Passaic County Animal Shelter

Find Passaic 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.


All Humane Animal Rescue 781 Ringwood Avenue Wanaque NJ 07465 973-616-8569


Angels of Animals, Inc. 34 Craig Place Clifton NJ 07013 973-471-0622

Bloomingdale Animal Control 188 Union Avenue Bloomingdale NJ 07403 973-838-8959

Clifton Animal Control 900 Clifton Avenue Clifton NJ 07013 973-470-5761

Friends of Wayne Animals PO Box 3701 Wayne NJ 07474 973-902-7515

Friends of the Shelter 900 Clifton Avenue Clifton NJ 07013 973-470-5936

Hairy Hounds 326 Belmont Avenue Haledon NJ 07508

Passaic Animal Control 13 Benson Ct Passaic NJ 07055 973-365-5669

Passaic Animal Shelter 13 Benson Ave Passaic NJ 07055 973-365-5669

Paterson Animal Control 44 Ryle Road Paterson NJ 07522 973-881-3640

Paterson Pound 44 Ryle Road Paterson NJ 07522 973-881-3540

Pet Adoption Thru Caring Hands 26 Lakeside Avenue Pompton Lakes NJ 07442 973-835-7202

Save The Animals Rescue Team PO Box 1098 Little Falls NJ 07424 973-785-1245

Second Chance Pet Adoption League PO Box 221 Oak Ridge NJ 07438 973-208-1054

The Last Resort 139 Point Breeze Drive West Milford NJ 07421

Wayne Animal Shelter 201 Pompton Plains Xrd Wayne NJ 07470 973-492-5151

Wayne Township Animal Control 475 Valley Road Wayne NJ 07470 973-694-9295

West Milford Animal Shelter LYCOSKY Dr West Milford NJ 07480 973-728-2859

West Milford Animal Shelter Society Lycosky Rd West Milford NJ 07480 973-728-2859

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.