Dog Shelter – Adoption – Cat Spay Program – Licensing – Laws

Town Law requires all dogs residing in Shandaken must be licensed. A valid rabies certificate is required. Dogs MUST be leashed when not on your property. Dogs are Not allowed to run at large. No extended, Excessive barking

Shandaken Code Pertaining to Dog Control

Dog License Application Form – available @ Town Clerk

Cat Spay Available for Shandaken Residents (full time) $35 – Purchase voucher at Town Clerk’s Office. Use at the Mobile Vet Van.

The Mobile Vet Van no longer comes to Town Hall – BUT they will honor a Shandaken Spay Voucher for cats at their other locations. Closest to us would be the Walmart parking lot. They are there on a regular basis.

Email>  Check their website schedule>

Info on Adoption email

Download Application for Dog Adoption 

Dogs available for adoption can be found on our page

For more info call Town Clerk’s Office 845-688-5004 or

If you would like to make a donation for  the care of  dogs in the Town of Shandaken Dog Shelter, Please drop off a check

made out to: S.A.V.E  (Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort):

to the Town Clerk’s office – Or Mail to SAVE PO Box 67, Shandaken NY 12480

Questions? or to volunteer to help, call Shandaken Dog Enforcement Officer – Nancy Hudler 845-663-4047 or  send email

Alternate Contact – Tom Rinaldo 845-688-9911 –  Assistant Dog Control Officer

For Emergency Dog Complaints Call> 845-688-9902

Shandaken Code Pertaining to Dog Control

Ulster County Law – Outdoor Dog Tethering

Dog License Application Form

To Save Time – Money & Gas – The Town Clerk’s office will periodically schedule Rabies & Distemper Clinics.  NEXT ONE: