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You must live within 60 minutes of Chester NJ to be considered

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Baloo
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Baloo

Baloo is a 3 year old pure bred silver lab that was purchased from a breeder.  He is truly one of the most affectionate dogs we know.  He loves to just sit and be pet, take a car ride and LOVES to hike and swim.

Watch Baloo playing here.  If you are an active person with strong big-dog handling experience and in an all adult home with a fenced in yard this lovable boy is for you! 

 

At this  point we feel that 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 in search of someone who will give him the structure he needs and willing to work closely with us on acclimating him to his new home.

  • Labrador Retriever

  • Male

  • About 85 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with adults

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Birthdate: 12/5/2019 (not exact)

  • Color: Silver

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

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Batman
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Batman

Batman is a 3-year-old 9-pound black chihuahua who was surrendered to us. He was living with several chihuahuas - there were just too many. He gets along with other dogs and is social with people. Batman loves the couch with lots of blankets, enjoys his leash walks and loves playing.   Watch him play here

 

He is fine with dogs and goes to the bathroom outside.  His foster mom is working on training and establishing a routine so he will transition to his new home successfully.

  • Chihuahua

  • Male

  • About 9 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with children, dogs

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 6/28/2019

  • Color: Black 

  • Likes Leash trained, Crate trained, Lap pet, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Champ
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Champ CP

Meet Champ! This amazing hunk is about 5 years old, weighs around 100lbs, is UTD on shots and neutered. Champ recently came into rescue in September of 2021 after he and another resident dog couldn’t get along.

When we met Champ we noticed his eyes were super cloudy so we made an appt with the Opthamolgist.  It didn’t take long to discover that Champ suffers from Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and has already lost 70% of his vision. He has been taking a “nutraceutical” supplement to slow this progression; however, the sad fact is that Champ will eventually be completely blind. He has been acclimating quite well to his foster home. He has learned the layout of the yard, his kennel and stairs.

While he is doing very well, we would love to find Champ a home of his own. Blind dogs are not helpless. They are adoptable. They love just like a sighted dog. They need structure, a routine, and a human that they can depend on. Champ needs an adopter that has experience with visually impaired dogs, a fenced in yard, older kids or adult only. Champ MAY be able to live with a calm dog (not cats). A meet and greet will be required. Patience and routine will be key to Champs success in a forever home. ***** Please note that Champ is not an NJSH Pet Rescue dog but we are helping to find him a home 

  • American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed

  • Male

  • About 100 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with dogs and adults

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Birthdate: 4/27/2017 (not exact)

  • Color: Fawn

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

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Christina & Skittles
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Christina & Skittles

NJSH rescued Christina & Skittles from an overcrowded shelter where they found themselves stranded, discarded by their owner and greatly stressed. They had lived with their owner their whole lives in an outdoor enclosure. Neither dog was neutered so it was no big surprise to NJSH to find out a few days after arriving that Christina was pregnant!  The puppies are all adopted into their individual loving homes so it is time for our search for a great home for Christina & Skittles to begin.  Christina is an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix, about 2 years old and 31 pounds.  Skittles is a Yellow Lab / Hound mix, about 4 years old and 50 pounds. Both love to go for walks on leash, are housebroken and crate trained. Christina & Skittles will be wonderful companions for a quiet home where they can relax with their people and go for a couple of walks a day.  They enjoy being outside and going for car rides.  

Christina:

  • Springer Spaniel/Australian Shepherd / Mixed

  • Female

  • About 34 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with adults and older/considerate children

  • Reaction to new people: Friendly

  • Birthdate: 8/20/2020 (not exact)

  • Color: reddish Gold

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

 

Skittles:

  • Lab /Beagle Mixed

  • Male

  • About 52 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with adults and older/considerate children

  • Reaction to new people: Cautious then friendly

  • Birthdate 7/27/18 (not exact)

  • Color: yellow/white

  • Leash trained, crate trained, Gentle, House trained

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Coco

Little Coco was sent to NJ to find a better life by a southern shelter. Unfortunately that is not what she found. Coco was seized by animal control after living in a home with too many animals. She was sent for immediate veterinary care after being removed. Coco is a very sweet and happy dog despite what she has been through.

  • Terrier

  • Female

  • About 9 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with children, dogs, cats

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 1/2/2019

  • Color: Tan

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Lap pet, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Cooper
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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. 

 

Cooper is 6 years old and we believe will flourish in the right situation. He has spent some time with our trainer that feels he can be successfully acclimated into a home where he can continue to develop his confidence.   Watch Cooper entertain himself here

 

You must be willing to work with us on acclimating him into your home. We are sure that together we can change things for Cooper. 

  • Beagle

  • Male

  • About 23 pounds

  • Good with dogs

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people: Timid 

  • Birthdate: 7/29/2016 (exact)

  • Color: Tricolor

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

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more.   

Duke
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Duke

We rescued both Duke and his brother Bertie with unusual facial scarring a few years ago. They were both adopted quickly because like their breed (treeing walker coon hounds) they were very sweet and gentle. We visited several specialists and the scarring was found to be only cosmetic and nothing severe. 

 

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!! Duke would do best with another dog or dogs in a home with a fenced in yard. Watch Duke run here!

 

He was returned to us when their were some changes in the home.  We took him to the vet and he was fully vetted and brought up to date with shots. Duke was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and has been treated. His blood work was great and we are seeing the happy go lucky dog we remember !! 

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

Duke is available for foster or adoption 

  • Treeing Walker Coonhound

  • Male

  • About 55 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with dogs and cats

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 1/26/2017 (approximate)

  • Color: Brown / Black / White

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

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

George
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George

George was brought to NJ at some point to find a new life. Unfortunately his rescuer was bringing dogs/cats up and keeping them in her home. George was subsequently seized by local Animal control and brought to the shelter where we found this very sweet boy. He is currently in a loving foster home and lives with both a cat and a dog.  George is very affectionate but timid at first so we are recommending older considerate children only.  See George playing in his foster home here

  • Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Mixed

  • Male

  • About 43 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with dogs and cats

  • Reaction to new people:  Timid but Friendly

  • Birthdate: 1/1/2021

  • Color: Black

  • Affectionate, Gentle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Jessy

 This sweet senior lived a quiet life with her owner until the owner passed at home leaving Jessy alone and unsure. Then when her owner’s death was discovered, little Jessy was brought to the shelter since there was no one available to care for her. As you can imagine, a noisy shelter is not a good place for a senior accustomed to a quiet life. So NJSH secured a foster home for Jessy where she is thriving today! Although almost nine years old, Jessy is active, playful and she loves the car. She is a pleasure and a wonderful companion.  Jessy is great with other dogs, tested well with cats and is living in foster with children. She is as happy as can be !!

  • Bichon

  • Female

  • About 17 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with children, dogs

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate:5/8/2014

  • Color: White

  • Lap pet, Affectionate. Good with Dogs. Good with Kids.

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Juliana
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Juliana

Juliana and brother, Noah, are now about 11 months old and were sadly abandoned to fend for themselves. Good Samaritans were able to catch them and bring them to safety where they now reside secure in their foster home.. Juliana is scared but relaxes once given the time to feel safe.  She is a very sweet and playful pup that will surely bring much happiness to her adoptive family one day soon.

  • Lab Mixed

  • Female

  • About 70 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with children, dogs

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 9/7/2021

  • Color: Brown / Black

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

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Luca
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Luca

Luca was found a a stray and brought to a local NJ shelter. He is now relaxing in a loving foster home with another dog. Luca is 2 years old and only 40 pounds. He knows basic commands and  is a happy playful dog. Luca tested well with both cats and dogs at the shelter. We have not seen him with children so we recommend children 6 and older at this time. Luca has been very friendly towards all people. See Luca playing here

  • Australian Shepherd/Hound Mixed

  • Male

  • About 40 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Good with dogs

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 12/20/2020

  • Color: Brindle

  • Likes toys, Playful, Good with Dogs. Affectionate

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Maribel
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Maribel

Miss Maribel is a sweet and sporty spice. She’s clever, playful, and loves people. She’s looking for a family she can play with and a place to lay out in the sun.

 

Her favorite things to do are basking in the sun, rolling in grass, chasing squirrels, meeting new people, tug of war, fetch, and living her best life. Her foster family says that when not playing, Maribel likes to cuddle and watch TV (Murder, She Wrote is a favorite!).

 

A year ago, Maribel was saved from the euthanasia list in rural North Carolina. After being shot, she required surgery to save her back leg. In the months since, she’s rehabilitated her leg and lived with fosters who have seen her personality and light shine.

 

Maribel would do best with an active family who can continue her basic obedience training (she’s learning: sit, lay down, stay, and recall). She needs patience as she settles into a new home and schedule. But her foster family says she is a quick learner and just needs a little time to build trust.  

 

She still has the energy of a puppy but is fully house trained and crate trained. She loves to chew but only her toys and bones (no furniture!)

 

Maribel needs a fenced yard she can run and roll around in - but she is great on leash walks, too. A dog sibling to play tug of war with would be a plus! (No cats, please.)

  • American Fox Hound Mixed

  • Female

  • About 45 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/29/2021

  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Crate trained,House Trained. Likes toys, Affectionate. Playful. Likes to Cuddle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Monroe
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Monroe

Monroe is a fun, energetic, and vibrant 5 year-old purebred soft coated wheaten terrier. We took him as an owner surrender because he was nipping at children visiting the home. He needs an all adult home with very little activity. Monroe is a wonderful dog who is looking for a a confident handler that can show him that he has nothing to be afraid of. He is fine with other dogs - introductions required. He will need to be with a person who has dog experience and understands fearful dogs You must live within 60 minutes drive of Chester, NJ to submit an adoption application for consideration.

  • 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 interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Mya CP

Sweet Mya lost her home when her owner passed away. Sadly, the extended family was unable to keep her and she is looking for a new home to spend her golden years. Mya is a 12 year old, pittie mix. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations, and weighs about 50 pounds. Although she is a senior, Mya has a lot of spunk! She enjoys long walks and loves playing with her toys and snuggling with her people. Mya would do best in a home with older kids, or adults only. Someone that is retired or works from home would be great. She does have some separation anxiety and will bark when she’s left alone. Mya would prefer to be the only pet. She so deserves to spend her final years in a loving home, where she can be loved and spoiled. *** please note Mya is not an NJSH Pet Rescue dog - we are helping to find her a home. 

  • Pit Bull Terrier / Appenzell Mountain Dog mixed

  • Female

  • About 50 pounds

  • Birthdate: 4/29/2010

  • Color: Black

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Crate trained, Likes toys, Lap pet, Affectionate, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Peanut

Peanut was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Peanut is estimated to be about 11 months old and is a lively little guy. At 17 pounds, slightly underweight and needs to put on a little weight.  We can’t imagine how he became homeless as he is such a sweet and nice little puppy who loves to play fetch and is always happy.   Check out peanut in action with his foster dog-sibling here.

In his foster home he is learning many commands,  some leash walking skills and enjoys his foster dog-siblings.  He is being crate trained at this time but appears to be house broken. Peanut seems to be great with children although still a bit jumpy so we recommend him living only with children above 6 years old.

  • Beagle

  • Male

  • About 17 pounds

  • Birthdate: 1/17/2022

  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Leash trained, Crate Trained, Likes toys, Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to please, Gentle

 

Submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Sara
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Sara (Frida)

Sara (Frida) has been a beloved family member for the past 3 1/2 years. Sadly some some life changes have left her family with no choice but to rehome their beautiful dog. Sara is an active girl who adores the outdoors. A fenced in yard would be great for her. Sweet Sara is house trained and already knows how to behave in the home. Due to her exuberant nature we would prefer a home that does not have small children. Sara is 53 pounds and has been well taken care of. She is UTD, spayed and is heart worm negative.  She  hasn’t had much experience with dogs lately but has always done well with them in the past. We are still assessing her but of course a meet and greet with a companion animal will be done prior to adoption.  Please consider giving this beautiful girl a second chance - she has known nothing but love her whole life and we are hoping to find a family who will love her just as much. Check Sara out in action

  • Boxer/ American Pit bull Mixed

  • Female

  • About 53 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 9/15/2018

  • Color: Tan / Black

  • Likes toys, Playful, Good with Dogs. Good in car. Good with older considerate Kids.

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

Sasha
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Sasha

Sasha is a sweet girl who wound up in the shelter when her owner died. She is a happy, playful girl who is about 6 years old and about 48 pounds.   Sasha does well on leash and will be a great companion for someone.  Sasha has the perfect mix - she has energy to walk and play but also knows how to relax.  Please consider giving her a home again - she deserves one of her own. 

  • Beagle / Hound Mixed

  • Female

  • About 48 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly but somewhat timid

  • Birthdate: 3/7/2022

  • Color: Tan /White

  • Likes toys, Playful, Affectionate.

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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Tabitha

Tabitha was found as a stray running with another dog in a south Jersey neighborhood. Both dogs were brought to the shelter and her running mate was adopted, no one came for her so we decided to take her into rescue. 

Tabitha is a young sweet girl likely between 1 and 2 and petite at 36 pounds  She loves everyone she meets and is very affectionate.  Tabitha walks well on leash and is very playful.

 

We are working on basic commands with her.  She was too interested in the cats we introduced her to so no cats for her. She has been fine with other dogs although initially shy when she meets them.  Children older than 6 should be fine for this sweet girl as she jumps up for hugs so we are working on that now.

  • Labrador Retriever/Husky

  • Female

  • About 36 pounds

  • Up-to-date with vaccinations

  • Reaction to new people:  Friendly

  • Birthdate: 12/4/2021

  • Color: Yellow

  • Not good with cats

  • Leash trained, Crate trained, Likes toys, Lap pet, Playful, Affectionate, Eager to please, Intelligent, Gentle

 

If interested you must submit an application to njshpetrescue.org and live within 60 minutes of Chester, NJ to be considered. Questions about this pet?  There is an area on our application to ask, so submit an application today to apply and/or learn more. 

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