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Puppies and dogs in Dunellen, New Jersey

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Dunellen, 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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Frankie

Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
Bayonne, NJ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
I got Frankie from a breeder in NC at 7 weeks, as a puppy I attempted to crate train him but he would just cry all night, after a few weeks I gave up. He is playful, loving, and very high energy. Frankie had a little brother which he warmed up to eventually, but he definitely prefers being the only dog. He loves all people and just wants attention. I’d like him to go to a home where he can get lots of attention and has lots of space and time to run around outside.
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Ozzie

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Bayonne, NJ
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! I'm Ozzie. I'm 4 years old. Like most pitbulls, I'm a snugglebug and love to be close to my people. I play well with other dogs. I know a few voice commands and two hand signals. I will sit, stay, and lay when asked, but even quicker if there's a treat involved. My human crossed The Rainbow Bridge recently and I miss him a lot. While he was here, though, I loved when he took me on walks around the neighborhood and hung out with me on the couch. He always told me that I was a really good listener when I was on-leash. I love to play, run around in the yard (I'm really fast!), and smell all the smells. Do you have a backyard I can play in? If so, have your people call my people, we'll do lunch. ;-)
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Jagger

American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Puppy
Bloomfield, NJ
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Jagger is a super playful almost 2 year old pitbull. He is so loved but unfortunately my family and I have a super busy schedule and it is not fair to him. Jagger will thrive in a household where he can receive unlimited attention. He has never bit anyone nor is he aggressive. He is super cuddly and affectionate. He loves to give kisses and receive endless amounts of scratches and back rubs. I adopted jagger at 6 weeks from another very loving family. Jagger is definitely a house dog and has never been around any type of hostile environment. Because he is so affectionate, it may take some time for him to open up but once he does, he will love you so much.
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Marcus

German Shepherd Dog

Male, 5 yrs 8 mos
Fairfield, NJ
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Marcus is approx 3 to 4 years old and rescued from a high kill shelter. He's currently being fostered in NYS and is available for adoption. He's an active good dog, fully vetted, UTD with all shots, and neutered. Good with people but will need a strong leader.
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Eclair

American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 11 mos
Fairfield, NJ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Eclair is two years old, 40 lbs, UTD with all shots, spayed and microchipped. She's energetic, friendly and sweet. Eclair loves to roll over for belly rubs and loves attention. She will need an active family To apply please visit www.rewar.org
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Woody

Miniature Poodle

Male, Adult
Parsippany, NJ
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Watch out! Woody is in the house and it’s a party (poodle that is)! This fabulous little guy is a white/blue merle miniature party poodle rescued on 1/13/24. He was initially a little timid, but that is all behind him now. He is a very smart and active little firecracker. He would be a great candidate for agility training. He quickly learned how to walk on a leash and loves all the attention you can give him. Woody’s date of birth is 5/9/22. He weighed 15.6 pounds on 1/15/24. He had been shaved prior to our getting him which is why his hair is so short in his pictures. Woody is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and tested negative for heartworms. He is being kept on heartworm and flea and tick prevention to maintain his good health. He was neutered and had a dental on 2/9/24. His adoption donation is $700 with an additional $165 transport fee. If you would like to adopt Woody, please complete the first step in the adoption process by filling out an online adoption application. You can find a copy of that application here. We sometimes receive a lot of interest on an animal and can't always reply to each email in a timely manner. An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember we are all volunteers. After you submit your application, please allow a few days for a volunteer to review your application. During this time your vet reference will be checked and a volunteer with determine if it is the best match for you and the animal. Applications are not approved on a first come, first serve basis. We match up the best home for the animal, so even if the pet has other applications, this does not mean he/she will be adopted to that home. Once your application has been approved a volunteer will contact you to set up a phone interview. This is the perfect time for you to ask any questions you have about the adoption process and the animal you are interested in.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Dunellen, New Jersey

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

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

Rescue

A New Leash On Life

Green Brook, NJ 08812

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rawhide Pet Rescue

83 Rock Road East, Green Brook, NJ 08812

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Whiskers and Wags-4-Adoption

North Plainfield, NJ 07063

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Plainfield Area Humane Society

75 Rock Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07063

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Shelter

New Jersey Boxer Rescue Inc.

P. O. Box 564, Middlesex, NJ 08846

Pet Types: dogs

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Island Puppy Rescue, Inc.

Middlesex, NJ 08846

Pet Types: dogs

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New Jersey Boxer Rescue Inc.

PO Box 684, Middlesex, NJ 08846

Pet Types: dogs

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Rawhide Rescue

16 Mt. Bethel Rd. Box 360, Warren, NJ 07059

Pet Types: dogs

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The Amber House

232 Oneida Place, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Pet Types: dogs

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Arkansas Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends 08854 NJ

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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