Dog Control


Dog Control Officer

Wes Powell

Cell: 339-4008


Facebook page for information about missing animals:

If your dog should go missing the first thing you should do is to report the incident to the Town Clerk (518) 392-3262 AND to the Animal Control Officer. If a dog is picked up by the Dog Control Officer and its owner can not be located, it will be turned over to the Columbia Greene Humane Society (518) 828-6044.

New York State Agriculture and Markets Law requires All Dogs, aged 4 months and older, to be licensed in the municipality in which they reside. Registration is quick and easy. Simply download the Dog License Application/Renewal Form below, fill it out, include a copy of a valid rabies certificate from your veterinarian, and write a check written to the “Town of Chatham” for the appropriate amount. Drop the Application in the mail or bring it by the Town Hall. It’s that easy!

Fee for a spayed/neutered dog: $7.50

Fee for any dog not spayed/neutered: $15.50

If you have questions pertaining to dog licensing, please call the Town Clerk at (518) 392-3262.

Dog License Application/Renewal Form Page 1 and Page 2

  • Dogs are generally licensed for one year. However, you do have the option of licensing your dog for two or three years which can correspond with the expiration of the rabies vaccination.
  •  Renewal reminders will be mailed the 1st week of the month in-which the license is due to expire.
  • Failure to renew within the renewal month will result in a late fee of $10.00.
  • A valid rabies certificate MUST accompany the license renewal form.
  • Lost tags can be replaced for $3.00.





For the safety of all attendees, all dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.



(Those at least 3 months of age)

March 11 (Sat)                                        Ancram Town Highway Garage

Cats                      10:00-11:00

Dogs                     11:00-12:00                                       Copake Vets

Maple Lane, Ancramdale


April 15 (Sat)                                          Germantown Community Bldg.

Cats and Ferrets   10:00 – 11:00

Dogs                     11:00 – 12:00                          Dr. Elaine Tucker

Palatine Park Road


May 6 (Sat)                                             Gallatin Town Highway Garage

Cats and Ferrets   10:00 – 11:00

Dogs                     11:00 -12:00                                      Copake Vets

County Routes 8 & 11


June 3 (Sat)                                             Greenport Town Hall

Cats and Ferrets   2:00 – 3:00

Dogs                     3:00 – 4:00                              Mountain View Animal Hospital

Town Hall Drive,  off of Healy Blvd.


June 14 (Wed)                                                Ghent Town Highway Garage

Cats and Ferrets   4:00 – 5:00

Dogs                     5:00 – 6:00                              Sheep Meadow

Garage Place Road (by Dairy Queen)                             Dr. Patterson


August 8 (Tues)                                     New Lebanon Town Garage

Cats and Ferrets   4:00-5:00

Dogs                     5:00-6:00                                 Nassau Vet Clinic

Intersection of Rt.22 and Old Post Road              Dr. Lisa Dietrich


October 4 (Wed)                                    Claverack Town Park

Cats and Ferrets   4:00 – 5:00

Dogs                    5:00 – 6:00                              Mountain View Animal Hospital

Church Street, Mellenville, Behind Town Hall


November 4 (Sat)                                   Kinderhook Town Hall

Cats and Ferrets   2:00 – 3:00                              Dr. S. Gagliardi

Dogs                     3:00 – 4:00                              Chatham Small Animal Hospital

3211Church Street, Valatie – Martin H. Glynn School