Love Wanted

To show you more about our wonderful adoptable pets, you can view a TV show about them. Go to the Clifton TV Website. Now click on "Pets of the Week" on the sidebar, and you can view the cable TV show showcasing our adoptable pets! Check out our Pet Adoption Showcase. Go

Contact Us


Monday - Friday
6:30 PM - 8 PM

Sunday - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - by appointment only

Shelter Phone Number (973)470-5936

P.O. Box 4923
CLIFTON NJ 07015-4923

Looking for the Friends of the Shelter with your GPS? Use the address: 900 CLIFTON AVENUE-- that is Clifton City Hall/Police, and we are in the same complex on DOG POUND ROAD.

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Please call the shelter to be added to the waiting list in case any tickets become available

Click here to see an assortment of the beautiful prizes we are offering!


Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 13:15
Vote for Liz Taranda in the Purina Cat Contest PDF Print E-mail

Our own Liz Taranda has been nominated in the Purina Cat Contest for Volunteer of The Year. She is representing the FOS!

YOU CAN CLICK FOR HER ONCE A DAY , presumably from unique emails., so please bookmark this site and click once a day and SPEAD THE WORD… share it with friends, family, social media you use and help Liz and the FOS win a $25k Shelter Makeover!

VOTING IS FFEB 23 – MARCH 15! - Just click on the link to vote.


"I enthusiastically nominate Liz Taranda for Purina's Volunteer of the Year! A sampling of what Liz does: Interviews, trains and schedules volunteers to clean, feed and socialize our shelter cats twice a day, every day; Oversees all medical and Spay neuter of each cat; Interviews homes to find the best match for each cat; Makes sure we always have the necessary supplies; Seeks out Foster homes when space is tight; Maintains Petfinder and a local TV showcase of adoptable cats; Spearheads much of the annual fundraising so that no cat is denied any extras; Educates the public; She makes every decision from a POV of what's best for the cat. What she doesn’t do is quit. Liz does all this, for over 10 years now--and does it pleasantly--because she can see the difference she is making; She Is the sort of volunteer that is one in a million."

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:56
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You can read all about the latest happenings at the shelter and some of  their success stories in this Animal Antics Newsletter for Spring 2015.   Just follow this link to read the newsletter.

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About the Shelter

We specialize in finding forever adoptive homes for homeless cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. You can call us to adopt your new pet, visit the shelter, or fill out an adoption application online. Click here to submit an application to us and we will get back to you about your request. You can also download an Adoption Application and bring it to the Shelter when you come to visit, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Please note that the Shelter does not do same day adoptions. However, exceptions may be made if we receive your application prior to your visit.)

The animals in our care are held for a seven day period and then are put up for adoption. We screen, advise, and follow up on all adoptions. Our adoption hours are Monday to Friday from 6:30PM-8:00PM and Sunday from Noon-4:00PM. Saturdays are by appointment only. 973-470-5936

We'd like anyone who has adopted from the Shelter to write to us and send pictures so that we can share your happy stories with others. Make sure to check out our "Adoption Update" page for photo collages of our lovingly adopted animals. Giving the gift of love to a homeless animal is priceless, and you will have a lifetime friend. You can also This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about how out animals have brought joy into people's lives and we will include it in our gallery for you.

Click here to view a list of the pets who are currently waiting for their forever home with someone to love.

We thank all our supporters from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity! Your donations and attendance at fundraisers enable us to provide the best possible care to our animals. Please know that we appreciate each and every one of you and are so grateful for all that you do! We are a non-profit 501(c) volunteer organization, and your donations are tax deductible.

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US FDA article on current pet food safety recalls. Please read and be aware!

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 13:41
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Click on the graphic for a Pets Care Workbook to help you plan for your pet if anything happens to you.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:14
Dog Training

Beth Bradley
Dog Trainer/Behaviorist
(201) 247 -8472
Beth Bradley Dog Training


Gifts at the Shelter

REMEMBER, we have affordable and attractive gifts for the pet lovers on your list!  SWEATSHIRTS, T SHIRTS, MAGNETS and  TOTE BAGS are on sale and everything is $20 or less! Please stop in M-F 6.30pm-8pm or Sundays 12-4.

Needed Items

The shelter is in need of regular bath towels, paper towels, disposable gloves, Pine Sol, dry Pedigree dog food or dry Dog Chow dog food.  Donations of these items would be gratefully appreciated at the Shelter.