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The South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter is committed to placing our animals in safe, loving homes. As a potential adopter, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, speak with one of our adoption counselors and meet with the pet you are interested in. Small children and current pets may be asked to meet with the animal before sending him home.

At times, such as when an animal enters our facility as a stray, we are required to hold the animal for a certain amount of time. Your adoption counselor will discuss this with you and make you aware of any requirements or restrictions that apply to the pet you may be interested in adopting.

All cats and dogs adopted from our shelter are spayed or neutered prior to going home. According to the surgical status of the animal, we ask that adopters are prepared to complete the questionnaire, meet with a counselor and pick up your new family member within 48 hours or less.

Adoption Fees - Why?

Charging fees helps us to recover just some of the funds spent on that one animal so that we can help the next animal who may enter our doors. These fees are minimal, and generally do not even cover the full cost of the services given to the pet while it was here in our care. If you were to receive a pet free of charge, and provide it with the same medical treatments as one of our adopted animals, the cost would be several times higher.

  • Puppies 6 months & under = $250-$375
  • Toy Breeds (under 25 pounds) Over 6 Months Old= $200
  • Non-Toy Breeds Over 6 Months Old= $150

Each dog is vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before going to it's new home.

Puppy adoptions fees are higher due to increased number of vaccines given and extra supplies necessary to care for them while in our care.

A buckle or snap collar (no chokers) and leash MUST be used when picking up your adopted animal - you will need to supply one or purchase one at the time of pick-up from the shelter.

  • Kittens Under 6 months Old = $110
  • Petsmart Adoptions = Standard Fee +$30 (see info below)
  • Cats Over 6 Months Old = $75
  • Senior Cats 7 Years & Over = $50
  • CIA Agent Cats = $50

Every cat or kitten is vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas & ticks, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot if old enough, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before being adopted.

If you wish to have your new cat combo tested for leukemia/Aids prior to adoption please discuss this option (and the additional fee) with your adoption counselor.

Cats adopted from Petsmart have a standard adoption fee as listed above, but will have an additional $30 added to their fee for a combo (FeLuk/FIV) test as well. They must be tested to be housed at Petsmart, so the testing fee is not optional for these cats.

A cat safety collar must be provided by you at the time of adoption, or you may purchase one from the shelter at the time you pick up your new pet. A carrier to transport the animal home in must also be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.

  • Extended Stay Dogs (dogs in the shelter longer than 90 days) = $50
  • Extended Stay Cats (cats in the shelter longer than 90 days) = $50

We also have a AARC program which will give a discount to any senior person (60yrs or older) wishing to adopt. For more information on this program see the AARC Program page.

Periodically we have adoption specials based on the season, length of stay, or the breed/color of certain animals. For instance, we may run a BLACKOUT sale, reducing the fee for any black cat or kitten. We run these promotions based on the number of animals in the facility, the time of year, staffing levels and other factors. We do not generally have a set sale schedule, they are random events. 

Other Adoptables

The South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter is not just about dogs and cats! We have all sorts of small and furry pets as well as feathered and scaly ones. You never know what you might find when you enter our small animal room. We have rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and hamsters on a regular basis but you might also find the occasional chinchilla or mouse.

If it’s a feathered friend that you would prefer, we often have cockatiels, parakeets, and parrots of all sizes.  If you’re into exotic pets, keep an eye on our website for Bearded Dragons, Iguanas and snakes of all kinds. And don’t forget our barnyard buddies! Chickens, goats and pigs are just a few types of livestock that we offer for adoption.

Adoption Info & Fees

Adoption fee of $30

This adoption fee does not include the purchase of cage. Adopter must supply living quarters for the animal themselves.

A carrier to transport the animal home in must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.

 
  • Chickens/Ducks = $5 each

Goats, sheep or other livestock will have a higher adoption fee based on their time here at the shelter. Please call to inquire about the adoption fee of any livestock animal.

Transport of the animal to the adopters home must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot assist in the transport.

  • Hamsters = $10
  • Guinea Pigs = $15
  • Ferrets = $50

This adoption fee does not include the purchase of cage. Adopter must supply living quarters for the animal themselves.

A carrier to transport the animal home in must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.

  • Tiny birds (parakeets, love birds, finches) = $20
  • Small birds (cockatiels, etc) = $75
  • Exotic birds (parrots, conures, etc) = TBD per bird

This adoption fee does not include the purchase of cage. Adopter must supply living quarters for the animal themselves.

A carrier to transport the animal home in must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.

  • Iguanas = $25
  • Other reptiles = TBD per animal

This adoption fee does not include the purchase of cage. Adopter must supply living quarters for the animal themselves.

A carrier to transport the animal home in must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.