Dog Control

6460 Buffalo Road
Churchville, NY 14428
Office:  293-3880 Ext 125            

Emergency: 911

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PROCEDURE FOR LICENSING YOUR DOG

Printable Dog License Form

Applying for a dog license:

Where: The Riga Town Clerk’s Office, in the Town Hall
When: Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
and Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Owners of guide, hearing, police work, or service dog
must provide proof of such and the license is free.

Fees:
 spayed female or neutered male  $9.00
 unspayed female or unneutered male  $17.00

Riga’s Free Rabies Clinic:

Date: September 16th
Time: 1pm-3pm

You Can Now Renew Your Dog’s License Online DogLicense
Your dog must have a current rabies vaccination on file to utilize this option. Our vendor adds a $1.75 convenience fee per transaction.

DOG LICENSE RENEWAL

Your dog’s license is renewable upon receipt of the renewal application which is sent to you from the Town Clerk’s Office.
If you fail to purchase your dog’s license within the month it is due, you will receive a friendly reminder from the Dog Control Officer.

Failure to renew your dog’s license in a timely matter will result in the issuance of an appearance ticket.

  • current rabies certificate
  • spaying or neutering certificate (if applicable)

IF YOUR DOG IS SEIZED

All strays are held at Companion Animal Hospital for five working days.

They are then put up for adoption. Call us as soon as possible.

To redeem the dog, the owner must pay an impoundment fee and a daily
board fee, and have a NYS dog license.

CALL 911 FOR:

  • ALL DOG BITES
  • DOGS INJURING OR KILLING DOMESTIC ANIMALS
  • ALL DOGS STRUCK BY VEHICLES
  • STRAY DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN CONTAINED

For Dog Related Questions or Complaints:
Call – 293-3880 / Ext. 125

(Planning Board Approval Required)

To own 5 or more dogs a Special Use Permit/Kennel is required.

The Town’s definition of Kennel is a commercial operation that provides
food and shelter and care of animals for purposes not primarily related
to medical care (a “kennel” may or may not be run by or be associated
with a veterinarian); or engages in the breeding of animals for sale.
“Kennel” also includes the harboring or maintenance or noncommercial
groups of five or more dogs of licensing age.

The Dog Control Officer and Shelter Services

Every city, town, and village must provide dog services in order that the state
and local dog laws and ordinances may be enforced and that lost and stray
dogs may be picked up and humanely cared for until they can be reunited with
their owner.

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