Animal Control & Information

Saint Paul Animal Control Center (SPAC)

Dogs and their owners at a Saint Paul dog park

The Saint Paul Animal Control Center (SPAC) is located at 1285 Jessamine Ave., W. and is open to the public Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  

Animal Center Services Include:

  • Dispatching Animal Control Officers
  • Processing animal licenses and permits for Saint Paul residents
  • Sheltering stray and unwanted animals found in or owned by Saint Paul residents
  • Cats, dogs and other animals may be brought to SPAC during public hours

Animal Control Field Services include:

  • Responding to complaints and conducting enforcement for violations animal ordinances and statutes
  • Impounding stray and dangerous dogs
  • Investigating animal bites
  • Animal Control Officers do not respond to complaints about healthy stray cat or healthy wildlife complaints. We will continue to respond to sick, injured, or aggressive wild and domestic animals.

Animal Licenses & Permits

Animal Bite Investigations

Adoption/Re-homing of SPAC Animals

Disaster Planning for Pets

Lost and Found Pets

Wildlife Information

Informational Brochures

Animal Control provides a series of informational brochures, some of which are available online:

If you have questions, contact our Animal Control office at 651-266-1100, or email the DSI Message Center