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 E-mail it back to us. (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 E-mail a dog photo or story to us or Email a cat photo or story to us 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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Thursday, April 26th

Good Luck Sweet Pea, Stella, Rusty, Midget and Peanut Butter!


Tuesday, April 17th

Good luck Chase & Teri- You are both lucky dogs!

Bye Bye Bliss, Carmen, Cece, Cooper, Rudolph & Noisy



Friday, April 6

Bye Lucy, Fuzzie, Jeff, Quincy & Parakeets!


Monday, April 2

Bye Duke, Mufasa, Jackie the Beagle, Tiger & Veronica



Monday, March 26th

Good going!  Laverne & Shirley, Tissue, Suzette & Shamus, Olivia & Johnny


Thursday, March 15th


Friday, March 2nd

Bye Bye Violet, Joshua, Chickie, Tiger and Thumper Dog!


Friends of the Shelter T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

Our newly-designed shirts are only $15.00 for a T-Shirt.  Support the Shelter by wearing one of our beautiful shirts. On sale now at the Shelter.



Come Visit Us!

The Clifton Animal Shelter is in the Clifton Municipal Complex behind City Hall and the police station, on Dog Pound Road. The Municipal complex is located at the intersection of Clifton Ave. and Van Houten Ave.

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.

Local Directions

From Allwood Rd. turn onto Clifton Ave. and continue to 3rd traffic light. Make a left onto Van Houten Ave. Make a quick right into the municipal complex. We are the 3rd barn on the left.

From 46 WEST

Take Broad St., Clifton exit. Turn right into exit onto Broad St. Turn left at 3rd traffic light (Allwood Rd). Turn left at 2nd traffic light (Clifton Ave). Follow local directions above.

From 46 EAST

Take Route 46 east to Route 3 east. Follow directions for Route 3 east.


Take Broad St exit. Turn right at end of exit (Allwood Rd). At 1st traffic light make left onto Clifton Ave. Follow local directions above.


Take Broad St exit. Turn left at end of exit (Broad St). Turn right at next traffic light (Allwood Rd). Turn left a 2nd traffic light (Clifton Ave). Follow local directions above.


Take Route 80 west to Garden St Parkway south. Follow directions for Garden St Parkway south.


Exit at Route 19, Clifton (1st exit after W. Paterson).


Exit at 153B (Route 3 West). Get off at first exit (Grove St.) and turn left onto Grove St. Take first right turn onto Route 3 East. Get off at Broad St. exit. Follow directions for Route 3 West.


Exit at 154 (Route 46). After toll booth, bear right to Grove St. exit and then right onto Broad St. Follow directions for 46 West.


Please use the following link for Google door to door directions. http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=Dog+Pound+Road,+Clifton,+NJ+07015


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.

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