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.
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.
All animals leaving our shelter are required to be spayed or neutered. All will have age appropriate vaccines and be wormed. All cats have been felv/fiv tested, all dogs have been heartworm tested.
The adoption fee for Senior Citizens and Military Veterans is $35.00. If the animal choosen is not already altered, we will deliver it for surgery, the owner can pick up their new pet from the veterinarian.
All adoptions must be done on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first good, properly-qualified prospective home will get the pet.
From Western Gloucester County (Logan, Swedesboro, Greenwich, East Greenwich, Mullica Hill)
Take US Route 322 (East) to Route 47 (Delsea Drive) in Glassboro. Make a right onto Delsea Drive and follow approximately 2 miles to Gloucester County complex on the right.
From Eastern Gloucester County ( Williamstown, Franklin, Malaga, Clayton, Cecil)
Follow Route 47 (Delsea drive), 2 miles past the center of Clayton, to Gloucester County complex on the left or take US Route 322 (West) to Route 47 (Delsea Drive) in Glassboro. Make a left onto Rt. 47 and continue 2 miles to the Gloucester County complex on the right.
From Western Camden County and Burlington County(Pennsauken, Camden, Moorestown, Mt. Holly, Marlton, Cherry Hill, Bellmawr)
Take Route 295 (south) or Route 130 (south) to Route 42 (North-South Freeway). Follow directions for Philadelphia area below.
From Eastern Camden County(Berlin, Atco, Sicklerville, Pine Hill, Lindenwold)
Take Berlin-Cross Keys Road from Berlin to Cross Keys ( a five point intersection). Continue onto Glassboro-Cross Keys Road (left of the WaWa convenience store) to Delsea Drive (Rt. 47). Make a left and follow approximately 2 miles to Gloucester County complex on the right.
From the West (Philadelphia & Area)
From any of the bridges, travel onto Route 42 South, also known as the North-South Freeway. Continue South to second traffic light past the Atlantic City Expressway. This will be Greentree Road in Turnersville. Make a right onto Greentree Road and follow until road dead-ends onto another road. A Burger King restaurant will be on your left. This road will be Route 47, or Delsea Drive. Make a left onto Rt. 47 and continue for approximately two miles. The animal shelter will be on right side in the Gloucester County complex; the last building on the left.
From the South (Cape May & Area)
Take Route 55 to Exit 43 (Little Mill Road). Make a right onto Little Mill Road. At the stop sign make a left onto Delsea Drive (Rt. 47). Follow directions for Eastern Gloucester County.
From the East (Atlantic City & Area)
Take the Atlantic City Expressway to the Williamstown Exit. Make a left onto Sicklerville Road. Go to the third traffic light (five-point intersection). Make a right onto Rt. 322 West. Follow directions for Eastern Gloucester County (Rt. 322 west directions).