Dog Control

If you would like to speak with the Vestal Dog Control Office in person their office hours are Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or you can  make an appointment.

The Vestal Dog Control Office is made up of one part time Dog Control Officer and one call-in Dog Control Officer.  We are on call at all times to pick up any found and confined dogs.

  • If you have a complaint or need licensing information Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm call (607) 427-9291 or (607) 748-1514 Ext. 319 (If no answer leave a voicemail) 
  • If you have found and confined a dog or are are missing a dog during Non Business hours please call: (607) 427-9291 or (607) 755-4911 
  • If there is an Emergency please call Vestal Police at (607) 754-2111 or 911

Rabies Clinic Schedule
Dog Regulations for Town Parks
Certificate of Exemption from Rabies Vaccination

Parks & Recreation Article II Sec. 16-39 Control Of Pets
(a) No person shall bring into, permit, have or keep in any park in the Town of Vestal any dog, cat, horse, household pet, or other animal destructive to birds and other wildlife except as provided in this section.
(b) Dogs shall be permitted in Jones Park and Rail Trail subject to the following conditions:
  1. Dogs on Rail Trails shall at all times be on a leash no longer than 4 ft. and no more than 2 dogs per person shall be permitted.
  2. Dogs in Jones Park shall be on a leash no longer than 15ft.
  3. Dogs must be under control of the person who is walking. Said person shall not be on a bicycle, roller blades or similar device.
General Provisions
Sec 1-7 General Penalty
Maximum $500.00 and 15 days imprisonment