Madison Pets Now Up For Adoption: Oreo, Hansel, Gretel & More

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Do you want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Madison community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. During the coronavirus pandemic, facilities in Madison and environs have dogs, cats and […]

Do you want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Madison community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. During the coronavirus pandemic, facilities in Madison and environs have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout New Jersey — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for your new family pet, consider starting at a local animal shelter like A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, where Gretel the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Oreo, a Mixed Breed up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet puppy rescued in Puerto Rico! – Oreo flies to NY on Feb 13 – Shy little baby – NEEDS…” Learn more

  • Name: Hansel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Hansel! I was saved with my sister Gretel (also up for adoption) from a rural shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Gretel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Gretel! I was saved with my brother Hansel (also up for adoption) from a rural shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster To Adopt – Loki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “Foster To Adopt. Loki is a sweet hound mix in need of a foster to adopt. He’s new to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster To Adopt – Jacqui
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Foster to Adopt. 2-year-old Jacqui is athletic and outgoing. She has lots of energy and loves to play. She’s looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Zara – Available at AHS in Newark https://www.ahscares.org/ContentPage/5361
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten By Kittens, P.O. Box 324, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “This is a cross post, do not contact Smitten By Kittens, we do not have Zara. https://www.ahscares.org/ContentPage/5361 If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Velvet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten By Kittens, P.O. Box 324, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “*** NO cat is hypoallergenic! If you are allergic to cats, don’t adopt one! *** This gorgeous Blue-grey kitten is…” Learn more

  • Name: Zion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Short Hills, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Zion, he is a 8.5 month old, 85 lb Great Pyrenees mix. Zion has special medical needs and his…” Learn more

  • Name: Rose
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Short Hills, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rose is a 2 year old Lab mix looking for her forever home. She is about 45 pounds and she…” Learn more

  • Name: Ringo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary, PO Box 834, Millburn, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “RINGO – A “STARR” GERMAN SHEPHERD Come meet Ringo, a handsome well trained full-bred German Shepherd. Ringo has all the…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 1515 Rt 22 Watchung, Gillette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lucas came from a home with other cats. He is currently in a foster home alone and he is thriving….” Learn more

  • Name: Vito
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Vito is Mary Celeste’s son. A bit on the timid side til he knows you. Very bonded to Mommy. They…” Learn more

  • Name: Mary Celeste
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Mary Celeste was adopted 7 years ago along with her son Vito. They have not been apart since. Mary is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will get back to you within 48 hrs. No inquiries, please,…” Learn more

  • Name: Woodhouse
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling4paws, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Border Collie Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MEET Woodhouse! 1/31 update: Please note, we are looking for adopters who currently have outgoing, socialized dogs for this pup…” Learn more

  • Name: Cyril Figgus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling4paws, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MEET Cyril Figgus! 1/31 update: Please note, we are looking for adopters who currently have outgoing, socialized dogs for this…” Learn more

  • Name: Sterling Archer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling4paws, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MEET Sterling Archer! 1/31 update: Please note, we are looking for adopters who currently have outgoing, socialized dogs for this…” Learn more

  • Name: Merrick Hazel – adoption pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends With Four Paws, Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Schnauzer Shih Tzu Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Merrick. I am 6lbs(will be bigger fully grown), 2 months old, schnauzer/shih tzu/beagl mix with maybe…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppie – adoption pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends With Four Paws, Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Poppie! Poppie is around 1-2 year old female Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She is very very sweet girl, gets along with…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke -adoption pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends With Four Paws, Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Duke! Duke is a 1 to 2-year-old Labrador retriever and golden retriever mix. He is a very very sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Pinto (Bean Bunch)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rottweiler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pinto is a 4 week old Rottweiler mix that will be ready for his new home in the Northeast at…” Learn more

  • Name: Chickpea (Bean Bunch)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Chickpea is a 4 week old Rottweiler mix that will be ready for her new home in the Northeast at…” Learn more

  • Name: Shep
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Collie Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Shep, a 4 year old, 70lb Collie/Shepherd mix who loves to romp around in the yard! He enjoys napping…” Learn more

  • Name: Property Bros Jonathan & Drew (bonded pair)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Jonathan & Drew are 1 year old Lab mix brothers looking for a forever family – together! The boys are…” Learn more

  • Name: Nikki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Punta Santiago Dogs Inc, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nikki is around 12 and a half weeks old, weighs 16 lbs and was rescued from Puerto Rico. She should…” Learn more

  • Name: Emmy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Punta Santiago Dogs Inc, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Emmy is around 12 and a half weeks old, weighs 18.5 lbs and was rescued from Puerto Rico. She should…” Learn more

  • Name: Emme
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: West Orange Tnvr, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Emme is a gorgeous female DSH torbico cat who is looking for her forever home! Do you have room in…” Learn more

  • Name: Luca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meows Kitty Cat Rescue Inc, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Luca was found outside and homeless with a nasty gash to his neck. But this boy is a lover, not…” Learn more

  • Name: Fossie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: West Orange Tnvr, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Fossie is a gorgeous female DSH tabby cat who is looking for her forever home! Do you have room in…” Learn more

  • Name: Laylani
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $500 Laylani means “heavenly flower” and we couldn’t describe her any better. This li’l girl is only 3…” Learn more

  • Name: Timber
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound Terrier Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $300 Timber s a 5 year old 50 pound dog who came to us from a vet school…” Learn more

  • Name: Chance
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Retriever Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $400 Chance is a large 8 year old Great Pyrenees mix who was surrendered when his owner could…” Learn more

  • Name: mo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Retriever
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $300 Mo is a 4 year old 65 pound lab mix who came to us from a vet…” Learn more

  • Name: Cindy Lou
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Cindy Lou is a very friendly kitty. She was rescued in East Orange, with her only surviving kitten Frosty, cold…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This incredibly sweet and gentle guy is Oreo. Sadly, Oreo came to us when his owners no longer wanted to…” Learn more

  • Name: Daddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Daddy is a 5 year old big blue nose teddy bear! He is being surrendered due to a divorce in…” Learn more

  • Name: Milkshake and French Fry
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Florida White English Spot Mix
  • Description: “Hi everyone we are the dynamic brother and sister duo named Milkshake and French Fry. We were rescued a few…” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cameron Animal Hospital Not A Shelter, Cameron Animal Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Boots is a big, round teddy bear, who loves to get his belly rubbed. (It can make it hard to…” Learn more

  • Name: Jamie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cameron Animal Hospital Not A Shelter, Cameron Animal Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Jamie is a sweet, quiet boy, who just wants a home and family of his own. Originally adopted more than…” Learn more

  • Name: Dewey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cameron Animal Hospital Not A Shelter, Cameron Animal Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Dewey and Huey are bonded sisters. When they were found with their brother, their kitten cries sounded like baby birds…” Learn more

  • Name: Bubbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cameron Animal Hospital Not A Shelter, Cameron Animal Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bubbles has had a rough life, but you would never know it based on her sweet personality. She is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Huey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cameron Animal Hospital Not A Shelter, Cameron Animal Hospital, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Huey and Dewey are bonded sisters. When they were found with their brother, their kitten cries sounded like baby birds…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carls Cats Inc, Green Brook, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Rosie is from a litter of four rescued in Green Brook. She is a happy, healthy, firendly kitten available for…” Learn more

  • Name: Nolan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carls Cats Inc, Green Brook, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Nolan and his litter mates were rescued in North Plainfield when they were eleven weeks old. Nolan was shy at…” Learn more

  • Name: Waldo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Confetti
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Confetti and Creampuff are still learning to live with people. They are very independent cats, but over time they could…” Learn more

  • Name: High Five
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “High Five and Buddy III are a bonded pair of cats and must be adopted together. They are a fun…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoe KITTEN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If interested please fill out an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

  • Name: Valentino SCAS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pointer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Valentino was a stray dog who ended up in a rural animal shelter. He is about 1 year old, a…” Learn more

  • Name: Rufus Gio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rufus is a 1 year old Lab / Beagle mix – he is very kind but he is scared of…” Learn more

  • Name: Melody Kosovo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Melody Kosovo is 2 years old and 44lbs. She LOVES children and other dogs, and would do best with another…” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If interested please fill out an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

  • Name: Buster
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If interested please fill out an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

  • Name: Fiona 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If interested please fill out an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

  • Name: Sweetie Pie KITTEN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If interested please fill out an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

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