October 1, 2022

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Montclair Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Rinn, Jiggles, Creampuff & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

Across New Jersey, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for your new family member is at Montclair Township Animal Shelter, where Creampuff the cat is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 put together 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 Rinn, a Terrier 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: Rinn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Rinn is a petite, sweet 3 year old who had been surrendered to the local pound due to “no time”…” Learn more

  • Name: Jiggles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Jiggles- this kitty is a tough guy. He’s not comfortable with being held or even pet, but we’ve learned that…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Hank
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sammyvale Animal Sanctuary, Montclair, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Tiger Mix
  • Description: “Hank is a sweet handsome boy. He has a loud motor and is very playful. We would like to place…” Learn more

  • Name: Dalila
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet dalila! Dalila is a 2-3 year old young female. We rescued her from outside and got her fully vetted….” Learn more

  • Name: Elliott
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Elliott! Elliott is a 3 month old male who made his way here all the way from st Thomas…” Learn more

  • Name: Samantha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Samantha! Samantha is a young 2 year old petite female. She was on deaths row at a high kill…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet sandy! Sandy is a young 2 year old female. She was on deaths row at a high kill shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Felisha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet felisha! Felisha is a young 2 year old female. She was on deaths row at a high kill shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet sassy! Sassy is a young 8 month old petite female. She was on deaths row at a high kill…” Learn more

  • Name: BEAU (cc#6742)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “Beau is a handsome dog with the look of a hound. Some have said he looks like a short coat…” Learn more

  • Name: CINNAMON (cc#6758)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “Cinnamon is another stray that no one came looking for. Poor Cinnamon. Where did her family go? Now it’s up…” Learn more

  • Name: CALI (cc#6780)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu
  • Description: “Oh my, do we need a good grooming! But we thought you’d like to see this one anyway. A vet…” Learn more

  • Name: SIMBA (cc#6752)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “He’s such a cutie, but what kind of dog is he? We’re totally stumped, and we’re not so sure Simba…” Learn more

  • Name: Kikki (and Algebra)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: R And M Rockin Rescues, Belleville, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kikki and her boyfriend, Algebra, are a beautiful, slightly shy 4-year-old couple, that gets along with other cats and as…” Learn more

  • Name: Posh
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Angels Of Animals Inc, P. O BOX 534, Clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This little girl was found all alone in a grocery parking lot. She is a doll. Tested negative, vaccinated and…” Learn more

  • Name: Suki
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rescue Haven Foundation, P.O. Box 266, Caldwell, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Suki’s owner died and this sweet affectionate boy has nowhere to go. He is 8 y/o and currently staying in…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimosa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “This friendly kitty is now located at Teterboro Petco so stop by and say Hello!” Learn more

  • Name: Skeeter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Skeeter is a very friendly cat. He is now located at the Teterboro Petco so stop by and say Hello.” Learn more

  • Name: Oona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Oona is a very sweet cat and would make a perfect lap cat. She is currently located at the Verona…” Learn more

  • Name: Carrot
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Carrots is a very friendly blind kitty in need of a forever home.” Learn more

  • Name: Babe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ta Dot Rt Dot Save The Animals Rescue Team, P.O. Box 1098, Little Falls, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Babe is a typical kitten active and playful. Babe was an only kitten, a landscaper found her in the garden….” Learn more

  • Name: Buttons
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ta Dot Rt Dot Save The Animals Rescue Team, P.O. Box 1098, Little Falls, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Buttons was born around 10/15/2020. Buttons was found with a severe upper respiratory conditions. Buttons is healthy now and full…” Learn more

  • Name: Duncan Coming Soon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Clifton Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Jacinda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Jacinda will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm Pre adoption is available…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Look who’s looking for their forever homes. Coco and Brownie. Chocolate Labrador brothers. Both beauties have the following vetting: *Heart…” Learn more

  • Name: Kit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “AVAILABLE. Adopters backed out Kit and Kat are seeking their forever homes. These beautiful pups have have received the following…” Learn more

  • Name: Kat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “AVAILABLE. Adopters backed out Kit and Kat are seeking their forever homes. These beautiful pups have have received the following…” Learn more

  • Name: Gregory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Passaic Animal Shelter, 13 Benson Court, Passaic, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Gregory the cat. I was found in someone’s basement and brought to the shelter. I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Darwin & Blaster
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Society Of Bergen County Lost Pet Inc, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Two brothers that have to go home together.” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Bergen County Lost Pet Inc, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Oreo is a female, not spayed, she is about 2 yrs old, she would benefit from going home with someone…” Learn more

  • Name: Pebbles & Nugget
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Humane Society Of Bergen County Lost Pet Inc, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig Peruvian Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Two brothers, have to go home together, they are about 2 – 2.5 yrs old, really friendly and interactive.” Learn more

  • Name: Audrey & Aurora
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Humane Society Of Bergen County Lost Pet Inc, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, English Spot Rhinelander Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Two female bunnies, not spayed, about 5 months old, like to be petted and interact. Litter box train.” Learn more

  • Name: Casey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Focas, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Casey, a very handsome soon to be 12 year old (5/12/09) boy looking for love. His owner passed away…” Learn more

  • Name: Lottie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save The Animals Rescue Team Ii, PO Box 177, Elmwood Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lottie is a 5 year old shepherd mix found as a stray. Since she just arrived in NJ on 1/16/21…” Learn more

  • Name: Binx and Elliot
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Binx (female) and Elliot (male), 3 month old siblings. These two cuties are very well socialized. They grew up…” Learn more

  • Name: Randy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Randy is a chatty and very affectionate FIV+ 5 year old male. He loves to “coo” when you walk by…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Luna! This sweetie pie is a little shy and will take some time to warm up. She should do…” Learn more

  • Name: Fred and Ginger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Fred and Ginger! This adorable pair is only 3.5 months old and looking for a forever home either together…” Learn more

  • Name: SIMBA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bow Wows And Meows Pet Rescue, Wayne, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Spectacular SIMBA is in NJ! This super handsome boy is the king of sweetness. He is a lovebug and thinks…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fowa, PO Box 3701, Wayne, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Maltese Poodle Mix
  • Description: “Sugar is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. She can be your little shadow but only wants to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Gray copy #1
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Genaes Pittie Party Rescue, Lodi, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Gray copy #2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Genaes Pittie Party Rescue, Lodi, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Frank
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Purrfect Pals Inc, East Hanover, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “looking for an extremely friendly male..white and brown tabby…young, fully vetted good with dogs…? For additional information or to adopt,…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster To Adopt – Woodrow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Foster To Adopt. Woodrow is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Are you his forever home? We ensure all of the…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster To Adopt – Bam Bam
  • 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. Bam Bam is a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. Please give Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter a call at…” Learn more

  • Name: Fenway
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “Hi everyone my name is Fenway and I was recently taken into the rescue when a kind person saved myself…” Learn more

  • Name: Juliette
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Hi everyone my name is Juliette and I was taken into the rescue over a month ago when I was…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprinkles B
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pathway To Hope, North Haledon, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Sprinkles is a sweet girl who loves the first 2 years of her life outside. She had been spayed and…” Learn more

  • Name: Roscoe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Lucky Cat Rescue, Weehawken, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Mr. Phelps, Roscoe Phelps for those lucky enough to know me. Let’s face it, I am the…” Learn more

  • Name: Otis and Luther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Lucky Cat Rescue, Weehawken, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Are you wondering what could possibly be better than having one playful and loving cat to keep you company? Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Nova
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Union City Feral Cat Committee, Union City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Russian Blue Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Tigger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Union City Feral Cat Committee, Union City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Simba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Union City Feral Cat Committee, Union City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Twinkle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Union City Animal Trust, Union City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Twinkle is a very sweet & friendly, handsome tuxy, 3-4 years old. He loves to be petted and will show…” Learn more