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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month all November long.

In honor of "Adopt a Senior Pet Month" The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has multiple Senior Sweethearts available for adoption! All dogs and cats 6+ will have their adoption fee waived.

“Many families discover that a better choice is to adopt an older animal with a history of doing really well with children,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “They’ve spent years living in a home learning social skills and usually know some basic obedience commands. This makes the transition into your home much easier.”

Adoption hours have been updated at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter to Tuesday through Thursday noon to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

Adoption hours are by appointment only. GCAS is still limiting access to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Any Gloucester County resident interested in adopting from GCAS can call (856) 881-2828 ext. 1 for adoptions. You can also fill out an adoption application online at and a staff member will contact you with an appointment time.

Animals are still adoptable at a discounted price. The shelter is still discounting adoption fees for the animals at the shelter. Animals 6 years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35.

“Our Pet Food Pantry is still available to Gloucester County residents,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We created this pantry to keep your pets in your homes. We know the pandemic has caused financial stress for many residents, so please don’t hesitate to pick up food for your pet at the shelter if you’re in need.”

Any pet owner struggling to feed their pets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can visit the Pet Food Pantry to pick up pet food for their dogs and cats. If any Gloucester County resident is in need of food please call the shelter to confirm availability and schedule a time for pickup at (856) 881-2828 ext. 3.

For more information from the shelter, please visit or visit the shelter’s Facebook page.