The Animal Control office is responsible for ensuring all domestic animals (i.e., pets) in the Town of Irondequoit are cared for in accordance with town and state regulations, in order to promote public safety and animal welfare.
In addition to domestic animals, Animal Control is also responsible for the safe removal of animal carcasses from any Town owned roadways and often assists with the removal of wildlife trapped on private property.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm
For an emergency situation any time of day, please contact 9-1-1 immediately.
Scott Donahue, Officer
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York
Any dog over the age of 4 months must be registered with the Town. Licenses need to be renewed yearly.
You may apply for a license online or in person in the Clerk’s Office (1st Floor) at Town Hall.
Please note, for a first time license you are required to provide:
Code Restrictions for Dogs/Cats
All dog and cat owners in the Town of Irondequoit are responsible for the safe harboring and care of their animal(s) to avoid any public nuisance or property damage. For specific information regarding these guidelines please reference Chapter 79 of the Irondequoit Town Code.
Unattended Dogs Seized by the Town
All dogs seized by the Town will be safely held in a local animal shelter. If the seized dog bears a license tag the owner will be notified either in person or via mail.
Seized dogs will be held for the following time periods:
Each year, the Town of Irondequoit conducts one free rabies clinic for Irondequoit residents’ cats and dogs. The next Free Rabies clinic will be offered on Saturday June 19, 2021 at the Irondequoit Department of Public Works Garage, 2629 East Ridge Road from 9am to 12pm.
All Dogs and Cats, 3 months of age or older are welcome. Dogs MUST be leashed and Cats MUST be in a sturdy carrier. Please bring proof of previous vaccinations to receive a 3 year shot, otherwise a one year (initial) shot will be given.
Town required Dog Licenses will also be available for purchase to Irondequoit Residents. The fees are $9.00 for Spayed/Neutered Dogs and $18.00 for Unspayed/unneutered dogs.
Pre-Registration is recommended. CLICK HERE for the preregistration form.
Any questions please contact the town at (585) 336-6052 or AnimalControl@irondequoit.org
****Masks are Required for this event****
Some animal related issues and concerns are addressed and/or enforced through agencies outside of the Town. Below are some of the most common county and state agencies and the issues they are responsible for.
The Monroe County Health Department addresses rodent control and animal bites/rabies concerns.
NYSDEC enforces regulations related to deer feeding, deer management and other wildlife best practices.
Below are the pets that have been reported as lost and/or pets found by Animal Control. Pets will remain on the Lost and Found list for one calendar year before being removed, unless otherwise requested by owner.
No lost/found pets at this time
We will do our best to keep this list as current as possible. Please call Animal Control at 336-6052 if you have any questions.
If you'd like us to add your missing pet or a pet that you've found, please call us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org