Go fetch!

A dog catching a mouthful of fresh Montana snow. Although there are more residents than dogs, you'll find the Flathead a dog-friendly area to live.

Photo by Pam Voth - pamvoth.net

Pet Licensing

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.

For all the local laws regarding pets and leash laws, visit the individual city’s information.