Dog Control


Dog Control Officer
Mary Poklemba

Deputy Dog Control Officer


Starting Friday, June 1, 2018, the Town of Union Dog Control Office will not be staffed from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily and on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Any emergency calls should be directed to 786-2941 and the call will be forwarded to the DCO.  She will respond to found dog calls if the dog is contained, injured dog, and dog bites where the dog is not with the owner.

Dog barking complaints should be left on the regular Dog Control Office answering machine at 786-2940.

New Dog Control Law as of 01/01/11

Click on this link for FAQs

Dog Picked Up

The Town of Union Dog Control Office contracts with the Front Street Dog Shelter located left of the driveway to the Broome County Public Safety Facility, adjacent to the Broome Community College Campus. It is Town of Union policy to transport unidentified dogs to the shelter immediately after they are picked up by Town Staff.

The telephone number for the Front Street Dog Shelter is: 778-2493.

Other Agencies

The Town of Union only contracts with the Front Street Dog Shelter, but the following agencies may be contracted to assist you in locating a lost pet:

BC Humane Society
2 Jackson Street, Binghamton, NY 13903 (607) 724-3709

Project P.A.W. Inc.,
127 Bevier Street, Binghamton, NY 13904 (607) 724-2241

351 Flint Road, Binghamton, NY 13802 (607) 729-7368

Animal Care Council 
(607) 786-7729