Our Featured Rockaway, NJ Partner:
Eleventh Hour Rescue
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
P.O. Box 218
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:NJ and approved out of state homes
About Our Rescue Group:Eleventh Hour Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer not for profit organization. It is with tribute to our community that we proudly say that we have saved thousands of lives since the inception of Eleventh Hour Rescue in 2004.
We are absolutely strict on our no-kill policy. We focus on the elimination of the “disposable” pet concept and we strive to educate the community on the importance of spaying and neutering animals.
We are strongly opposed to shelters inhumanely euthanizing animals simply because of overcrowding.
We believe that cats and dogs are like sponges - they respond in kind to whatever is given them - love or hate. In that regard, we start off by committing to an animal with no other information than a picture and a plea from a shelter worker who falls with a dog facing certain death. We pay for boarding, any and all veterinary services necessary and transportation fees.
When they arrive, we provide these wonderful creatures with loving temporary homes filled with belly rubs, kisses, treats and warm beds to sleep in. We treat these homeless animals as if they were our own all the while knowing that we are nothing more than a stepping stone for them.
We are not prejudice in any way. While we feel that all of the animals that we rescue are perfect in every way, we always fall in love and rescue terminally ill animals, sick and abused animals, animals with three legs, animals who are blind or lame. We will do everything in our power to rehabilitate a sick animal. Spend thousands of dollars on seeking out the best veterinarians. Bring dogs to behavior training classes. We spend countless hours working one on one with dogs to help them happy again. In short, we do whatever it takes. Because the love that is given in return from these animals is priceless.
We search for permanent, forever homes for them and when they are ready to go forward, we stand in our doorways crying.
We encourage like minded individuals to join us. Donate to help us continue our mission.
Get active. Save a life. Volunteer.
Come Meet our Pets:Please visit our home page for upcoming events!
Our Adoption Process:Eleventh Hour Rescue has an application process and reference check prior to any dog or cat leaving the care of EHR. Adoptions conducted at adoption events are conditionally based on our application procedure.
Please submit an online application before contacting Eleventh Hour.
Please copy and paste the attached link for a complete application:
Please note that we will let you know by phone or email when we approve your application. Most applications are approved within 24 hours; however, it could take up to 5 days to contact your veterinarian(s) and/or references.
Please keep in mind that the dog or cat you are interested in may have other applicants and/or may not be a good match for your family.
Our adoption fee is a minimum of $250 per dog and $100 per cat. Most of our dogs and cats are altered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped. If an unaltered pet is adopted out, the cost of the spay/neuter procedure is covered under the adoption fee, and the new owners must agree to have the pet spayed or neutered within 30 days. An additional $100 deposit that will be returned to you with proof of spay/neuter.
We have low-cost options for spay and neuter procedures. We are not subsidized by any government grants or agencies. Our adoption fees cover only a small portion of what we spend on saving and vetting these animals. Upon adopting a pet, you will be asked to sign a contract.