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-7pm We are closed on Mondays and Holidays


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

Applications are required when adopting a pet. Applications are held for 24 to 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. Every adopted animal is always returnable should there be any problem with the adoption.



WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ANY APPLICATIONS FOR ANY REASON. If any animals currently reside in the home proof of spay/neuter will be required along with a current rabies vaccination..






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: www.tomsrivertownship.com

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter