The Broome County Dog Shelter is staying busy this summer with the usual parade of stray dogs and others that need re-homing but is also hopping with some seasonal visitors at a sort of camp for dogs.

Shelter Director Kelly Conlon says the operation on Cutler Pond Road has seen a lot of successful adoptions as well as the recent arrival of close to a dozen new-born pups and their two mothers.

Front Street Dog Shelter

In addition to puppies, some adult dogs, like a 2-year-old stray pug-chihuahua mix named Otis are always listed for adoption at the shelter website: or at Adoptions include vaccinations, microchip identification, certificate of spay or neuter, a leash and free vet check at a participating veterinarian.

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Also, Camp Barkalot is operating, even as the summer winds down, to allow dog owners a safe place for Fido to stay while they are away.  The camp is kind of “Glamping” for dogs with heated floors, indoor/outdoor runs, toys, play yards and a staff well-versed in canine care. The County Dog Shelter is still accepting reservations at (607) 778-2493.

The Broome County Dog Shelter, which has housed stray, abandoned and seized dogs since 1956 is supported by the county, municipal partners, volunteers and donations.

Copies of the shelter's information pamphlets can be found in our lobby at 59 Court Street, Binghamton.

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