August 11, 2022

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Summit Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Lieutenant Dan, Kenny, Ms. Pat & More

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Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Summit and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across New Jersey, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new companion is at S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, where Ms. Pat the cat is waiting patiently, or another local 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 dog person, you might like Lieutenant Dan, a Chihuahua 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: Lieutenant Dan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Named after Forest Gump’s Platoon leader from the movie Forest Gump (he lost both of his legs in the war)….” Learn more

  • Name: Kenny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Description: “Kenny is a spit fire.. total ball of energy. Found as a bottle baby in Newark, this boy has only…” Learn more

  • Name: Ms. Pat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ms Pat came from a colony of cats on the Blvd in Westfield. She was found with her Mom and…” Learn more

  • Name: Xena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MALINOIS/ SHEPHERD EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN NEW JERSEY AND LOCAL SURROUNDING AREAS!!!! If your application…” 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: 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: 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: 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: Test Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Smitten By Kittens, P.O. Box 324, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please complete this application if you are looking and don’t see the cat you are interested in on our website…” Learn more

  • Name: Lara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2 years old Weight: 52 lbs Vet Record: 100% vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, female Lara is a lovebug! She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Eloise
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Eloise! This cutie was pulled from the shelter with her mother, Madeline (calico pictured above), and her sister, Ramona…” Learn more

  • Name: Ramona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Ramona! This cutie was pulled from the shelter with her mother, Madeline (calico pictured above), and her sister, Eloise…” Learn more

  • Name: Madeline
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Check out those gorgeous green eyes! Mama Madeline was pulled from an overcrowded shelter where she had been for months…” Learn more

  • Name: Ethel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Domestic Long Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Beautiful Ethel was dumped at the shelter on New Years Eve and waited there for a home until we pulled…” Learn more

  • Name: Marlon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Marlon is a handsome nearly 12lb orange tabby/white 2yr old cat. He was pulled from an overcrowded shelter where he…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Check out this handsome young guy! 6-7 month old Pumba was the sibling of a female cat (Merry) we had…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Popeye
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Plainfield Area Humane Society, Plainfield, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hey everyone, I’m Popeye! I’m a 2 year old male tabby and I was found outside of a South Plainfield…” Learn more

  • Name: DILLON
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Linden Animal Shelter Inc, PO Box 2151, Linden, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Dillon, our sweet senior boy. Dillon is a shy tabby, but do not let that fool you. While Dillon…” 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: Jasper – Adoption Pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Whippet Hound Mix
  • Description: “ADOPTION FEE: $600 Jasper was rescued from a TN high kill shelter. This sweet boy is only 7 months old…” Learn more

  • Name: Caleb
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, South Plainfield, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Handsome Caleb was rescued from rural MS as a stray with his sister Callie. Caleb’s foster home tells us that…” Learn more

  • Name: Callie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, South Plainfield, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Curious Callie was rescued from rural MS as a stray with her brother Caleb. She is about 7 months old…” 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: Maya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Maya is around 4 years old, spyaed, fiv/felv negative, and up to date on vaccines. She is calm, mellow cat…” Learn more

  • Name: Star
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Star is a sweet girl who is around 4.5 years old. She is spayed, fiv/felv negative, and up to date…” Learn more

  • Name: Yeti
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Don’t let the name fool you, Yeti is beautiful, sweet, and young! She is approximately 1 year old (still a…” Learn more

  • Name: Marlin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Marlin is a big beautiful 4 year old boy who needs a new home. He is fiv/felv negative, neutered, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Mimo is around 3 years old, negative for FIV/FeLV, neutered, and up to date on vaccines. He loves attention and…” Learn more

  • 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: Kikki (and Algebra)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: R And M Rockin Rescues, Belleville, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • 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: Lady – Medical Hold
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Jersey Boxer Rescue Inc, PO Box 684, Middlesex, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MEDICAL HOLD —- Meet Lady! She was found as a stray and has several things going on that have to…” Learn more

  • Name: Tallulah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Jersey Boxer Rescue Inc, PO Box 684, Middlesex, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Tallulah. Let me tell you my story, so you know a little about me. I was…” 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: CRIMSON – Cute, Shy Boy!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “ADOPT CRIMSON our SHY boy who likes other cats. More details below. **During the current health situation** If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: BAXTER – Adorable Boy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Description: “ADOPT BAXTER! He 3 years old. More details below. **During the current health situation** If you are interested in ADOPTING…” Learn more

  • Name: SCOOBY – Energetic!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Meet SCOOBY! He is a gorgeous SWEETHEART who needs training! More details below. **During the current health situation** If you…” Learn more

  • Name: GABBANA – Loves to Play!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Meet GABBANA our cute ROTTWEILER! More details below. **During the current health situation** If you are interested in ADOPTING from…” Learn more

  • Name: Cremy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Punta Santiago Dogs Inc, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cremy is around 10 months old, weighs 50 lbs and was rescued from Puerto Rico. He should grow up to…” Learn more

  • Name: D aka Diamond in the Ruff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “D came to rescue in poor condition because he had not received good care as a baby. As puppies tend…” Learn more

  • Name: Blanky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Punta Santiago Dogs Inc, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Blanky is around 10 months old, weighs 40 lbs and was rescued from Puerto Rico. She should grow up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Tahoe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Tahoe is a stunning 1.5 year old, 45lb retriever mix. She is 7-10 pounds underweight and once healthy should be…” Learn more

  • Name: Ben
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ben is a beautiful 7 1/2 month old Pyrador who has battled back from sarcoptic mange and finally has the…” Learn more

  • Name: Pablo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Louies Legacy Animal Rescue, Staten Island, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Pablo! This beautiful boy is about 5 1/2 months old. He has a luxuriant white coat with brown and…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Louies Legacy Animal Rescue, Staten Island, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “SPECIAL NEEDS Allow me to introduce you to Chloe AKA Chloe the Magnificent! Chloe is a blind and deaf female…” Learn more

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