Have you been thinking of getting a new pet? Give a local animal the holiday gift of a forever home! Visit local shelters and apply to adopt a cute kitten, dog, or even guinea pigs.
Liberty Humane Society
235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City
Liberty Humane Society offers dogs and cats for adoption. You can submit an application on the Liberty Humane website and an adoption counselor will call to answer any questions regarding the pet you’re looking to adopt.
Hudson County Animal League
597 Broadway, Bayonne
Hudson County Animal League lists adoptable pets on their website, and you can submit an application to begin the adoption process. HCAL also hosts regular adoption events at PetValu (Bayonne) and Fussy Friends Pet Supply (Downtown Jersey City)
New Jersey Humane Society
6412 Dewey Ave, West New York
The New Jersey Humane Society rescues lost pets to return them to their owners and offers adoption for animals left in their care. You can call to schedule a visit and complete an application to start the adoption process!
Brick City Rescue
Brick City Rescue helps bully breeds find loving, stable homes in New Jersey. They provide training, food, shelter, and medical services to pets in their care.
Pawsitively Furever Dog Rescue
40 Burlews Court, Building 4, Hackensack
Pawsitively Furever saves animals at risk of euthanasia and rehomes dogs in the tri-state area. Applications to adopt are available on their website with a response provided within 72 hours.
Secaucus Animal Shelter
525 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus
Look through available animals on their Facebook page to adopt the animals they’ve rescued and treated.
Humane Society of Bergen County
221-223 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst
The Humane Society of Bergen County offers pet adoptions for birds, cats, dogs, and more. They also operate a retail store with pet supplies.
Shake a Paw Rescue & Adopt Center
2195 Route 22 West, Union
Shake a Paw Rescue offers animal rescue, shelter, and adoption services. They currently have a location in Union and an upcoming location in Green Brook, NJ.
Bloomfield Animal Shelter
61 Bukowski Pl, Bloomfield
Bloomfield Animal Shelter has cats and dogs available for adoption with adoption hours available daily.
Homeless Animal Adoption League, Inc.
236 Delawanna Ave, Clifton
The Homeless Animal Adoption League has cats available for adoption, each one tested for FIV and FeLV as well as given their vaccinations.