The Town’s Animal Shelter oversees and manages animal control. The Animal Shelter also enforces the Town’s “leash” law.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays Closed

During regular hours, call (516) 677-5784.

After regular business hours, and on Sundays and holidays, residents experiencing animal problems should contact their local police precinct. In an emergency, call 911. They will contact us if they need assistance.


View all the dogs & cats available at the Town’s Animal Shelter

Licensing and Adoption Fees

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The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter. . . a state-of-the-art facility built to house animals in a healthy and nurturing environment.

The “dog only” kennel areas have oversized cages, sheltered out-door areas, and gabled roofs that let in diffused natural light.

All dogs have access to large outdoor runs to maintain healthy muscle tone.

Quarantine cages segregate sick animals from the general population. An in-house infirmary, not open to the public, provides space for treatment of ailing shelter residents.

Cats brought to the shelter are housed in a sound proof area. This stress-free environment consists of twenty-four cages complete with a skylight above.

All dogs receive “5 in l” and rabies inoculations and all cats are given “4 in l” inoculations before leaving the shelter.

The entire Animal Shelter enjoys a complete air filtration system which provides air exchanges every fifteen minutes of every day.

Animals: If you Love Your Dog, Then License It! Brochure

Animal Shelter Brochure

Animal Shelter Activity Book

Animals: Rabies Protection Brochure

Injured Dogs and Cats

Strays – During business hours residents can make a report to the Animal Shelter. After hours, the police should be notified. Medical attention, if warranted, will be provided by Town-contracted veterinarians.

Owners should call their veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinary Service listed in the telephone book concerning their own dog or cat.

Lost and Found

Lost or found pets or stray dogs should be reported to the Animal Shelter. Anyone interested in adopting a pet should first contact the Animal Shelter. Lists of animals available for adoption are updated at the Shelter.

Animals: What To Do If You Lost Your Pet Brochure

Special Events / Programs Available

    • September is Free Adoption Month!
    • Rabies Clinic
    • “Seniors for Seniors” Pet Adoption Program
    • For information call (516) 677-5784

Personnel are available for Animal Shelter tours and/or speakers for your group. Contact the Animal Shelter between 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. for further details.