companions Animal Center Thrift Store

Lake City Pet Hospital


 Criteria for obtaining a dog license is as follows:

  • The dog owner must live in the City of Coeur d’Alene.
  • The dog owner must provide proof of the dog’s effective vaccination against rabies before a license is issued and must maintain current vaccination protection during the period of the issued license. A rabies vaccination tag shall be attached to and displayed with each dog’s license tag.
  • If the dog is altered, documentation must be provided to obtain the license rate for altered dogs.
  • The dog must be at least six months old.
  • The dog license is valid for at least one year from the date of issuance. Within a thirty day period following the renewal date, each dog owner must renew his license by paying the license fee as indicated.
  • A dog owner may purchase a dog license that is valid for three years from the date of issuance if the owner has records showing the dog received its first rabies shot after puppy shots and the first rabies shot was given at least one year before the time of issuance of the license.
  • Upon payment of the license fee, a license certificate and metallic tag for each dog so licensed will be issued. The tag shall have a stamped number that corresponds with the number on the license certificate. Every owner will be required to provide each dog with a collar and tag to which the license tag must be affixed and constantly worn. If the dog tag is lost or destroyed, a replacement will be issued upon presentation of a receipt showing the payment of the license fee for the current year and an additional payment of two dollars.
  • Dog tags shall not be transferable from one dog to another, and no refunds shall be made on any dog license fee because of death of the dog or owner leaving the city before the expiration of the licensed period.

License Fees

1 Year Altered: $10

1 Year Intact: $ 20

2 Year Altered: $20

2 Year Intact: $40

3 Year Altered: $30

3 Year Intact: $60

Replacement: $5


Impounded Dogs

Click Here to see a list of animals impounded by Coeur d'Alene Police in the last five days.  


Citations must be paid for at the Coeur d'Alene Police Department. We accept only cash, cashiers checks, or money orders.




Contact Us

Phone: (208) 769-2320
Fax: (208) 769-2307
3818 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Tips: (208) 769-2296
or TIP 411
In an emergency, call 9-1-1
For Non-Emergencies call (208) 446-1854