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Our Featured West Orange, NJ Partner:

West Orange Animal Welfare League

311 Watchung Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 736-8689

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 Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt animals to adopters who reside within the state of New Jersey who meet our adoption criteria.

About Our Rescue Group:

The West Orange Animal Welfare League (WOAWL) was formed in 1977 and is an entirely volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working in cooperation with the township of West Orange's animal control facility to help impounded animals find new homes. Though times have changed and our organization has evolved, our goal has always remained the same -- to find safe and happy homes for homeless and abandoned animals.

Come Meet our Pets:

The West Orange Animal Welfare League holds adoption days the first and third Saturdays of each month from 11 AM - 3:00 PM and during the week by appointment. Pets are also available for adoption through the township's animal control facility (311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange) between 4:30 and 5:30 PM each weekday, excluding holidays.

Our Adoption Process:

Fees very with individual animals; the following schedule represents minimums required:

Cats/Kittens ($25 without shots; $35 with shots)
$45 - 50 if altered;
$75 and up if altered and tested
$50 & up for purebreds

Dogs $45 without shots/ Puppies $55 without shots
Dogs $55 with shots/ Puppies $65 with shots
$70 - 80 if altered
$75 & up if altered and tested
$85 & up purebred

Adopters must fill out questionnaire and must meet certain criteria in order to adopt.

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.