If you are living outside of Kalispell or Whitefish you must have a county license for your dogs that are four months old and older, with licenses to run concurrently with your dog’s rabies vaccination. New residents must purchase a dog license within 30 days of moving into the city or county. Costs range from $15 to $95 for dog licenses.
- Residents of Flathead County can fill out a Flathead County Dog License online and be able to provide proof of rabies shots and spaying or neutering for a fee discount.
- The Flathead County Animal Shelter provides cat and dog adoption forms.
- Polson residents must obtain a dog or cat license, available at City Hall at 106 1st St. E.
- The Mission Valley Animal shelter provides cat and dog adoption forms for residents in Lake County.
For all the local laws regarding pets and leash laws, visit the individual city’s information.