Community Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Serving Southern New Jersey and Beyond

Become a Sponsor

Why wat until Woofstock to show your support? Become a sponsor today, and receive the perks of sponsorship all year round! Click here to learn more.

Dental Health

Your pet’s oral health is very important! Don’t turn your nose to your pet’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with th​e potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

Shop at the VAO… Literally!

Check out the brand new items that we have for sale in our FaceBook store! 

Save the Date!

We’ve locked in our Annual Woofstock Festival for 9/25 (rain date 9/26). Look for sponsor and vendor opportunities soon!

Sponsorships Still Available!

Would you like to be a part of a lasting legacy at the VAO? A limited # of dog kennel and cat cage sponsorship are still available!
Click here for details. THANK YOU

2020 Holiday Newsletter

Read some of the highlights of 2020 at the VAO!

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    Building For A Pawsitive Future

    As the community shelter for 26 municipalities in southern New Jersey, 19 of which are in Camden County, we receive strays collected by animal control or surrendered by residents from any of these towns. As such, many of these animals require serious medical attention, which we’re happy to provide.

    Over time, our building has increasingly showed signs of extreme wear and tear and we simply don’t have enough room for adoption facilitation, storage, cat and dog meet and greet rooms and more. Over the years, we’ve used a “band-aid” approach to address construction and plumbing issues. Our “tent” city located behind the shelter, serves as a makeshift location for storing pet food and supplies.

    Sponsor of the Month

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    Until further notice, we will be closed to the public every WEDNESDAY for deep cleaning.

    We are open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri - Noon - 7 and Sat & Sun - Noon - 5.
    Due to COVID, we are only allowing a limited number of people into the shelter at one time, You may be asked to wait your turn in line, outside of the shelter entrance.
    Also, a mask must be worn at all times while on shelter property. THANK YOU!