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...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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Volunteer Opportunities

Transport Program Volunteer

Transport Program Volunteer

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Emergency Transport Volunteers Needed

RBARI is seeking Transport Volunteers to add to our emergency and sudden transport call list! Our lifesaving Transport Program is an essential part of the work that we do, and our emergency transport volunteers are at the forefront in getting our urgent cases and animals needing medical appointments to the care that they need. 

If you have a flexible schedule, or are able to assist when needed throughout the week and weekend to bring our cats and dogs to our participating vets, please complete the application below! When a medical emergency arrives, we text and call down the list of our transporters to see if they are available at that time to bring one of our animals to their needed location, and if they are able, they jump into action. If a volunteer is busy at the moment, that is okay! We check in with the next person down the line. We know that our amazing volunteers lead busy lives, so we are needing as many people to add to the call list as possible.

Click here to apply!

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