My name is Rocco!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Woodbury, New Jersey - Rocco
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West Jersey Volunteers for Animals

Facts about Rocco

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
As a volunteer with WJVA, I have spent time with my boy Rocco from the day we rescued him from a Phila. shelter. Rocco can be wary of strangers. His life was turned upside down last year when his Dad passed away, and his Mom gave him to another family to take care of. But he ran away and ended up a stray in Phila .at the shelter. No one came to claim him to take him home. So we can hardly blame him for being a little Leary. With that being said, I have seen this boy be so loving to those he knows well and who take care of him. He enjoys playing with other pups especially the girls! I think Rocco just needs someone who lives a quiet life, and doesn't have a lot of activity in their home. He could be someone's Robin and they would be his Batman. He would be devoted to his person.(s) Rocco deserves a chance to be loved, to play fetch in his own yard and enjoy life. Please share his story, and if you know a person looking for their companion, send them our way. Please email:, about our Studmuffin Rocco.

About West Jersey Volunteers for Animals

About Our Rescue Group...

West Jersey Volunteers for Animals (WJVA) is a non-profit group formed in 1998 by four volunteers determined to improve quality of life and medical care for homeless animals. We do not have a facility and rely on foster homes for the dogs we rescue from crowded shelters. Our adoption fees and donations are used to pay for our medical expenses. We spend thousands of dollars every year on saving homeless animals.

Our group is all volunteers with years of experience providing homeless animals with affection, exercise, medical care, foster homes, training, and publicity. During the past 18 years, our group gained a great deal of wonderful contacts and support in the areas of general animal care, veterinary care, pet grooming and boarding, training, resolution of pet behavior problems, food donations, and fundraising. We are dedicated to continue to build our community partnerships to carry on our work on behalf of homeless animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our facebook page for Meet and Greet dates, times and place.

By Appointment: contact
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Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application to be filled out, a meet and greet with the whole family. We also do a home visit when we are ready to finalize the adoption. The home visit provides an opportunity for the adopter to see the dog in their new environment, and allows us
to review recommendations for a smooth transition for the dog and family.

Our adoption fees range from $150.00 for dogs 9 years and older, $250.00 for dogs up to 8 years old. and $300 for puppies.
All adopted dogs are spayed/neutered, have appropriate vaccinations, and microchip identification. They are also tested for Heartworm and Lymes and on preventatives.

Those adopting pets from the West Jersey Volunteers for Animals are required to:

*Provide a loving home for the animal during its lifetime.
*Treat the animal with respect, affection and as a member of the family.
*Provide indoor living accommodations.
*Provide annual veterinary examinations and treat any ailments, disease or injury in a timely manner.
*Provide the animal with proper food, water, and training.
*Provide appropriate exercise, toys, companionship, mental stimulation and socialization with other animals.
*Keep identification tags on the animal at all times.