JOIN IN THE FIGHT! HELP STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS!!!! IF YOU SEE A ANIMAL BEING NEGLECTED OR ABUSED CALL YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY!!!!!!!
Thinking of Getting a New Dog?
Please adopt from shelters! These dogs deserve loving, permanent homes.
Be a responsible pet owner! Having a companion animal is a year round commitment. We have dogs for adoption all through the year!
Thank you! To everyone who supports our adoption program! Have you already adopted a new best friend from us??? Please send us a picture and let us know how they are doing!!!!!!! We would love to hear from you!!
IF YOU LOVE ME...LICENSE ME!
Please...Don't forget! New York State requires ALL dogs of age 4 MONTHS OLD AND OLDER to be licensed. If your dog is under 4 months old but leaves your property, it also must be licensed. License early and renew on time to avoid inconveniences! Also keep the license tag on your dog, NOT in his records folder! If your dog becomes lost(it can happen to anyone) this tag is the best way to a quick recovery! Dog licenses are issued through your City or Town municipal clerk's office.
ALSO...Look for our Newsletter printed, on the 15th of February,May,August,and November. These can be found at our shelter, various businesses,and veterinarian offices in Jefferson County. Call for exact locations.
Who We Are
We are a municipal dog shelter in Jefferson County, which employs eight people. We are responsible for the enforcement of NYS and some local dog laws, shelter services, care of stray, injured and abandoned dogs. We also assist the local Public Health Dept with the rabies program.
Our facility can house up to 50 dogs at any one time. We have an indoor viewing room and an outdoor fenced area, for potential adopters to visit with a pet they think they may want to adopt.
Our shelter is open 7 days a week, during the following hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 12(noon)
Sunday 8:00am to 12(noon)
Adoptions end for the day, at one half hour before closing.
ADOPTING A FRIEND
The Adoption fees are as follows:
Base fee: $10.00
Rabies Vacc: $19.00
*Spay/neuter Deposit: $35.00
TOTAL for pups under 4 mos: $45.00
TOTAL for dogs 4 mos & over: $64.00
TOTAL for altered dogs: $29.00
*The Spay/Neuter deposit is refunded with proof that the dog has been altered in the specified time frame. This is a NYS law.
We offer a free exam at any participating veterinarians office within 15 days from the date of adoption. All dogs also go home with a new leash, and a puppy/dog kit.
ATTENTION: AT THIS TIME, WE CAN ACCEPT CASH OR CREDIT CARD AS PAYMENT
Come Visit Us!
From Interstate 81 - take exit 47 to Bradley St -- NORTH(head away from City of Watertown)
follow Bradley St(1/8 mile) just past S & M Motorsports and take left onto Teal Drive(Co.Rt.281), follow to stop sign and take Right. Take next immediate right(White Rd.) and enter Jefferson County Highway Complex. We are the green building at the rear left corner of the complex.
From City of Watertown- take W. Main St., continue outside the City limits about 1 mile. Turn Rt. into Jeff. Co. Highway Complex. (at White Rd.)
LOOK FOR THE GREEN AND WHITE DOG SHELTER SIGNS!
Jefferson County Dog Control
21897 County Road 190
Watertown, NY 13601
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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Meet the staff!!!!!
01 Todd Cummings/ Supervisor
02 Christy Hunter/SR Dog control officer
03 Rhonda Frezzo/ Dog Control Officer
04 Betsy Ring/ Dog Control Officer 05 Maureen Carr Dog Control Officer <
06Meaghan Ryan Dog Control Officer Trainee 07 Andrew Steria Dog Control Trainee