Pet Adoption and Fostering

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Pet Adoptions
77 Willow Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Phone: 973-744-8600

Public Hours: daily 1:00-4:00 p.m., except Thursday 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Also available by appointment during non-public hours. Please call 973-744-8600.

Check us out on Facebook at:

Pet adoption fees: $160 for dogs; $120 for cats

For animal control issues please call the following numbers during hours indicated:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. call the Montclair Animal Shelter: 973-744-8600

For emergencies, weekends, holidays and after office hours call the Police Department: 973-744-1234

Adopting a Pet from the Animal Shelter

After you fall in love with an orphaned pet there is an application process that takes 24-48 hours. You will be asked for three personal references, your veterinarian’s name and phone number and proof of residence.

The application also includes various other questions about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a companion animal. The Montclair Animal Shelter's mission is to ensure that prospective adopters are matched with the right animal for their lifestyle. If the potential adopter has questions our knowledgeable staff will help educate them on pet ownership.

2 puppies