How To Properly

Surrender a Pet

Appointments must be made for all pet surrenders. Due to limited space, we are unable to accept walk-ins.


For dogs, a temperament evaluation with our trainer must be scheduled prior to the dog being accepted by our facility. There is a $25.00 fee for this service which will be deducted from the total surrender fee if we are able to accept your pet into our care.

Age and breed restrictions may apply (exceptions are made if your dog was originally adopted from our facility). Surrender fees range from $100 to $150.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment for a temperament evaluation, please contact our shelter at (973) 386-0590 or email

If you have an emergency, have found a stray cat or kitten or you need to surrender a dog immediately, please contact your local animal control for assistance.