Animal Control & Adoption

Animal Control webpage

Please call 203-622-8299 to make an appointment as the Animal Control Officers may be out on a call.

Animal Control Division enforces local laws on keeping dogs, cats, and other animals. In addition, it supervises animal adoptions when a pet is not claimed by its owner.  

Greenwich Animal Control is open seven days a week, from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. We welcome your visit to the shelter! It is good to call first before stopping by, as officers may be out responding to calls. (393 North Street / 203-622-8299).

The Animal Control Officers, when working, are reasonable for responding to animal complaints within the Town of Greenwich, wild and domestic.  


Each owner or keeper of a dog of the age of six months or over, except dogs kept under a kennel license, is required to have a dog license (PDF), renewed annually on or before June 30th at the Town Clerk's office.


Dogs and cats aged three months and over must be vaccinated against rabies. Proof of vaccination certificate is issued by a licensed veterinarian.

Nuisance Animals

Dogs that create a nuisance to the public are subject to laws and fines. View a complete summary of dog laws (PDF).

Stray Animals

Residents may report a stray animal by calling Animal Control at 203-622-8299 between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Animals are brought to the animal compound where they are cared for while their owner is contacted. If the animal is not wearing identification, it will be held for a period of eight days and then put up for adoption.

Animal AdoptionBlack Kitten

When an animal's owner cannot be located, the animal is cared for and evaluated to determine if it is eligible for adoption. View a selection of animals that are available for adoption.