About Us


The Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society (B.A.S.S.). B.A.S.S. has been rescuing animals since 1996. We take in abandoned, stray, and owner-surrendered pets and work hard to place them in new, loving homes. We have a staff of dedicated volunteers who are committed to this service, and to providing exceptional care while they reside at B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S. is a DONOR-FUNDED organization, and we are proud to serve the needs of approximately 700 animals each year. Our mission of love remains true: To better the lives of abandoned, mistreated, and homeless animals in our community. Our vision is to encourage kindness toward all animals by providing them shelter and humane care, to prevent cruelty, and to educate the public.

At the Shelter

Rescuing the animals is only the first step in what we do. All adopted pets leaving our shelter are:

• Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccinated • Spayed or neutered (age permitting) • Heartworm and Lyme tested (dogs)

• Feline Leukemia and FIV tested (cats) • Given deworming medication as a preventative measure (puppies and kittens)


B.A.S.S. services also include matching our pets with compatible homes, reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs and education.

B.A.S.S. provides these services for abandoned, stray, and owner-surrendered pets for local communities including Bloomingdale, Butler, Pompton Lakes, Wanaque, Riverdale, Ringwood and Kinnelon. 


New!  Low cost spay/neuter program available in cooperation with People for Animals.  Please contact us for further information.