RFQ - Dog Trainers and Animal Behavior Consultants



Animal Services is interested in contracting with local dog trainers and animal behavior consultants. Such professional consultants enable Animal Services to assess animals entering our care and develop enrichment and behavior management plans accordingly.

Additionally, dog trainers and behaviorists could also be involved in developing behavioral support program to keep pets in their homes with their families.     



Candidates should have one or more of the following credentials:  


  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
  •  International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  •  Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians
  • The Academy for Dog Trainers
  • Karen Pryor Academy



Proposals and qualifications are accepted on a rolling basis and agreements are authorized as funding allows. Interested parties should submit written proposals including a resume or curriculum vitae to the attention of the Director of Animal Services at:

Animal Services Center
184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608

Or email to AnimalServices@cityofrochester.gov.


Pets and Animals