Dog Control Officers


New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Law requires that each municipality have an agreement with a sheltering facility to house stray dogs. The municipality itself is responsible for stray dogs in their community. The Chenango SPCA provides housing for stray dogs for many municipalities in Chenango County. Please see the list below for your Dog Control Officer contact information.

Municipality DCO & Phone #
(Town & Village)

Amy Cross (917) 886-7482
BAINBRIDGE (Town) Bill Sherrick
C-(607) 760-8203/H-607-967-7460
BAINBRIDGE (Village) Scott Webb (607) 244-6466
COLUMBUS Jamie Coyle (607) 226-2378
COVENTRY Bob Webb (607) 373-3547
GERMAN Christine Stark 607-656-9087
(Town & Village)
Kyle Boeltz
(607) 237-8259
(Chenango Co. Mt. Upton)
Robert Sharkey (607)764-8347
McDONOUGH Carrie Converse-Evans
C-(607) 316-4246/H-607-647-5559
MASONVILLE Amy Cross (917) 886-7482
NEW BERLIN New Berlin Police 607-847-8900
SMITHVILLEChristine Stark (607) 656-9087

Municipality DCO & Phone #
NORTH NORWICH Carol Lawrence(Town & Village)(917) 886-7482607-226-1858/315-391-6046
NORWICH (Town) Roger Barrows 607-952-6025
NORWICH (City) Rodney Marsh/Scott Burlison 607-334-1210/607-334-1215
OXFORD Roger Barrows 607-952-6025
PHARSALIA Roger Clapper 607-334-7539
PLYMOUTH Brian Franklin 607-745-6755
PRESTON Nancy Cody 607-843-9397
SMYRNA Carol Lawrence 607-226-1858/315-391-6046
Sherburne Village Carol Lawrence 607-226-1858/315-391-6046

It is illegal for an individual to pickup a stray dog, as well as could be dangerous to yourself, your family, and your other pets. You don’t know this animals temperament and if it is healthy or not. The safest (and legal) thing to do is to contact the DCO for your area.

Hours of Operation

Monday 12-4:30
Tuesday: 12-7:00
Wednesday: 12-4:30
Friday: 12-4:30
Saturday: 12-4:30
Closed: Sunday/Thursday (by appointment only)

Chenango SPCA 6160 County Road 32
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-9724
The following is provided as a courtesy as the
Chenango SPCA does not have a stray dog housing
agreement with these municipalities.

Country Acres Animal Shelter Inc.
(607) 423-2888
OTSELIC Betsy Jensen (315) 653-7774
LINCKLAEN Beth Stanton 315-852-9565
EARLVILLE (Village) Rick Crowell (607) 316-9986

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