Animal Control Officers promote the understanding of animal laws, partner with pet owners and complainants to achieve compliance on animal-related matters, inspect kennels and other animal businesses, and have the authority to pursue enforcement actions as necessary. Snohomish County Animal Control Officers are specially commissioned deputies by the Snohomish County Sheriff and respond to over 2.500 calls for service on average per year.
Animal Control Officers investigate animal complaints that occur in unincorporated Snohomish County. All animal related complaints except for barking dog complaints, may be filed online or by phone. For barking dog complaints, please scroll down.
If that does not resolve the issue or the owner is not approachable, you can file an online complaint (select "other"). The owner will receive notification that a complaint has been filed along with resources on how to control excessive barking.
If the excessive barking continues, you may document the ongoing issue using the Barking Dog Complaint Form. This will assist Animal Control Services in escalating enforcement.
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To provide responsive animal control services that protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and residents of unincorporated Snohomish County and to provide public education to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.