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At RBARI, we're committed to keeping our community, staff, and animals safe during this time, and have adapted our adoption process to be by appointment only for approved applicants.

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Low Cost Spay/Neuter & Vet Care

Bergen County Animal Shelter (BCAS) Rabies Clinic

BCAS holds its State Rabies Clinic on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Due to the holidays in the months of November and December, clinics are held instead on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. There is no cost for rabies shots to residents of New Jersey. Please call (201) 229-4600 for more information

Petco & PetSmart

Contact your local Petco/PetSmart store (ex. Ramsey, Paramus, Totowa).

Petco and PetSmart Vaccination Clinics offer: low-cost preventative care, vaccinations microchipping identification services (HomeAgain chip readable by all AVID and HomeAgain scanners), Heartworm/FIV/FeLv testing and medication, and deworming.

Animal Care Center of North Jersey

Free vaccines, and discounted veterinary care.


Click here to learn more about PIT STOP.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

To find low-cost spay/neuter clinics across the country, search the PetSmart Charities® database to locate providers in your community.

People For Animals

Located in Hillsdale, Robbinsville and Clayton, NJ. Fees include a checkup, distemper and rabies inoculations, and the surgery. They also offer a Neuter Scooter that picks up in various locations for folks with transportation limitations.

For more information, call their Hillside clinic - 973 282 0890 or Robbinsville clinic - 609 208 3252. To learn more, click here.

State of New Jersey Department of Health: Low Cost Spaying/Neutering Program

You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price of $20 at one of these participating veterinary hospitals.

Friends of Animals

Certificates can be purchased from the shelter or online by clicking here.

If you are interested in a certificate, please contact the shelter or click here for more information.

Spay USA

For more information, call 800-248-7729 or click here.

Or, contact your local veterinarian for more options!


Every year, in this country, millions of healthy adoptable cats and dogs are killed because there are not enough homes for them all. Not only will you help reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats, but sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life and provide some positive behavioral benefits!

Please read more about the many IMPORTANT health and safety reasons to spay and neuter your pet by clicking here!

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


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

Tax ID (EIN): 22-6094179