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Dog Control Contact Info

Mary Poklemba
Dog Control Officer 

phone icon (607) 786-2940
fax icon (607) 786-2320
email icon Email
address icon 3111 E. Main Street
       Endwell, NY 13760

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

Emily Balles
Deputy Dog Control Officer 

phone icon (607) 786-2940
fax icon (607) 786-2320
email icon Email
address icon 3111 E. Main Street
       Endwell, NY 13760

Office Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday
2pm - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
9am - 5pm

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.

Nala 12Dog barking complaints should be left on the regular Dog Control Office answering machine at 786-2940.

Forms & Documents

  pdf 2018 Rabies Clinic Schedule
  pdf Dog Control Law (as of 01/01/11)
  pdf Dog License Application

The Town of Union Dog Control Office contracts with the Broome County Dog Shelter which is located on Cutler Pond Road 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.

Are you missing a pet? Please check the following:

Other Agencies

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

BC Humane Society
  167 Conklin Ave
  Binghamton, NY 13903
  (607) 724-3709
  http://bchumanesoc.com/
Project P.A.W. Inc.,
  127 Bevier Street
  Binghamton, NY 13904
  (607) 724-2241
  https://www.projectpaw.org/
   
S.P.E.A.K.,
  351 Flint Road
  Binghamton, NY 13905
  (607) 729-7368
  https://www.speakanimalhospital.org/
Animal Care Council 
  (607) 786-7729
  http://www.animalcarecouncil.org/

 

Licenses

Dog licenses are issued by the Town of Union Town Clerk's Office.

Further information may be obtained on the Town Clerk's Office.

Rabies Clinics

  pdf 2018 Rabies Clinic Schedule

Leash Law

Click here to view leash law

Office Hours (except for holidays)

  • Monday - 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday - 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday - 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm
  • Sunday - 9:00 am to 5 :00 pm

Emergency Calls

After normal office hours until 10:00 pm If the call is an EMERGENCY (defined as Dog Bites when the owner of the dog is unknown, injured dogs when the owner is unknown, or found dogs if the dog is CONTAINED), call 786-2941 and leave a message.  This will page the Dog Control Officer on call.

  

Dog Control FAQ's


The Town of Union Dog Control Office covers the entire Town of Union including the Villages of Johnson City and Endicott.

The Dog Control office is staffed seven days a week as follows - Tuesday and Wednesday 8 am to 4 pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. The Town Office building is closed on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays. For After hour’s emergencies, please call 786-2941. After hours emergencies are considered to be an injured dog or a dog bite where the owner of the dog is not known.

Please call the Dog Control Office at (607) 786-2940 as soon as you know your dog is missing. If we are closed or unavailable, please leave a voicemail message with a description of the dog and how we may contact you. You should also call the Broome County Dog Shelter at 778-2493. For a list of DCO's in Broome County please refer to this site http://www.gobroomecounty.com/community/BCDogControlOfficers.pdf


Please call the Dog Control Office at (607) 786-2940. You should not keep the dog. It is unlawful to keep some else’s dog. If the dog is not claimed after 10 days, it may be possible for you to adopt it.

The Town of Union Code requires dogs to be restrained by an adequate collar and leash and accompanied by an owner or a responsible person and under the full control of such owner or person when not on the owners’ property.

Any dog which engages in loud howling, barking, crying or whining so as to unreasonably annoy any person is considered a public nuisance.

Please call (607) 786-2940 to speak with the Dog Control office. If closed or unavailable, please leave a brief message including your name and call back phone number.

All dogs four months of age or older that are owned or harbored in the Town of Union must be licensed.

If you live in the Town of Union, Village of Johnson City or Village of Endicott you may obtain a dog license by visiting the Town Clerk's office at 3111 E. Main Street, Endwell or by calling 786-2900. The application shall be accompanied by the license fee and a certificate of rabies vaccination, provided such certificate or affidavit shall not be required if the same is already on file with the Town Clerk. In lieu of the rabies certificate an owner may present a statement certified by a licensed veterinarian stating that he has examined the dog and found that the life of the dog would be endangered by vaccinating due to old age or other reasons. In the case of a spayed or neutered dog, every application shall also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian or an affidavit signed by the owner, showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered, provided such certificate or affidavit shall not be required if the same is already on file with the Town Clerk.

No, please contact the Front Street Dog Shelter at (607) 778-2493 for this service.

The Dog Control Officer does not investigate animal cruelty cases. They are handled by the Humane Society which may be contacted at 724-3709.

Complaints of this nature should be directed to your municipality’s Code Enforcement Office.

Inquires of this nature should be directed to the Broome County Dog Shelter at 778-2493 or the Broome County Humane Society at 724-3709

The Broome County Health Department lists clinics on the following site: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/eh/rabies