Gloucester County Animal Shelter

Our Pet List

Who We Are

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter opened it's doors in July 1990 as a public service provided by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders. We provide both animal control services and animal shelter services to the twenty-four towns of Gloucester County. Our goals are to promote humane care and treatment of all animals, seek responsible, loving homes for animals, reduce pet overpopulation by encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets, provide lost and found services by reuniting pets with their families and to protect animals from cruelty and neglect.

Our shelter handles in excess of 8,000 animals per year. We work closely with other local and state wide animal welfare organizations to better aid the animals in our county. We also operate 2 off-site adoption centers located in the Petsmart stores in Turnersville & Mantua, New Jersey. These sites are staffed completely by volunteers and result in over 600 animal adoptions each year.

Adopting a friend

You may be surprised to find that adopting an animal is a more involved process than you expected! Everything we do is in the best interests of the animals in our care, and is aimed at giving them the best possible chance of finding a permanent home.

A trained staff member or volunteer will escort you on a tour of the kennels and give you time to view the animals available for adoption. You will have a counseling session with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will fill you in on the history and needs of any of the animals. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying and neutering, housetraining, veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.

Your application will be verified and begin the processing procedure within 24 to 48 hours. Once your application is approved, you will be able to select and interact with the pets available for adoption. After you have selected your perfect match, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay a small fee for adoption.