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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.