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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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Donate Monthly (Rescue Hero)

Become a RBARI Rescue Hero!

During these uncertain times, with our in-person events and other standard fundraisers canceled, the monthly donors that make up our RBARI Rescue Heroes have become the backbone of our support.

Please join today to ensure we can keep our doors open and continue to be here for the most vulnerable dogs and cats who depend on us.

As a thank you for your support, RBARI Rescue Heroes receive the following benefits:

  • Providing the consistent support needed for RBARI to save the lives of dogs and cats who need us most. This includes providing second changes to seniors, pulling twice a week from local overcrowded and kill facilities, taking on urgent medical cases, and taking in local surrenders.
  • Monthly updates on the work you have helped to make possible
  • Early access and/or discounts on RBARI merchandise and events (virtual for now)
  • Automatic entry into our annual raffle
  • Easy, automatic, tax-deductible monthly deductions

What work is your monthly gift supporting? Cases like these:

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