The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue

A Wharton, NJ 07885 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.


Pets at The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

Herbert - Pekingese

Male, Adult

Sylvia - Pekingese

Female, Young, Special Needs

George - Shih Tzu - Poo

Male, Adult, Special Needs
Shih Tzu / Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Maggie - Pom-Chi

Female, Adult, Special Needs
Pomeranian / Chihuahua

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1 - 4 of 4 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue Serves

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut

The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Interview

3. Home Check

4. Approve Application

5. Meet the Pet

6. Sign Adoption Contract

For more information, please email our address directly at:

About The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue

The Gingerbread House is a sanctuary and rescue for Pekingese and similar small-breed dogs. We focus on senior and hospice pups that require experienced fosters and adopters, or that are not adoptable due to their age, health, or special needs. Many of these dogs have been neglected physically, medically, and emotionally. Some have been surrendered due to their age or medical needs, others come from severe neglect-hoarding situations, and others from backyard breeders and puppy mills.

We assist owners who need to surrender their special pups and we work to ensure a positive experience during this emotional time. It is never an easy decision to part with a furry loved one and we understand that sometimes it is in the pup’s best interest.

We also partner with local shelters and rescues to take in these precious souls so they are not euthanized. After all these little ones have been through, they deserve a chance to live their remaining days knowing love and care, a soft clean bed, quality food, and a life without pain, filth, and starvation.

Adoptable dogs remain in our loving foster homes during rehabilitation and vetting, while we work to find their new furever families. Unadoptable pups remain in our sanctuary where they spend their remaining days being cared for and loved. We will never give up on them and will work to give them the best life possible. While in our care we provide for their needs including ongoing veterinary care, medication, supplements, food, continence care, and grooming.

The Gingerbread House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in north New Jersey. We are run by volunteers and fosters and rely solely on donations to provide for these sweet dogs in their golden years. As a public charity, all donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% of donations go to the dogs.

Please reach out if you are interested in fostering or volunteering. It will help save a life!

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Come Meet The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue's Pets

Since we are 100% foster based, all meet and greets are conducted in the foster's home or the potential adopter's home. Due to their age, we do not subject our tiny seniors to adoption events.

The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue to help homeless pets find homes

We operate solely on donations and cannot provide for these pups without your help. No amount is too small! Please mail checks to: The Gingerbread House, P.O. Box 312, Wharton, NJ 07885. Your donation is 100% tax deductible!