Volunteers & Fostering

If you love animals and have a few hours to give, you can become a volunteer at the Shelter or the shelter’s off-site adoption center at the PetsMart stores in Mantua and Turnersville.

Volunteers are needed to exercise the animals for adoption, escort potential pet parents to what animals the shelter has available for adoption and several other minor duties that the shelter needs completed such as Adoption follow-up phone calls and some cleaning and paperwork tasks.

Potential volunteers must be over 18 years of age and can come in to complete a short questionnaire about themselves.

You can give as much or as little time as you can afford. The staff can work a schedule based on whatever amount of time you can give.

Foster Parents
The shelter is always looking for responsible, animal-loving people who are willing to open up their hearts and homes to special needs animals. Sometimes the shelter doesn’t have the ability to help these animals and looks for caring individuals to give their time and care. Some of the types of animals that may need foster care are sick dogs or cats, mommies with litters of kittens or puppies (especially babies that need to be bottle-fed) or animals that need to be socialized or trained. Volunteers play an important part in helping the shelter find new homes for pets and giving the attention they need while at the shelter. 

Contact us today to help! 

Gloucester County Animal Shelter Wish List
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is very grateful to those who like to donate
items for the animals. Below is a list of items that Animal Shelter can use to take care of animals.

Please be aware that we can not accept any medical supplies for humans or any supplies that are expired.
Many of these items are not suitable for animals. But we want to thank you for thinking about us!

Fabric softener sheets
Anti-bacterial hand soap (any type)
Spray bottles (16 oz - 22 oz)
Bleach, Laundry Detergent - HE only please
Cascade powdered dishwasher detergent
Paper towels

Canned cat food with pull tops
Small animal food (guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, ferret, etc.)
Dog and cat treats
Wild bird seed

Hard rubber dog toys (ex: Kong brand)
Plastic balls and Catnip toys for cats
Naturalized sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best)

Lint brushes (disposable)
Old towels, blankets and/or comforters
Heating pads
Paper plates 6" round
Used tennis balls
Sticky note pads
AA or AAA batteries
Duct tape
Clear gallon size zipper bags
Small coffee cans
Frontline/Advantage for dogs and cats
Petsmart gift card
Yarn for cat toys
Plastic pet carriers (ANY SIZE)

If you have a doghouse you can no longer use, please contact us for other pets in need.

Donations are graciously accepted.

Monetary donations can be made by cash, credit card, check or money orders made payable
to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. You can also make donations via PayPal through our website.

Thank you for your support!

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