Adoption Process

* NJSH Pet Rescue hopes you are staying safe and healthy during this time of crisis. While we are continuing adoptions we have had to modify our operations to meet the restrictions put in place by federal, local, and state, government(s). The safety of our adopters, fosters, volunteers, and transporters is of utmost importance, and we practice strict social distancing. Now that so many families want to foster or adopt we, and other local rescues, are experiencing a tremendous increase of applications and a temporary shortage of cats and dogs.


Due to these circumstances there are multiple applications per pet and while our small team of volunteers are working tirelessly to process applicants it is causing a much longer delay than usual in our applicants receiving updates. We thank you for your interest in our pets and know that our volunteers are working hard on your application, but they too are impacted by the current crisis and need to attend to their own families and pets. We are grateful for your support and understanding during this extraordinary time. One of our volunteers will process your application as soon as we can. You may email to inquire about your application.
Thank you for supporting us! ~NJSH Pet Rescue

Submit an application if you are ready to adopt or ask us a question about a pet that wasn't answered in their profile.

We are based in Chester, NJ.  We require a home visit and place dogs only within 60 minutes from our home base in Chester, NJ.

You do not have to name a specific dog or cat at the time you submit your application.

​If you apply for a specific dog, we cannot promise he/she will be available or a good fit for your family at the time of your approval; but rest assured we will work diligently with you to find an amazing dog that is 'PERFECT' for you.

Adoption fee is $395.  All dogs are fully vetted by a licensed veterinarian;  spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and receive vaccinations: rabies - distemper - bordetella - Leptospirosis


Puppy (up to 6 months/Lg breeds up to 10 months) adoption fee: $425 -  age appropriate vaccines and spay/neuter

We will review your application within 3-5 days.  You may follow up on the status of your application by emailing

New Jersey South Hills Pet Rescue