Pet Finder: Ocean County Animal Facility

Ocean County Animal Facility - North

Spay and Neuter Clinics: See details below.

Who We Are...

The Ocean County Animal Facilities (North and South) house dogs and cats and maintain a 24-hour receiving service for stray animals that are brought in by Municipal Animal Control Officers. Features of the shelters include indoor/outdoor runs, cages, isolation areas and surgical facilities. The shelters are operated by the Ocean County Health Department:

Ocean County Animal Facility (North)
615 Fremont Ave. (off of Route 547)
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: (732) 657-8086

Ocean County Animal Facility (South)
321 Haywood Road (behind the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station)
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 978-0127

Facility Hours...

Seven Days a Week (Closed Holidays)

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Wednesday evening until 6:30


The Ocean County Animal Facilities harbor stray dogs and cats for a minimum of seven days, State Regulation, in the hope that their owners can be located. After seven days the animals are offered for adoption.

Adoption Fees...

Dogs: $60
Cats: $55

All of the animals adopted are examined by the Facility's veterinarian and receive a rabies shot (if old enough), a distemper shot, a worming/heartworm screening (for dogs) and spayed or neutered.

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds...

Donate a Bed
Our cats love to sleep on Kuranda cat beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another cat to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda cat bed.


The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters, Inc. is a non-profit organization run solely by dedicated volunteers committed to helping shelter animals. They work with the Ocean County Animal Facility (North) located in Jackson, NJ. They help by evaluating the animals and assisting with adoptions. A large part of our adoptions are done at off site locations, staffed solely by volunteers. For more information about off-site adoption dates, volunteer events, or if you're interested in volunteering please visit the volunteer web site at: .

Off-Site Adoptions

Petsmart has graciously provided us a room to house cats that we have for adoption. While the cats can be viewed any time the stores are open and applications may be left at anytime, most adoptions are done on Saturdays and Sundays. However, appointments can be arranged during the week. Our store is located in the Toys R Us plaza on Hooper Ave in Toms River NJ. Adoption hours are 10 - 2 on Saturday & 11 - 3 on Sunday. Special Events Adoptions: Weather permitting, look for our mobile adoption unit at the following events:
Unless there's a conflict with the above events our normal off-site dogs adoptions are at:
Petco on Rte 70 in Brick on the 3rd Saturday of each month - 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Petco on Rte 9 in Howell on the 1st Saturday of each month - 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
PetSmart on Hooper Ave. in Toms River on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month - 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Also visit us:

Our Adoptable Pet List -- Our Upcoming Events

Donations Needed...

Dry and Canned Cat Food
Dog Biscuits
Small Rag Rugs (washable) - We no longer use newspaper
Towels and Blankets
Pet Toys
Metal Dog Crates and Cat Carriers (in good condition only, please), and, of course

Location...(North) Jackson, NJ

Our Facility on Fremont Avenue is just off Route 547 (Hope Chapel Road), between Routes 527 & 571.
Click here to get a map to our shelter. A new page will open with a map of our area.
From The South Via The Garden State Parkway Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 83. Go North on Route 9 to the first light (Route 571). Make a left turn onto Route 571. Go to the 6th traffic light (Intersection of 571 and 547), Ridgeway Liquors is on the corner. Make Right onto Route 547. Go about 1 mile, we are on the right side. From The North Via The Garden State Parkway Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 88. Take Route 70 past the Route 9 overpass plus 2 traffic lights (Exxon Station on right). Make right turn onto Route 527. Go past the Dover Pound to light. Make left onto Route 547. It's the 3rd driveway after going over the railroad tracks.
Ocean County Animal Facility

Jackson, NJ
Phone: 732-657-8086

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