Animal Control

The City contracts with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department for animal control services. Our animal control officer is Mario Lee. Animal-related complaints should be directed to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department at 651-767-0640 or simply call 911. 

The basic services being provided relate to dogs/cats running at large, barking dogs, animal abuse/neglect, dog/cat nuisance issues, animal bites, potentially dangerous dogs, and wild animals that are sick or threatening humans.

  • License Required: Dogs are required to have a license. Cost of the license is $20 and it is valid for two years from date of issue. A $5 discount is given with proof of spayed/neutered. A certificate of rabies vaccination is required.  License your dog at Little Canada City Center. Cats do not need to be licensed.
  • Number of Pets Allowed: Little Canada allows each residential dwelling to have a total of three (3) pets (dogs/cats).
  • On Leash: All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash when off of the owner's property.  
  • Please be a considerate neighbor by cleaning up after your pet!
  • Noise: Do not let your dog bark, cry, or howl continuously or intermittently.
  • Non-domesticated Animals: Residents experiencing problems with non-domesticated animals such as rodents should call a pest control company for removal of the nuisance.  Traps can also be purchased at Fleet Farm for larger animals.
  • Dead Animals: Call 651-766-4029 to report a dead animal on a city street.
  • Injured birds and other non-domesticated animals: Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN, 2530 Dale St. N., south of County Road C: 651-486-9453
  • Nuisance wildlife calls need to be directed to a “fee for service company” and not the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department.

Lost Pet

    • Lost pets should be reported to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 651-767-0640.
    • Effective Sunday, May 1, 2022, all stray or lost dogs and cats that are impounded by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control in Little Canada will be brought to the Animal Humane Society, located at 9785 Hudson Road, in Woodbury, MN.
    • The phone number is 952-435-7738 or 952-HELP-PET. Phone hours are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday. Search online for impounded animals at
    • Shelter pick-up hours are by appointment only. Call 952-435-7738.
    • Impound animals are kept for five business days. Owners claiming their pets will need to show photo identification; proof of ownership; and payment of fees.

Contact Us

Mario Lee
Animal Control Officer
Phone: 651-767-0640

 Animal Humane Society Impounded Animals
More Information

Animal Humane Society Impounded Animals

Phone: (651)266-1100, (952)435-7738, or (952) HELP-PET
9875 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone Hours: 
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Shelter Pick Up Hours
By Appointment Only
Call (952)432-7738 or 952-HELP-PET

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