Bow Wows and Meows

A Dumont, Dumont, NJ 07628 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Suzanne Moore-Gold

Pets at Bow Wows and Meows

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


Female, Puppy
German Shepherd Dog / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of OTIS


Male, Puppy
Border Collie / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of KASEY


Male, Puppy
Australian Cattle Dog / Anatolian Shepherd

Photo of KENNY


Male, Puppy
Australian Shepherd / Blue Heeler

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Areas Bow Wows and Meows Serves

We serve a 30 minute driving distance around Dumont, Glen Rock, Wayne, NJ. If you are outside of that area and are interested in a dog, we may have a representative in your area, so please apply.

Bow Wows and Meows's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Please fill out an Adoption Questionnaire, copy this link onto your browser:

2. Approve Application

References will be called and volunteers will make sure your application meets the requirements for the individual dog you are interested in

3. Home Check

Once application is approved, a representative will make an appointment for a home visit.

4. Meet the Pet

Application & home visit must be approved before any meet and greet. Please have all family members and pets available during home visit

5. Sign Adoption Contract

Our Adoption Contract must be completed upon adoption. Adoption fees begin at $425.

Application: The adoption application is step 1 of the process. Meet and greets will not be scheduled until an application is submitted, approved and the home visit has also been approved. All potential adopters are required to fill out an Adoption Questionnaire, copy this link onto your browser:

Out of State Adopters: We do adopt to out-of-state residents, however, in-state applicants (New York & New Jersey) receive priority. If you live outside New York or New Jersey we will do our best to find a volunteer to conduct a home visit on our behalf. If a home visit cannot be completed, we cannot go any further with your application. You must come to NJ and meet the dog(s) you are interested in adopting and if you want to adopt, you will have to drive your new dog home with you.

Meet and Greets: Bring your existing dog(s) if you are adopting another one: We want to make sure your existing pet loves your new friend as much as you do. Meeting on neutral territory will make the selection and introduction process that much easier. If you have cats at home, we will do our best to cat test for you but it is not always possible. Often dogs in a new environment will not display a prey drive towards cats during the first couple of weeks of acclimation; this test is only meant to indicate to us an immediate failure if the dog shows aggression.

All family members and/or roommates must meet the animal: Some small children are allergic to cats or dogs, but their parents are not aware of it yet. Some elderly family members can’t handle the size or activity level of some of our canine guests. Some animals get along perfectly with one person, yet may act aggressive toward another. Bringing everyone who will be a part of the family or the household is critical to the success of the adoption.

Bow Wows and Meows Pet Rescue does not conduct DNA tests on the dogs it adopts out. We use information provided by the shelters, veterinarians, and volunteers to give the best estimate to the dog’s breed and future size. As a result, we cannot guarantee the exact breed or future size of any dog in our care. We do our best to inform adopters about the potential dog breeds for each dog.

Our Adoption Contract must be completed upon adoption, and our adoption fee begin at $425 to cover the cost of shelter pull fees, vetting, spay/neuter, and transportation from Alabama to New Jersey.

We try to do right by every person who comes our way looking for a new family pet, but not every home is the right one for an individual pup and we will do our best to explain why. Our animals do not have a say in where they go; since we speak for those who have no voice, we must do it well. Everyone who wants to adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue group is special because they open their homes to those in need. But, while we try to meet the needs of everyone, our clients are the animals. They have no one else. We appreciate your understanding.

About Bow Wows and Meows

We are a small rescue with its home based in Seale, Alabama. We pull dogs and puppies from local kill shelters, have them vetted, spayed or neutered, and fostered in a loving nurturing home. When they are ready, our pets are privately transported to our satellite location in Northern New Jersey for adoption into wonderful homes.

Come Meet Bow Wows and Meows's Pets

Our dogs and puppies are fostered in loving homes by volunteers. Please complete our adoption application. If your application and home visit are approved, you will be contacted by a volunteer to set up a meet and greet. Please understand we thoroughly check all applications and make the best match for the puppy.

Bow Wows and Meows's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List