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Our Featured Raritan, NJ Partner:

Shelter Survivors

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.

New Jersey/New York area
Raritan, NJ 08869

http://www.sheltersurvivors.com

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are an all-breed dog rescue group, serving the tri-state area. Our focus is on saving shelter dogs from high kill shelters. We hold our adoption days in Central New Jersey (Bridgewater/Somerville area) and welcome applicants from the entire state. Out of state residents may apply as well, however, we do not "ship" dogs.

About Our Rescue Group:

Shelter Survivors was formed to serve the needs of dogs that have been brought to shelters in the tri-state area, by providing loving and expedient rescue, foster homes and placement with a great measure of compassion and through teamwork with you and other rescue groups and shelters. Our focus is primarily on shelter dogs, and we work with local shelters to help communities in our area. We believe in saving the lives of shelter dogs, one dog at a time.

Shelters Survivors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Any financial support to help us care for our animals is very much appreciated and we also need dog food, crates of all sizes, beds and blankets for the pets in our care.

We do not have a shelter so we don't have visiting hours.

Come Meet our Pets:

Please note that Shelter Survivors does not run a physical shelter but uses a unique network of loving foster homes to house the animals awaiting adoption. To meet one of the animals that you find on the web, come to our adoption days (see the "events" page of our website) or send us an application at sheltersurvivors@live.com. Most of our adoption days are at PetCo in Raritan (off of the Somerville Circle).

Our Adoption Process:

To adopt one of our animals, go to our website at www.sheltersurvivors.com and download our Microsoft Word dog application, or use our "online application."

Adoption Fees:

Adoption fees are donations to Shelter Survivors, not payment for value received, and are based primarily on the age, health, and temperament of a particular dog, and our expenses. Shelter Survivors is not an actual shelter, and we are not subsidized. Most shelters receive municipal funding, while Shelter Survivors operates on adoption fees and donations. All of our members are volunteers, and none of us receives a salary or payment of any kind. Our funds go 100% toward the care of our dogs, primarily for veterinary expenses. Volunteers usually pay the costs for transport, fostering, phone calls, postage, and adoption screening out of their own pockets.

The adoption fees range from $150 to $200, which is a bargain when you consider that spaying/neutering, testing, training and inoculations are usually included. Any difference in fee is noted in the description of the individual pet. Many animals have been micro-chipped.

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.