Gloucester County Animal Shelter Offers Discounted Adoption Fees

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

CLAYTON, N.J. — The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will continue to offer discounted adoption fees for the animals at the shelter. Animals six years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35. Dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees completely waived. 

“We love connecting our animals to loving homes, and offering these discounts will get them with their forever homes without the burden of costly adoption fees,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said.

GCAS is still limiting access to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. for administration and animal control. Adoption hours are by appointment only Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Friday and Saturdays from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Throughout the pandemic, Gloucester County residents have found animals to welcome into their families and find a forever home.

One adoptive parent shared their “pup-date” saying, “It’s been one year since we adopted Chase aka choco latte. He’s still as crazy as ever, as handsome as ever and we love him even more!”

Chase was adopted in the beginning of March and has been acclimating to his new life with his forever family.

Any Gloucester County resident interested in adopting from GCAS can call (856) 881-2828 ext. 1 for adoptions. You can also fill out an adoption application online at and a staff member will contact you to review your application. Once approved, you will receive an appointment time.

The shelter currently has 29 animals available for adoption including 18 cats, eight dogs and two roosters.

“Adoption from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is typically much less expensive than adopting from a private source,” Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said.  “During the summer the shelter always sees an increase in cats and kittens, and this fee reduction could help motivate people who are looking to adopt.”

The shelter is also offering the Pet Food Pantry to help assist any Gloucester County pet owner struggling to feed their pets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet owners can visit the Pet Food Pantry to pick up pet food for their dogs and cats.

If any Gloucester County resident is in need of food please call the shelter to confirm availability and schedule a time for pickup at (856) 881-2828 ext. 3.

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