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SJRAS Kissing Booth @ SJRAS
Feb 8 – Feb 15 all-day

Our famous kissing booth returns this year! Help us give the kiss-off to pet homelessness by dropping in at the shelter and kissing your favorite adoptable pet! You’ll earn an entry in our “basket of love” drawing!

Then, share your kissing photo on social media with the hashtag #IKissedADog or #IKissedACat and tag SJRAS in your post. We’ll give you an extra entry for each social media network you post your photo on – simple as that!

Why do we do this? Because even if YOU aren’t in the market to add a new cat or dog to your household, one of your many social media connections may be. Having your kissing booth photo put right in front of them may result in THEM adopting a new friend.

So put your mouth where your heart is ? and drop by for your kissing close up!

PetSmart Adoption Days @ PetSmart
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

PetSmart Adoption Days

Stop by to visit the adoptable cats & kittens at our PetSmart Adoption Center! Adoptable dogs will also be stopping by when they have the time.

We’ll have staff & volunteers on hand to help you meet all the pets and see if one of them is the perfect match for your home.

Special adoption rates may apply, and other specials or offers may also be available. Please visit our facebook page to see exactly what hours  we’ll be onsite.


Joe Corbi Pizza & Dessert Sales
Mar 1 – Mar 27 all-day

We’re at it again! Staff & volunteers will be selling Joe Corbi items to help support the daily cost of caring for the hundreds of homeless pets in our care each day.

  • Pizza kits ranging from healthy whole grain to meat-lover varieties
  • Cookie dough kits that are not only fun but also DELICIOUS
  • Decadent cheesecakes from classic to Reeses Peanut Butter Cup
  • Cinnabons to churros to Mr.Fields cookies!
  • More pie’s than you can name without making yourself hungry!

The best part? They all freeze well! So you can keep your items frozen until the perfect time comes about for a fun family make-your-own pizza night or a lazy day spent sharing time with family making bunches of delicious cookies.


To place your order simply visit the shelter during business hours or reach out to a shelter volunteer – they’ll have brochures ready for you to help us help the animals

 – OR –

NEW!! Place your order online! Visit the Corbi website at and use our participant code 503137 at checkout and we’ll get credit for your order!


Step for a Pet Walkathon @ Parvin State Park
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Step for a Pet Walkathon @ Parvin State Park

Take a walk in the park with your favorite friends

AND your furry friends!

Each year our petwalk gets bigger and bigger, and this year should be no exception! Held at Parvin State Park – a park whose history is as varied as its wildlife. The trails are perfect this time of year: offering shade from the sun on a warm spring day and yet still allowing you to take in the beauty of your surroundings and protecting you from any late-spring chills that may pop up.

During this event the park is filled with animal lovers & their best canine friends, all of whom come out to traverse the 3 miles of trail designated for SJRAS’s walk, encircling Parvin Lake. You’ll catch sight of many wildlife critters enjoying the spring weather and the beauty & tranquility of this little park will have you coming back time after time to take in the scenes.

We’ll have live music, vendors with both animal related and non-animal goods available for sale, food available for donations and you’ll get the first look at the 2020 PET OF THE YEAR candidates as the 12th year of this fun contest kicks off. We also offer prizes for the top fundraisers, and limited edition 2020 Step for a Pet T-shirts.

Adoptable canines from the shelter will also be making appearances throughout the day to get a little time away from their kennels and to hopefully catch the eye of someone in the market for a new walking buddy.

Scenic photos of you and your group with the shoreline in the background will also be available for a donation. If you have a SJRAS Photo Passport bring it with you for photos you can take home with you same day!

Fund-raise online to help boost yourself into one of the top 3 spots & win a wonderful prize! Have a group from work or or school or family that would like to walk together to help homeless pets? Register your team below and we can have specially colored/marked 2020 Step for a Pet t-shirts available for your group! (see info below)

Or, fund-raise in person by downloading our 2020 Step for a Pet Registration Form.

Whether you’re part of a team, coming with friends or just bringing your favorite canine for a day in the sun, we hope that we’ll see you there!

Situated on the edge of the Pine Barrens, the park not only has pine forests, but also a swamp hardwood forest. Spring bursts out in bright colors and rich fragrances with blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating. Swimming is allowed in Parvin Lake only.

Help us make 2020 an even more wonderful year for the homeless pets of South Jersey!