NJ101.5 has partnered with local animal rescue organizations EASEL Animal Rescue League, Sammy’s Hope and Jersey Girls Animal Rescue to feature adoptable local pets in need of homes.

Help us find these pets homes by sharing this information with family members and friends who may be interested in adopting a shelter pet.

Adopt Dawn

Dawn (Photo Courtesy of Sammy's Hope)

Dawn is one of our senior girls, as a matter of fact, she has the unfortunate distinction of being the eldest. Dawn is approximately 10-years-old and is suffering terribly at the shelter. She lived the first 10 years of her life in a home where she had every expectation to stay. For reasons that are a mystery to us, she was dumped at the shelter without a backward glance. She is very shy and frightened by the noise and smells in the shelter. When we approach her kennel, she backs up as far as she can and tucks her head down trying to become invisible. It is heartbreaking to see. Even though Dawn looks so frightened, if you reach out and touch her head, she leans into your hand for the comfort she craves. She does not come forward, but she is happy for you to come to her and provide a gentle touch.

With great trepidation, Dawn was gently removed from her kennel and brought to the outside enclosure for some fresh air.  We hoped that once she wasn’t confined, she would feel better.  It worked.  Dawn showed a side of herself we had not seen since she arrived. She stood up tall and walked around investigating this bright, sunny new place. If a noise frightened her, she immediately came to the volunteer who was outside with her for comfort and reassurance. Once settled, Dawn resumed her travels and behaved the way any confident cat would.

Dawn is a lovely girl, wanting only to be safe and secure in her own home where she will live the rest of her life with peace, and people who love her.

If you are interested in meeting Dawn or fostering/adopting her, please email us at cats@sammyshope.org. You can download a PDF copy of the adoption application form here or you can see more adoptable cats from Sammy’s Hope here.

Adopt Petey

Petey (Photo Courtesy of EASEL)

Petey is a1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier who has not had an easy life. He was found wandering the streets and was so skinny that you could see all of his ribs. Despite his hardships, he is very sweet and craves the love of humans. Petey is learning commands quickly. He likes to play and go on walks. With his tan eye patch, he looks like the famous Petey from the Little Rascals.

If you're interested in learning more about Petey or to schedule a visit, email dogs@easelnj.org. Find more of EASEL’s adoptable dogs, puppies here or download a PDF copy of the application form here.

Adopt Clifford

Clifford (Photo Courtesy of Jersey Girls Animal Rescue)

Clifford is just under a year old. He is a Labrador retriever and Rottweiler mix who gets along great with other dogs. Clifford loves to snuggle and play. He also rides well in the car. He will make a wonderful companion for a fan of big dogs.

For more information about adopting Clifford, email jerseygirlsanimalrescue@gmail.com. Find more of Jersey Girls Animal Rescue's adoptable dogs here.

Adopt Jada

Jada (Photo Courtesy of Sammy's Hope)

Jada is a beautiful American Staffordshire terrier mix with a gorgeous light brown coat. She is friendly and a very easy walker when other dogs are not in the vicinity. She tends to be reactive to dogs she comes in contact with.

If you are interested in meeting Jada or fostering/adopting her, please email us at info@sammyshope.org. You can download a PDF copy of the application form here or you can see more adoptable dogs from Sammy’s Hope here.

Adopt Peanut

Peanut (Photo Courtesy of EASEL)

Due to unfortunate circumstances Peanut needs to find a new home. He is about 6-years-old and would love to find a new place to call his own. He has been a great pet for his owner and is going to miss her terribly. He is a sweet, quiet boy who may be a bit shy at first but warms up quickly.  If you play cat and mouse with him, he is sure to be your best friend!

To schedule a visit to meet Peanut, please email kitty@easelnj.org or call 609-883-0540. Find more of EASEL’s adoptable cats and kittens here, or download a PDF copy of the application form here.