Welcome to the Pequannock Township Animal Shelter

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Who We Are Come Visit Us Adopting a Friend Volunteer Donate
Meet our Dogs Meet all the Pets Meet the Cats

See our Happy Endings!

Who We Are

The Pequannock Animal Shelter is a small municipal shelter that provides a temporary home for homeless, stray, and unwanted animals in our Pompton Plains, NJ facility. Our goal is to find permanent loving homes for all of the animals in our care. We are always in need of donations of food, litter and blankets, and are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us help the animals. Stop by the shelter during our adoption hours to meet our wonderful animals and friendly staff or give us a call to learn how you can help.

Adopting a Friend

Adopting a friend is fun and easy. Our pleasant staff and volunteers will help you determine the right pet for your family. Our adoption fee is only $25 and most animals are up-to-date on required vaccinations. Other medical and testing is on an as needed basis. All pets adopted from this facility are eligible for 2 FREE months of
ShelterCare pet insurance.

Come Visit Us

We are located right off the Newark Pompton Turnpike on near the Lukoil gas station. You'll see the sign for the Pequannock Animal Shelter and turn onto Washington Street. The shelter is at the end of the road on the left. Please call if you need directions.

Adoption Hours

Mon. - closed to public
Tues. - Sun 10:00 AM -2 PM
Tues. evening. - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


We are always looking for volunteers that can help us help the animals. Please contact us at or come visit the shelter to learn more.


Donations of food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, old towels and blankets, bleach, and other animal supplies and care products are always needed. You can drop these things off at the shelter during our normal adoption hours. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated, and you can rest assured that every penny will go directly to help the animals.

You can make donations in person at the shelter during our scheduled adoption times or mail a check to the shelter.

Useful Links

List of vets that participate in the NJ low cost spay/neuter program

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Contact Webmaster

Pequannock Animal Shelter
Washington Street
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Telephone: 973-835-3980