If your dog was brought into the shelter by Gloversville Animal Control or by the Gloversville Police Department, please contact the shelter at 518-725-5956 to redeem your pet.
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There are very specific criteria for animal redemptions in the city of Gloversville and the state of New York. You must provide your Driver’s license or other photo ID, current rabies vaccination certificate, and a current dog license. It is New York State Law that all dogs must have a current Rabies vaccination.
If your dog does not have a current rabies vaccination, we are not permitted to release the dog from our custody until a vaccination can be administered. We are able to have our veterinarian’s office administer the vaccination on weekdays and on weekends as time allows. You are responsible for the cost of the vaccination ($25.00 on weekdays, $35.00 on nights and weekends) and any other fees charged to our shelter (i.e. office visit, etc).
If your dog is deemed to need a flea bath, one will be given at time of entry to the shelter so the residents do not get fleas. There will be a $10.00 fee for a flea bath.
If you do not have a valid dog license and live in the City of Gloversville, we can also provide one to you. The cost for a dog license is $10.00 for an altered dog (spayed or neutered) and $20.00 for an un-altered dog (not spayed or neutered). If you do not have a valid dog license and live in the Town of Broadalbin, we can also provide one to you. The cost for a dog license is $7.00 for an altered dog (spayed or neutered) and $20.00 for an un-altered dog (not spayed or neutered). Residents who live outside of Broadalbin and Gloversville must have proof of license before we are legally able to release your pet back to you. Again, it is New York State law that all dogs released from the shelter to citizens must be licensed before release. Licenses are good for one year from the date of issue.
The fee to redeem your dog is $10.00 for the first occurrence, $20.00 or the second occurrence, and $30.00 for each occurrence thereafter. These fees are set by the Gloversville City Council and must be paid for at the time you pick up your dog. Payments must be made in cash or check. We currently do not have a credit card machine. We are not able to take any partial payments.
Thank you for your cooperation.