Visit Us (Appointment Only)
Trenton Animal Shelter
72 Escher St
Trenton, NJ 08609
(609) 989-3254
Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm, Sat 9 - 11am
Adoption Days
Petsmart (Dogs & Cats)
220 Commerce Blvd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Sundays 12 - 3pm
Petco (Cats only)
1295 Route 33
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Sundays 12 - 4pm
Featured Animals
Adoptable Animals
Adoptions
Adopt a Dog
If you see a DOG that you like, please fill out our screening form and specify which dog you would like to adopt. A representative of the Trenton Animal Shelter will contact you. You can also visit our adoptable dogs at one of our adoption days!
Adopt a Cat
If you see a CAT that you like, please fill out our screening form and specify which cat you would like to adopt. One of our Cat Adoption Coordinators will contact you. You can also visit our adoptable cats at one of our adoption days!
To adopt a cat or dog at one of our adoption days, fill out a cat or dog adoption screening form in advance or just come to the adoption event with your landlord, vet, and personal reference phone numbers ready so we may approve your adoption on the spot. Make an instant addition to your family!!
Adoption Details
  • All potential adopters MUST fill out an application.
  • No holds will be given.
  • The shelter reserves the right to deny adoptions.
  • Animals will be placed in the best possible home.
  • We only accept returned animals as a result of genetic conditions.
  • Personal and vet references are required and will be checked.
  • The Trenton Animal Shelter has a strict spay/neuter policy!
  • Applications will NOT be approved if your current pets are not spayed or neutered.
Volunteer
  • Message us on Facebook or come to an adoption day!
  • Fill out our volunteer waiver form and show us ID.
  • Start volunteering!
  • Come to the shelter and exercise the dogs.
  • Help photograph the dogs for petfinder and facebook.
  • Prep the dogs for adoption days (bathe and exercise).
  • Hold a dog at a Sunday adoption day.
  • Help out when and where you can, all help is appreciated!
Donate
We accept donations of all kinds! You can bring donations to adoption days, or directly to the shelter. Bring cash to adoption days and put it in our donations jar. Also donate items for the shelter, like food, treats, toys, collars, leashes, harnesses, beds, clean blankets and towels. You can find even more items on our amazon wishlist, they are easy to purchase and can be shipped directly to the shelter!