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

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Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across New Jersey, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, where Oreo the guinea pig 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 appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you're a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, 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.

Cocoa & Brownie

  • Name: Cocoa & Brownie

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig

  • Description: "Cocoa and Brownie are adorable little guinea pig sisters of just 9 months old that would love a great home..." Learn more

Rocky

  • Name: Rocky

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Description: "Rocky is a bright, bubbly, brindle boy that is about 3 years old and is so ready to leap into..." Learn more

Ginger

  • Name: Ginger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Husky Shepherd Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Ginger is ready to begin her search for a great new home that is much better than her last. Although..." Learn more

Storm

  • Name: Storm

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Storm is such a sweet and gentle cat. He was found as a stray last fall but this sweetheart had..." Learn more

Oreo

  • Name: Oreo

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Oreo is a lovey-dovey little one year old guinea pig that is hoping for a fabulous home of her own...." Learn more

Siren

  • Name: Siren

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Siren is an adorable little lady of just 6 months old that would love a great home to grow up..." Learn more

Butter

  • Name: Butter

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Would you just look at this big mush?! His name is Butter, and how fitting it is! Butter is only..." Learn more

Cookie & Nugget

  • Name: Cookie & Nugget

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig

  • Description: "Cookie and Nugget are two adorable little sisters of just 3 months old that would love a great piggy-savvy home..." Learn more

Fruitcake

  • Name: Fruitcake

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Fruitcake is such a little doll! She's just 4 months old and was found as a little baby last November..." Learn more

Clover

  • Name: Clover

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Japanese Bobtail

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Clover is a beautiful one year old Japanese Bobtail that would just love a great home to start over in...." Learn more

Sugarbear

  • Name: Sugarbear

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Popcorn Park Ahs Forked River, Humane Way - Box 43, Forked River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Sugarbear is such a sweet and lovable mush of a cat. She's about 6 years old and she is with..." Learn more

Sven

  • Name: Sven

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Ocean County Animal Facility North, 615 Freemont Ave., Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Sven is the sweetest boy! He loves to play, and enjoys getting lots of attention and cuddles! Sven starts to..." Learn more

Missy

  • Name: Missy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Ocean County Animal Facility North, 615 Freemont Ave., Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "What a beautiful and sweet girl Missy is! She enjoys being pet, and really loves getting treats too! Missy is..." Learn more

Artemis

  • Name: Artemis

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Artemis, female tabby, about 3 months old. One of the 5 “Greek Goddess” sisters. All cats are:This cat is..." Learn more

Athena

  • Name: Athena

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Athena, female tabby, about 3 months old. One of the 5 “Greek Goddess” sisters. All cats are:This cat is..." Learn more

Persephone

  • Name: Persephone

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Persephone, female tabby, about 3 months old. One of the 5 “Greek Goddess” sisters. All cats are:This cat is..." Learn more

Echo

  • Name: Echo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Echo, female tabby, about 3 months old. One of the 5 “Greek Goddess” sisters. All cats are:This cat is..." Learn more

Aphrodite

  • Name: Aphrodite

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Aphrodite, female tabby, about 3 months old. One of the 5 “Greek Goddess” sisters. All cats are:This cat is..." Learn more

KC

  • Name: KC

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Volunteer Auxiliary For Animal Shelters Inc, P.O. Box 1432, Jackson, NJ

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

  • Description: "Coming this weekend to Petsmart:Handsome KC, a 5 year old male striped brown/black with white tabby.Super nice boy!..." Learn more

Stormy

  • Name: Stormy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Puppy Love Pet Rescue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Stormy is one of a litter of 4 pups that are are about 9 weeks old now. They are all..." Learn more

River

  • Name: River

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Puppy Love Pet Rescue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "River is one of a litter of 4 pups that are are about 9 weeks old now. They are all..." Learn more

Quinn

  • Name: Quinn

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Greta

  • Name: Greta

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for adoption" Learn more

Maverick

  • Name: Maverick

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Blanche

  • Name: Blanche

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Marty

  • Name: Marty

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Jagger

  • Name: Jagger

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Jewel

  • Name: Jewel

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Daisy

  • Name: Daisy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Toms River Township Animal Facility, 235 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Available for Adoption" Learn more

Peanut

  • Name: Peanut

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Ark Of Promise Rescue, Browns Mills, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix

  • Description: "Peanut is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix boy. He weighs about 15lbs, and is around 1yr of age. He will be Fully..." Learn more

Sugar and Ginger

  • Name: Sugar and Ginger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Ark Of Promise Rescue, Browns Mills, NJ

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

  • Description: "Sugar and Ginger are pretty Beagle Girls, they are Strawberry Beagles. The Girls were owner surrendered to a kill shelter,..." Learn more

Cooper

  • Name: Cooper

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Ark Of Promise Rescue, Browns Mills, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Cooper is a young Hound mix, seems to be 8 months or so. Cooper weighs about 35lbs. He will be..." Learn more

Timmy

  • Name: Timmy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Ark Of Promise Rescue, Browns Mills, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Timmy is young Lab mix, Possibly Cattledog in the mix. He's young about 6 months. Timmy weighs about 35lbs and..." Learn more

Mia

  • Name: Mia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big East Akita Rescue, Toms River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Akita

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Mia is very new with us here at BEAR, This pocket sized akita was found running loose up in Bucks..." Learn more

Gage

  • Name: Gage

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big East Akita Rescue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "Gage comes to BEAR out of Memphis TN. Gage sadly sustained a gunshot wound to his back at close range...." Learn more

Woody

  • Name: Woody

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big East Akita Rescue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Woody comes to us from the Houston Texas area, he is a big happy fun loving boy who is currently..." Learn more

Fiona

  • Name: Fiona

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Big East Akita Rescue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Miss Fiona is new at BEAR. She comes to us from the Catskill Mountains in NY after no longer being..." Learn more

Bobbie

  • Name: Bobbie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: East Coast Paws N Claws, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "This Sweet Pup is now Available through our Pre-Adoption Program and ready to go home on 1/17/2021This Small/Medium MYSTERY..." Learn more

Geo

  • Name: Geo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: East Coast Paws N Claws, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "his Sweet Pup is now Available through our Pre-Adoption Program!This MYSTERY MIX Cutie is just about 4-5 Years old..." Learn more

Carl

  • Name: Carl

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.For more information, please visit our website: allfurone.org/adopt...." Learn more

Raven

  • Name: Raven

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Super sweet, friendly girl! For more information, please..." Learn more

Cinder

  • Name: Cinder

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.For more information, please visit our website: allfurone.org/adopt...." Learn more

Jacob

  • Name: Jacob

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.For more information, please visit our website: allfurone.org/adopt...." Learn more

Confetti

  • Name: Confetti

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.For more information, please visit our website: allfurone.org/adopt...." Learn more

Maddie

  • Name: Maddie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All Fur One Pet Rescue And Adoptions Inc, 1747 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

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

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.For more information, please visit our website: allfurone.org/adopt...." Learn more

Simboo

  • Name: Simboo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Rescue Dog, Brick, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Dachshund Chihuahua Mix

  • Description: "Where are all the chiweenie lovers?! This sweet boy is looking for his forever home. Very sweet, great with dogs,..." Learn more

Cookie

  • Name: Cookie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Rescue Dog, Brick, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Basset Hound Pointer Mix

  • Description: "Cookie may be the funniest combination dog, ever. This week girl is about 1-year-old and just a complete sweetheart. Great..." Learn more

Rocket *APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • Name: Rocket *APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pound Dog Found Dog Rescue, Barnegat, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Rocket Man is ready for a loving family! At 5 years old and 15 pounds he is an all-around great..." Learn more

Zena

  • Name: Zena

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All 4 The Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 402, Roosevelt, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "This is Zena a 2 year old Bassett/Terrier Mix who is utd with shots, heartworm negative and will be spayed..." Learn more

Rex

  • Name: Rex

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All 4 The Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 402, Roosevelt, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Our rescue has 8 Catahoula Mix Pups who are 8 weeks old. There utd with shots, dewormed and will be..." Learn more

Razzy

  • Name: Razzy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All 4 The Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 402, Roosevelt, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Our rescue has 8 Catahoula Mix Pups who are 8 weeks old. Our rescue has several mix breed pups available..." Learn more

Ready

  • Name: Ready

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All 4 The Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 402, Roosevelt, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Our rescue has 8 Catahoula Mix Pups who are 8 weeks old. Our rescue has several mix breed pups available..." Learn more

Reffie

  • Name: Reffie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All 4 The Dogs Rescue, P.O. Box 402, Roosevelt, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Our rescue has 8 Catahoula Mix Pups who are 8 weeks old. There utd with shots, dewormed and will be..." Learn more

Milly

  • Name: Milly

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, Crosswicks, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Description: "Meet Milly a.k.a Milady! She is a 4 year old, 45 pound, female, Belgian Malinois/Labrador Mix. We think Milly is..." Learn more

BELLE

  • Name: BELLE

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Res Q Pets, PO Box 9182, Hamilton, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bichon Frise

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Belle is 4yo retired breeder mom. Very sweet dog and loves curling up in your lap. Gets along with other..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Manchester Patch