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?

A. There are ways to manage your cat's destructive behavior. Please don't declaw.

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?

A. Chances are, it's going to take a while. While you're waiting, read this and this for some great advice.

Q. My pet is lost!! What should I do?

A. Remain calm. Read these great tips on how to start your search. (Here is a similar resource in case the first one doesn't load.)

Q. I need to move. Do you know where I can find pet-friendly housing?

A. Click here for pet friendly listings all over the USA.

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.