Animals for Adoption

The Shelter is open for adoptions from 1pm-5pm every day except Monday.  Those wishing to adopt a pet are carefully screened to ensure the animals will be placed in the best-suited home.

Adopters must meet the following criteria

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must present photo identification
  • Must show proof of current address
  • Proof of home ownership or for renters, copy of the lease allowing pets
  • The entire family must be present
  • If you already have a dog(s), a meet and greet is required. Dog meet and greets are not done on the same day as the initial meeting with the shelter dog.
  • Current pet owners must provide a veterinary reference

Adoption fees are based on the age of the pet and include the following (for cats and dogs)

  • Vet exam
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Microchip


Adoption Applications


Available Animals

Various types and breeds of animals are available for adoption at the shelter.  We list as many as we can on our page, but there are more at the shelter than on the site.  Please be aware, while we try to keep our pet list as current as possible, we cannot guarantee an animal will still be available when you arrive.


Stray Animals

A stray animal must be held for 7 days to give its owner a chance to reclaim it.  During this period, the animal is not available for adoption.  Strays will be made available after the holding period and once behavioral and medical evaluations have been completed.  The Shelter will not pre-adopt any animal.

Contact Us

Thomas Longo

Interim Director

Robert Bergamini

Animal Shelter Manager

Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

100 United Lane • Teterboro, NJ 07608

Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: 201-229-4600

Animal Control Phone: 201-229-4616


For Directions to the Shelter, please click here