Report Animal Concerns

Animal Control Vehicle

St. Peters Animal Control receives and responds to a variety of concerns every day. The five most frequently reported concerns are listed below along with more detailed information for pet owners and people who consider reporting a concern. 

For animal concerns, especially related to human or animal safety, please report online through our concern system, email Animal Control, or call 636-278-2255. 

Animal Control Officers are available 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, for a more immediate response.

  1. Animal Control

    Physical Address
    1 St. Peters Centre Boulevard
    St. Peters, MO 63376

    Fax: 636-477-9077


    Monday through Friday
    7 am to 5:30 pm

    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    After-Hours Emergencies

    Call Police Dispatch at 636-278-2222.

Tips for Placing an Animal Control Concern

To assist the Animal Control Officer with addressing your concern as quickly as possible, it is important to include specific information such as the dates, times, detailed description of animals involved, detailed summary of the issue in question, etc. Concerns that are detailed and reported immediately, help lead to a quicker resolution. A concern may be submitted anonymously, however, an Animal Control Officer will be unable to update you or contact you for additional information if needed. This may impact the officer’s ability to resolve your concern.

In some cases resolution of the animal control concern requires a court proceeding and, therefore, requires proper, admissible evidence. The Animal Control Officer handling the concern will take appropriate action to obtain this evidence, however, often the person placing the concern is in the best position to obtain this evidence. Particularly if the issue is taking place outside of normal Animal Control working hours. Proper, admissible evidence includes dated photos, dated videos and written statements. In some cases, you may be required to appear in court to support the evidence you provided.

Most Frequently Reported Animal Concerns:

  1. Barking

Information for Pet Owners:

No owner or person shall permit a dog to create a public nuisance by frequent or habitual barking, yelping, howling or whining. If Animal Control receives an actionable barking concern, the following steps are normally taken:

During an initial contact, an officer will make contact with the pet owner and provide information regarding the ordinance and steps they can take to prevent nuisance barking.

After a second complaint, Animal Control Officers will regularly patrol the area in an attempt to witness barking. If Animal Control or the complainant documents nuisance barking, a summons may be issued.

Tips for Placing a Barking Concern:

To assist the Animal Control Officer with addressing your barking concern as quickly as possible, it is important to include as much specific information as possible. A concern stating that “the dog barks non-stop, all day everyday” will be very difficult for Animal Control to resolve. When placing a barking concern, please include the following information:

  • Location of the animal
  • The most common days and times that barking can be heard
  • Number and description of the dog(s) barking
  • Approximately how long the barking lasts
  • Approximately how long the barking has been occurring
  • If possible, provide recordings of the barking incidents with a date shown

Example of a detailed barking concern: 

“The brown dog barks from about 3-3:45, Monday through Friday. I think the kids let it out when they get home from school. It also barks between 6:45 and 7 a.m., which is about the same time that the school bus comes down our street. In the morning, two neighbor dogs join in barking at the school bus.”


No-Bark collars are available to residents at no charge for two weeks, with a valid resident privilege card. 

  1. Confined Stray Animal
  1. Dog Running At Large
  1. Reporting A Bite
  1. Dead Wild Animal