Animal Shelter


About Us

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A Bukowski Shelter for Animals is a no-kill animal shelter managed by the Township of Bloomfield. The shelter has many types of dogs and cats available for adoption. Whether our animals come to us as surrenders or as strays, through daily social interactions and training, the shelter staff and volunteers get to know each dog and cat's personality, enabling us to make the best possible match for each adopter and animal. We treat every animal as an individual, regardless of breed or background.

The shelter accepts stray and surrendered pets from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Caldwell.

Animal Control/Community Cats

Call the Police Station at (973) 680-4141 to report any stray or injured animal.

If you have a problem with stray cats in your neighborhood, Bloomfield is partnering with People for Animals (PFA) to implement a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (TNVR) program for feral/community cats. Cats will be trapped, brought to PFA for neutering and vaccinations, and returned to the original location. (Kittens and any friendly adult cats will be adopted out). Valerie Wilson of PFA is the contact person. Please call her at (973) 282-0890, extension 222 to report any cat colony locations.

Won't you bring Holly home?

Meet Holly! This vivacious girl likes to walk, has personality plus, loves people and plays nicely with other dogs. She has been a Bloomfield Shelter resident since last December, when she was found as a stray. Holly is a 35-pound short-haired terrier mix with oversized ears, approximately four years old and up-to-date on vaccinations. She knows several commands, including Sit and Heel, and is good at leash walking, but needs a firm handler. Training and regular exercise will keep her mentally stimulated. Holly will be a great companion for anyone who will give her the opportunity! Come meet Holly during adoption hours Monday to Friday, 2 to 5 p.m., (Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m.), or Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: (973) 748-019