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Our Featured southern, NJ Partner:

SOS (Save Our Small) DOGS

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Dogs are in various foster homes in southern NJ
southern, NJ 08003

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in southern NJ, and serve from Massachusetts to Virginia, provided the adopter will travel to NJ.

About Our Rescue Group:

SOS DOGS is a yorkie and small dog rescue, located in southern NJ and serving surrounding states. We have been doing rescue for 22 years. We have placed over 1,000 dogs in loving permanent homes. We do all medical needed so that dogs are up to date on shots, altered, and healthy, ready to start their new lives in their new forever homes. Potential adopters need a vet history we can verify, and we must see the home and do an interview before meeting the dog.

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Our Adoption Process:

PLEASE DO NOT WRITE TO ASK IF THIS DOG IS AVAILABLE. If the dog is listed then we are accepting applications. There is an ADOPTION APPLICATION. on our website,, can read below to see requirements and procedure.



WE ARE A RESCUE, A NON-PROFIT VOLUNTEER NETWORK OF PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES in VARIOUS NJ and PA LOCATIONS. Our mailing address is for mail only and there are NO adoptable pets there. In order to meet/adopt the dog of your choice, you need to follow our application procedure explained below. Please read this before you write to ask how to adopt. It is all explained!!!.

Because these dogs are in private homes, only qualified potential adopters can meet the dog. To qualify for this, we need an application, which you can fill in at, a vet history we discuss with your vet (we do not adopt to first time dog owners), and a home inspection.



VET HISTORY: You must be an experienced dog owner with a vet history we can discuss with your vet. We do not adopt to first time pet owners. We look to see that your current or previous dog(s) was altered, kept up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative, and received all recommended care such as dental cleaning or treatment when ill.

NO LARGE DOGS: Large dogs often see little dogs as prey or can inadvertently hurt the little ones, even if they don't mean to. We often make exceptions for gentle dogs like labs and goldens.

NO CHILDREN UNDER 5: Children can also inadvertently hurt a tiny dog

NO ELECTRIC FENCE: No invisible fence as we feel the shock collar is cruel and it doesn't prevent predators from coming in.

COME TO NJ: You must be able to come to southern NJ where most dogs are fostered.

ELIMINATION CONSIDERATIONS: NO small dog can hold it's urine for 8-9 hours while someone is at work all day, and we can't place a dog with that expectation. Small dogs can go to working homes if you are willing to pad train and there is another dog to keep the dog company. Dogs are pack animals and do not like being alone.

Remember, we are DOG ADVOCATES and we are here ONLY to find the best home FOR THE DOG! SOS DOGS rescue reserves the right to refuse any application and we only place dogs in age appropriate and permanent homes (no puppies to seniors).


If you think your home is right for this dog's needs and you meet our requirements above, please fill in an online ADOPTION APPLICATION. on our website,,

Adoption fees are on each dog's listing. If you meet the needs of the dog as described in the dog's listing and your home is selected you will be notified. If you have any other questions about this dog that are not answered on our website (please visit first) email us at

Each dog is vaccinated, spayed or neutered if age appropriate, given all shots due at that age and if needed, a dental and any surgery is done, all for the bargain price of a few hundred. Not a bargain? Call your local vet and see how much these items would cost if you did them yourself at your vet. In most cases our adoption fees do not even cover our vet costs!

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.