Adopt A Pet From Warren Area Shelters: See New Dogs, Cats & More

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Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across New Jersey — and many are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for an adorable new friend is at Rawhide Rescue, where Dawson the dog is waiting patiently, or another local facility. 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 dog person, you might like Suzy Courtesy Post, a Black Mouth Cur 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 content@patch.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Avalanche (m)

  • Name: Avalanche (m)

  • Species: Dog

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

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

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

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

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

Poki

  • Name: Poki

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • 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

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

McKenzie

  • Name: McKenzie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cause 4 Paws Inc, PO Box 2904, Westfield, NJ

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

  • Description: "Female approx 4 mos, Fully vetted.Personality: hand shy but once she feels safe she is exceptionally sweet, loud purr,..." Learn more

Ernie

  • Name: Ernie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cause 4 Paws Inc, PO Box 2904, Westfield, NJ

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

  • Description: "Ernie is a 6-7 month old male. He is a bit shy but coming around, very playful. He would prefer..." Learn more

Lilly

  • Name: Lilly

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cause 4 Paws Inc, PO Box 2904, Westfield, NJ

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

  • Description: "Introducing Lilly!Approx 6 months oldPersonality: super outgoing, affectionate, lies to ride on shoulders and be wherever the humans..." 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

ETHEL - SWEET DOLL!

  • Name: ETHEL - SWEET DOLL!

  • Species: Dog

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

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

  • Description: "Adopt ETHEL our SWEET SENIOR! She is an absolute MUSH! More details below. **During the current health situation**If you..." 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

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

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

Hank and Diesel

  • Name: Hank and Diesel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier Rat Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Our names are Hank and Diesel! We are a bonded pair of JRT/Rat Terrier MixesDiesel is about 5 years..." Learn more

Scout

  • Name: Scout

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, Chatham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Shiba Inu Mix

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Hi my name is Scout and I am currently in a foster home in Northern NJ! I am a super..." Learn more

Grace

  • Name: Grace

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: The Sato Project, Madison, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Beautiful girl rescued in Puerto Rico...flies to NY on Feb 13!- 2 years old- 35 lbs - Friendly,..." Learn more

Clark

  • Name: Clark

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Angel Pets Animal Welfare Society Inc, 490 Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Clark is a friendly and active young male. He is inquisitive and loves to lounge in a sunny spot by..." Learn more

Dasher

  • Name: Dasher

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Dasher is part of a litter of 5 rescued off the Blvd in Westfield. He is Timid at first but..." Learn more

Blitzen

  • Name: Blitzen

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Tiger Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Blitzen is a funny character. Absolutely the big brother role. He loves his siblings Comet Cupid Dasher and Vixen. He..." Learn more

Cupid

  • Name: Cupid

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: S Dot Ar Dot A Inc, 119 South Ave, Garwood, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Cupid is a beautiful boy. Super soft. Another who loves belly rubs. Rescued with his siblings Comet Dasher Blitzen and..." Learn more

Arthur

  • Name: Arthur

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Arthur, a 1.5-2 year old, 53lb Pyrenees mix! Arthur is a sweet, sweet boy who is cool as a..." Learn more

Lime

  • Name: Lime

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet adorable Lime! This little one is a special needs puppy. He has been diagnosed with dyskinesia, which means he..." Learn more

Kinsey

  • Name: Kinsey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Welcome Kinsey to Big Dog Rescue Project! This beautiful 6 month old Great Pyrenees/Lab mix is looking for a home..." Learn more

Rosie

  • Name: Rosie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Rosie is as sweet as she is beautiful. This little 8 week old Catahoula mix girl is so cuddly and..." Learn more

Daisy

  • Name: Daisy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Dog Rescue Project, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Daisy is a sassy little 8 week old Catahoula mix girl. She’s playful and sweet. This diva would love a..." Learn more

Jasper & Ruby

  • Name: Jasper & Ruby

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Best Friend Dog And Animal Adoption Inc, P.O Box 335, Cranford, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Amber KittensLovely Amber gave to four kittens on November 24, 2020. We are introducing Jasper (male tabby) and Ruby..." Learn more

Kai

  • Name: Kai

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Age: 1.5 years old Weight: 50 lbsVet Record: 100% vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, maleWhat a handsome guy! Cheerful and..." Learn more

Barsik

  • Name: Barsik

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Spaniel

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Age: 7.5 years old Located in a foster home in NJWeight: 21 lbsVet Record: 100% vaccinated, neutered, microchipped,..." Learn more

Pheobe

  • Name: Pheobe

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Collie Shepherd Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Age: 2 years old Located in a foster home in New YorkWeight: 48 lbsVet Record: 100% vaccinated, spayed,..." Learn more

Elsa (the Care Bear kitten)

  • Name: Elsa (the Care Bear kitten)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Smitten By Kittens, P.O. Box 324, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "If a cat and a Care Bear had a baby, that would be Elsa. Everything about her from her big..." Learn more

Garfield & Mittens (Bonded Pair)

  • Name: Garfield & Mittens (Bonded Pair)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Mittens and Garfield are two of the sweetest and most gentle kitties! They are a bonded pair who were surrendered..." Learn more

Mimmie

  • Name: Mimmie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Sweet Senior Alert! This new arrival here at the shelter is Mimmie! We recently took Mimmie from a high volume..." Learn more

Charlotte (in foster)

  • Name: Charlotte (in foster)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Tabby

  • Description: "Charlotte was an owner surrender at an overcrowded inner city shelter. She is eight years young and still has lots..." Learn more

Manny aka Mimosa

  • Name: Manny aka Mimosa

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Meet Manny aka Mimosa! This angelic kitty defines what it truly means to be loyal and loving, no matter what..." Learn more

Jari (in foster)

  • Name: Jari (in foster)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "This gorgeous three year old tuxedo is Jari!Jari is extremely affectionate, energetic, and outgoing. He loves to give his..." Learn more

Suzie Q & Lindy-foster care - sweet & Playful

  • Name: Suzie Q & Lindy-foster care - sweet & Playful

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, 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

Victoria aka Vicki

  • Name: Victoria aka Vicki

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Tuxedo

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "This gorgeous little goober is Victoria aka Vicki! If you are looking for an extremely outgoing, energetic and fun loving..." Learn more

Finn aka Phineas

  • Name: Finn aka Phineas

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "This strapping young lad is Finn! Finn came to us from an overcrowded city shelter and is hoping to find..." Learn more

Gatubela

  • Name: Gatubela

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, Mendham, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Maine Coon Domestic Medium Hair Mix

  • Description: "This gorgeous Maine Coon mix is Gatubela. Gatubela is very sweet and affectionate but takes a bit of time to..." Learn more

Elodie

  • Name: Elodie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Short Hills, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer Hound Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Elodie is a 2 year old Boxer/Hound mix looking for her forever home. She is about 60 pounds, Elodie is..." Learn more

Delia

  • Name: Delia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, Short Hills, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Delia is a 3 year old Aussie/Doxie mix looking for her forever home. She is very sweet, but somewhat shy...." 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

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

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