Animal Control

Cute Little White Dog
The Animal Control Officer can be contacted by calling the dispatch center at 624-7076, dial 9.

The Animal Control Officer is in charge of animal welfare, stray domesticated animals (cats, dogs).

Any complaint of a non-domesticated animal will be referred to the Maine Wardens Service.

Cruelty To Animals Is Against the Law

If you have any questions on cruelty to animals the Maine statutes can be found at Animal Cruelty Maine Statutes.

Did you know that per State Statute all dogs must be registered/licensed with the City by December 31st of each year?

  • The licensing fee is $6.00 for a dog that is neutered or spayed and $11.00 for a dog that is not fixed.  
  • When licensing your dog you must show a current State of Maine rabies certificate.  
  • In addition, if your dog has been neutered or spayed in the last year please bring that certificate with you as well.  

Please contact City Hall if you have any questions.

Online Dog Registrations

The City of Gardiner also offers dog registrations online from October 15th to December 31st.


For more information, contact the Animal Control Officer by email or call 582-5150, Ext 1344