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We’re Open!

...but you need an APPOINTMENT for some services.

YES! We're still handling adoptions at our shelter by appointment only for approved applications. Before you can adopt, you need to choose one or more animals you're interested in and then fill out an application on our website by clicking the pink ADOPT ME button. Once your application is approved, we will contact you to make an appointment to meet the available animal(s) you are interested in.

YES! We are accepting donations to help the animals at our shelter. Donations can be dropped off daily, without appointment and can be left in the green labeled bins located directly outside the main shelter door. A list of items we can/cannot accept can be found in the donation drop area. You can also learn more about how to support us by clicking here to visit our wish list.

YES! We are still accepting volunteers for select positions! To read more about our program and needs, please click here to visit our volunteer page.

Visitors must wear a CDC-approved face mask at all times while they are in the shelter.

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Available Small Animals

*Please read our "Before You Adopt A Small Animal" section for information on proper care, housing, feeding, and social requirements of small animals.*

Be the forever home our animals are desperately waiting for.

View our available small animals below, and if you think they might be the right match, apply for them through their profile using our adoption software Adopets, and click the pink ADOPT ME button. Adopets makes it easy for you to track your adoption application each step of the way. If you are interested or wanting to apply for multiple animals, you will only need to fill out the application once, and after, go to our website and click ADOPT ME on any other small animals to be added to your Adopets inquiry. 

Please note that the majority of small animals are very social in nature and often live in groups or pairs. RBARI will only adopt out Guinea Pigs in pairs or if you have a resident Guinea pig that you are looking for a housemate for. Rabbits in the wild live in large groups and like Guinea pigs are happiest when they have a companion or housemate. We prefer to adopt Rabbits in pairs or to a home with a resident Rabbit unless it has been shown in our care that they need to be the only one. 

Having questions or issues filling out the application? Click the pink “help center” button and chat live with Adopets support. If you have further questions, please email

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
2 Shelter Lane
Oakland, NJ 07436

Tax ID (EIN): 22-6094179


Monday: Appointment Only
Tuesday: Appointment Only
Wednesday: Appointment Only
Thursday: Appointment Only
Friday: Appointment Only
Saturday: Appointment Only
Sunday: Appointment Only