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2017 National Adoption Weekend dates announced

(Clayton, NJ) -The Gloucester County Animal Shelter will be participating in four PetSmart Charities' National Adoption Weekends events throughout the year.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is thrilled to be working with PetSmart Charities to bring these pet adoption weekends to Gloucester County residents.  They help make adoption more accessible, especially to people who work during the week."

Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said,  “Adoption weekends are the perfect opportunity for families to find and adopt their forever friend.  These weekends help extend our adoption hours and promote animal adoption through the Shelter.”

National Adoption Weekends are the weekends of Feb. 17-19, May 5-7, Sept. 15-17 and Nov. 10-12 at these PetSmart locations:

Mantua, 637 Woodbury-Glassboro Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 415-7930

Washington Township, 5857 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 08012 (in Kohl’s Shopping Center)
(856) 227-0376

If you don’t want to wait for an adoption weekend, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is open for adoptions Monday and Friday from Noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from Noon to 7 p.m.  The GCAS is also open Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m.

To help make your adoption experience quicker, complete your pre-adoption application by visiting

For more information about animal adoptions call (856) 881-2828.