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You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered

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Baloo

Baloo is a 4 year old purebred silver lab that was purchased from a breeder.  He is very affectionate but he needs to be the one who initiates it.  He loves to just sit and be pet, take a car ride and loves to hike and swim.​

 

Watch Baloo playing here and his Photo Album here.

 

He has some special needs and life with lots of outdoor space such as a farm would be great for him. He will need a person with strong dog-handling skills and big dog experience.   At this point, we feel  Baloo would do best as an only dog. While he does not react to other dogs outside of the home, he does not always like to share his indoor space with them.

 

Baloo is loved and cherished within our rescue and will need a very special situation to succeed in any home. He is considered a special needs dog by us and will need to have special handling to succeed. 

  • Labrador Retriever

  • Male

  • About 85 pounds

  • Birthdate: 12/5/2019 (not exact)

  • Color: Silver

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with adults

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Likes toys, House Trained, Affectionate, Intelligent

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Chrissy

A southern shelter sent Chrissy to a New Jersey rescue to find a better life but unfortunately, that is not what she found. Chrissy was seized by animal control after living in a home with too many animals. She was removed and went to live with a foster family immediately.

 

Although Chrissy is a very sweet girl, her trauma is deep and will likely take her a good amount of time to heal. Her amazing foster family is providing an abundance of love, time, and patience so she can overcome her general fearful nature. 

It is our goal that one day Chrissy will be ready for a forever home of her own.  She needs a home where she can continue to gain confidence and overcome her cautious reaction to people.  With this in mind, we are looking for a home without children.

 

Until that time she is in the very loving capable hands of her foster family.

  • Collie

  • Female

  • About 36 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/23/2017

  • Color: Tan/Yellow/White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with:  dogs and cats

  • Reaction to new people:  Cautious

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Playful, Loving

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Cooper

Cooper was raised in one home since he was a puppy. His life there was very stressful which led to him being fearful of loud noises. Cooper is loving, warm and friendly much of the time. He will need a quiet environment with someone who will give him time and space to feel comfortable in his new surroundings.


Do you live alone, have no other animals, have a fenced-in yard and can put Cooper away when you have company.   If so, Cooper may be the dog for you!

He is affectionate and playful and enjoys nice long walks. He just can’t take a lot of excitement but is a great companion.
 

Watch Cooper entertain himself here

See Cooper's Photo Album here

  • Beagle

  • Male

  • About 23 pounds

  • Birthdate: 7/29/2016 (exact)

  • Color: Tricolor

  • Good with dogs

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Timid 

  • Affectionate,  Playful, Good in car, House trained, Leash trained, Intelligent

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.  

Duke

Duke is a 6-year-old treeing walker coonhound who was found as a stray in rural NC. He is a beautiful leash walker and would be a great hiking companion for someone.  Duke is very affectionate and happy. He enjoys his family and although he loves to be outdoors he also enjoys a soft bed !!

 

Duke has very manageable resource guarding in a home environment- so he will need an experienced adopter and a child-free home, which is a shame because he loves children and is very gentle with them.

 

He can go anywhere with you as he is very friendly and fun.

Watch Duke run here and see his Photo Album here

 

Duke would do best with another dog or dogs in a home with a fenced-in yard.

 

Duke is a great looking dog and an enjoyable walk he also excels being part of a pack, loves people, and is cat friendly too!!.

  • Treeing Walker Coonhound

  • Male

  • About 55 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/26/2017 (approximate)

  • Color: Brown / Black / White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with dogs and cats

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Likes toys, Playful, Good with Dogs. Older considerate children. Even-tempered

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions. 

Juliana

Juliana is about 2 years old and has been living in a devoted foster home for a year and a half.  Juliana was found with her brother Noah who has gone on to his forever home and is doing great.

Juliana proved to be the more timid one and would be considered a feral dog.

 

 In the year and a half that she has been in foster she has made some significant strides. She will need a special home and she is considered a project dog. If you have a pack of dogs and some patience she may be the dog for you

Julianna will need to go to a home with another dog or dogs and a securely fenced-in yard.    

See Juliana playing here and her Photo Album here

  • Lab Mixed

  • Female

  • About 70 pounds

  • Birthdate: 9/7/2021

  • Color: Brown / Black

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with children, dogs

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Likes toys, Playful, Good with Dogs. Good with Kids.

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Kyla (Kylo)

Foster or foster-to-adopt family needed!!

Kyla was brought to the shelter by animal control when she was found living in a car with her owner, who loved her dearly but could not keep her with nowhere to go. Kyla was taken in by a shelter and waited many months for someone to come and get her. She has been a staff and volunteer favorite and has been easy for everyone to handle. See how nicely she takes a treat here

Kyla is a happy, playful girl who enjoys meeting all people

 

 She is super friendly and lived with children in her previous home we believed she was loved and the family just fell on hard times.  Kyla is very smart and so eager to please.  She is a boxer mix who is 3 years old and about 55 pounds. 

She tested well with cats but will need to be an only dog at this time. Kyla is a special girl who is looking for someone to give her a second chance at love. 

Look at her Photo Album here and see her play here and here

Kyla is also attending training and watch her work here

  • Boxer Mixed

  • Female

  • About 55 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/21/2021

  • Color:  Black / White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Likes toys, Playful, Good with Cats. Leash Trained, Intelligent

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Milo

Darling little Milo ended up at a NJ shelter with badly irritated skin due to apparent neglect.  NJSH provided him with excellent veterinary care and Milo is on the mend!  He is a wonderful dog full of life and love and eager to find his forever family.

  • Tibétain Terrier Mix

  • Male

  • About 28 pounds

  • Birthdate: 5/28/2021

  • Color: Black / White

  • Good with children, dogs, cats

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Leash trained, Does well in a car. Affectionate. Playful. Crate-trained. Gentle

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Monroe

Monroe is a fun, energetic, and vibrant 6 year-old purebred soft coated wheaten terrier. We took him as an owner surrender because he was nipping at children visiting the home.

Monroe is a wonderful dog who is affectionate and playful with his people. He would enjoy the company of another dog and in fact we think it would be great for him.

 

He will need a quiet home with someone willing to give him plenty of patience and time to help him adjust. He is a great walk, good in the car, house-trained and well behaved in the home.
 

***** A single family home with a fenced in yard and no children is required*****

  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Male

  • About 38 pounds

  • Birthdate: 5/12/2017

  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with Black

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Leash trained, Does well in a car, Likes to fetch, Likes toys, Playful

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Nash

Nash is a handsome 4-year-old black and tan coonhound mix that was found as a stray and when the shelter traced the chip the owner said he gave the dog away. They no longer wanted him. Nash waited but no one came for him.

Nash is a big boy at about 70 pounds but he is gentle and sweet. He passed all the temperament tests at the shelter and was a staff and volunteer favorite. He enjoys attention and loves to be pet. Nash was very nervous at the shelter but was happy to jump in the car for his freedom ride!!

Nash is great on a leash and takes treats gently. He knows basic commands and appears housebroken.  He tested well with dogs and was not all that interested in the cats - he is most interested in people.  He is UTD with vaccines and neutered.

Nash had a home and he has been sad without one. We would love to find him a special family of his own.  Apply to adopt or foster Nash TODAY - you won't regret it

  • Black and Tan Coonhound

  • Male

  • About 70 pounds

  • Birthdate: 02/25/2020

  • Color: Brown/Chocolate with Tan

  • Good with dogs and children

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Obedient, Affectionate, Eager to please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Nikki

Nikki was surrendered to the shelter after being found as a stray. Sometimes there is no story and we don’t have one. What we do see is a happy, loving dog who is eager to please. Nikki is a husky/lab/hound mix who is about a year and half old and 49 pounds.

 

Nikki is a great walk on leash, great in the car and very smart. Nikki seems to have had some training because she knows touch and responds to a clicker. Her foster family reports that she is so very affectionate and loves her walks. Nikki has been very friendly with everyone she meets!

See Nikki's Photo Album here

 

She is such a nice girl and so deserving of a loving family of her own. Nikki is looking for a walking buddy and a second chance - could this be you?

  • Husky/Labrador Retriever/Hound

  • Female

  • About 53 pounds

  • Birthdate: 11/23/2022

  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White

  • Good with dogs, fearful of cats

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to please, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Phoebe

Phoebe was surrendered to the shelter with her siblings when her owner could no longer care for them. We have very little information but we can only assume it was an unexpected litter or that they were bred on purpose and when they didn’t sell - they wound up in the shelter. 


Little Phoebe is 5 months old, 7 pounds, UTD, and spayed and ready to find a home of her own. She is playful, fun and enjoying all her foster siblings in her foster home.  She is a puppy so will need a home willing to train and socialize her. Phoebe is good with all - she is dog, cat and kid friendly!! 

 

Look at Phoebe's Photo Album here and her playing here


She is a puppy so will need a home willing to train and socialize her. Phoebe is good with all - she is dog, cat and kid friendly!! 

  • Chihuahua

  • Female

  • About 8 pounds

  • Birthdate: 10/26/2023

  • Color: Black and White

  • Good with dogs

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Crate trained, Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Rocco

Rocco was adopted as a puppy and returned to the shelter 14 years later as a senior dog. An overcrowded inner city shelter is no place for a senior. They are more susceptible to infection and he quickly developed kennel cough which led to pneumonia. He has been two months with us and has made an amazing recovery.  His cough is gone and his lungs are clear. Our veterinarian says he is in great shape for a 14 year old.

If you have ever thought of adopting a senior he is your guy. He still enjoys a walk and loves the car. He has had X-rays and blood work and all came out great.  he does take thyroid medication once a day and it is very reasonable.

 

We are looking for a forever foster or adopter for Rocco. We would like to see him as an only dog so that he can get all the attention but he can be with calmer dogs. He has a bit of arthritis and is not interested in playing with more active dogs.

See Rocco's Photo Album here

  • Husky/ Mixed

  • Male

  • About 55 pounds

  • Birthdate: 4/26/2009

  • Color: White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Does well in a car, Likes toys, Affectionate, Even-tempered.

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Rusty Poodle

Rusty Poodle was surrendered to the shelter by the only family he has ever known. They said they were losing their home. He did not take it very well and was struggling at the shelter. We were asked if we could help him out. We have learned quite a lot about him during his time with us. Rusty does not want to share his things with other dogs. So he will need to be an only dog. Humans can take whatever they want from him. Rusty will need an experienced owner in an all adult home as an only dog. We think that he needs to feel safe again in a home of his own with someone willing to give him a chance. Rusty is 6 years old and only 9.6 pounds - he is tiny but fiesty!

 

  • Miniature Poodle

  • Male

  • About 9.6 pounds

  • Birthdate: 4/7/2017

  • Color: Red

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Crate trained, Playful, Does Well in Car, Likes to Fetch.

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Sparky

 

Sparky was surrendered to the shelter when his owner said she was moving and could not take him. While in foster we have found him to be house-trained, crate-trained and leash-trained. He is between 8 and 9 years old and 11 pounds.   Sparky is good with both dogs and cats. Older considerate kids only at this time.  Sparky is a nice little dog who enjoys squeaky toys and finding a nice lap to cuddle on.

 

A visit to our veterinarian has shown that he likely only sees shadows and one eye is better than the other. He had dental work and behaved very well at the vet.  

 

Sparky is a very sweet boy who needs a nice lap to cuddle on and will be a great companion for a very special family!

See Sparky's Photo Album here

 

  • Silky Terrier

  • Male

  • About 11 pounds

  • Birthdate: 6/23/2015

  • Color: Golden/Chestnut

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Likes toys, Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate.

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Sugar

Sugar is just as sweet as her name. This little pup is happy, playful and fun. Sugar is 7-8 months old and just about 40 pounds.

 

Sugar is a boxer mix and was part of a litter of 8, all with excellent temperaments. Most have already been adopted into loving homes and now it’s Sugar’s turn.


Sugar is good with dogs, people and children. She has not been cat tested but we will test for an approved adopter.

See Sugar's Photo Album here and look at her play with her toy here

  • Boxer mix

  • Female

  • About 43 pounds

  • Birthdate: 6/21/2023

  • Color: Tan / Black

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Crate trained, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to please, Even-tempered, Gentle.Good with Dogs 

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Uno

Uno is a Pointer/Beagle mix about 3 yrs old and 34 pounds. He is a happy, playful dog who likes other dogs,cats and kids. Uno has been gentle and happy when meeting all people. He is treat-motivated and will be a lovely family pet.  Uno is great on leash, house and crate trained.

 

A perfect home for Uno would be one with another dog or the ability to see one or more on a consistent basis. A fenced in yard would be a plus.

See Uno's Photo Album here

  • Pointer/Beagle

  • Male

  • About 34 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/8/2021

  • Color: Black / White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Crate trained, Playful, Affectionate, good with Dogs /Cats. Eager to please. Leash trained. Gentle.

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Wheezy

Wheezy, a 16-pound Corgi mix was surrendered to the shelter when her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. At 8 years old the shelter must be quite a scary place. Wheezy was very happy to get out of the shelter with us and simply cuddled up for a nice ride home. 

 

She is good with both dogs and cats. Wheezy is well-behaved in the home and can be left home without being destructive. The best news of all, she is housebroken. She is a great girl who is looking for a second chance with a family of her own.

 

Wheezy has recently been diagnosed with Cushing disease which is being treated with daily medication. She is doing great with it and will make a wonderful pet for a lucky family.

See her Photo Album here

  • Corgi mix

  • Female

  • About 16 pounds

  • Birthdate: 7/13/2015 (not exact)

  • Color: Brindle / White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with adults and other dogs

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate trained. Playful,  House Trained, Affectionate, 

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org
* You must live within 90 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered as an in-person home visit is required for all adoptions.

Chockey CP

***Courtesy Post***

Meet Chockey, this handsome boy is being fostered by a friend of ours and while he is not an NJSH dog we would love to help him find a home of his own!!

Chockey has been in a foster home for 13 months. He came from the Bahamas as a puppy and is
still building up his confidence!! This boy is smart and knows basic commands.

Chockey is a bit fearful and will bark when he first meets people but after about 10 minutes he settles in nicely. One great thing about him is he actually looks for direction from his people and responds well to it.

When we met him we just loved him and know that he is indeed a special dog. The perfect home for him would be one with a confident dog and someone with dog experience.


Chockey is currently living with both kids and dogs. He is a great size at just 47 pounds!! He has been lovingly cared for and is fully vetted. 

If interested in meeting Chockey please message us here or email us at njshpetrescue@gmail.com.

  • Pittie Mix

  • Male

  • About 47 pounds

  • Birthdate: 11/1/22 (approximate)

  • Color: Brown

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Housetrained. Likes to fetch, Lap pet, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If you are interested submit an application at njshpetrescue.org.  You must live within 90 minutes of Chester to be considered and an in-person home visit is required of all adoptions.
 

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