Dog Control


DOG CONTROL CONTACT INFO

Dog Control
Mary Poklemba
Dog Control Officer 

phone_icon(607) 786-2940
fax_icon(607) 786-2320
email_iconEmail
address_icon3111 E. Main Street
Endwell, NY 13760

Office Hours
M-F 8 am to 4 pm
 
Bill Holmes
Deputy Dog Control Officer 

phone_icon(607) 786-2940
fax_icon(607) 786-2320
email_iconEmail
address_icon3111 E. Main Street
Endwell, NY 13760

Office Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday 2pm-10 pm

Saturday-Sunday 9 am- 5 pm
To ensure that a Dog Control Officer is available, it is best to call to make an appointment before coming into the offices.

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

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.

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
     

Important Update on Dog License Renewal & New License

Click here for the update

Forms & Documents 


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:

What To Do If Your Dog Becomes MissingIt is important to always keep a watchful eye on your beloved pets to ensure that they do not become a part of the vast stray population. If your dog or pup does happen to get lost, there are measures that you can take to optimize your likelihood of retrieving your friend.

  • Always keep your pet properly identified.
  • This includes:
    • a current dog license tag
    • personal identification including the dog's name and home phone number
    • any other pertinent tags, such as vaccination tags or microchip tags
  • Keep available a current photograph
  • Contact all dog control officers, animal shelters and veterinarians in your area
  • Place a lost report with Lost and found pets Broome County's facebook page, news outlets and scan 'Found Ads' daily
  • Place fliers in as many locations as possible & offer a reward
  • Notify your neighbors
  • If the animal is microchipped or tattooed, notify the organization where the pet is registered
  • AND
  • Visit your local animal shelters every other day!!!
Other AgenciesThe 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: 

List of Broome County Dog Control PHONE NUMBERS and LOCATIONS Where Their Strays are Housed:

  • City of Binghamton - 607.772.7158 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Barker - 607.727.8175 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Town of Binghamton - 607.217.8857(Humane Society)
  • Chenango - 607.727-6645 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Colesville - 607.693.1592 (B.C. Humane Society)
  • Conklin - 607.217.8857 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Dickinson - 607.648.4801 x8 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Fenton - 607.648.4801 x8 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Kirkwood - 607.775.4353 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Lisle - 607.849.4652 (Tammy Hamlin)
  • Maine - 607.862.0035 x8 (B.C. Humane Society)
  • Nanticoke - 607.201.8902 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Sanford - 607.201.8479 (Delaware Valley Humane Society)
  • Triangle - 607.692-4311 x23 (Tammy Hamlin)
  • Union - 607.786.2940 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Vestal - 607.748.1514 x319(Vestal Vet)
  • Windsor - 607.655.3118 (Broome County Dog Shelter)
  • Village of Whitney Point – 607 648-4801 x8 (Humane Society)

Local DEC Officers - NOTE: The DEC is not for barking dogs or dog related concerns. This is for wild life issues only!

Andrew McCormick (607) 621-3464 

Anthony Rigoli (607) 766-1375

Eric Templeton (607) 621-3255

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Dog of The Week (Mugsy)


Send your dog's photo and name in for a spot on our Dog Control page to Town Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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.

Online renewal is under construction and not available at this time.

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

Leash Law

Click here to view leash law

 
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.
Saturday-Sunday 9 am- 5 pm
To ensure that a Dog Control Officer is available, it is best to call to make an appointment before coming into the offices.


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Art work below is by "Mackenzy Gray," Maine Endwell School Art Department. Thank you Mackenzy! 
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Below another  Maine Endwell School Art Student. Thank you Miranda!
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Art work below by "Miranda Poklemba"



Dog Control FAQ's
What areas are covered by the Town of Union Dog Office?
The Town of Union Dog Control Office covers the entire Town of Union including the Villages of Johnson City and Endicott.
What are the hours for the Dog Control Office?
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.
My dog is missing, what should I do?
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
I found a dog, what should I do?
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.
What are the requirements for leashing a dog?
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.
What is considered a barking nuisance?
Any dog which engages in loud howling, barking, crying or whining so as to unreasonably annoy any person is considered a public nuisance.
How do I voice a concern about a dog problem?
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.
When should I license my dog?
All dogs four months of age or older that are owned or harbored in the Town of Union must be licensed.
How do I license a dog?
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.
Do you take dogs that are no longer wanted by their owners?
No, please contact the Front Street Dog Shelter at (607) 778-2493 for this service.
If I believe a dog is being mistreated, what should I do?
The Dog Control Officer does not investigate animal cruelty cases. They are handled by the Humane Society which may be contacted at 724-3709.
Do you handle cats or other animal complaints?
Complaints of this nature should be directed to your municipality’s Code Enforcement Office.
Do you have dogs that are adoptable?
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
Do you have a list of Rabies Vaccination Clinics?
The Broome County Health Department lists clinics on the following site: http://www.gobroomecounty.com/eh/rabies