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
New Jersey
United States
  • +1 (609) 485 2345 work +1 (609) 484 0767 fax
  • Department of Human Services

    Division of Public Health

    Atlantic County Animal Shelter

    Animal Shelter

    Hours of Operation:

    The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is open for business by appointment only for adoption services and redemption of impounded strays at (609) 485-2345.
    Any incoming strays should be directed to the local Animal Control Officer for proper processing.

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    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 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

    Rabies Clinic For Dogs Only Sunday, December 5, 2021

    Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Registration is now closed.

    Rabies Clinic For Cats Only Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    More information and registration.

    By appointment only.  Clinics are animal-specific so cats cannot be brought to the dog clinic and vice versa.  Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

    Free Parvo Vaccination Clinics

    There are no clinics scheduled at this time.

    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.

    Take a Virtual Tour of the Animal Shelter

    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

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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.  Training is provided.  Volunteers must be over the age of 18. 

    • One-on-one time with animals
    • Reduce stress in the animals and yourself
    • Make new friends

    Volunteer Hours: Dogs 10am-1pm; Cats 1-3pm

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

    For more information please contact Jennifer Pagliarini, Volunteer Coordinator, or call (609) 485-2345. 

    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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    Volunteers Wanted


    to socialize and exercise
    our dogs and cats!
    More information and to apply!

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    Attention Pet Owners

    Atlantic County is required to provide you with the following information regarding the crime of animal cruelty, and how to prevent it.

    Donations Accepted


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