Dogs by temperament
ACC provides free vaccinations against rabies, DAPP, bordetella and canine influenza—as well as microchips and referrals for free spay/neuter surgeries—at pop-up clinics scheduled throughout the Bronx.
At these clinics, we also take the opportunity to learn more about other concerns pet owners may have, and connect them with resources that are offered as part of the Community Dogs program or through other agencies.
Pet Food Pantry
ACC’s Pet Food Pantry, housed at our Bronx Admissions Center, is open seven days a week from 8am-8pm for dog and cat owners who may be experiencing difficulties in providing for their loved ones.
With a generous grant from Animal Farm Foundation and donations from New Yorkers, ACC’s Bronx Admissions Center will provide dog and cat food to those in need in the borough. Owners must bring their pets in for free microchipping and sign an enrollment agreement in order to begin receiving pet food.Pet Food Pantry - Bronx Admissions Center
464 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Animal Care Centers of NYC will distribute food to clients at its discretion and according to pet age and size. ACC retains the right to revoke food pantry privileges, including for cases of suspected misuse. Clients agree that they are getting food for their own personal pets only.
Free Training Seminars
Through partnerships with local trainers, ACC’s Community Dogs Program offers free workshops for dog owners and their canines. By assisting owners in addressing common behavior problems, we can empower dog owners to work to solve behavior issues they previously thought were out of their control. Upcoming training events are listed at right.
While ACC does not performed spay/neuter surgeries for owned animals, our Community Dog Program can provide dog owners with spay/neuter resources and make appointments with the ASPCA.
Community Clinics Launched
On November 22, our Community Dogs Program held its first free vaccination clinic at Bathgate Playground in the Bronx. We provided free vaccines and microchips to 76 dogs! 20 dogs also received spay/neuter appointments with the ASPCA. Read more here.
Become a Community Dog AdvocateACC’s goal is to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to our shelters each year. You can help us by becoming a Community Dog Advocate. This team of advocates will help distribute information and resources within their community, and alert ACC to dogs and families in their neighborhoods who may need help (and possibly are reluctant to ask for it).
Let’s keep our pets and families healthy and together.
For more information, please contact CommunityDogs@nycacc.org.Free Basic Dog Training for Bronx Residents.
Sessions are held on the following Saturdays, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.