Adopt A Pet From Hillsborough Area Shelters: See New Local Dogs, Cats

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Hillsborough 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 of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new friend is at Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, where Michael 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 in permanent homes.

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 cat person, meet Tiki, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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 content@patch.com.

Tiki

  • Name: Tiki

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Capic Cat Adoption And Pet Information Center, Raritan, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Tiki and Poki are 2 male siblings. They both get along with other cats so far and have seen dogs..." Learn more

Poki

  • Name: Poki

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Capic Cat Adoption And Pet Information Center, Raritan, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Poki and Tiki are male siblings. They both get along with other cats so far and have seen dogs but..." Learn more

Michael

  • Name: Michael

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Michael came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know him but this is..." Learn more

Leroy

  • Name: Leroy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Leroy came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know him but this is..." Learn more

Kelly

  • Name: Kelly

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Kelly came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know her but here is..." Learn more

Bubbles

  • Name: Bubbles

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Bubbles came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know her but this is..." Learn more

Kate

  • Name: Kate

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Kate came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know her but this is..." Learn more

Marcus

  • Name: Marcus

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Marcus came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know him but this is..." Learn more

Blake

  • Name: Blake

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Blake came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. He previously lived in a foster home with cats and..." Learn more

Douglas Fir

  • Name: Douglas Fir

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair

  • Description: "Douglas Fir came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know him but this..." Learn more

Zorro

  • Name: Zorro

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Zorro is very mellow and relaxed and can often be found enjoying a nice snooze throughout the day. His sweet..." Learn more

Matilda

  • Name: Matilda

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "This animal is not available to foster. SAVE is looking for forever homes for our animals. Please note: Due to..." Learn more

Gidget

  • Name: Gidget

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Gidget loves to play, play, play! She sometimes mistakes your body as a chew toy (; She needs someone who..." Learn more

Blaze

  • Name: Blaze

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save A Friend To Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Blaze came to us from Cape May county animal shelter. We are still getting to know him but this is..." Learn more

Avalanche (m)

  • Name: Avalanche (m)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Mountain Cur Mix

  • Description: "Avalanche is a sweet 6 month old Husky mix that is looking for a new family.NO CATS.If you..." Learn more

Artic

  • Name: Artic

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky

  • Description: "Artic is a sweet 6 month old Husky mix that is looking for a new family. NO CATS.If you..." Learn more

Cecelia

  • Name: Cecelia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Cecelia is a 5 month old kitten that is looking for a new family.*Currently, adoptions are by appointment only...." Learn more

Pyro

  • Name: Pyro

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Pyro is a sweet 3 year old calico looking for her forever family. She is a big girl that craves..." Learn more

Miso

  • Name: Miso

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Miso is a sweet, affectionate 2 year old cat looking for a home. She doesn't mind being held or handled..." Learn more

PEANUT

  • Name: PEANUT

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Beagle

  • Description: "PEANUT IS A CUTE 2 YEAR OLD MALE BEAGLE MIX. CALL AND SCHEDUALE A MEET AND GREET AT 908-725-0308!" Learn more

Jelly Bean

  • Name: Jelly Bean

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Australian Kelpie

  • Description: "Jelly Bean is a cute adult Kelpie mix that is available for adoption.If interested in meeting him, please fill..." Learn more

Misty and Aurora

  • Name: Misty and Aurora

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Helping All Little Pipsqueaks, princeton, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Short-Haired

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Misty and Aurora are two sweet guinea pig girls waiting for a forever home. They are adults, but of unknown..." Learn more

Hyde, Flayme and Saul

  • Name: Hyde, Flayme and Saul

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Helping All Little Pipsqueaks, princeton, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Short-Haired

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Hyde, Flayme and Saul are a sweet trio of male guinea pigs that will need a big cage so they..." Learn more

Hyde, Flayme, and Saul

  • Name: Hyde, Flayme, and Saul

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Helping All Little Pipsqueaks, princeton, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Short-Haired

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Hyde, Flayme and Saul are three sweet boys looking for their new family. They are a bonded trio and need..." Learn more

Calvin and Levi

  • Name: Calvin and Levi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Save The Animals Today A Nonprofit Corporation, North Brunswick, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Calvin and Levi are both very sweet cats. Levi is a little more outgoing than Calvin when it comes to..." Learn more

Suzy Courtesy Post

  • Name: Suzy Courtesy Post

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Black Mouth Cur

  • Description: "Suzy is a sweet lovely senior dog who recently lost her beloved elderly owner. She was his constant companion and..." Learn more

Kaiser

  • Name: Kaiser

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix

  • Description: "ADOPTION FEE: $300Kaiser came from a high kill shelter in TN for a second chance of life. He is..." Learn more

Dawson

  • Name: Dawson

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Description: "ADOPTION FEE: $600Dawson had a rough start in life. He was abandoned in TN as a very young puppy..." Learn more

Wisteria

  • Name: Wisteria

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Wisteria is as pretty as the flowers she's named for. With silky, shiny black fur, big shimmering eyes, and long..." Learn more

Squeeky

  • Name: Squeeky

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Have you ever wanted your very own distinguished older gentleman? Meet Squeeky! Dapper as James Bond in his black tuxedo,..." Learn more

Penelope

  • Name: Penelope

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Have you ever wanted your very own silent era movie star? Meet Penelope! A classic beauty, she has the wisdom..." Learn more

Layne Staley

  • Name: Layne Staley

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "What can we say about Layne Staley?! Look at him-he's 100% ADORABLE! Soft white and brown tabby fur, big bright..." Learn more

Abbie Cadabby

  • Name: Abbie Cadabby

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Abbie is a lovebug! A bit shy when she first meets you, once she feels safe, she's full of head..." Learn more

Mormont

  • Name: Mormont

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Mormont is a perfect big tabby boy! Friendly, outgoing, and cuddly, Mormont loves spending time with people. As handsome as..." Learn more

Cookie Cadabby

  • Name: Cookie Cadabby

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Karma Cat Zen Dog Rescue Society, Milltown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Who doesn't love a handsome house panther?! Cookie is a perfect example of sleek black cat goodness-all big eyes and..." Learn more

Romulus

  • Name: Romulus

  • 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: "Hi I’m Romulus! I’m a 2 year old male white and brown domestic shorthair who was abandoned outside the shelter..." Learn more

Houston

  • Name: Houston

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Plainfield Area Humane Society, Plainfield, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Hi, I’m Houston! I’m a young 3 ½ year old male terrier mix who was found as a stray, roaming..." Learn more

Chautza and Pongo

  • Name: Chautza and Pongo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, South Plainfield, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Chautza and Pongo are bonded siblings (female and male) looking for a home together. It's apparent these two sweet dogs..." Learn more

Gracie

  • Name: Gracie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, South Plainfield, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Gracie is a beautiful girl who has been patiently waiting for her forever home. She's between 5-6 years old but..." Learn more

Carter

  • Name: Carter

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Rescue Force, PO Box 418, East Brunswick, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Husky

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Carter is a wonderful 1 year old male Husky who lost his home because his owners could not take him..." Learn more

Koz Kitty

  • Name: Koz Kitty

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Rescue Force, PO Box 418, East Brunswick, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet 11 and half year old Koz Kitty! She is a sweetheart of a senior lady with an awesome personality...." Learn more

Devon

  • Name: Devon

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: People For Unwanted Feline Friends, Peapack, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Devon is sweet 10 week old (DOB 10/23/20) black and white female. Devon is very social and just loves to..." Learn more

Luna

  • Name: Luna

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: People For Unwanted Feline Friends, Peapack, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Luna is a lovely 10 week old (DOB October 23, 2020) white with black markings female. This little girl is..." Learn more

Stash

  • Name: Stash

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: People For Unwanted Feline Friends, Peapack, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Stash is a 10 week old (DOB October 23, 2020) black and white sweetheart. She's very social and just loves..." Learn more

Lydia

  • Name: Lydia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair

  • Description: "LYDIA is a beautiful female domestic long hair cat who is 3-4 years old. LYDIA is very friendly, has gray..." Learn more

Laura

  • Name: Laura

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair

  • Description: "LAURA is a beautiful female domestic long hair cat who is 3-4 years old. LAURA is shy, has gray and..." Learn more

Jeremiah

  • Name: Jeremiah

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JEREMIAH is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Jalen

  • Name: Jalen

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JALEN is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Joyce

  • Name: Joyce

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JOYCE is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Jaime

  • Name: Jaime

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JAIME is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Justine

  • Name: Justine

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JUSTINE is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Jane

  • Name: Jane

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "JANE is a darling, 8-week-old (as of 1/12/21), Hound mix who will weigh approximately 30-50 pounds at full maturity.This..." Learn more

Annabeth

  • Name: Annabeth

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Alliance, 1432 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "NOTE: Adoption fee for ANNABETH is $650 and includes her spay, age related vaccinations, deworming, and a pre-paid Home Again..." Learn more

CHAMPAGNE - Energetic!

  • Name: CHAMPAGNE - Energetic!

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Come meet CHAMPAGNE, our ADORABLE 5-month-old puppy! More details below.**During the current health situation**If you are interested in..." Learn more

WALTER - Sweet Senior!

  • Name: WALTER - Sweet Senior!

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Edison Municipal Animal Shelter, 125 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Meet WALTER our SWEET SENIOR COUCH POTATO! More details below. **During the current health situation**If you are interested in..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Hillsborough Patch