235 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08755

For Animal Control/Animal Shelter
(732)341-1000 ext 7300

Chief Animal Control Officer: Rich Barbosa
(732)341-1000 ext 7304

Director of Health & Human Services: Jo Ann Benson
(732)341-1000 ext 8434

Adoption Application

We are located behind the Toms River Police Department

at 255 Oak Ave Toms River, NJ 08753.


Please call (732) 341-1000 x7300 for further directions.

Office Hours:

Monday - 1:00 p.m. to 4;00 p.m.
Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. to 4;00 p.m.
Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hours for Animal Control:

7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays


The Toms River Animal Control and Services is a municipal shelter serving Toms River Township. We are one of only four remaining municipally-run shelters in New Jersey. The staff at the facility are responsible for all daily operations including administrative, cleaning/feeding all animals, adoptions, reclaims, owner relinquishment's and animal control.



If you are interested in adopting an animal, please contact the shelter directly. E-mails may not be answered on a daily basis. Applications are required when adopting a pet. Applications are held for 24-48 hours for screening. If approved, a fee of $40 is required and no credit cards accepted. If a resident application is approved, a representative will contact applicant and make arrangements to finalize the adoption. We reserve the right to deny any applications for any reason. Any animal adopted is required to be spayed or neutered. The owner will be able to participate in the New Jersey low-cost spay/neuter program. This program entitles each adopter the ability to have their new family member spayed or neutered for $20 at any participating veterinarian. Every adopted animal is always returnable should there be any problem with the adoption. Click here to view a list of our adoptable pets.

If you are interested in any of our animals please fill out an adoption application.


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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753