Latest Pets Up For Adoption In The Watchung-Green Brook Area

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for 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 have dogs, cats and other pets ready […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for 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 have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home across New Jersey — many of whom are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider looking around at a local facility like Rawhide Rescue, where Reece 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.

If you 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 Grandpa Emmett, a Poodle 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: Grandpa Emmett
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Plainfield Area Humane Society, Plainfield, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Poodle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello everyone, my name is Grandpa Emmett and I’m a whopping 15 years old! But I’m the most lively 15…” Learn more

  • Name: Urgent! foster needed! For Checkers!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 1515 Rt 22 Watchung, Gillette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, this sweet boy needs a home, or even a foster home urgently! This sweet little man was rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Boxer Hound Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $600 Maggie is a 9 month old, 55 pound boxer/hound mix that comes to us from a vet…” Learn more

  • Name: Petunia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $400 Petunia is a 35 pound lab hound mix who comes to us from a vet school in…” Learn more

  • Name: Reece
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $600 Reece is a 6 month old shepherd who comes to us from a vet school in TN….” Learn more

  • Name: Skye
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, South Plainfield, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Skye! This sweet, silly girl is about 2 years old and 60lbs. She would love nothing more than to…” Learn more

  • Name: CONAN – Handsome Cat!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**During the current health situation** If you are interested in ADOPTING from the EDISON ANIMAL SHELTER, please email the shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: COLIN – Sweet Boy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “**During the current health situation** If you are interested in ADOPTING from the EDISON ANIMAL SHELTER, please email the shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: BRUNO – Very Outgoing Guy!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “**During the current health situation** If you are interested in ADOPTING from the EDISON ANIMAL SHELTER, please email the shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Meatball
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will get back to you within 48 hrs. No inquiries, please,…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Bulldog Labrador Retriever Mix
  • 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: Walter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will get back to you within 48 hrs. No inquiries, please,…” Learn more

  • Name: Geo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • 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: Lady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling4paws, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “MEET LADY! . She is a 2 year old Australian Shepherd/Chocolate Lab mix who is the PERFECT DOG! She is…” Learn more

  • Name: China
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello! My name is China. I am a petite pit mix at about 45 lbs and 1 year old. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Meadow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Meadow. I am a beauty and about 5 to 6 years old and 75 lbs. I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Midnight is a 7 year old male cat looking for a home. He was surrendered to us when his elderly…” Learn more

  • Name: Blackie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Blackie is a 3 year old male looking for a home. Found on the streets of Newark he was trapped…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ruby is a 7 year old cat looking for a home. Ruby was surrendered to us when her owner moved…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Charlotte was born in Georgia where she has been in a wonderful foster home along with her mom and siblings….” Learn more

  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Honey was born in Georgia where she has been in a wonderful foster home since birth. Her mom is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Paisley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Paisley was born in Georgia where she has been in a wonderful foster home since birth. Her mom is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Mackenzie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Mackenzie was born in Georgia where she has been in a wonderful foster home since birth. Her mom is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Riley was born in Georgia where she has been in a wonderful foster home since birth. Her mom is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “This social butterfly will go out of his way to spend the majority of his time in your lap and…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweetie
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Hey there everyone! My name is Sweetie and I am a sweet little guy who is looking for my forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Troy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Lori
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Finn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Tiny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Addison
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Gaston
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Learn more

  • Name: Ajax
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Ambrose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Nadia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Beastie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Minaj
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bebe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Turtle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Pickles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: St Huberts Animal Welfare Center Madison, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dwarf Hamster
  • Description: “Hey there everyone! If you are looking for a little buddy well I may just be your guy! My name…” Learn more

  • Name: Nick and Nack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Capic Cat Adoption And Pet Information Center, Raritan, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Nick and Nack fostered at Susan & Sharon’s. Came from hoarding situation” Learn more

  • Name: OREO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Linden Animal Shelter Inc, PO Box 2151, Linden, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Oreo is three years old and in search of his new home. He is an affectionate and submissive boy who…” Learn more

  • Name: SCOOTER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Linden Animal Shelter Inc, PO Box 2151, Linden, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Scooter is a 7 year old sweetheart looking for his new home. He is extremely gentle, very affectionate and curious….” Learn more

  • Name: Chocco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff To Riches, Bedminster, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Chocco’s mom was brought to us when she was pretty far along in her pregnancy. She was placed in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Dora & Theodore – Bonded Pair!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perth Amboy Animal Shelter, 597 Fayette St., Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Portuguese Podengo
  • Description: “This adorable bonded pair is Dora and Theodore! They are skittish but definitely warming up as they feel more comfortable…” Learn more

  • Name: Tzar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perth Amboy Animal Shelter, 597 Fayette St., Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, English Bulldog
  • Description: “Tzar is a frequent flyer at the shelter who is finally going to be able to have a fresh start!…” Learn more

  • Name: Joe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 6.5 months old Weight: 33 lbs Vet Record: 100% vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, male Everyone at the shelter loves Joe!…” Learn more

  • Name: Bilbo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Shar-Pei Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 6 months old Weight: 28lbs Vet Record: 100% vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, male Bilbo is a happy, loving little boy….” Learn more

  • Name: Frodo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Shar-Pei Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 6 months old Weight: 28lbs Vet Record: 100% vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, male Frodo is a very sweet puppy ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Lizzy is as pretty as a picture. With her silky, soft fur with dark grey tabby swirls and stripes, big…” Learn more

  • Name: Gizzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “What can we say about gorgeous Gizzy?! With her stunning, colorful, soft tortie fur and big curious eyes, she’s a…” Learn more

  • Name: Simba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Love orange kitties? Simba is like a big, orange teddy bear. An interesting mix of tabby markings on his head…” Learn more

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