Your generosity ensures that Camden County Animal Shelter is able to continue to save the lives of thousands of animals every year.

Adoption Policy & Paperwork

The Camden County Animal Shelter provides adoption services for cats and dogs. By adopting a homeless pet, you save a life and receive a lifetime of love in return.

Adopting any pet is a serious commitment - over 15 years' worth in many cases - that requires careful consideration. Please read What to Consider Before Adopting a Pet to be sure that you are able to make the necessary commitments of time, responsibility, money, and love for the life of your companion animal. Our shelter prides itself on successful adoptions. As such, our adotion process is designed to help you find the best fit. All cats and dogs will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter with their new family.

To be considered for adoption, you must:
  • Provide a valid driver's license or state ID, and be over the age of 18.
  • Show proof of your current address Demonstrate the ability to provide a stable home, a safe environment, necessary veterinary care and nutrition, basic training, identification and companionship for the animal.
  • Complete NEW Adoption Questionnaire
How to adopt a pet?
Complete the appropriate application below. Be sure to include the name of the pet you're interested in. Please complete all questions on the application. You can download the NEW Adoption Questionnaire, to begin the adoption process.

Adoption Process

  1. View adoptable pets online or visit us at 125 County House Road, Blackwood
  2. Come meet with your cat and dog! Volunteers and staff are waiting to assist you with finding the best fit. Call 856-401-1300 with questions about a pet or e-mail
  3. Complete an adoption questionnaire

If you have any children, we encourage your family along with you to meet your pet. If you have any dogs, we can schedule a meet and greet with trained staff to make sure we find the best fit.

You can also visit our cats one of our Petsmart Adoption Centers; trained staff or volunteers are available to assist you

Adoption Fees
At the Camden County Animal Shelter, we place adoptions first. Our goal is to pair every single animal that enters our doors with a caring and loving family that will provide them with as much love as we do. If you're interested in taking home a furry companion, you can find the fees here.

Your adoption includes:
  • Rabies vaccine
  • DA2PP and Bordetella vaccines for dogs
  • FVRCP vaccine and FIV/FeLV test for cats
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Deworming
  • Flea/Tick Preventative
  • Microchip

Accepted Forms of Payment
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Visa