Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey

71 Pioneer Lane, Willingboro, NJ, US, 08078
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Burlington County Animal Alliance is a private, independent, 501(3)(c) nonprofit animal advocacy group, that was founded in 1999. To date, they have around 60 members of BCAA. They focus primarily on rescue and adoption of shelter dogs and cats from Burlington County and surrounding areas. Their main focus is to make the public aware of the numbers of homeless dogs and cats there are in shelters and to promote adoption of these animals. They advocate spaying and neutering of all companion animals to counteract the overpopulation of dogs and cats and to end the tragedy of euthanizing healthy, unwanted companion pets.


BringFido Guest Rating

Burlington County Animal Alliance of New Jersey has received a rating of 3.3 out of 5 bones by 28 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    falsely advertised

    I adopted my dog from this shelter, and although he is sweet with adult humans, that's about it.
    He was listed as an American bulldog, great with kids, cats, and other dogs and that he was 45 lbs. First, he was about 60 lbs when I picked him up, which isn't a huge deal, I don't mind big dogs. 2nd, is he's a Pitbull, through and though. Third, he tried to attack my boyfriends dog the instant he saw him and although they now get along, he is aggressive and mean with other dogs. I can't even have him anywhere near another dog, because he loses control. He also tried to attack my 4 year old nephew.

    Just a warning, if you adopt from this shelter, do it with caution. They clearly lied about this dogs temperament, breed, and size.

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome Group

    When we lost our family dog to cancer, our daughter had a hole in her heart that needed to be filled. A friend recommended we work with BCAA. The people there could not have been kinder. Within a week, we were able to adopt an adorable furball. It was such a fulfilling experience a year later we adopted a second dog. Our daughter’s heart is overflowing. Amazing rescue!

  • More than a year ago
    Great Rescue!

    The BCAA is an awesome rescue that matched our family with fun loving terrier mix. We needed a companion for our nervous adopted GermanShepherd/Rottweiler mix. The BCAA made the process easy with all the paperwork history and support as we got Chloe transitioned to our home and vet. Thank you Sue and team for bringing rescue to our family!

  • More than a year ago
    The best rescue I've worked with

    I have adopted several dogs from this rescue throughout the years and have had nothing but great experiences each time! The application process is easy and user friendly and the wonderful volunteers were so prompt with getting in touch with me. They were all so friendly and warm and really cared about the animals. They answered all my questions and were very truthful about the dogs I was interested in to the best of their knowledge. What I love most about this rescue is that they go beyond the borders of New Jersey and work with many rescues from down south who pull dogs from high kill shelters. They either have the dogs driven up by yet another set of selfless volunteers or flown in by a volunteer pilot. All these people give so selflessly on a volunteer basis with no monetary gain. It warms my heart that there are such great people in this world. I have adopted the most wonderful dogs from them who otherwise would have been killed if it weren't for Burlington county animal alliance. I have done lots of research on other rescue groups and they are all similar in the way they operate. The difference with BCAA and the reason I would never go with another rescue again is that they are so thorough honest and caring. I believe their fees are reasonable and fair when you think about all that goes into getting an animal ready for adoption. They are truly in it for the well being of the animals and I cant stress enough how strongly I would recommend this rescue group. You cant go wrong with Burlington county animal alliance. Thank you to sue, Lorraine and all the other volunteers for all that you do!

  • More than a year ago
    Best rescue HANDS DOWN

    I love this kind group of volunteers. I adopted from them seven years ago. My girl was hours away from being killed due to her two different colored eyes. BCAA steppes up

  • More than a year ago
    Saved my best friend

    I love this rescue! They do their best to help as many dogs as they can! I can’t thank them enough for saving my pup!

  • More than a year ago
    Great Rescue Group

    We just adopted our 2nd pup from BCAA and couldn’t be happier. The volunteers are helpful and patient. We had recently lost our beloved chihuahua and felt emptiness in our home. After telling them about family and lifestyle, they helped steer us away from some dogs that weren’t quite right and encouraged us to wait for the right dog. They were right! We adopted a perfect little female chi 3 weeks later and she fits in great with our crew. They really tried to make sure the dog was right for us, and us for her.

    All of the dogs are in foster homes which makes it so much easier to find out specifics regarding the dog’s behavior, habits and personality because they’ve lived in their homes.

  • More than a year ago
    Dedicated People

    BCAA is an amazing group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping people find their fur friend. I adopted my Spencer from them and we couldn’t be happier with the knowledgeable fosters who open their homes to these animals in need. The fosters not only care for the dogs, but they spend a lot of time talking to each interested applicant to determine if the home is a good fit for the dog. When we adopted Spencer the foster came to our home and spent a lot of time with us. She helped us to introduce our existing dog to Spencer and gave us as much background information as she knew about Spencer. She then gave me her cell number so I could contact her with any questions (which I did many times). BCAA was supportive and caring. I felt as if I had a network of people to help us to help Spencer adjust to our home. We couldn’t imagine our lives without him and we would highly recommend BCAA to anyone in search of their new forever friend.

  • More than a year ago
    Can't Thank Them Enough

    We adopted our sweet gorgeous pitt/lab mix from BCAA. They couldn't of been more supportive in helping us get Lola adjusted from the horrendous situation she came from. I am from the south and the animal welfare movement still has a long way to go. When I found out that they pull so many dogs from southern kill shelters, I knew that they were who I wanted to work with. Good people, great dogs!!

  • More than a year ago
    Excellent rescue

    This is a wonderful group of people saving animals that have had a tough start. They are compassionate and dedicated and I adopted my little girl from them, Chihuahua Pom mix who came to them terrified and bald and through the foster mom's efforts came to me on her way to being a total love bug! I love that the dogs are fostered instead of being in a shelter/kennel, it starts them on the way to being in a home and being housebroken if they aren't already. Love BCAA and will adopt from them again

  • More than a year ago
    Wonderful organization!!

    We got our sweet boy from BCAA and he is just the light of my life. He wasnt microchipped but they made sure he was before he came home. They also provided heartworm medication prior to our departure. Love BCAA and everything they do!!

  • More than a year ago
    Best rescue ever!

    Funny the people that gave bad reviews would not leave any info or a picture .. humm I hope it’s not a past foster that is just sour. BCAA would no doubt stand by anyone who is not happy in any way which makes me fell it’s Bogas. They go above and beyond what that have to and always stays in contact with past adopters.

  • More than a year ago
    Great rescue!

    This rescues really cares about matching their dogs with the right families and saved my girl Harper who is perfect for me!

  • More than a year ago
    Incredible Resue

    The volunteers were amazing. Honest and found us the perfect dog to fit our needs!

  • More than a year ago
    It’s for the good of the animals keep that in mind

    I adopted a Labrador Chal mix that was relocated from Georgia. He was heartworm positive and was treated by Willingboro veterinary clinic. They gave complete medical history as possible. For the sake of the number of homeless animals I would recommend using Burlington county animal alliance as a source of adoption. I have to say unfortunately that I believe the persons who fosters dogs and cats are in it for some monetary And question her motives

  • More than a year ago

    This is a shady, unprofessional, joke of a rescue. These dogs and puppies come in with hookworms, heart worms, sick, NOT fixed, NOT vaccinated, and they will not tell you where these dogs are from! Awful place, no screening, no home checks, they change the price depending on the cuteness of the puppy. Don't believe me, check them out on different pet sites, the prices range from $250 to $400. Stay away! Lorraine & Sue are schemers and do NOT tell about bite history, behavior issues, etc. Forget how rude, unprofessional, and low class they are, they're simply JUST DANGEROUS. And yes, I DID adopt from them and will warn everyone.

  • More than a year ago
    Terrible Experience

    Many, many issues with adopting from here. I have spent almost $1300 on healthcare that should have been resolved BEFORE allowing the animals to be adopted out. No screening process aside from an online form, luckily I am a good person, there are plenty of people out there who are not! Shelter was unwilling to help with any costs incurred even though pets were well under the acceptable adoption age (5 weeks!), should have still been in the foster home or shelter being raised and medically treated for the numerous issues (roundworm, hookworm, coccidia, respiratory infection, UTI). Shots were given way too early which negated them and need to be repeated. Puppies were so sick that they have waited for over a month to resolve illnesses before they are able to get their shots. Well intending shelters and foster homes are no better than a puppy mill if they are not properly attending to the animal's needs. Puppies should be dewormed before they are fully and overly infested with worms. I made my mistake by not being informed on what to look for and what questions to ask, which has cost me a lot of money that the shelter will not assist with. Nonetheless my rescues were SAVED since I am now giving them the PROPER medical attention they require and should have received many many weeks prior to adoption. Shelter needs immediate improvement and Foster homes need better information or better screening to better care for their animals. Wake up BCAA!

  • More than a year ago
    Very poorly run rescue

    Very poorly run rescue - extremely disorganized and rude to boot. Maybe they should get rid of the board or group of people that run it and replace with people that actually care about getting the animals to the right people instead of acting like a 'rescue' pet store.

  • More than a year ago

    Great experience. Love my baby! Thanks BCAA!!!! You rock

  • More than a year ago
    Doggie Duped

    DO NOT get an animal from these people. Our family was swindled out of a lot of money just for wanting to rescue and get a family dog. Here are the issues we experienced.

    1. This organization does not have an actual facility to "rescue" dogs. What they do is broker out foster homes some of which are out of state. Then the "staff" meets in a parking lot outside the Cracker Barrel to exchange animals. They do not tell you of a lack of facility until its time to pick up your animal.

    2. They advertised that the dog was "House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Current on vaccinations." When we received the dog's paperwork, the dog was NOT spayed/Neutered nor was it current on its shots. Mind you, it could be because the dog was young, but they said they would provide a certificate for these services. According to the animals birthday, the dog was actually behind in shots. Plus the one shot that it did receive was done incorrectly leaving a cyst like feature on its back that needs to be monitored. No certificate was provided. Additionally, requesting reimbursement for the behind shots is met with scathing belligerence.

    3. Although they advertise the "adoption donation" to rescue a dog was $350, on another site it listed a price between $125 - $150. We were told that our dog would be $350 because of age. (5 months). Dogs, come AS IS. Meaning, if they have medical issues, you are on the hook for it.

    4. Although we are in NJ, the dog's vet records were North Carolina/South Carolina. It was explained to us that animals are trucked up and down Route 95 and that the parking lot outside the Crackel Barrel is a good drop off point for animals.

    5. The dog also had bite marks on the bottom of its neck from other dogs, and a giardia infection that increased the vet bills to treat.

    6. We tried to negotiate some of the costs for services not provided, such as the dog not being up to date on shots and too young to be spayed and or neutered. We were threatened to have our family dog removed from us twice. Notwithstanding toys and accessories, in order for us to rescue a dog, it cost us over $630.00. We could have bought a pure bred for that amount of money.

    7. We were told that heartwork medication would be given to us for free, but we received nothing. When asked, again we are met with scathing indignation and a threat to have our dog taken away.

    If you want to truly rescue a dog, do NOT get swindled by these people.

  • More than a year ago
    Don't waste your time

    shelter is more interested in putting dogs down then adopting them out...

  • More than a year ago
    No Screening Process

    A friend of mine adopted a dog from BCAA and gave them the $$ but never got any medical history on the dog as to what vaccines and tests were done and no one will get back to her. They are very rude also. This agency doesn't screen the applicants and are only concerned with getting another dog in. They will give the dogs to just about anyone; so sad. It'sallabout the money. Adopter beware! Once you get the dog you're on your own.

  • More than a year ago
    Sue & Danielle...very truthful

    Just found my new little girl ‘Paisley’ from BCAANJ and I could not be more pleased. I expressed the kind of personality needed to fit in at my home and Sue called me back and suggested Paisley who turned out to be exactly the type of personality that we discussed and gets along with my other pets. The wonderful young lady, Danielle was also honest and upfront when sofia (my dog) I went to meet Paisley. Everything Danielle told me was true. Paisley is a love-bug and now she is home. ? Thanks!

  • More than a year ago
    better pesonel

    they have more people sitting around talking yhan they have taking care of pets

  • More than a year ago
    better screening

    not clean,do not screen dogs ...I know of three that attacked I person and two dogs

  • More than a year ago
    Not people friendly

    A friend of my mine who is a senior citizen and disabled tried adopting a dog from them and did not get one. The woman who came to his house made comments of what was wrong with his house and finally told him he could not get the dog because there were health problem with the dog. She adopted the dog herself. He went to their Saturday meet the pets at a Pet Smart and was told he did not need to keep putting in applications on dogs because they know what he wants. Where does it say this on their web site, she was not friendly in her manner in which she explained this to my friend. He got a dog else were.

  • More than a year ago
    Beware of Lorraine Schrieber

    I was looking to addopt a English Pointer, Lorraine mentioned that one of the pointers had not been spayed as of yet. I mentioned that I might want to adopt before she is spayed. This was her reply:

    You have to be kidding? These two dogs were going to be euthanized and that is why we rescued them . They have mammary tumors because they were not spayed and there are hundreds of these pointers needing home and you want to breed? Get a brain.

    This is what you have to look forward to when you ask a simple question. Stay far away from this place.

  • More than a year ago
    I got my best friend from them

    She is the BEST dog ever. the most loving, special mutt that was to be put down. I highly support and suggest them. They gave me my best friend.

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