Adoptable animals: Wonderful cats -- Amazing dogs -- Everyone!

We are the Ocean County Animal Facility South in Manahawkin, N.J. Our adoptable dogs and cats are all spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines. We have indoor/outdoor runs for the dogs, a 'meet and greet' room, isolation areas and surgical facilities. Our shelter is operated by the Ocean County Health Department, which also maintains an animal facility in Jackson Township, N.J. (called the Ocean County Animal Facility North).

Ocean County Animal Facility (South)
360 Haywood Road (next to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station)

Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 978-0127

We are open daily to the public from 1-4 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1-6:30 p.m. (Closed holidays.)

Our adoption fees are $60 per dog and $55 per cat. This includes spaying or neutering, microchipping and all shots.

Map to our shelter

Learn about Friends of the Ocean County Animal Shelter! "Friends" is a nonprofit organization that assists our facility with the treatment of sick or injured animals. They also help to supply us with anything needed to better our shelter. If you would like to find out more about what they do, donate to our shelter, or read some of our success stories please visit their Web site.



Kuranda beds

Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. We appreciate all of the large beds that have been donated, and we would love a few more in the 35 x 23 size for our smaller guys. Thank you again for all the wonderful donations. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for one of our shelter pets to sleep in comfort, please click here.