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Kotzebue Animal Control Info

Kotzebue Animal Control Information

The Kotzebue Animal Control Officer(a.k.a. "The Dog Catcher"), responds to numerous calls daily concerning the safety and health of Kotzebue's pet population. Required Licensing and Rabies vaccinations are available during business hours Monday thru Friday.

The Kotzebue Police Officers handle animal calls during evenings, nights and weekends.

All Dogs in the City of Kotzebue MUST be licensed every year.

Dogs with a form of ID. (i.e. Tags) are kept for one(1) week after the week they are disposed of. Dogs without a form of ID are kept for 24 hours then disposed of.

$5.00 Individual Dog License


$50.00 initial Impoundment Fee
$10.00 Each Day thereafter

Kotzebue City Ordinances Title 6: Animals

Poison control states as few as 7 raisins or grapes could be toxic to a dog. Any exposure should give rise to immediate concern. Onions, chocolate, cocoa and macadamia nuts can be fatal too. Other foods which could cause problems are: Bread dough, raw salmon, Xylito (Sweetener in sugar-free candies), Turkey Skin and cooked chicken bones.

Even if you don't have a dog, you might have friends who do. This is worth passing on to them. Snopes on Raisins and Dogs

Web-pages of interest to dog owners

Alaska Dog News

Dog Show USA
Fun and information!

ASPCA Emergency Pet Preparedness
Disaster preparedness and good forethought in general regarding pets.

Dog Breed Info
Excellent breed selection and training information!

Best Friends Animal Society
Lots of stories, photos and advice on all sorts of pets

What foods are toxic to your dog?
Informing quiz - All dog owners should read!

pet adoption,lost and found

Puppy Dog Web
An excellent source of information on choosing a dog, and the care/health/naming of.

Purebred Dog Breed Profiles
Specific Breed Information & Resources

Siberian Husky Breed Profile

Dog Owner's Guide
On-line magazine for pet and show-dog owners

More Siberian Husky Breed care information

Mushing Magazine
The Magazine of Dog-powered Sports

Working Dog Web
Lots of info on Working Dogs

Working Dog Web Iditarod page

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Artwork by C.O. Robert Rootes

Posted November, 2000, updated October, 2007, January 2009