The Animal Control Officer is responsible for providing timely rescue and confinement of stray, exotic and quarantine animals in the community. The Animal Control Officer also provides services that address public health and safety issues involved with stray and abandoned animals. In addition, the Animal Control Officer assists in training and educating the community on animal care and licensing ordinances.
For information on obtaining a dog license, please contact the City Chamberlain.
The City of Poughkeepsie Animal Control Unit has an adoption program for dogs in need of homes. Strays that are found will be spayed or neutered and immunized. An adoption fee enables us to provide basic veterinary care to these animals. Dogs become eligible for adoption after they have been in the City’s care beyond (7) seven days from the time we take them in.
You must fill out an application and be approved to adopt.
Adoption Application (43.4 KiB, 115 hits)
Foster Agreement (84.4 KiB, 82 hits)
Pets that are available through the City of Poughkeepsie Animal Control can be viewed can be viewed on our Petfinder.org page Dogs that are up for adoption can be seen Monday through Saturday at the Mid Hudson Animal Hospital, 4246 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Office Hours and Location
City Hall – 1st Floor (Police Department)
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Animal Control Officer
(845) 451-4139 Office