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Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, and we'd like to give our cats a chance to try them, too.
Thanks to your generous donations, we're in good shape for dog beds now, but we can always use more soft bedding pads.
We'd especially appreciate two more cat towers or more cat beds. If you would like to donate a Kuranda pad for a dog bed or a bed at a special wholesale price for a another cat to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda bed.

Who We Are...

Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
100 United Lane
Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

We are a county operated shelter providing animal control to contracting communities in Bergen County and Kearny in Hudson County. We accept owned animals for a fee from our contracted communities. If space permits, we will accept owned animals from other Bergen County towns. Except for Kearny, we do not accept animals from outside Bergen County. We do not process intakes of owned animals on Saturday or Sunday. Our contracting towns are Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Kearny, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Maywood, Moonachie, North Arlington, Norwood, Oradell, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle Brook, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Westwood and Wood-Ridge. For a stray found in any other community, call the police department of the town in which the animal is found to determine the appropriate agency that provides animal control for that community. Please call during business hours and select 0 to discuss intakes of owned animals from non-contracting Bergen County towns.


Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs and other pocket pets - Cats, dogs and rabbits must be spayed or neutered before leaving. While we try to keep our pet list as up-to-date as possible, we cannot guarantee an animal will still be available when you arrive. We do not have the ability to maintain a waiting list. Because of that, we try to post the highly adoptable animals when they become available to give people a chance to get to the shelter the next day. If you see a puppy, kitten or a small dog, chances are it will be adopted quickly. If you take the time to email us or call, you might lose a chance at adopting. We do not ship animals. Your entire family, human and in the case of dog adoptions, canine, must come to the shelter for the adoption. Introductions of your dog to one of ours on weekends need an appointment.


Spay and neuter services for shelter pets, veterinary services for shelter animals, around the clock animal control for sick, diseased, injured, or trapped animals, pickup of stray animals, bi-monthly rabies clinics, trapping nuisance or dangerous wild animals, computer identification system, educational programs.

Adoption Fees...(The shelter accepts checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, money orders or exact change cash.

Dogs - $75-100, depending on age
Cats - $50-$75, depending on age
Rabbits - $35
Ferrets - $35
Guinea Pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice - $10

Shelter Hours

Except for holidays, the shelter is open for intakes and for reclaims from 1 to 5 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 1 to 3 pm Thursdays. Intakes of owned animals are not processed on Saturday or Sunday. We are open for adoptions from 1 to 4:30 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 1 to 3 pm Thursdays.
The shelter does not accept surrendered animals from outside Bergen County (except for Kearny) nor strays from towns that do not contract with us for animal control.

Emergency Service for contracting towns: 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

Rabies Clinic :

Rabies clinics are held twice a month. They are open to cats and dogs of residents of New Jersey.
Please check the calendar of events on our main web site for the actual dates.
Time : 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. No early admissions. You may pre-register for the rabies clinic from the main county web site to save time on the day of the clinic.

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