New Jersey Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of New Jersey dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all New Jersey pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.


Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

New Jersey Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Categories:
Birds
Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
Southern New Jersey All All Animal Adoption Center Yes
Camden County All All Animal Adoption Center
Birds
Blairstown, NJ 07825 Birds All A Helping Wing
Glassboro, NJ 08028 Birds All South Jersey Bird Club
Hightstown, NJ 08520 Birds All For The Love Of Birds
Jackson NJ 08527 Birds All Wings of Hope – NJ
Woodbridge NJ Birds All Lonely Grey Rescue
Wantage NJ 07461 Birds All Under My Wing Avian Refuge Yes
Cats Only
Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken Cats Feral Rescue The Cats
Bayonne, NJ 07002 Cats Feral Bayonne Feral Cat Foundation
Central, NJ 08625 Cats All Delaware Valley Second Chance for Animals
Berkeley Hts, NJ 07922 Cats All S.A.R.A. Inc.
East Hanover, NJ 07936 Cats All Purrfect Pals
Island Heights, NJ 08732 Cats All Shore Animal Volunteer Enterprise
Jackson, NJ 08527 Cats All The Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters Inc.
Keansburg NJ 07734 Cats Maine Coon Cats East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Madison, NJ 07940 Cats All Cause 4 Paws, Inc.
Morristown, N.J. 07963 Cats All Smitten by Kittens
New Jersey (All) Cats All Jersey Cats Yes
Rahway, NJ 07065 Cats All Bray’s Buddies Animal Rescue Yes
Ocean County Cats All Calling All Cats Rescues
Ringoes, NJ 08551 Cats All Tabby’s Place Yes
Trenton, NJ 08620 Cats All Animals In Distress
Westfield, NJ 07091 Cats All Cause 4 Paws, Inc
Cats and Dogs
Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey 07717 Cats and Dogs Assisting in Abused and Neglected Animals Patrick’s Posse
Bayonne, NJ 07002 Cats and Dogs All Hudson County Animal League
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403 Cats and Dogs All North Jersey Community Animal Shelter
Brick, NJ 08723 Cats and Dogs All Jersey Shore Animal Center
Broadway, NJ 08808 Cats and Dogs All Common Sense For Animals
Burlington County Cats and Dogs All Burlington County Animal Alliance Yes
Butler, NJ 07405 Cats and Dogs All Tri-Boro Animal Welfare
Cedarbrook, NJ 08018 Cats and Dogs All NJ Aid for Animals
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Cats and Dogs All (injured and ill) Compassion For Camden
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Cats and Dogs All (mostily small breeds) SOS (Save Our Small) DOGS
Clinton , NJ 08809 Cats and Dogs All Saving Fur Kids Rescue
Cranford, NJ 07016 Cats and Dogs All Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption Yes
Forked River, NJ 08731 Cats and Dogs All Associated Humane Societies
Franklinville, NJ 08322 Cats and Dogs All Oasis Animal Sanctuary Yes
Freehold, NJ 07728 Cats and Dogs All Adopt A Pet
Goshen, NY 10924 Cats and Dogs All Goshen Humane Society, Inc
Hamilton, NJ 08619 Cats and Dogs All Pet Rescue of Mercer
Hightstown, NJ 08520 Cats and Dogs All Animal Friends for Education and Welfare AFEW
Island Heights, NJ 08732 Cats and Dogs All Shore Animal Volunteer Enterprise
Jersey City Cats and Dogs All Hudson County Animal League
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Cats and Dogs All Liberty Humane Society
Lafayette, NJ 07848 Cats and Dogs All Father John’s Animal House Yes
Ledgewood, NJ 07852 Cats and Dogs All Noah’s Ark Yes
Linden, NJ 07036 Cats and Dogs All All Star Pet Rescue Yes
Linden, Rahway, Roselle and Winfield Park Cats and Dogs All Friends Of Linden Animal Shelter Yes
Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Cats and Dogs All Animal Adoption Yes
Little Falls, NJ 07424 Cats and Dogs All SAVE THE ANIMALS RESCUE TEAM, S.T.A.R.T,
Madison, NJ 07940 Cats and Dogs All St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Morris County Cats and Dogs All Pet Adoption League of New Jersey
Neptune, NJ 07753 Cats and Dogs All Mutts-N-More Rescue Yes
Newark, NJ 07114 Cats and Dogs All Associated Humane Societies
New Jersey Cats and Dogs All Jersey Animal Coalition Yes
New Jersey Cats and Dogs All The National Foundation for Animal Rescue Yes
North Ocean County Cats and Dogs All All About Animals NJ Yes
Northern New Jersey Cats and Dogs All Safe and Sound Rescue
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 Cats and Dogs All Second Chance Pet Adoption League
Oakland NJ 07436 Cats and Dogs All The Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge Yes
Ocean City, NJ 08226 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Ocean City Yes
Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Cats and Dogs All Almost Home Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Yes
Princeton, NJ 08540 Cats and Dogs All SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
Pompton Plains, NJ Cats and Dogs All Pequannock Animal Shelter
Riverdale, NJ 07457 Cats and Dogs All Purrs N Pups Animal Rescue Team
Rockaway, NJ 07866 Cats and Dogs All Coming Home Rescue, Inc.
Rockaway, NJ 07866 Cats and Dogs All Eleventh Hour Rescue Yes
South Orange, NJ. 07079 Cats and Dogs All Jersey Animal Coalition Shelter Yes
Spring Lake, NJ 07762 Cats and Dogs All Rescue Ridge
Stanhope, NJ 07874 Cats and Dogs All BARKS
Teterboro, NJ 07608 Cats and Dogs All Bergen County Animal Services
Toms River, NJ 08753 Cats and Dogs All Shore Animal Volunteer Enterprise
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 Cats and Dogs All AHS-Tinton Falls
Trenton, NJ 08610 Cats and Dogs All AFTLOAnimals Pet Rescue
Tuckerton, N.J. 08087 Cats and Dogs All Little Egg Harbor Animal Rescue Yes
Vineland, NJ 08360 Cats and Dogs All Cumberland County SPCA
Voorhees, NJ 08043 Cats and Dogs All Animal Welfare Association Yes
Wanaque, NJ 07465 Cats and Dogs All All Humane Animal Rescue
Warren, NJ 07059 Cats and Dogs All Rawhide Rescue
Warren, NJ 07059 Cats and Dogs All LifelineAnimal Rescue
WASHINGTON, NJ 07882 Cats and Dogs All WARREN HILLS ANIMAL SOC
West Milford NJ Cats and Dogs All The Last Resort Animal Rescue Yes
Willingboro, NJ 08046 Cats and Dogs All Burlington County Animal Alliance Yes
Woodbridge, NJ 07095 Cats and Dogs All Woodbridge Animal Society Volunteers
Dogs All Breeds
Caldwell NJ Dogs from High Kill Shelters All Facebook: Bright Starz Neu-Life Animal Rescue, Inc
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 Dogs All Kind Heart Rescue and Placement Yes
Hewitt, NJ 07421 Dogs All The Last Resort Yes
Hope, NJ 07844 Dogs All Aunt Mary’s Doghouse
Hopatcong 07843 and beyond Dogs Pregnant Females and Pups P.U.P.s Inc (Protecting Unborn Pups Yes
New Jersey (07480) Dogs All Luv Furever Animal Rescue
New Jersey (07480) Dogs All The Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Yes
New Jersey Dogs All Nice Dog Rescue
New Jersey Dogs All 11th Hour Rescue
New Jersey Dogs All Adopt A Shelter Dog
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Dogs All S&L Animal Rescue
Rahway, NJ 07065 Dogs All New Hope Pet Rescue, Inc.
Rockaway, NJ 07866 Dogs All Coming Home Rescue, Inc.
Toms River, NJ 08753 Dogs All Forgotten K9s Inc. – New Jersey Chapter Yes
Trenton NJ 08609 Dogs All Facebook: Pet Save Haven
West Orange Dogs All Wise Animal Rescue
Dogs By Breed
New Jersey Dogs Airedale Airedale Rescue of Delware Valley
Toms River, NJ 08753 Dogs Akita BIG EAST AKITA RESCUE
New Jersey Dogs Akita Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast
New Jersey Dogs Akita Delaware Valley Akita Rescue
New England, Eastern NY, NJ Dogs American Eskimo Eskies Online
New Jersey Dogs Basset Hound Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Beagle Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare
New Jersey Dogs Beagle Cascade Beagle Rescue-East
New Jersey Dogs Beagle Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Beagle SOS Beagle Rescue
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 Dogs Bichon Frise Delaware Valley Bichon Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Bichon Frise SOS Dogs
New Jersey Dogs Border Collie Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue
Northern New Jersey Dogs Border Collie New England Border Collie Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Dogs Border Collie Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue
Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Dogs Boxer NEW LIFE BOXER RESCUE
Middlesex, NJ 08846 Dogs Boxer New Jersey Boxer Rescue, Inc
Mt. Ephraim, NJ 08059 Dogs Boxer South Jersey Boxer Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Turnersville 08012 Dogs Boxer Fassa’s Friends Boxer Rescue
Medford, NJ 08055 Dogs Bulldog Heaven Sent Bulldog Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Bulldog English Bulldog Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Chihuahua Cold Nose Warm Heart Chihuahua Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Cocker Spaniel Cocker Rescue of New Jersey
New Jersey Dogs Doberman Recycled Doberkids Rescue Referral – 973-702-1236
New Jersey Dogs English Bulldog Heavensent Bulldog Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Bulldog English Bulldog Rescue
New Jersey Dogs English Springer Spaniel ESS Club of Long Island Rescue
New Jersey Dogs English Springer Spaniel Mid-Atlantic ESS Rescue
New Jersey Dogs German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Rescue of New England Yes
New Jersey Dogs German Shepherd Dog Garden State German Shepherd Rescue
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Dogs German Shorthaired Pointer Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Giant Schnauser New Jersey Giant Schnauser Rescue
National Dogs Goldendoodle Oodles of Doodles Yes
National Dogs Goldendoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
Newfoundland 07435 Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Re-Triever Rescue Inc-New Jersey (GRRI-NJ)
Toms River 08753 Dogs Golden Retrievers Shore Hearts Golden Retriever Rescue
Reinholds, PA 17569 Dogs Golden Retrievers Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Dogs Greyhounds Greyhound Friends of NJ
New Jersey Dogs Greyhounds Grateful Greyhounds
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Dogs Husky Husky House
DE, MD, PA, NJ Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Russell Rescue
National Dogs Goldendoodle Oodles of Doodles Yes
National Dogs Labradoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
VA, MD, DC, PA, NJ (Palmyra, PA 17078) Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Maltese Maltese Animal Rescue Society
New Jersey Dogs Maltese SOS Dogs
New Jersey Dogs Miniature Schnauzer NJ Schnauzer Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Norfolk and Norwich Terriers Norwich and Norfolk Terriers Club of America, Susan M. Ely – (908)766-5429 (New Jersey)
Bloomfield 07003 Dogs Pit Bell North Eastern New Jersey Pit Bull Rescue
In Huntingdon Valley, PA (also accepts New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland) /td> Dogs Pug Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, Inc. Yes
New Jersey Dogs Schnauzer NJ Schnauzer Rescue
Brick, NJ 08723 Dogs Siberian Husky Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Siberian Husky Tales of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Dogs Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Rescue
Bluemont, VA 20135 Dogs West Highland Terrier Westie Rescue Inc
New Jersey Dogs West Highland Terrier SOS Dogs
New Jersey Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue
New Jersey Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie
New Jersey Dogs Yorkshire Terrier SOS Dogs
Other Animals
Blairstown, NJ 07825 Farm All The Barnyard Sanctuary
Broadway, NJ 08808 Farm All Common Sense For Animals
Franklinville, NJ 08322 Farm Animals All Oasis Animal Sanctuary Yes
North Arlington, NJ  07031 Ferrets All Hudson Valley Ferret Rescue
South Jersey Ferrets All South Jersey Ferret Rescue
Budd Lake, NJ 07828 Guinea Pigs All North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue
Florence NJ Guinea Pigs All Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue
Broadway, NJ 08808 Small Mammals All Common Sense For Animals
Browns Mills,NJ 08015 Small Mammals All Little Furries Rescue
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 Rabbits All Kind Heart Rescue and Placement Yes
Medford, NJ 08055 Wildlife Refuge Accepting Injured and Ill Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge