October 22nd

Fall has arrived, bringing with it football and other team sports. Just like teams need a game plan to win, shelter dogs must learn the right “plays” to be on "Team Homeward Bound." Will you help us turn shelter "underdogs" into winners? We'll do the coaching if you help us on the sidelines.

Poor or lack of training hinders shelter dogs' adoptability and can result in returned adoptions. A generous donor has given $3,000 to get our training program off the ground. With your support, the Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter (Friends) hopes to match that donation. You donate and your impact is doubled.

September 9th

If you're still working from home, now is a great time to add a new furry face to your family.

From Sept. 8-Oct. 11, the Friends of BCAS are sponsoring an adoption promotion. Approved adopters can take home any adult cat at no cost and any pittie mix can be adopted for only $25 -- a substantial savings.

So visit the Burlington County Animal Shelter and find your new best friend!

September 8th

The Pet Costume Contest for the Paw Prints Virtual 5K is live until Oct 3. Submit a free photo of your pet(s) -- the top three vote getters will win gift cards.

If you've registered for the Paw Prints 5K, you get a leg up on the competition by starting out with one extra vote. 

For complete instructions on how to enter, as well as how to vote for your favorites, visit our Pet Costume Contest page.

Winners will be announced during the Paw Prints event on Oct. 4.

August 7th

The Paw Prints 5K and Pet Fest is going virtual! To supplement the changes in our signature event and to better partner with local businesses, we have revised our sponsorship opportunities for 2020.

August 7th

Our signature event is virtual!

Proceeds will help fund advanced medical care, spay and neuter assistance, our TNR program and foster care. Everyone is encouraged to ask the animal lovers in their lives to contribute to the cause because we all believe that homeless animals deserve loving homes.

June 22nd

Our annual Big Dog 50/50 raffle tickets are now on sale. Last year's Big Dog winner took home more than $21,000.

The winning ticket will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. at Dadz Bar & Grill, 744 Main Street, Lumberton, on Oct. 4. The drawing also will be live streamed on the Friends of BCAS Facebook page.

Tickets are $5 each. You can buy them:

  • online until Oct. 4 at 7 a.m.
  • in person at Dadz Bar & Grill on Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You do not have to be present to win.

March 30th

Our friends at SunSal Yoga were going to hold a fundraising yoga class for us, but in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, they've made some changes.

So, join us and SunSal via Zoom on April 18 at 10 a.m. for an hour of yoga livestreamed right to your house.

All donations collected will help the animals at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, including medical care and help to get animals into foster.l

You can sign up at

If you have the MindBody app on your phone, you can use this link: that will take you directly to the class.

March 17th

In the wake of COVID-19 restrictions, the Burlington County Animal Shelter is closed to the public until further notice. Staff members are available for animal reclaim, so if your pet is lost, you can still go to the shelter.

However, the shelter and our volunteer groups has worked very hard to get a number of shelter animals into foster homes so they can be adopted. Make sure you regularly look at the Friends of BCAS Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to see animals available for adoption!

Be safe and be healthy!

March 11th

Whether you're Irish, not Irish, a dog lover, a cat lover, you're sure to love our St. PIttie's and St. Catty's adoption promotion.

From March 13 to March 17, approved adopters can take home any adult pitbull or any adult cat from the Burlington County Animal Shelter for only $25 -- a significant savings.

All animals are up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchippped.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by the shelter and meet your new best friend today!

March 4th

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day has never been so delicious or so heart-warming!

On March 15, 1-5 p.m., our friends at Dadz Bar & Grill are hosting a Dine and Donate St. Patrick's Day Buffet to benefit the Friends of BCAS.

Happy Tails

"Got some pictures of Izzy and Tiger sleeping with their new kid. They are both being spoiled."