My name is Wallace!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oakland, New Jersey - Wallace
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I'm being cared for by:
Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

Facts about Wallace

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Urgent, foster or forever home needed for these 2 special dogs! Wallace (white) and Milky Way's (grey and white) adopter is sadly losing his home, and his 2 adopted dogs are once again homeless. Wallace is a 5 year old American Bulldog mix originally rescued by Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge from a local pound. He had severe mange that had been untreated, and his whole body was covered in infection, painful sores and abscesses. It took time for Wally to heal physically, but this big goofy pup still went overlooked for 2 years before adoption.

Milky Way was rescued from the same local pound by Second Chance Pet Adoption League after having been used for breeding and dumped after her most recent litter. She was filthy and terrified, but quickly warmed up. Milky Way’s foster mom would bring her to work at RBARI during Wallace's stay to help socialize the dogs. Milky Way quickly became Wallace's favorite "girlfriend.” So, when Wallace's adopter decided to adopt a playmate for him a few months after he had settled in his new home, Milky Way was the perfect choice. They have been the best of friends and lived happily in their home for over 2 years, and now they face the possibility of not only losing their home and owner, but also each other.

We know how hard it is to find someone to open their home to one large breed dog, let alone 2, but we are hoping the right home will see this plea and help them. Wallace is still a big fun-loving playful puppy at heart. Milky Way is more mellow and well-mannered, and a bit shy at first. They would like to be your only pets in an adult household, and loved to run and play with each other. They are available separately as well as we realize it's difficult to find a place for them together. Wallace gets along with female dogs as long as they don't mind his rough play, and Milky Way had previously been fostered with multiple dogs and got along well with most. Wallace is especially heartbroken returning to the shelter and we are hopeful that we can find them a foster or forever home as soon as possible...

Wallace is adoptable through Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.,, please email Milky Way is available through Second Chance Pet Adoption League, email

About Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

About Our Shelter...

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. is founded on the belief that all animals have a natural right to humane treatment including proper care and safe shelter. Due to overpopulation, there are insufficient homes for most cats and dogs. Some are lucky enough to find temporary shelter and a few even find permanent homes. However it is a devastating fact that the majority are either euthanized or forced to chance life without shelter.

To support our belief and to relieve the unnecessary suffering of animals, we shall:
1.Extend every effort to find, evaluate, and secure good adoptive homes for animals in our care.
2.Provide animals with medical services and behavior therapy to the extent of our ability.
3.Adhere to a “no-kill” policy: animals shall not be euthanized for the purpose of providing space for new animals.
4.Adhere to a 100% spay and neuter policy.
5.Maintain continuing humane education programs and in particular to schools.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are open for adoptions Saturday & Sunday 11-4pm, Tuesday & Thursday 1-8pm, Wednesday12-4pm.

Visit us at:
2 Shelter Lane
Oakland, NJ 07436

Our Adoption Process...

For information on our adoption process, please check out the following link: