About Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Who We Are

The Animal Shelter & Adoption Center offers a shelter with a no-kill philosophy.

The mission of the Division is to promote:

  • The humane treatment of all animals
  • Reunite lost pets with owners
  • Encourage adoption, foster care and wildlife rehabilitation
  • Reduce of animal populations through spay/neuter and education of the public in animal welfare
  • Responsible pet ownership

Animals for Adoption Get to know the different steps to find your forever friend.

Clear The Shelters Flyer

Bergen County to Assist Pet Owners with Donations to CFA

Calendar Peruse through the events that the animal shelter are holding.

FAQs Read through different frequently asked questions about the shelter. 

Injured Birds & Baby Wildlife Get more information on what to do with injured birds or baby wildlife. 

Lost & Found Pets Search through the list of found pets and what to do if you find a lost pet. 


Pet List Look through the available pets at the shelter. 

Pet Adoption Application Print, fill out, and bring with you before visiting the shelter 

Registration Form for Vaccine Clinics

Resources Access a list of links to other supporting or informational organizations. 

Spay & Neuter Research what spaying and neutering is and the benefits of doing it. 

Vaccine Clinic Find out about the shelter's comprehensive program to control rabies.  
       Pre-register for clinics online or by calling 201-229-4600.

Volunteer Opportunities Browse through the information on how you can volunteer for the shelter. 


Adoption Hours


Closed for adoptions and owner surrenders

Tuesday - Wednesday

Open to turn in strays and reclaim lost pets from contracting towns: 1 pm - 5 pm
(All services are available Tues - Sun)

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays with no Rabies Clinic
1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays with a Rabies Clinic
(Check the calendar for dates for rabies clinics.)

1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for adoptionsSaturday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Closed for all major holidays

Quick Links

Contact Us

Deborah Yankow


Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: 201-229-4600

Animal Control: 201-229-4616


 Bergen County Department of Health Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-634-2600 • Fax: 201-336-6086 • Health & Safety Hotline: 201-225-7000