Whether you’re looking to adopt, surrender, or foster in the Sixth Borough, Hudson and Bergen Counties are home to a number of shelters and rescue organizations. We put together this list to help you find one that’s right for you.

Hudson County Animal League
P.O. Box 3589
Jersey City, NJ 07303
(201) 200-1008

They’re working on a physical location. In the meantime, leave a voicemail or use the contact form on the website

Humane Society of Bergen County
221-223 Stuyvesant Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 896-9300

“The Humane Society of Bergen County is conveniently located near Rt 3, Rt 17, and several New Jersey Transit stops”

Jersey Cats
PO Box 3436
Jersey City, NJ 07303

You can often find adoptable kitties at Hoboken Pet on Washington Street.

Liberty Humane Society
235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 547-4147

Public/Adoption Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday through Friday – 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Probably the best known shelter in Jersey City, Liberty has a physical location where you can view the adoptable pets.

Precious Paws Rescue
PO Box 3314
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Operates out of several foster homes. Request an appointment for adoption.

Rescue the Cats
(201) 376-4474

Another organization that relies on the help of fosters rather than a physical location.

Secaucus Animal Shelter
525 Meadowlands Parkway
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 201-348-3213

Public/Adoption Hours
Monday though Wednesday and Friday – 12:00 to 2:30 pm
Thursday – 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 to 4:30 pm

If you don’t mind driving a little further to adopt that special furry friend.

Are you looking for rescue organizations in other regions of New Jersey?

Try checking’s list and’s list.

You can also stop by your local Petco or Petsmart, which usually have areas for rescue cats.

While Jersey City does not offer as robust of a selection of no-kill shelters as our neighbors in New York, we do have several rescue organizations that help to re-home cats who would otherwise have been euthanized due to space. Please adopt from a rescue organization whenever possible, so that they can make more space save pets from death row.

Do you know of any organizations that we missed? Drop us a line in the comments!

Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

photo by Kevin Jarrett Alex on flickr