Animal Protection Services

The Office is responsible for the following animal protection functions:

Pet Licensing

All dogs and cats seven months or older residing in the Borough must be licensed. The pet's current rabies immunization must cover the duration of the licensing period. Licenses are renewable every January.


  • Altered / Neutered: $10
  • Non-Altered / Non-Neutered: $15
  • Late Fee for all previously licensed pets, applicable on March 1: $25

Please check the FORMS page for a Pet License Application.  For more information or questions call 201-664-7100, ext.129.

Finding a Lost Pet

For information on how to go about finding your pet in the event they become lost, click the following LINK to the ASPCA page.

Animal Bites

Reporting of all animal bites that have occurred in Westwood.  Warm blooded animals, such as cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife can carry and transmit rabies.


Distribution of information on many wildlife-related subjects.

Bergen County Animal Shelter 

Adoption Center Wish List