Owning a Dog in Hillsdale
Hillsdale is dog-friendly. With our beautiful farmland and wooded hills to enjoy, our canine residents are as happy to live here as their human companions are. There are just a few formalities to observe which will help to keep everyone safe.
Every dog, cat and ferret in New York State is required by law to possess an up-to-date (a) local Hillsdale license and (2) rabies vaccination.
Obtain a local license for your pet from the Town Clerk (bring a few dollars and proof of a rabies vaccination). If your pet goes missing, you’ll be happy it was registered.
Rabies vaccinations are obtained by your veterinarian.
First vaccinations must be given by the time your pet is four months old, followed by a second vaccination within 12 months. After that, your veterinarian may recommend three-year vaccinations. Your vet will provide you with a certificate of immunization which gives the date of vaccination, when the next vaccination is due, and the manufacturer of the vaccine. You will need this certificate to register your dog.
Hillsdale Animal Control Officer: Visit here.