My name is Gemma!

Shar Pei/Pug Mix Dog for adoption in Brick, New Jersey - Gemma
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Jersey Shore Animal Center

Facts about Gemma

  • Breed: Shar Pei/Pug Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8566982

Gemma is a 2 year old shar-pei/pug mix that sadly has been bounced around through 3 different homes.  Originally purchased from the pet store for a large amount of money, her owners had a baby and started to leave Gemma outside. Once the weather became cold a family member felt bad for Gemma and took her home but there were allergies in that home. Gemma's third home came to an end when they were moving to a place that did not allow animals.  So, now here Gemma sits waiting for what she hopes will be a forever family.  Gemma recently had her double eye surgery as well as the cherry eye surgery and she also got spayed. Gemma looks great and can finally see without being in pain! The vet did say that unfortunately she will need to be on a lifetime of eye meds because she was born without a natural tear production. She cannot produce tears on her own to help keep her eyes lubricated which can lead to other problems. Please do not let that affect your decision on giving this sweet girl a 4th chance! She deserves a loving home that will understand her medical needs and to show her love that she has not experienced.  Gemma would do best as the only pet.  We are unsure of her house breaking status, and she could use some obedience training. We are looking for a family with dog experience for our sweet Gemma. Kids 10+

*Per JSAC policy, puppies and kittens under 6 months will not be adopted to families with children under the age of 6 years.

About Jersey Shore Animal Center

About Our Shelter...

Jersey Shore Animal Center is committed to the care of unwanted, abandoned, sick animals and to the adoption of these animals to responsible, loving homes. To that end, veterinary care is provided as needed, medication and inoculations are given and neutering/spaying is done prior to adoption unless the animal's health or age precludes this procedure.

In addition, a compassionate staff tends to providing for each animal's physical and emotional needs, taking care to keep each one sheltered, clean, well-fed and socialized.

Come Meet Our Pets...


1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Tuesday through Sunday

Closed to the public on Mondays

185 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees:

Dogs $250.00
Senior Dogs $150
Cats $100.00
Senior Cats $50

Puppies $350.00 plus a $100 refundable spay/neuter deposit

Kittens $130 plus $50 refundable spay/neuter deposit

Adoption Process

Our friendly, knowledgable team of staff and volunteers would be glad to give you a tour of the shelter and discuss whether one of our furry friends is the right match for your home.

The JSAC has careful policies on the placement of young animals, dominant breed dogs (Rottweilers, Shepherds, Akitas, etc). Due to our lifelong return policy we prefer to adopt our pets locally, so we don't adopt out of state. We prefer homes in the region so that we can be a resource for the animals and their adopters. These policies and procedures are in place to protect everyone involved and are very common when rehoming animals, whether through a shelter or a rescue group.

We do not have "same day" adoptions. Rather, an application for an animal is reviewed to ensure that 1) the home has taken good care of their other animals * 2) The animal is permitted in the home and 3) that it is the right home for the right animal (choosing dog that likes cats if cats already in household, etc..). Typically this process takes 24-48 hours. If a dog application is approved and there are other dogs in the home, we have the two (or more) dogs meet; many times if necessary.