The Atlantic County Animal Shelter serves as an animal control shelter. Members of the public are invited to come and adopt a pet.
240 Old Turnpike Road
Pleasantville
New Jersey
08232
United States
+1 (609) 485 2345 +1 (609) 484 0767

Department of Human Services

Division of Public Health

Atlantic County Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter

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Hours of Operation:

The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week:

Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Adoption Fees:

The following fees currently apply to the adoption of animals.

Puppies and Dogs: $110.00 The adoption fee includes mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and a free veterinary consultation.

Kitten and Cats: $85.00 each additional Feline adoption $42.50 The adoption fee includes mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and a free veterinary consultation.

The following are also available for an additional fee:

Home Again Microchip: $30.00

I.D. Tag: $6.00


What's Happening at Your Animal Shelter

Free Monthly Rabies Vaccination Clinics

There are no clinics scheduled at this time.

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Free Obedience Class for Shelter Dog Adoptees

Call the Shelter for next available class.


NJ Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals. Learn more


Community Partner Salutes

Thank you for your support The Leeds Avenue School Student Council and Tilton Fitness Club.

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Protect Our Waters:

Lake LenapeProperly Dispose of Pet Waste

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Pet Tips

Overweight CatIs your pet overweight?

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Have You Lost a Pet?

Lost Pet PosterHelpful tips from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter.

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Do you love animals? Volunteer!

Volunteers are always needed to help exercise and socialize the animals in the shelter.  Hours are flexible and training is provided.  Volunteers must be over the age of 18.  For more information please contact Terry Petruzzi or call (609) 485-2345. 

You can also access the Atlantic County Volunteer Application on-line here.

Volunteer Testimonials

Volunteer working at the shelter.

Michele Rappoport, Shelter Volunteer and Student

"I am so glad I was able to do my massage internship at Atlantic County Animal Shelter. It was a wonderfully welcoming environment..."

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