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Bergen County Animal Shelter: Adopt a Friend

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photos courtesy of Bergen County Animal Shelter

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Teterboro NJ, the Bergen County Animal shelter opened in 1979, the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center (BCAS) is responsible for Animal Control and related services for 49 towns in Bergen and Hudson Counties.  Located at 100 United Lane in Teterboro, NJ, BCAS has an active network of Rescues, Volunteers, Kitten Foster Families, and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) colonies to support the employees and animals in our care.  The Shelter earned its No-Kill designation under the guidelines of the Asilmar Accords in 2015.

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According to Bergen County Animal Shelter manager Bob Bergamini , the shelter currently has 60 dogs with 30 eligible for adoption.

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The mission of BCAS 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

The Shelter has the capacity to house up to 90 dogs and 350 cats at any given time.

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Please visit our Facebook page ( for current photos of available and adopted pets as well as updates on events going on at the Shelter.

The Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is open for adoptions by appointment only at this time. You can print out an application here ( and send it to us for approval prior to getting an appointment.  All of our available dogs can be found on the Shelter’s Petfinder page or by clicking here (  Completed dog applications should be submitted for a specific dog to   We have many  more cats and kittens than are to listed on Petfinder.  Once you send in an application, you are welcome to come into the Shelter and view our available felines.

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Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

100 United Lane • Teterboro, NJ 07608

Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: 201-229-4600

Animal Control Phone: 201-229-4616


For Directions to the Shelter, please click here

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If you wish to make a donation to the Shelter, we greatly appreciate your help.

Our wish list can be found here, or check out our Amazon wishlist here.

The Shelter gladly accepts donations of the following items:

  • Clean sheets, towels, blankets or comforters
  • Newspapers
  • Clean pet carriers
  • Dog crates
  • Dog leashes
  • Adjustable Martingale collars (medium and large)
  • Heating pads
  • Wet or dry cat or kitten food
  • Pill Pockets
  • Shoe boxes or small boxes for cat or kitten beds or litter boxes
  • Dog treats
  • Durable, rugged dog toys and rope toys for our tough chewers
  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Chicken or Beef broth, low sodium
  • Peanut Butter (please check that is does NOT contain Xylitol)
  • Rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster supplies (treats, fresh veggies, Care Fresh bedding)

If you would like to make a monetary donation in memoriam, please mail your check payable to Bergen County to 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ 07608 and include the name of the person you wish to be remembered as well as the address where you would like a letter sent.

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