Animal Shelter

Please see fact sheet (PDF) for animal-related COVID-19 information


Hours of operation for public walk through are as follows:

35 Academy Drive, Westampton NJ 08060

Monday 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- CLOSED for public walk throughs; appointments only
- 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
- 12:00PM - 3:30 PM
- 12:00PM - 3:30PM
- 12:00PM - 3:30PM

Please find below the steps listed to schedule an appointment to adopt and view an animal. If you are coming in to fill out an application in person instead of online to be preapproved, please come prepared with pet policy information (if you rent) and vet records (if you own or have recently owned an animal) to be able to expedite the application process. Animals can not be shown out of the cage until you have a completed and reviewed application

  1. Go to to view the available animals we have for adoption
  2. Fill out an application by clicking here and email the application to
  3. After filling out the application call the shelter, 609-265-5073, to make sure the application was received and to be scheduled an appointment to meet with that particular animal.
  4. If you believe your animal has been brought to the Shelter please contact the Shelter directly to reclaim the animal.

Our Purpose

The Burlington County Animal Shelter serves as the rabies control point for the 40 municipalities of Burlington County, operating within the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Burlington County Health Department. Our Shelter is a county facility supported by animal control contracts with local municipalities and the county taxpayers. It is used as a shelter for stray dogs, cats and other small animals for a short term stay in accordance with Title 8, Chapter 23. It is also a place where county residents can take stray and unwanted animals.

Our Vision

The vision of the Burlington County Animal Shelter is to create an environment where all animals receive appropriate care, love, and attention at all times. To ensure the best possible quality of life for all of our animals we work hard to promote respect and reverence by establishing a “no kill” philosophy. By working with committed volunteers and rescues, over a thousand animal’s lives are saved each year. We strive to ensure our animals are placed in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption processes which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches for prospective adopters. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, and receive veterinary care while they await placement into their forever homes. Additionally, the Burlington County Animal Shelter also provides the essential services for reuniting lost pets with their owners. For more information regarding our adoption process, services, and other important information please view the information tabs listed here on our website.