How do I adopt a pet from the Shelter?
After you visit our adoptable animals at the shelter and fall in love with one of them, there is a short application process that usually takes about 24-48 hours.
You will be asked for some personal references, your veterinarian’s name and phone number and proof of residence.
The application also includes various other questions about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a companion animal.
MTAS’s mission is to ensure that prospective adopters are matched with the right animal for their lifestyle... and vice versa!
If the potential adopter has questions, the shelter's knowledgeable staff will help educate them on pet ownership.
We are open to the public 7 days a week from 1pm to 4pm and we are closed on Federal holidays as observed by Montclair Township.
More info on pet adoptions can be found here: https://montclairnjusa.org/government/departments/animal_shelter/pet_adoption_and_fostering