ARF of Mercer

A dogs are fostered at a private residance, Pennigton, NJ 08534 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at ARF of Mercer

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


Male, Adult
Poodle (Miniature) / Cockapoo

Photo of Zeus


Male, Adult
German Shepherd Dog

Photo of Athena


Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog

Photo of EASTER


Female, Young
Rhodesian Ridgeback / Labrador Retriever

Photo of Ruthie


Female, Young
Labrador Retriever / Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

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1 - 5 of 5 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas ARF of Mercer Serves

Tri-state area (primarily NJ, PA), will adopt to qualified families in NY, CT, DE, MD

ARF of Mercer's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

The more completely it is filled out, the quicker a response!

2. Approve Application

Once you get an approval e-mail, you can schedule to meet our dogs

3. Meet the Pet

Depending on timing, we cannot guarantee that the pet you apply for will be available when you come to meet our pups.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

Once you pick out your pup, we will go over all the medical records and you will read and sign the contract

5. Pay Fee

Adoption fee covers a surgically altered pet up to date on vaccines, a registered microchip, and 30 days of pet insurance.

6. Take the Pet Home

Congratulations on your new family member!!

All initial communication is by e-mail. Please e-mail for information on a particular dog/puppy, or to request an adoption application. You may visit any animal who is available for adoption after your application has been approved. Veterinary references are required. You must be at least 21 years old, own your home or have lived in your current rental for at least one year. Your lease must specify that you are allowed a pet.
All adoptable animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They are current on vaccines, treated for internal and external parasites, and Microchipped. Cats/ Kittens are feline leukemia and FIV tested. Adult dogs are heartworm tested. A month of complimentary medical insurance for your new pet is included in the adoption fee.
Adoption fee cats and kittens $50.00 - $125.00
Adoption fee dogs and puppies $475.00- $600.00

About ARF of Mercer

Our dogs and puppies are primarily Sato's, rescued from Puerto Rico in the Rincon area (visit are flown to Philadelphia airport, immediately vetted, and treated for internal and external parasites. All our animals are spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.
Puerto Rico has a terrible problem with unwanted dogs, litters are discarded on the side of the road, in trash cans, and dumped in the woods. If brought to a shelter, the kill rate is 94%. We are always looking for tourists and business people willing to carry on pups to get them out of a bad situation and into loving, forever homes.

Come Meet ARF of Mercer's Pets

Once your application is approved, we will set up an appointment for you to meet our dogs. Appointments are generally Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.