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Northern Ocean County Animal Facility Animal shelter in Jackson, NJ

Features of our shelters include indoor/outdoor runs, outside pens for dogs to get exercise, a meet and greet room for potential adopters to spend some time with our animals, and a spacious cat room. Our shelters also have surgical suites and isolation rooms for the medical care of our animals.

The Ocean County Animal Facilities harbor stray dogs and cats for a minimum of seven days, as per State Regulation, in the hope that their owners can be located. After seven days the animals are legally able to be put up for adoption.


The Ocean County Animal Facilities are staffed by both full time and part time dedicated and caring employees.

In addition to our great staff, we have a group of dedicated volunteers. The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to helping shelter animals in the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility. They help by walking and exercising our dogs, socializing our cats, and assisting with adoptions. The Volunteer Auxiliary runs the off site cat adoption center in PetSmart, as well as a mobile adoption bus that they take to various locations on weekends. If you would like information on how to volunteer you can email the Volunteer Auxiliary at volaux@yahoo.com.

The Animal Facility is always in need of donations. Some of the items that we frequently need and use are:
-Canned dog and cat food
-Bags of dry dog and cat food (for our pet food pantry)
-Blankets, towels, sheets, dog and cat beds
-Dog toys (Nylabone, and Kong in particular)
-Cat toys
-Leashes, collars, harnesses
-Dog and cat treats
-Monetary donations are always appreciated, as well

Our Shelter is always in need of Kuranda beds for both dogs and cats. You can browse our wish list, and make donations here:

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615 Freemont Ave
Jackson, NJ 08527
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615 Freemont Ave

Jackson, NJ 08527

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Adoptable pets at Northern Ocean County Animal Facility

We'll also keep you updated on Milo's adoption status with email updates.
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Milo

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Lola's adoption status with email updates.
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Lola

Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Zicario's adoption status with email updates.
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Zicario

American Bulldog/Husky

Male, Adult
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Boo's adoption status with email updates.
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Boo

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Kitten
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Colt's adoption status with email updates.
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Colt

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, Adult
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Tiger's adoption status with email updates.
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Tiger

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Kitten
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Nilla's adoption status with email updates.
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Nilla

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
Jackson, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Pepper's adoption status with email updates.
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Pepper

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Jackson, NJ

Shelter FAQs

The Northern Ocean County Animal Facility, and our sister shelter, The Southern Ocean County Animal Facility, are operated by the Ocean County Health Department. Together, both Facilities serve the majority of Ocean County.

The Ocean County Animal Facilities (North and South) house dogs and cats and maintain a 24-hour receiving service for stray animals that are brought in by Municipal Animal Control Officers.

Additional adoption info

Adoption Fees

-$60 for Dogs and Puppies
-$55 for Cats and Kittens

ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SAME DAY, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. WE ARE UNABLE TO PLACE A HOLD ON ANY ANIMAL.

The Requirements for Adoption are as follows:
-Everyone in the household must come in to meet the animal you are looking to adopt.
-If you are looking to adopt a dog, and currently have any dogs at home, your dogs must come in to do a meet and greet, to ensure that they get along.
-You must be able to show that you can have a pet where you live.
-If you own your home, please bring a mortgage statement or tax bill as proof of home ownership. (A utility bill does not count).
-If you rent, we need to see your lease with a pet policy clearly stated.
-Adoption fees must be paid in EXACT CASH, or a PERSONAL CHECK, the address on the check must match the drivers license. We are unable to take debit or credit, and we are unable to make change.

Pets at shelters & rescues near Northern Ocean County Animal Facility

Metropolitan Maltese Rescue

P.O. Box 20395,
New York, NY 10011

The Fur's Flyin Rescue

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Devill Dawgs

NYC, NY 10003

We'll also keep you updated on BROWNIE's adoption status with email updates.
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BROWNIE

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
New York, NY
We'll also keep you updated on Covey's adoption status with email updates.
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Covey

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
Philadelphia, PA
We'll also keep you updated on Fergus's adoption status with email updates.
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Fergus

Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Madison, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Afi's adoption status with email updates.
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Afi

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Brooklyn, NY
We'll also keep you updated on Chloe's adoption status with email updates.
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Chloe

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 8 mos
East Brunswick, NJ
We'll also keep you updated on Sherbert's adoption status with email updates.
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Sherbert

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 6 mos
New York City, NY

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