Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation

Giving Pets A Second Chance on Life


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  • What is the Bergen County Protection and Rescue Foundation?

    As its name implies, Bergen County Protection and Rescue aims to locate, nurture, and find homes for as many lost, stray and unwanted domestic animals that it can. The shelter is able to help future pet owners adopt new friends. BCPR also captures and relocate wildlife and provides medical assistance and rehabilitation for injured animals. Animals don’t deserve to suffer on the streets without love. That’s why BCPR is vigilant in saving these animals and giving them new lives so they may find comfort and safety.

  • Where is BCPR located?

    BCPR is stationed in Cliffside Park at 302 2nd Street. Just off Route 63 and County Road 505, BCPR is easily accessible. BCPR is also very close to interested Manhattan residents.

  • What are the shelter's adoption hours?

    SUNDAY         12:00 PM–5:00 PM


    TUESDAY        12:00 PM–5:00 PM

    WEDNESDAY  12:00 PM–7:00 PM

    THURSDAY     12:00 PM–5:00 PM

    FRIDAY           12:00 PM–5:00 PM

    SATURDAY      12:00 PM–5:00 PM

  • How do you adopt at BCPR?

    When planning to visit, please consult the shelter’s adoption hours above. To educate yourself, follow the link here to download the adoption application form. This will let you know what we need to know from you before the adoption process can begin, including your personal information, the type of dwelling the adopted animal will live in, landlord information (if applicable), and other necessary components. The form also includes the adoption contract, which you must agree to before adopting a pet.


    To learn more, please contact for dog information or for cat information.

  • What is the shelter's policy for surrendering pets?

    Please contact us for more information

  • Are there adoption fees?

    To inquire about adoption fees for cats or dogs, please email either or for a consultation.

  • How can I volunteer at BCPR?

    BCPR is always looking for new and enthusiastic faces to join its many in providing for the dogs and cats of our area. Volunteering experiences include shelter care, dog walking, and fostering. To start, please fill out a volunteer application form (which you can download here), where you have the chance to tell us who you are, your areas of interest that might best help us, and what times are best for you to visit. We require a minimum of 2 hours per volunteer session, so please plan ahead of time before volunteering. Also necessary is the volunteer waiver at the end of the form. Please note that any volunteer under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will also sign the volunteer application form.

  • What age do I have to be to volunteer?

    You may volunteer at BCPR at any age. However, any volunteer under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during their hours at the shelter.

  • What is fostering? How can a volunteer foster an animal?

    Please contact us for more information

  • How can I sponsor an animal in need of veterinarian care?

    Please contact us for more information

  • Where can I look to adopt pets online?

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization














Shelter Address

Adoptions and Donation Dropoff:

302 2nd Street

Cliffside Park, NJ  07010


Mailing Address

PO  Box 1172, Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Phone: (201) 945-0649





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SUNDAY                     12:00 PM--5:00 PM

MONDAY                                Closed

TUESDAY                    12:00 PM--5:00 PM

WEDNESDAY             12:00 PM--7:00 PM

 THURSDAY                 12:00 PM--5:00 PM

  FRIDAY                        12:00 PM--5:00 PM

  SATURDAY                  12:00 PM--5:00 PM

BCPR is a true no-kill animal shelter located in in Bergen County, New Jersey

Our gratitude to Brian Moss for his photography services.

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Special Thanks to the Daily Voice for  their  coverage of our  adoption  and fundraising events.