As of now we are open to the public for adoptions everyday from 1pm-4pm. We highly suggest you check out our available animals on Petfinder.com to see if there is anything you are interested in. Please wear a face mask upon entering the building. Thank you and be safe!
The Toms River Animal Control and Services is a municipal shelter serving Toms River Township. We are one of only four remaining municipally-run shelters in New Jersey. The staff at the facility are responsible for all daily operations including
If you are interested in adopting an animal, please contact the shelter directly. Emails may not be answered on a daily basis. Applications are required when adopting a pet. Applications are held for 24 to 48 hours for screening.
If approved there is an adoption fee payable in cash or check. This fee includes the spay or neuter of the dog or cat as well as rabies and distemper vaccines and a microchip. Also included is a heartworm test for dogs. If a resident application is approved, a representative will contact applicant and make arrangements to finalize the adoption. We reserve the right to deny any applications for any reason.