Animal Control

Animal Control
Any resident having a problem with stray dogs should contact the Carver County Community Service Officer at 952-361-1231.
Pet owners can save themselves impoundment and room and board charges, keep their pets safe, and save taxpayers the costs of chasing down strays by following the animal control ordinance:
  • Dogs must be leashed whenever they are off the owner’s property. This includes city parks. Dogs are prohibited in city Square Park.
  • Owners must clean up any feces left behind by their pets on all public or private property.
  • In consideration of neighbors and the general public, no dog may habitually bark or otherwise create a disturbance.
  • Pets must wear their identification tags affixed to their collars. The city strongly recommends that pet owners microchip their animals in order to aid in identification and safe return in the even they become lost.
Animal Impound Information
The City’s animal impound location is Countryside Veterinarian, 13950 Hwy 5, Young America, MN 55397. Owners claiming impounded pets will be charged fees including room and board charges, as listed below.

  • Dogs Running at Large - $35.00
  • Impoundment - Actual Costs
  • Adoption Fee - Actual Costs
  • Miscellaneous Kennel Fees (shots, medical treatments, etc)
During business hours, fees need to be paid at Waconia City Hall prior to release of the animal from Countryside Veterinarian. After business hours, animals may be arranged to be picked up at Countryside Veterinarian by calling their office at (952) 442-4200.