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Our Featured Parsippany, NJ Partner:

John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund - Northeast

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Serve most states in the USA. Primary centers for fostering are in MI, IL, PA, NJ.

About Our Rescue Group:

Established in August of 1996, we believe this to be the oldest Elkhound Rescue page on the Internet. It arose from the common desires of group of people with one common goal: to find caring, loving homes for Norwegian Elkhounds and Elkhound mixes, in both the United States and Canada. Eventually these desires and goal became the foundation of a foster based rescue organization called the John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund. We are a 501c3 organization made up of all volunteers. Because of that, we may not be able to respond to you immediately.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Meetings arranged only after application approval.

Our Adoption Process:

Applications must be received prior to answering specific questions about a dog. Fences (not invisible) requred, vet and personal references required. Home visit required. Adoption fee is $150 for adult and $300 for puppies. Adoption contract and fee required at the time of taking a dog. All dogs must be returned to JNMRF if they are ever in need of another home, no matter what their age. Adopter may not rehome without specific approval of JNMRF coordinator. All dogs are microchipped to the rescue. Contract and adoption procedure are available for viewing on and application form available at

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.