August 11, 2022

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Jefferson Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Newman, Justin & More

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Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Jefferson community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in the Jefferson area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

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 the search for a lovable new friend is at Second Chance Pet Adoption League, where Justin the dog 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 in appropriate homes.

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 dog person, meet Newman, a Schnoodle mix up for adoption. 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: Newman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second Chance Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 221, Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Schnoodle Miniature Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Say Hellooooo Newman… This cute 5ish year old poodle mix is looking for a home after being abandoned. He’s a…” Learn more

  • Name: Falkor-Ladies’ Man!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second Chance Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 221, Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Maltese
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “And another addition to our Social Distancing Canine Enforcement Unit… meet Falkor! PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END…” Learn more

  • Name: Justin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second Chance Pet Adoption League, P.O. Box 221, Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Dachshund Pomeranian Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Lots of new little arrivals this week… first up Justin! This 7 year old tiny tot was surrendered to a…” Learn more

  • Name: Abigail
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Life Boxer Rescue, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Abigail will be arriving on 1/23. This beautiful 4 yr old American Bulldog/Boxer mix is a mellow girl. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Grover
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Life Boxer Rescue, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This amazing 3 years young boy wants to share some thoughts with you – “I love to go for hikes…” Learn more

  • Name: Crosby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Step Closer Animal Rescue O Dot Sc Dot Ar Dot, Sparta, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle Collie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Crosby is about 6 years old and 53 pounds. This handsome, hound mix boy was picked up as a stray…” Learn more

  • Name: Chili
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Saving All Paws North Jersey Inc, Kinnelon, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***We are currently only adopting to families in northern NJ. Chili is part of a bonded pair (Jenny and Chili)….” Learn more

  • Name: Zipper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter, Kinnelon, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Shorthair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Zipper is a sweet male kitten that came to us with Stich and Buttons. He is a very sweet boy,…” Learn more

  • Name: Stich
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter, Kinnelon, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Shorthair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Stich, A sweet female who came in with Zipper and Buttons. She is shy and is learning to accept…” Learn more

  • Name: Buttons
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kinnelon Volunteer Animal Shelter, Kinnelon, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Shorthair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Say hello to Buttons! Buttons is a tiny female with a larger than life attitude! Saying she is a Diva…” Learn more

  • Name: Mendel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mendel is a sweet boy who will immediately come up to you when you enter his room. He will brush…” Learn more

  • Name: Dezzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Dezzy came to us after the passing of his owner, who was a loved and dedicated volunteer with our organization…” Learn more

  • Name: Spruce
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Spruce up your home with Spruce! This young guy is a great mix of mellow and playful. He loves sitting…” Learn more

  • Name: Kris and Kringle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Kris and Kringle are two brothers who are a little shy, but so sweet! Kringle is the more outgoing of…” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Frankie is a quiet guy who would like a quiet home. Although he has previously lived with both cats and…” Learn more

  • Name: Frost
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Let Frost melt your heart! Frost is a young lady who is looking for a family to love and love…” Learn more

  • Name: Candy Cane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Candy Cane is as sweet as her name suggests! This young lady enjoys lounging in the sun as much as…” Learn more

  • Name: Prarie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Prarie is a handsome guy who is learning to be a little more social! Right now he is still on…” Learn more

  • Name: Felix
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Felix is about 2 years old and looking for his forever family! He has previously lived with a young family…” Learn more

  • Name: Rogue
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rogue is one of our X-Men “mutant” cats, named because he is polydactyl (has an extra toe)! Rogue came to…” Learn more

  • Name: Madelyne Pryor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Madelyne Pryor and her children came to us named after the X-Men mutants – because many of them are polydactyl…” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Gimmeshelters Dot Org, Boonton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bailey. Bailey is a youngster with alot of energy. Bailey loves to play with other dogs. He needs a…” Learn more

  • Name: Callie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Callie is a very shy girl that needs a quiet home to help her feel safe.” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mini Rex
  • Description: “Buddy is 5 months old.” Learn more

  • Name: Zavier
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair Siberian Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Learn more

  • Name: Cheryl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Cheryl will be available after her spay surgery mid February.” Learn more

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Kandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Kandy was found as a stray. She is a very loving girl towards people! She is very hyper and strong…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Periwinkle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Jersey Community Animal Shelter, 23 Brandt Lane, Bloomingdale, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Description: “Periwinkle has just finished nursing her kittens. She needs to rest and will be available after she is spayed towards…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Alba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “If interested please fallout an application at EHRcats.org.” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Chloe is a sweet tempered and gentle girl who loves to sit in my lap. This amazes me since she…” Learn more

  • Name: XP Ruby – Neptune City, NJ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Basset Hound Shar-Pei Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sadly, Ruby’s family is no longer able to keep her so she’s hoping to find a new home right away,…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Annabel KITTEN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Annabel is very pretty and will make a beautiful cat. She is extremely playful either by herself or with interactive…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnie Barnwell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Beautiful Bonnie, a 2 year old Pit mix who weighs 45 pounds. She just LOVES people and is good…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Big Papi Steele
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Big Papi, better known as “Bubba”, who enjoys car rides and loves playing alone or with his doggie companions….” Learn more

  • Name: Hunky Alabama
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hunky Alabama is about 3 years old and 60lbs and LOVES people and other dogs! He would be a fabulous…” Learn more

  • Name: Salt & Pepper SCAS – Bonded Pair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Salt and Pepper were dumped out on the road together in a rural area and ended up at the local…” Learn more

  • Name: Bennett Nash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eleventh Hour Rescue, PO Box 218, Rockaway, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet BENNETT NASH! Bennett is believed to be a Lab/Terrier mix who is around 8 months – 1 year old…” Learn more

  • Name: Lindy and Suzie Q-in foster care-sweet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Our Orphans, Randolph, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “These two shy, but oh so sweet little girls are about 5 months old and are in a private home…” Learn more

  • Name: Grandpa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wagon Tails Farm Rescue, Newton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Grandpa *special needs-medical* Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix 8-10yrs neutered male DEAF (partially hearing impaired or completely deaf) Gramps is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Hailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Hailey is a 5 month old spayed female tabby. She is cute as a button and looking for a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Extra-Toes Cat / Hemingway Polydactyl Mix
  • Description: “Bobby is about 4 months old, neutered and up to date on vaccines. Although you can’t see his front paws…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Mia is a 5 month old female gray beauty. She is spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Mia…” Learn more

  • Name: Johnny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Johnny is a silver tabby. He is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Johnny is about 4 months old…” Learn more

  • Name: Themis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m a sweet girl who lost my eyes to severe infection. I’m looking for a loving home to call my…” Learn more

  • Name: Bingo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Barks, P.O. Box 593, Stanhope, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bingo is approximately 7 months old. He is a neutered male, up to date on vaccines and great with other…” Learn more

  • Name: Dillon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Geraldine Foundation For Strays Gfstrays, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “Beautiful Dillon is a gorgeous 5yo, 50lb male Tree Walker Coonhound mix. He is a gorgeous boy with one blue…” Learn more