Find Bergen County New Jersey animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
American Brittany Rescue, Inc. 63 Grove Street Oakland NJ 07436
Animal Rescue Team 237 Stuyvesant Avenue Lyndhurst NJ 07071 201-935-7076
Bergen County Animal Shelter 100 United Lane Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604 201-229-4600
Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center 100 United Lane Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604 201-229-4600
Closter Animal Control 231 Herbert Avenue Closter NJ 07624 201-768-0200
Fair Lawn Animal Pound 20-05 Saddle River Road Fair Lawn NJ 07410 201-794-5327
Halfway Hounds PO Box 132 Park Ridge NJ 07656
Humane Society of Bergen County 221 Stuyvesant Avenue Lyndhurst NJ 07071 201-896-9300
Lucky Hollow Animal Welfare 511 Spring Valley Road Paramus NJ 07652
Midland Park Animal Control 140 Greenwood Avenue Midland Park NJ 07432 201-652-4554
Paramus Animal Control 1 West Jockish Square Paramus NJ 07652 201-265-2100
Protect Our Pets and Homeless Animals 118 Rutherford Avenue Lyndhurst NJ 07071
Protective League for Animals PO Box 52 Mahwah NJ 07430
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge 2 Shelter Lane Oakland NJ 07436 201-337-5180
Save the Animals Rescue Team Ii PO Box 177 Elmwood Park NJ 07407 201-797-8861
The National Foundation for Animal Rescue PO Box 565 Saddle River NJ 07458 877-554-8787
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.