Animal Control

888 State Highway 23
Wantage, NJ 07461
Entrance is on Brown Road

phone: 973-875-9390


Dog licenses are due in January
Download the license form
and mail in today!
Late fees in effect after February 1.


Wantage Government

Animal Control

Animal Control Officer: John Abate
Assistant Animal Control Officer: Amy Heater
973-875-9390 Please call to make an appointment.

The Wantage Animal Control facility is located behind the Municipal Building, the entrance is on Brown Road. The Wantage Animal Control officer is out on calls quite often so please leave a message and you will be called back as soon as possible.

Pound hours:

Day Opens Closes By appointment only
Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. noon after 12  
Saturday 10 a.m. noon  

Closed Sunday and Holidays.
Please call to make an appointment.

Adoption Fees:

Dogs: $35
Puppies: Pure Breed $45 | Mix Breed $35
Cats: $25
Kittens: $25

Surrender Policies
You must call to make an appointment to surrender your pet

Surrender Fees:
Dogs and Puppies: over 25 lbs. $50 | under 25 lbs. $25
Cats and Kittens: cats $25 | kittens $15

Donations...are ALWAYS welcome
Canned or Dry Dog and Cat food
Bleach, Laundry Detergent and Dishwasher soap
Blankets and Towels
Puppy and Kitten Food
Pet Toys

Wantage Township Animal Control Notices:

Licenses All dogs kept at a Wantage Township property and have reached seven months of age, or have their permanent teeth, are required to be licensed.

Licenses are due every January.
Dog licences are due in January Owners of a dog found to be unlicensed after February 1 shall be required to pay a late fee. Additionally, the person harboring the dog may be subject to a fine for failure to obtain a dog license. Owners of new dogs must obtain a license for their dog within ten days of when their dog reaches licensing age. If a dog has a valid license from another NJ municipality, a Wantage Dog License may be obtained at no cost.

License forms are available at the municipal building or online.
Forms may be completed online, printed, and mailed with:

     1) the appropriate fee
     2) a stamped, self addressed envelope
     3) proof of rabies vaccination
     4) proof of spay/neuter

     Dog License
     Wantage Township Municipal Building
     888 State Highway 23
     Wantage, NJ 07461

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