Latest Pets To Go Up For Adoption At Wayne Area Shelters

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in and around Wayne have dogs, cats and […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in and around Wayne have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

Across New Jersey, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for a new fur child is at Pequannock Animal Shelter, where Tiger the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Amber, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Amber
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fowa, PO Box 3701, Wayne, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sometimes people just don’t realize that a pet is a commitment, that love is just not enough sometimes—cats need to…” Learn more

  • Name: Crouton & Toast
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Protectors Of Paws And Claws, Wayne, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “These boys are rescued feeders. They are cute, curious, and ready to live their best lives. Crouton is white and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pequannock Animal Shelter, 11 Washington Street, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tiger
  • Description: “Tiger is a 10 year old male cat. The vet checked him and said he is healthy and has his…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Pea
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pequannock Animal Shelter, 11 Washington Street, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Description: “Sweet Pea is a pretty female black and white cat. She is about 10 years old and up to date…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Geraldine Foundation For Strays Gfstrays, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rottweiler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Peter is a beautiful healthy 3yo, 70-80lb, male Lab Rottie mix. He’s great on leash and listens very well. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Malu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Geraldine Foundation For Strays Gfstrays, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Malu is a perfect home companion. He’s a beautiful 2yo, approx. 60lb male brindle terrier mix. He is dog-selective. Mellow…” Learn more

  • Name: Cabbage Patch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Geraldine Foundation For Strays Gfstrays, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Handsome Cabbage Patch is in BIG TROUBLE!!! On the dreaded Kill list at Manh ACC – just because he’s timid…” Learn more

  • Name: Nunu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Geraldine Foundation For Strays Gfstrays, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Nunu is an adorable approx. 65lb 3 year old male Staffie. He’s up to date on all shots, neutered, housebroken…” Learn more

  • Name: Cadence
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Salt
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Oriental Short Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bella has been at our shelter for THREE YEARS as of January 6th. This officially makes her our longest resident…” Learn more

  • Name: Uncle Rico
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: Orange Tabby Weight: 10.87lbs Age: 7yrs 0mths 0wks Animal has been Neutered” Learn more

  • Name: Luka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Luka is a very sweet special needs tiny chi, about 10 years old we think and only 7lbs! He came…” Learn more

  • Name: Mendel-Blind
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chihuahua Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Mix
  • Description: “Meet Mendel, our special BLIND boy looking for a special person who will help him acclimate! Mendel is some sort…” Learn more

  • Name: Isabelle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: White Age: 15yrs 5mths 3wks” Learn more

  • Name: Isadora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: White Age: 15yrs 5mths 3wks” Learn more

  • Name: Crystal
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: White Age: 20yrs 4mths 3wks” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: Grey Secondary Color: White Age: 0yrs 3mths 2wks” Learn more

  • Name: Tina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: Grey Secondary Color: White Age: 0yrs 3mths 2wks” Learn more

  • Name: Edwina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: White Age: 0yrs 4mths 2wks” Learn more

  • Name: Larry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Larry wants out of the shelter ASAP and needs your help! We are seeking a foster or adoptive home for…” Learn more

  • Name: Reena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Real Dog Rescue Inc, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Reena is a sweet southern belle ready to find her forever family. We don’t know much about Reena’s first 6…” Learn more

  • Name: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Real Dog Rescue Inc, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Say what?? Did I hear you mention that you’re looking for a new best friend? Me! Me! Me! I’m Rufus…” Learn more

  • Name: Raven
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Real Dog Rescue Inc, Oakland, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Feist Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Raven is an adorable, 6 month old pup hoping to find her forever family. She’s about 20lbs and quite petite….” Learn more

  • Name: Penelope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tri Boro Animal Welfare, PO Box 171, Butler, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This petite little cutie is Penelope. She came to us last week from a larger shelter. She is very sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Rome
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tri Boro Animal Welfare, PO Box 171, Butler, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Rome is a lab/pit mix in need of rehoming. Rome is a very playful and energetic 2 year old that…” Learn more

  • Name: Whitney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Cattle Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Whitney is an adorable little chocolate and white puppy. As of January, she is five months and 21.3 lbs. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Hines
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Clifton Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi — my name is. If you see a SMALL GREEN CAMERA ICON in the lower right section of my…” Learn more

  • Name: Louie Sweet FIV Boy Foster Care
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Clifton Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi — my name is. If you see a SMALL GREEN CAMERA ICON in the lower right section of my…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Clifton Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “https://youtu.be/OubRpbAGsZE https://youtu.be/f_5cEOjWnOo Hi — my name is. If you see a SMALL GREEN CAMERA ICON in the lower right section…” Learn more

  • Name: tuffy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Humane Animal Rescue, po box 303, Wanaque, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Yorkshire Terrier Maltese Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “this adorable lil 10lb dog is 7 yrs old,,, very sweet, may be shy at first,,, loves to cuddle!!!! application…” Learn more

  • Name: Niko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Humane Animal Rescue, po box 303, Wanaque, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “this handsome boy is 10 months old, super sweet!!!!! fully vetted,,, he will be arriving at our rescue on feb…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Humane Animal Rescue, po box 303, Wanaque, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “this gorgeous girl is just 11 months old,,,, simply beautiful!!!! she has been fully vetted and ready for her forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Luke and Leia (Bonded Pair)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rosemaries Rescue Ranch, PO Box 3191, West Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Luke and Leia, a bonded sibling pair with lots of love and energy to spread to your family! They…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky (Adopt or Foster)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rosemaries Rescue Ranch, PO Box 3191, West Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Foster OR Adopt Rocky is a happy, happy boy who’s had a sad past. He was abandoned, and someone found…” Learn more

  • Name: Wasabi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montville Animal Shelter, 7 Church Lane, Montville, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Super friendly and playful. Loved to be pet.” Learn more

  • Name: Nutmeg – indoor/outdoor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montville Animal Shelter, 7 Church Lane, Montville, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Indoor/outdoor cat. Great cat for your barn, she’s used to people” Learn more

  • Name: Mace
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montville Animal Shelter, 7 Church Lane, Montville, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “A little shy until first but very lovable and sweet. Loved pets” Learn more

  • Name: Harry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Penny Lane Animal Rescue, clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Harry is an energetic boy who loves long walks and hikes. He has been with the same person since he…” Learn more

  • Name: Eren and Juvia
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Happy Tails Animal Rescue, PO Box 143, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Description: “Eren and Juvia are just a babies at 5 months old and ready for their new forever home. Both sisters…” Learn more

  • Name: Sidney & Brownie
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Happy Tails Animal Rescue, PO Box 143, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Sweet pair of girls – approx 2yrs old” Learn more

  • Name: Neema & Naria
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Happy Tails Animal Rescue, PO Box 143, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “These adorable sisters ended up at the shelter but luckily we were able to rescue them and now they are…” Learn more

  • Name: Mouse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Animal Rescue, PO Box 143, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Crazy kitten zoomies followed by a cat nap in the cat tree – life is good!” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bonnies Animal Rescue Kingdom, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying for this dog, please complete our online application which can be found…” Learn more

  • Name: Jerry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bonnies Animal Rescue Kingdom, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Beagle Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying for this dog, please complete our online application which can be found…” Learn more

  • Name: Shirley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bonnies Animal Rescue Kingdom, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Golden Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying for this dog, please complete our online application which can be found…” Learn more

  • Name: Laverne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bonnies Animal Rescue Kingdom, Paramus, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Golden Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in applying for this dog, please complete our online application which can be found…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoebe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bosco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Easton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane Mastiff Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Doodle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Apollo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Rhodesian Ridgeback Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Buffy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Learn more

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