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Animal Control

Dangerous dogs

The City of Brooklyn Park enforces the “Dangerous Dog Statute.” All dog bites are dealt with in accordance with State statute 347.50. The statute allows a dog to be declared “Dangerous” after only one incident, such as an attack that results in substantial bodily harm.

Another commonly held belief is that a bite must occur for a dog to be declared “Dangerous.” The statute allows for a dog which behaves aggressively, and approaches a person in an “apparent attitude of attack,” to be declared “Dangerous” without ever having bitten anyone.

Animal quarantines

Section 415 of the Brooklyn Park city code regulates animal control. The code allows for one of two responses to an animal bite:

  1. Animal may be euthanized and tested for rabies or
  2. Animal may be quarantined for a period of ten days to observe the its behavior

Pets Under Police Security (PUPS)

PUPS is a facility where lost pets are taken and cared for until picked up by their owners.

Reclaiming an animal

To reclaim an animal from the PUPS Facility, you must pay the fees at the City of Brooklyn Park (cash only):

  • Provide current proof of a rabies vaccination
  • Pay the impound and board fees
  • Purchase a city license before the animal can be released

Location and office hours


11350 89th Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
View map and directions to PUPS


Monday through Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email and phone

No email available for PUPS

Wild animals

Living in Brooklyn Park, you might see non-domestic wildlife such as coyotes or red foxes.  Please read our descriptive information related to these animals in our documents section.  The Humane Society also has some information related to other wildlife you may encounter.

Learn about wild animals from the Humane Society

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