City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Animal Control


4 Paws Animal Control
12848 Chestnut Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379


4 Paws Animal Control
  (952) 894-9065

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The City of Prior Lake recognizes that pets are an important part of many families. The health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City and pets living in the City requires the City to regulate the ownership and keeping of dogs and cats. No person shall maintain more than three dogs or cats, or a combination thereof, in a dwelling unit.

The City of Prior Lake contracts with 4 Paws for animal control. 4 Paws impounds all animals at large for the City. Animals are not allowed to run at large and may be impounded if picked up. If you have lost your pet, please contact 4 Paws at (952) 894-9065.

The best tip for making sure your pet is safe and quickly returned is to have it collared with a tag identifying the owner. The Minnesota Valley Humane Society has a lot of good tips for what to do if you lose your pet, or what to do if you find a stray animal. The best tip is to make sure your pet has a collar.

To contact the police department and file a report regarding a missing animal, call (952) 440-3555, or email