Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Babylon Animal Adoption & Rescue Center (BAARC)

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Our Featured Pet...

12-619 "Hope"!

12-619 "Hope"

"Hope, case #12-619

Two and a half years ago a timid puppy came to the shelter as a stray; she was confused & afraid... She was given her name because we knew there was “Hope” that she would be noticed and find a home right away. Always calm in her kennel with the cutest ears and smile, she was passed by time and time again. Hope blossomed and let her fun loving laidback personality shine! Appreciating the little things in life, she absolutely loves to go for walks and is very polite on leash! Although she loves her walks, she is a diva and will not walk the trail in the rain without a raincoat. <3 During the spring/summer months you will find her peacefully sun bathing in one of the yards. In the colder months it makes her happy to have a warm blanket and bone to return to.

Hope also loves to spend her time in the yards with some of her friends running the agility Aframe and frolicking happily around. :) She does sometimes get a little extra excited and jumpy so she would do best in a home with older children. She obeys basic commands and loves showing off for cookies. Hope is on a routine at the shelter and keeps her cage clean. This would lead us to believe that house breaking would be a breeze. :)

This amazing girl has been patiently waiting for someone to notice how wonderful she is and give her the forever home she truly deserves!

Also thanks to Shelter Link for putting the spotlight on Hope! This stunning girl is Hope. Hope should have been adopted a long time ago but still finds herself waiting at the shelter for the right family to come and find her. Black dogs are often the most overlooked dogs in shelters and here it is again. Hope is a lovely affectionate girl, playful, active and very intelligent. She has been working on her obedience commands and is a star in her classes at the shelter. Please open your heart to this sweet girl and come to the shelter and meet Hope.


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Mission Statement: To balance the health, public safety, and welfare needs of the people and animals in the Town of Babylon; providing nourishment and a safe environment for stray, impounded, and owner surrendered animals; responsibly enforcing state laws and local ordinances; and finding new loving homes for homeless animals at our shelter.

Who We Are The Town of Babylon covers 53 square miles and is serviced by 3 Animal Control Officers who enforce Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of New York State and the Local Laws and Ordinances of the Town of Babylon. Staff in the office handles complaints from residents and dispatches over 5,000 calls per year to the Animal Control Officers. There are several kennel attendants to care for the 3,600 animals which enter the shelter each year. The attendants also assist the public to adopt and redeem dogs. There is an adoption rate of over 80%. Office staff consists of clerical staff who handle the daily transactions for redemptions and adoptions as well as other office duties. The shelter is under the direct charge of the animal shelter Director who administers the operation of the shelter.

Adopting a Friend


Before leaving the shelter dogs are heartworm tested and given heartworm prevention during their stay here, dewormed, altered, and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, DAPPV, K9 Influenza, and Bordatella.

Before leaving the shelter cats are FELV tested, dewormed, altered, and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, HCP, and Bordatella.

Adoption Fees: CASH ONLY

Dog/Puppy Adoption
Residents will receive a dog license
Resident $90
Non-resident $85

60 and over
Dog/Puppy Adoption
Resident $50
Non-resident $45

Compatibility Check
Bring your pet to see if they get along with a new friend. They can meet on leash in our BAARC in the Park.

Cat/Kitten Adoption $65
60 and over $35

Animals surrendered for Adoption/Euthanasia
Placing a pet for adoption will be dependent on kennel space, temperament, health, and age. The shelter will accept animals for adoption on a case by case basis. Often the prospective pet will be placed on a waiting list and then be brought in for adoption as space is available. Animals may be surrendered to the animal shelter by the owner only. Euthanasia service is available Mon-Fri providing a technician is available. Please call in the morning so that arrangements can be made for when you come in. You may spend time with your pet immediately before and after the procedure. Proof of residence in the Town of Babylon (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) is required. There is a $65 turn in fee for dogs, $35 for senior citizens. All fees are cash only. The shelter does not accept stray cats. There is a $35 fee to turn in owned cats, $15 for senior citizens. If your pet has passed away, you may bring the body for disposal to the shelter. There is a $25 fee for dogs, $10 fee for cats.

Come Visit Us!

Monday through Friday, adoptions -10AM to 3:30PM; Saturday 10AM to 2:30PM

Southern State Parkway to exit 36N, make a right onto Straight Path. Make a left at the second traffic light onto Edison Ave. Make a right at the fifth block onto Lamar St.

Map to our shelter

Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
51 Lamar St.
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: 631-643-9270
Fax: 631-643-9236

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