Who we are...


The Toms River Animal Facility is a municipal shelter serving Toms River Township. We are one of only four remaining municipally run shelters in the state of New Jersey. The staff at the facility are responsible for all daily operations including administrative, cleaning/feeding all animals, adoptions, reclaims, owner relinquishments as well as animal control.



Adopting a friend...


We are open for adoptions Tuesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm, Wednesdays from 1pm-6pm We are closed on Mondays and Holidays.


If you are interested in adopting an animal please contact the shelter directly as e-mails may not be answered on a daily basis.

Applications are required when adopting a pet. Applications are held for 24-48 hours for screening. If approved, a fee of $40 is required (NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED) and a representative will contact you and make arrangements to finalize the adoption.





 Any animal adopted out that is not already spayed or neutered will be required to be. The owner will be able to participate in the N. J. low cost spay/neuter program. This program entitles each adopter the ability to have their new family member spayed or neutered for $20 at any participating vet. If any animals currently reside in the home proof of spay/neuter will be required along with a current rabies vaccination and a license from your municipality.


Every adopted animal is always returnable should there be any problem with the adoption.





Donations are always welcome at the shelter. Supplies needed are:



Come Visit Us!


We are located within the Police Department parking lot, in the building with the big red roof. Please call if you need further directions.


Toms River Animal Facility
235 Oak Ave
Toms River NJ 08753
Phone: 732-341-1000 ext. 7300

Visit our web site at: http://www.tomsrivertownship.com/

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter