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South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter is here to assist the families of our community with their pets. Our goal is to work with families to enable them to keep their pets. In situations where that is not possible, we work with families to explore options for a safe placement for their pet. Whether a pet needs to be rehomed or a family is seeking resources, we are here to provide support and assistance.

If you are facing challenges with your pet, please reach out. A pet is a lifetime commitment and we will help you determine if there are any resources available (financial, medical, behavioral, etc.) that can help you fulfill that commitment to your pet.

Rehoming a pet is a difficult and serious decision. We understand that there are situations that make rehoming necessary. Whether you need help making a decision, exploring your options, or navigating the rehoming process, we do our best to help. We will provide resources and can often offer courtesy posting via social media and networking with our partner organizations to help you safely find placement for your pet.

If you are in need of other assistance with your pet, please reach out. We strive to respond to all inquiries within 24-48 hours. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to solve your problem or find placement for your pet. Some pets may be a candidate for release to the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter (please see our Owner Surrender page).

Others may be able to take advantage of the Adopt-a-Pet & Petco Foundation’s REHOME tool or use the list of resources below to find placement for their pet before having to utilize the SJRAS shelter as a last resort.

Owners are responsible for following up and maintaining contact with our Community Outreach staff person. Please expect to be asked for specific information and photos/video of your pet. Ultimately, placement is the owner’s responsibility.

If you are seeking assistance, please complete the ASSISTANCE REQUEST form below. After submitting the information you will receive an email giving your further detail/instructions regarding the resources that the Life Line program may be able assist you with.

Adoptable Outreach Pets

Other Resources to Check Out

Breed Specific Resources

If your cat or dog is a purebred or a known cross breed you may be able to secure assistance working with a rescue group that specializes in the breed. Use your favorite search engine to search for rescues of any type just by searching your pets’ breed and the word rescue. You can include the name of your state as well for more tailored results. If your search returns rescues that don’t appear to be located near you don’t despair – many rescues cover large territories spanning multiple states. Most times they are a network of regular everyday people that have owned the breed they specialize in, and they all work together to provide assistance to owners of that breed in various areas. Reach out to them and see if they have resources in your state or near your location. Because they know the breed so well, often times they are able to give new owners tips on solving/preventing issues that are common to the breed and are well aware of the medical conditions that are most likely to be seen in the breed.

Remember, your pet is counting on you to make a responsible decision for their future placement. Whether you are placing them in a home or with a rescue, don’t be shy about seeking information such as veterinary references, site visits, adoption procedures, care plants, etc. Please feel free to contact our Outreach Coordinators for more information about how to screen rescues and/or adopters at Outreach@sjras.org.


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