Animal Shelter /Animal Control

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Shelter Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am-3 pm, Except Holiday

The last adoption will be 2 pm

Check our available pets; if you found the one to be your furry family, please download and complete the application below, then Email it before setting your appointment. 

Please note that the selection of dogs and cats available for adoption changes daily.

Call the shelter to confirm the availability of the pet you are interested in. 

  • Old Bridge Animal Shelter reserve the right to refuse any adoption.

cat application

dog application

It is best to call the shelter before arriving. Sometimes the Animal Control Officer may be called out of the building in an emergency. During regular hours, call (732) 721-5600 x6300 

In the case of an emergency after 3 pm, call (732) 721-4000 

1 Old Bridge Plaza (Off Route 516), right next to Township Recycling Center

Please stop in to adopt your new best friend or make a donation today!

If you would like to make a monetary donation in memoriam, please mail your check payable to Old Bridge Animal Shelter or Gift Card (Chewy/ShopRite/Walmart) to 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ08857 and include the name of the person you wish to be remembered as well as the address where you would like a donation Knowlege letter sent.

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License Your Dog and Cat

As per state statute N.J.S.A. 4:19-5.1 et seq. all dogs in the State of New Jersey must be licensed. Per Old Bridge Ordinance Chapter 39, Cats and Dogs must procure a license annually.

All dogs over six months of age and not confined to a licensed kennel kept within the limits of the Township shall be licensed as hereinafter provided.

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License Your dog and cat


Animal Control officers are available 24/7. ACOs are responsible for enforcing town ordinances pertaining to animals and
Investigation of animal welfare concerns and referral Humane Law Enforcement Officer when indicated.

Services provided:

  • Picking up contained stray dogs .  We normally do not pick up stray cats as many cats are indoor/outdoor owned cats.  We give them a few days to return home.  NEVER FEED A STRAY CAT!

  • Picking up injured/sick/stray/domestic animals (dogs/cats) and injured/sick wildlife.

  • Removing wildlife - Attics and walls are not considered living quarters and a local PEST CONTROL company should be contacted.

  • Investigation of animal bites and quarantining animals involved in bites.

  • Animal nuisance complaint investigations and inquiries

  • Picking up of deceased domestic animals (dogs/cats)

  • Investigation of welfare concerns and referral Humane Law Enforcement Officer when indicated.

  • Provide education and oversight about TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return)


The mission of OBAS is to:

  • Promote the humane treatment of all animals

  • Reunite lost pets with owners

  • Encourage adoption, foster care and wildlife rehabilitation

  • Reduce animal populations through spay/neuter (TNR) and education of the public in animal welfare

  • Support the community in responsible pet ownership