Adoption Locations and Hours

On Going:  

CLAWS Adoption Center 63 North Washington Avenue Bergenfield, NJ (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY or Sundays from 12pm to 3pm) Please call to schedule 201-768-0200

Pet Valu

40 Washington Ave

Dumont, NJ

Sundays 12:00 pm to 3pm


CLAWS Pet Adoptions at
The Barn @ Closter Commons
570 Piermont Road, Closter

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday
9 am to 2pm


Pet Valu

724 River Road

Edgewater, NJ

Saturdays 10am – 4pm


Secaucus PetSmart
300 Mill Creek Dr
Secaucus, NJ 07094


Tuesday & Thursday 7pm to 9pm Friday 6pm to 9pm Sat. 12pm to 5pm 

Volunteers Needed!
Loving foster homes needed to help keep animals out of the shelters!

Check out our Volunteering page for details on fostering and other ways you can help.
Donate to CLAWS

Our Pet Food Pantry is always in need of cat and dog food. Hours of drop off are Saturday and Sunday 10am to 12pm (Please see our link to the left of this page for more information)

You can also make a monetary donation of your choice. 100% of donations go to veterinary care, food and supplies for C.L.A.W.S. animals. THANK YOU!!!

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A Special Thanks to 

for continuous donations to our food pantry.


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 Closter Animal Welfare Society (C.L.A.W.S.) NJ Cat and Dog Adoption


Closter Animal Welfare Society Inc. (CLAWS) was founded more than 40 years ago as Lost Pet Service, Inc.
CLAWS is not a shelter. We focus our time and efforts to rescue and foster abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs in the Bergen County, NJ area. With the help of a network of dedicated volunteers, we work to find the best permanent homes for these animals.


To Foster, please fill out our volunteer form

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Want to Volunteer at our ADOPTION DAYS or FUNDRAISERS??? Click the link below and join our group on You will be notified by email whenever we are having an event and can come be a part of a wonderful cause! 


Did you lose your dog or cat?

Read our tips to bring her or him safely home.

Do you need to give up your pet?

See our page on surrendering an animal.