Sussex County Animal Shelter

Find Sussex 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.


Augusta Animal Shelter 28 Pelletown Road Frankford NJ 07822 973-875-8540


Hopatcong Animal Haven PO Box 579 Hopatcong NJ 07843 201-398-1305

Hopatcong Dog Pound Durban Ave Hopatcong NJ 07843 973-398-0550

Lafayette Animal Control 50 Father Johns Lane Lafayette NJ 07848 973-300-5909

Newton Animal Control 13 Adams Street Newton NJ 07860 973-300-2055

Niki's Felines Enjoying Lives of Value PO Box 70 Andover NJ 07821

One Step Closer Animal Rescue PO Box 248 Sparta NJ 07871 973-652-3969

Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue, Inc. PO Box 81 Sparta NJ 07871 973-729-8431

Sparta Municipal Animal Pound 65 Main Street Sparta NJ 07871 973-729-3752

Sussex Animal Shelter 21 Clove Road Wantage NJ 07461 973-875-8540

Sussex County Friends of Animals, Inc. 50 Father Johns Lane Lafayette NJ 07848 973-300-5909

Vernon Animal Shelter 21 Church St Vernon NJ 07462 973-764-7751

Vernon Animal Shelter 21 Church Street Vernon NJ 07462 973-764-7751

Vernon Animal Welfare League 798 Canistear Road Vernon NJ 07422 973-765-7631

Wantage Animal Control 50 Compton Road Wantage NJ 07461 973-721-4437

Wantage Animal Shelter 446 New Jersey 23 Sussex NJ 07461 973-875-9390

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.