Animal Control & Services

Animal Facility

If you would like to visit the facility to view our adoptable pets, please call the shelter to schedule an appointment. Appointments are no longer needed to view our available pets. To view the animals here at the shelter, you can stop by Sunday through Saturday between 1pm and 4pm. We highly suggest you check out our available animals on Adopt-a-Pet or Petfinder prior to scheduling an appointment. 

Donations may be left outside. We will be monitoring and bringing them in periodically throughout the day.

If the door is locked and you need further assistance, please call us at 732-341-1000 ext. 8450.


The Toms River Animal Control and Services is a municipal shelter serving Toms River Township. We are one of only a few remaining municipally-run shelters in New Jersey. The staff at the facility are responsible for all daily operations including:

  • Administrative
  • Adoptions
  • Animal control
  • Cleaning/feeding all shelter animals
  • Owner relinquishments
  • Reclaims

Wild Turkey**Please see informational pamphlet from the Animal Protection League of New Jersey regarding wild turkeys. 

What to do about wild turkeys