Animal Shelter & Adoption Center


Meet our featured pet Nyla!

Nyla is a friendly, well-mannered girl with the people she knows and trusts. She is fearful and growly around new people and new situations, but once she is comfortable, she's a doll. She's a pleasure to walk and loves to play with her toys. She's smart too! Nyla knows many commands like "sit", "down", "watch", "touch", "paw", and "leave it". When it comes to her food, she does not like to share so she'll guard her bowl and her humans should respect that. Nyla is reactive when she is in close proximity to other animals and her new owner needs to be very mindful of that. Nyla would need a dog-experienced owner and an adult-only home with no other pets. That makes her pool of possible adopters much smaller, but we like to think there is a lid for every pot and Nyla's forever home is out there.

See other adoptable pets!

Our Hamilton Township Animal Shelter offers beautiful, loving dogs and cats looking for loving families. Please visit during our hours of operation to see our adoptable pets in person. Please note that the shelter will be closed on Sundays. 

For more information regarding adoptions, surrenders, dog licensing, or rabies clinics, call us at 609-890-3555.

 If you have wish to speak with Animal Control, please call 609-890-3550 or visit us at 2100 Sylvan Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610 (directly behind the Hamilton Township Department of Public Works). Additionally, you can stay up to date with the latest information by following the Animal Shelter on our official Facebook and Instagram accounts. 



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Contact Information

Donielle Killian-Gioia                    Shelter Manager

Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
2100 Sylvan Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08610 
Shelter Phone: 
609-890-3555 Animal Control: 609-890-3550



Hours of Operation:
Monday - 10:30am-3:30pm Tuesday - 10:30am-3:30pm  Wednesday - 10:30am-3:30pm  Thursday - 10:30am - 7:00pm  Friday - 10:30am - 3:30pm  Saturday -10:30am-3:30pm  Sunday: Closed


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