Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I can't make it to your regular adoption days, is there any other way to see what dogs/cats you have available?
A. Absolutely! Call us anytime at (973) 300-3185 to set up an appointment to visit BARKS. See the Contact page for information on how to get in touch with a BARKS representative.
Q. I am allergic to cats, what can I do?
A. Click here for a PDF containing tips on managing pet allergies. It's geared towards cat owners, but applies to many different types of pets.
Q. What do I do if my pet is hurt and I can't take it to the animal hospital?
A. There is a pet ambulance service in Newfoundland, NJ called Petamedics. They're available 24/7. Phone: 1-877-360-PETS
Q. My cat is clawing my rugs/furniture, chewing my curtains/houseplants. What can I do?
Q. I've just adopted a shy or semi-feral cat and it won't come out from under the bed/hutch/couch. How long is this going to go on and is there anything I can do to help this poor kitty know that I'm friendly?
Q. My pet is lost!! What should I do?
Q. I need to move. Do you know where I can find pet-friendly housing?
Q. I truly can't afford to take my pet to the veterinarian. Is there anyone that can help me?
A. Yes. Please consult the links in our Hardship Resources section, and good luck.