Animal Control

Poughkeepsie's Animal Control Officer is responsible for:

  • Timely rescue and confinement of stray, exotic and quarantine animals.
  • Services that address public health and safety issues involved with stray and abandoned animals.
  • Training and educating the community on animal care and licensing ordinances.

Poughkeepsie Animal Adoption Program

Our Animal Control Unit has an adoption program for dogs in need of homes. Captured strays are spayed or neutered and immunized.

There is a fee for adopting these dogs, which allows us to provide them with basic veterinary care. Dogs become eligible for adoption after seven days under city care.

To qualify for adoption you must fill out the adoption application (PDF). Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

Adoption Program Location & Hours

Monday through Saturday

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.