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Puppies and dogs in New Jersey

Looking for a puppy or dog in New Jersey? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in New Jersey. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Fizzy

Chinese Crested/Maltese

Female, 4 yrs
Bedminster, NJ
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention,
Story
Meet Fizzy - a sweet girl with a very sad story (but let's not it end there) Fizzy came to us from a puppy mill. She was used for breeding and didn't know what love was until recently when the breeder "released" her and let us take her. Everything is new (and a little scary) for Fizzy. Things most dogs take for granted, like grass, are brand new to her. Love....is brand new to her. She desperately wants to learn new things but she needs someone who is patient and can understand that her shiny personality will take a little bit to surface. She needs a home with no small children because they scare her. If you've ever loved a dog who took a little time to come around, you know it's the BEST feeling in the world when they learn to trust and love you too. Once they do, they love like no other dog. They know you saved them and they will be your bestest buddy ever. If you are patient, loving and ready for a new friend please fill out our online application at www.goofyfootrescue.org
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Bud

Shih Tzu

Male, Senior
Bedminster, NJ
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
IN SEARCH OF PERMANENT ROOMMATE My name is Bud Humphrey and until recently, I thought I had a fairly decent life with my previous roommate. That is, until he gave me no warning by moving out and kicking me to the curb. Boy, that was scary... I am an older guy but still have lots of living to do. I am very quiet, love car rides, children and stuffed animals. Am comfortable with all people and animals. I love to go out in the fenced in back yard and play ball...actually, I am a man of many talents! I would love to have my very own home and promise that I am a very loyal and trustworthy friend. My adoption fee is reduced to $395 (includes transport) and I am so ready to be your best friend!! If you'd like THE PERFECT roommate - look no further and fill out an application at www.goofyfootrescue.org
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Gunner

Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Spring Lake, NJ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
  This adorable guy is Gunner! Gunner is an approximately 6-month-old lab mix puppy. Gunner is everything you could want from a puppy! He’s friendly, affectionate, playful and super cute too! This smart little pup already knows some commands and is dog-friendly.Gunner is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and ready for a loving home. Please don’t make this baby wait any longer. If you’d like to meet Gunner, please fill out an application at Rescueridge.com. If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will reach out to you to schedule a meet.  No inquiries, please, without an adoption application. Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 23, 2024, 10:58 pm
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Harper

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, Young
Spring Lake, NJ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
This pretty little girl is Harper. Harper is a 1-year-old petite girl, weighing about 40 lbs. She is a true mixed breed. We may not know her breeds, but we do know she is a sweet-natured, friendly girl! Harper loves to play and snuggle and is friendly to everyone she meets. She seems to be dog-friendly too! Harper’s smallish size makes her an ideal dog for anyone looking for a medium-sized pup! If you’d like to meet Harper, please fill out an application at rescueridge.com. If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will reach out to you to schedule a meet. No inquiries, please, without an application.  Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 23, 2024, 10:58 pm
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Slim Jim

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Spring Lake, NJ
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
This happy guy is Slim Jim. He got this silly name because he was so emaciated when he was first found. A local shelter took him in and fed him well and nursed him back to health. Now Slim isn’t so slim anymore!! He’s a healthy weight of about 70lbs. He’s approximately 3 years old. He’s a typical happy, silly, entertaining Pittie mix. Slim gets along with all people and seems to like dogs too. After his very rough beginning, he deserves a loving, forever home. Slim is neutered, microchipped, and up to date with all vaccines. Please apply to adopt Slim Jim today at Rescueridge.com. A volunteer will contact you if your application is a possible match. No inquiries, please, without an adoption application. Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 23, 2024, 10:58 pm
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Rocky

Pit Bull Terrier

Female Young
Spring Lake, NJ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
This little darling is Rocky. He is the most lovable boy ever! His favorite thing to do is to cuddle. He is an approximately 8-10 month-old pittie mix who weighs in at a petite 37 pounds. His personality is everything you would ever want in a pup…. He’s sweet, affectionate, playful, and smart. He loves everyone he meets, both humans and dogs. He is going to make an excellent addition to any family that is lucky enough to adopt him! Rocky is up to date with vaccines, microchipped, and will be neutered prior to adoption. Please apply to adopt Rocky at Rescueridge.com. A volunteer will contact you if your application is a possible match. Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 23, 2024, 10:58 pm

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Shelters & rescues in New Jersey

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in New Jersey. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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AHS / Newark Branch

124 Evergreen Avenue, Newark, NJ 07114

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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The Puerto Rico Dog Fund - East Coast

Newark, NJ 07114

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rott-n-Dog Rescue-New Jersey

Foster Homes, Newark, NJ 07114

Pet Types: dogs

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Dogs in Harmony -- Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ 07101

Pet Types: dogs

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Rutherford County Humane Society - Newark

Newark, NJ 07102

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Best Friend Dog Rescue.inc

Bayonne, NJ 07002

Pet Types: dogs

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City of East Orange Animal Center

133 Midland Ave, Municipal Animal Shelter, East Orange, NJ 07017

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Elizabeth Animal Shelter

518 Trenton Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Jersey Animal Coalition

South Orange, NJ 07079

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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