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.

Please donate so Obie can go to a sanctuary!

Obie has been at our shelter for a year now and has had no luck finding a forever home. He's a sweet dog and deserves a happier life than living in a cage. Please click on the link below to learn more about Obie's story and donate to the fund to send him to a sanctuary in New York State where several of his other former shelter buddies are now enjoying life. 


Bloomfield Animal Shelter
61 Bukowski Place
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 748-0194

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Adoption Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM till 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 PM till 5:00 PM
E-mail: Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Thank you Lynnes Subaru

For choosing our nonprofit as your hometown charity for the "Share the Love" program! We thank you for your generous donations and for hosting adoption events at your dealership.
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Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: (973) 748-019

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