Adoption fees are $165.00 for all dogs. Any dog over the age of 6 months must also receive a rabies vaccine & obtain a dog license.
2013 Dog Licenses are available at the City Clerk's Office, 59 Court St. Westfield. Massachusetts General Law (MGL) requires that all dogs over 6 months of age be licensed by April 1st of each year. Dog licenses are also a great means of identification and can be traced 24 hours a day 7 days a week by either Animal Control or the Police Department. License costs are $10.00 for dog that has been spayed or neutered, or $25.00 if they are not. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccine and proof of neutering or spaying with you when licensing your dog.
Per MGL Chapter 140 and the City of Westfield's ordinances, you must show proof of a current rabies vaccine and also a current city dog license to claim your dog.
If you have lost a pet, please call the animal control office as soon as possible at 564-3129 or 246-3814. Stray dogs will be held for 10 days. Owners will also be responsible to pay a daily boarding fee of $15.00 per day in addition to a $60.00 administrative fee. If not claimed by their owner in that time, they will be made available for adoption.
We sponsor the Massachusetts Animal Coalition Program, so please buy your Spay/Neuter license plates to support Spay/Neuter programs in your area.
Monetary donations for the Westfield Animal Shelter can be sent to Ken Frazer Animal Control Officer. Please make checks payable to: The Westfield Animal Shelter Gift Account. All other donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA 01085 or by making special arrangements.