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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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Senior/Low-Income Financial Assistance

Are you having trouble affording your pet? Please click here for more information.

Assisted Living for Seniors with Pets

Lambertville: The Animal Alliance offers low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for pets in the Lambertville area through the Planned Pethood clinic. Call 609-818-1952.

New Jersey (statewide): Companion Animal Advocates delivers pet food monthly to qualifying pet owners in New Jersey through the Operation Feed A Pet program. Call 201-706-7666.

Oakland: The Oakland Animal Hospital offers Food for Fido, which partners with Meals on Wheels and delivers pet food and supplies to eligible MOW recipients. The Oakland Animal Hospital also offers a pet food bank to assist pet owners in financial need. Call 201-337-7090.

New Jersey (statewide): The State of New Jersey Spay & Neuter Program provides low-cost spay and neuter operations through participating veterinarians. Call participating veterinarians to learn more.

Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties: PetPALS of South Jersey provides services to pets of people living with terminal, chronic or debilitating illness, or financially needy seniors. Services include providing pet food, free/subsidized veterinary care, grooming, pet transportation, and short-term foster care. Call 856-939-6900.

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California: The Prince Chunk Foundation provides temporary assistance to pet owners struggling with financial troubles. Call 856-302-6373.

New Jersey (statewide): The U.S. Pets Foundation provides lifesaving and emergency veterinarian treatment to animals in need that belong to qualifying low-income pet owners. Call 888-425-9992.

New Jersey (statewide): Living for a Cause offers a pet food pantry and pet food distribution for pet owners that are struggling to afford food for their pets. Call 844-650-3222.

Camden: The New Jersey Aid for Animals includes a once-a-year event called Pets in the City that offers free vaccinations for pets in Camden. Through the Helping Animals’ Lives Today program, the New Jersey Aid for Animals provides pet owners in Camden City with spay/neuter operations, vaccinations, flea treatment, and microchipping. Call 856-728-0911.

New Jersey (statewide): Rose’s Fund offers financial assistance to financially struggling pet owners with pets bearing a positive prognosis. Call 877-505-4234.

New Jersey (statewide): Vet-I-Care offers financial assistance for necessary specialty and emergency care for the pets. Call 732-690-0326.

Wayne: God’s Creatures Ministry offers a fund of up to $50 towards veterinary care for pets with low-income owners. Email for more information

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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