Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter's vision is a community where there are no abused, abandoned, neglected, or homeless animals.

Adoptable Pets of the Month: Avril and Darla


Adoptable Cat of the Month: Avril

This amazing guy came to us from a high-intake shelter where he sadly ended up on the at risk list due to overcrowding. Avril is a energetic and spunky cat who would love an active home where he can chase toy mice and then curl up on a comfy couch for a nap. Come to Mt. Pleasant today and find out what a unique kitty Avril is.

Don’t forget to check out all of our other adoptable cats!


Adoptable Dog of the Month: Darla

Darla is one of the sweetest dogs at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. She is about three years old and would make a great family dog. Energetic and playful, Darla is very outgoing and loves to meet new people. Visit Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter today and let Darla wiggle her way into your heart.

Don’t forget to check out all of our other adoptable dogs!

Calling All Creative Folk! We Need Your Help!

Hey Friends of Mt. Pleasant! We need your help to create a great video for our Pet Concierge Program. Click to here to learn more.

Shelter Happenings

Zumba® Benefit at Affinity Fitness

Chili's Dine Out Day

Please join us at Affinity Fitness on Sunday, March 16 from 10:30am-12:00pm for a Zumba® benefit for the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. There will be over 11 amazing Zumba® instructors donating their time for this great cause. Minimum donation of $15.00 to participate. Registration at the door: Affinity Fitness, 50 Route 10 West, Whippany, NJ (

Creating Compassion Workshop

Creating Compassion

Do you have a young animal lover in your life? Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will be hosting our annual "Creating Compassion" workshop for children ages 8-12. On Sunday, March 23rd from 9:30am-11:30am, join us for a morning of shelter talk with presentations, hands on learning, and most importantly- ADOPTABLE ANIMALS! Children will enjoy a personal tour and discussion with our Shelter staff, a meet and greet with our adoptable dogs and cats, a presentation from our alumni pets, and a fun craft activity. $20 per child; all proceeds benefit Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. For more information, please email Rebecca.

Download Flyer

Tricky Tray 2014

Tricky Tray - 2014

Our annual Tricky Tray is sold out; however we are still accepting donations of goods or services for the event. This is a great opportunity for business looking to advertise their services while making a difference in the lives of homeless animals. Any individuals or businesses looking to donate gift certificates or products for the Tricky Tray can download the response form here.



Low-Cost Microchipping Clinic at Acura of Denville


On Saturday, April 12, help keep your pet safe by getting them microchipped at our Low-Cost Microcipping Clinic. At Acura of Denville (3109 New Jersey 10, Denville, NJ 07834) from 10am-12pm on Saturday, April 12, you can get your pet microchipped for just $25 per animal. Proof of Rabies Vaccine is required and dogs must be on leash and cats must come in carriers. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter’s adoptable dogs will be on site and Acura of Denville will also be collecting supplies for our homeless pets.

Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will hold our fourth annual Vendor Fair from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on May 1st at the Shelter. Come and find the perfect Mother's Day, Graduation or hostess gift while helping to support and find homes for homeless cats and dogs. Among the offerings will be photography, jewelry and personalized bags and crafts. There will also be plenty of fun items for your favorite furry friends. You will be able to purchase many of the items from their creators and in some cases purchase customized treasures. Enjoy a great time, find those perfect gifts (or that special treat for yourself!) all while helping a great cause. A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to the Shelter. VENDORS WANTED – please contact for more information.

Download Flyer

Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Vendor Fair

Come explore the wine regions of the world at a tasting to benefit the homeless animals at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Our 5th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction will be held on Wednesday, May 14th from 7 to 9:30pm at the Hanover Manor (16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover, NJ). Tickets are $50 per person and reservations can be made online (mention “Wine Tasting” in comments section) or by emailing ( or calling (973-386-0068) Suzanne. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $55 per person.

Download Flyer


Looking for a way for your business or organization to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals? Hosting an online donation drive at on behalf of Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is a fantastic opportunity for businesses, schools, scout troops, and individuals to rally friends, family and co-workers (no matter where they live) to help give back. Whether you start a donation drive of your own or simply share an existing drive, making a difference is easy at People donate the supplies, receive a confirmation email, and then delivers the needed supplies directly to our dogs and cats. For more information, contact Abby via email or phone (973-386-0034).

Donations of supplies are always needed and can be purchased through our ongoing supply drive at:

Interested in adopting a pet? For more information click on the Adopt Me button.
Can't adopt one of our cats or dogs today? You can still help! Please click the Sponsor Me button for more information about sponsoring one of our animals. Sponsorship form
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter depends upon public donations to continue its work. You can help! Making a donation through our secure server is fast and easy, and when we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes. Click the Give Direct button to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

Sign up for Email Updates
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon

Email Address

Find Us on
Facebok, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest
For Email Marketing you can trust

Ongoing Adoption and Fundraising Programs

Looking for Someone Special?

Best Friends

Looking for the purrfect family pet? Ask about our Pet Concierge program. Puppies to Persians, we can help you find the pet of your dreams. Let us do the work and just enjoy a great adoption experience. Ask for details.

For more information, click here

6 Delicious Wines, 1 Great Cause


Help us wine and dine the homeless pets at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter by purchasing from our line of Benefit Wines. Keep several bottles in stock, either for a last-minute gift need or for enjoying yourself.

Purchase the wines  online, over the phone or via the mail. Announcing a new option -- pre-order with Mt. Pleasant to help save on shipping costs. Simply choose the wines you want, donate on our website for the total cost of the wine plus $1.50 per bottle for shipping, and email your order by the 3rd Monday of every month.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is proud to be a Partner for Pets!

Precious and SandmanPrecious and Sandman

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you buy pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. What’s more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!!

It's simple:

  • Shop pet products on
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our shelter!

Learn more at

Recycle your old Cell Phones and Toner Cartridges

We are collecting used cell phones and toner cartridges (inkjet or laser) to benefit the animals we care about. The items will go to a company that specializes in recycling and refurbishing used technology.


Your donation will help protect the environment, while your unwanted cell phones and inkjet or laser cartridges will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and reused. They will make your un-needed technology available to those who can use it, while keeping it out of the landfill. If improperly disposed of, the cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of drinking water. Donations may be tax deductible.

We're very excited about this program. "This recycling program not only benefits Mt. Pleasant, but assists in preserving the environment and bringing communications to people who could not otherwise afford it. "

All cell phones (sorry, no accessories) and toner cartridges are accepted. A collection bin is available in our lobby.

MPAS Launches Car Donation Program -
Donate a Car, Boat, Motorcycle, RV or Truck

Car Donation

Thinking of selling or even junking your old car, truck, RV, or boat? Why not donate it to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter? Current registration is not required and free towing is available. Classics to Clunkers, running or not. We do everything for you and you'll receive a tax deduction for your donation.

Help us meet our financial needs, so we can help these loving animals! Your unwanted car, truck, RV, or boat donation can make a big difference for homeless pets.

To get rolling, all you have to do is:

  • Complete and fax the Vehicle Donation form to 973-884-3069.
  • If you prefer, you may email us the form.
  • You will be contacted within four business days at the latest.

Donation HereBrochure

Buy a Plaque for our Donor Wall

Thousands of unwanted animals who will otherwise be euthanized due to overpopulation need our immediate help. With your support we will save them and find them permanent loving homes. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase personalized plaques that will be displayed in the shelter's lobby...more info

Happy Tails

The staff and volunteers at Mt. Pleasant always reminisce about the cats and dogs that found their way to wonderful homes in 2010 (and years past). We have created a new way to stay in touch! Please email to share a story, a picture, or BOTH! Please keep the updates coming - we love to hear about all the happy tails! You can always see your pictures on the walls at Mt. Pleasant and we are currently creating a page on our website for you to visit and read great stories of our alumni!

Mt. Pleasant Newsletter

Our Spring 2014 Newsletter is now available for download.

Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed

Kuranda Dog Beds are great for our shelter dogs because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.



Thunder Tshirt


Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Programs Locator

Humane Society