Resort FAQs and Info

Are pets allowed at Pend Oreille Shores Resort?

We're sorry, but our owners have elected to have a very strict No Pets Policy. Animals are not allowed in the units or on the Resort grounds or in vehicles parked on Resort property.

Although most of the staff members are definitely animal lovers, we are obligated to enforce the rules established by our owners.

There is a very nice boarding facility about 20 minutes from the Resort, the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge in Ponderay. Visit the website or call 208-255-7687. It was built by the vets who have an office next door. Several of our employees have utilized the Pet Lodge and have been very happy.

Fines will be issued for violation of the Resort's No Pets Policy. We thank you for checking ahead and for respecting our owners' position.

What about service animals or companion animals?

In regards to a prescribed companion animal or service animal, it would need to fall under the ADA service animal definition (our owners here at the Resort have a No Pets Policy otherwise).

We would need to know 1) If the dog is required because of a disability, and 2) What work or tasks the dog has been trained to perform (that is directly related to your disability).

The Northwest ADA Center summarizes the definition on their website as "Service animals are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability, who, if asked, must be able to describe the specific tasks performed or work done by the animal. The work done or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler's disability. Some service animals may be owned by individuals who have a non-apparent disability, such as a seizure disorder. Their disability may not be visible. A "comfort, "emotional support", or "therapy animal" that provides support simply by being itself does not meet the definition of service animal. If the animal is not individually trained to do work or perform a task, it is a pet under the ADA. Obedience training, by itself, is not a sufficient qualification. Regardless of the term used to describe the animal, training to do work or perform a specific task is what distinguishes it as a service animal."

The definition of a service animal according to the ADA Title III (as amended by the final rule published on September 15, 2010) Subpart A-General 36.104 Definitions and Subpart C-Specific Requirements 36.302 (c) Service animals. The full definition can be found at

We are happy to accommodate your dog if it fits the above definition.

We are aware that various websites exist that sell fraudulent certificates and identification tags to people who are trying to pass off their dog as a service animal. In Idaho, it is actually a misdemeanor: 18-5811A of the Idaho Code Unlawful use of assistance device or dog states:

"Any person, not being a disabled person or being trained to assist disabled persons, who uses an assistance device or assistance dog in an attempt to gain treatment or benefits as a disabled person, is guilty of a misdemeanor."

Boats and Watercraft

Each unit gets one boat slip for FREE during your stay. You can launch next door at the marina (please check with them first!) and you can store your boat trailer across the highway in the Resort’s parking lot designated for that purpose. If you are from out of state, you will have to purchase an Invasive Species sticker. Click to access the Idaho Boating Laws.

We do not reserve boat slips in advance. Just let the staff know at check-in that you have a boat; they will have you pick out a boat slip and give you an "occupied" tag to use during your stay.

We also have paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks available for rent during the summer season.

RV and Extra Vehicle Parking

Each unit has one assigned parking space and there are extra undesignated parking spaces throughout the Resort for one extra vehicle for each unit. If you have extra vehicles or have a large RV or trailer, you will need to park them in the Resort’s parking lot across the highway designated for that purpose. Improperly parked vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.


Our owners have elected a Non Smoking policy for every unit. We ask guests to refrain from smoking on the decks or patios and stay 25 feet away from windows or entrances to any building in order to avoid second-hand smoke exposure. There is a charge for violation of this policy.

Internet Access

Wireless internet access at Pend Oreille Shores Resort is provided and managed by Kaniksu Internet. Currently, we provide two levels of service.

Casual User (Basic internet) FREE

Streaming (Premium Internet) $16.99 for seven days (limit 2 devices)