Animal Welfare

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was created in 1868 and is the second oldest SPCA in the country. It was established as a law enforcement agency responsible for investigating and, as appropriate, charging persons believed to have committed criminal animal abuse and/or neglect.  NJSPCA officers are Police Training Commission Certified and authorized to carry weapons and hold statewide police powers specifically with respect to animal abuse and neglect violations or offenses.

Animal Adoption


The following are non-profit, no-kill animal shelters which are located in northern NJ. They provide adoptions, as well as basic training and problem behavior services.  Please consider adopting If you are interested in getting a new pet. 

Animal Behavior, Training, & Welfare




The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

The only nationally recognized professional animal behavior and training organization. If you are searching for a trainer or behaviorist, please make sure that they are CCPDT certified.

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