Volunteers & Fostering

If you love animals and have a few hours to give, you can become a volunteer at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter!

Volunteers can help in a number of different ways: taking dogs outside for walks, socializing cats and kittens, escorting potential pet parents through our adoption areas and assist with other tasks, such as light cleaning or assisting in our laundry room. 

Potential volunteers must be over 18 years of age (we're sorry, no exceptions). To get started, all you need to do is complete a volunteer application then attend a volunteer orientation. 

You can give as much or as little time as you can afford. There is never a time commitment required. Please contact us today if you would like to learn more!

Foster A Pet
We are always looking for responsible, animal-loving people who are willing to open up their hearts and homes to 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 a foster home 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. Please contact us today if you would like to learn more!

Contact us today to help! 

Foster/Offsite Critical Care Program Application

Volunteer Application

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.

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
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.

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

We also accept monetary donations!

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 (link below).

Thank you for your support!

*Due to COVID-19, public access is restricted. We kindly ask that you leave donations
outside of our main door and we will retrieve them at the end of the day. Thank you!*

Donations can be brought to our Animal Shelter the following days/times:
Monday - Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM

To make a donation to our Animal Shelter using Pay Pal,
click below!