Looking to Adopt a Specific Breed?
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter has a wide selection of purebred cats and dogs. When looking for a specific breed to adopt, please visit the shelter and meet with one of our adoption counselors to assist with your search.
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The Atlantic County Animal Shelter was developed as a regional response to the
needs of local municipalities for an animal control shelter. It opened in October
1995. The Animal Shelter operates with a small staff and volunteers who help
handle the care and feeding of the animals. Animals may be adopted by members
of the public. The shelter offers educational programs. Schools and organizations
are welcome to tour the facility and meet with the staff. Donations of pet food
and supplies are greatly appreciated.
To provide care and compassion, in a healthy environment, to animals
while attempting to reunite them with their owners, to educate the
public on responsible ownership, and to facilitate successful pet adoptions
while respecting and striving to improve the quality of life for both
pets and people.
The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week:
Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Address: 240 Old
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
The following fees currently apply to the adoption of animals.
and Dogs: $90.00
includes vaccinations for rabies and distemper, spay or neuter, fecal
test, deworming, Heartworm cite test if appropriate, and a leash.
and Cats: $65.00
Fee includes vaccinations for rabies and feline distemper, spay or
neuter, fecal test, deworming, feline leukemia/FIV cite test, and a
The following are also available for an additional fee:
AVID Chip: $20.00
I.D. Tag: $6.00
Animal Shelter Free Obedience Class for Shelter adoptees
Free obedience classes for dogs adopted from our shelter will be held on November 23rd.
FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 240 old turnpike rd.
The clinics are held between the hours of 10AM to 12 Noon. NO APPOINTMENT
IS NECESSARY. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.
Residents are urged to vaccinate their pets early in the year through
their local free rabies clinics which are generally held in the first
quarter of the year in each town. This ensures timely compliance with
municipal licensing requirements. Rabies clinics conducted at the Shelter
are available for those residents who miss their town's clinic.
NJ Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs
You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals.
Michele Rappoport, Shelter Volunteer and Student
"I am so glad I was able to do my massage internship at Atlantic County Animal Shelter. It was a wonderfully welcoming environment..."
Read full testimonial...
Do you love animals?
Volunteers are always needed to help exercise and socialize the animals in the shelter. Hours are flexible and training is provided. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. For more information please contact
Terry Petruzzi or call (609) 485-2345.
You can also access the Atlantic County Volunteer Application on-line here.
White Horse Pike (US Route 30) - Turn south on to Shore Road
in Absecon and follow it into Pleasantville where it becomes Main
Street. Turn left off Main Street on to Old Turnpike Road which is
located shortly before the railroad tracks at Washington Avenue.
The Animal Shelter is located at the end of Old Turnpike Road.
Black Horse Pike (US Route 322) - Turn north on either Main
Street or Franklin Avenue in Pleasantville. (Roads run parallel.)
Continue until shortly after crossing the railroad tracks. Turn
right on to Old Turnpike Road.
City Expressway - West Bound. Take first exit immediately after
the Atlantic City toll booth. Turn left on to Franklin Avenue. Turn
left on to Old Turnpike Road.
City Expressway - East Bound: Exit on to the Black Horse Pike
before Pleasantville. Follow directions above.