Animal Control

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.

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Adoption Program

Dogs Available for Adoption

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.

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. Please call the Animal Control Officer at (845) 451-4139 to schedule a visit. 

You must fill out an application and be approved to adopt.

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Office Hours and Location

City Hall – 1st Floor (Police Department)
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Info

Animal Control Officer Matuck
animalcontrol@cityofpoughkeepsie.com
(845) 451-4139 Office