Guilford Police Animal Shelter Guilford Police Animal Shelter
24 hours/7 days a week Phone203-453-8061 | emergency: Dial 911

Guilford Police Animal Shelter

Guilford Police Animal Shelter

Our facility is located at rear of the Guilford Public Safety complex at 400 Church StreetGuilford Animal Shelter

(behind the police department, to the right of the Fire Department)

Our Animal Control officer is:

Kelly Weady
When the Animal Control Facility is closed or when the Animal Control Officer is off-duty, our Police Patrol Officers handle all animal-related complaints.

Animal Control Telephone Number
Phone: 203.453.8083
Contact: 203.453.8061 if after hours or no answer
Cat with Kittens

Office Hours

Monday            6:00am – 2:00pm                                                                                      
Tuesday           6:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday     6:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday         6:00am – 2:00pm
Friday               6:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Hours are subject to change without notice.


Animal adoptions from the Animal Shelter for a neutered animal cost $5.00. The cost for an unneutered animal is $50.00.This cost includes the cost of 2 vaccinations and the partial cost of neutering.
The new owner is responsible for all necessary vaccinations and licensing of the adopted animal.

Dog Laws

Roaming Dogs
– Sec. 22-364(a)
States in part that a dog is not allowed off its own property unless it is on a leash. Fine is $92.00

Nuisance Dog

– Sec. 22-363 Covers excessive barking etc. The fine is $75.00

Rabies Vaccination

Every dog and cat is required to have a current rabies vaccination. Fine is $136.00

Animal Control Officer and dog

Every dog over six months of age is required to be licensed with the Town. The cost of licensing is $8.00 for a neutered dog and $19.00 for an non-neutered dog. Licensing is done by the Town Clerk at the Town Hall. The fine for an unlicensed dog is $75.00

Leash Law/Scoop Law

Town Ordinance Sec 214-3 says in part that in any Park, Beach, or open space under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Recreation Commission, pets shall be on a leash no longer than seven feet. Further that owners shall remove animal defecation immediately.