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Our Featured Skillman, NJ Partner:

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Somerset and Mercer County & surrounding counties.

About Our Shelter:

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit private shelter dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of companion animals in the greater Princeton region. Through our six core programs of Rescue, Shelter, Adoption, Health and Welfare, Spay/Neuter and Humane Education, SAVE strives to substantially reduce animal overpopulation and the corresponding euthanasia of adoptable and treatable animals in our community. SAVE endeavors to build, foster and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Come Meet our Pets:

Please visit our shelter Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm, Sunday - Monday 12pm-4pm.

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, you must first complete and submit an adoption application. Your application will be processed by shelter staff. This process can take 2-3 days. When you are notified of application approval, we will schedule a time for you to pick up your newest family member. Our adoption fees are as follows:
Adult dogs - $250
Puppies - $350
Pure Breeds - TBD

Adult Cats - $125
Kittens - $175

Adoption fees include Rabies, Yearly boosters, deworming, flea & tick prevention, heartworm or leukemia/FIV testing, microchipping and spay or neuter.

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.