Pet Adoption In The Bridgewater Area: See New Dogs, Cats & More

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Looking 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! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout New Jersey — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for a new fur child, consider checking out a local shelter like Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, where Miso the cat is waiting patiently. 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 create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you're a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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.

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

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

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

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

Devon

  • Name: Devon

  • Species: Cat

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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