South Orange Pets Who Need A Home: Taylor, Elodie, Delia & More

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Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets 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 and sizes without a home throughout New Jersey — and many are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider checking out a local facility like Willys Wabbits, where Doc the rabbit 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 round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you're a cat person, meet Taylor, an American Shorthair 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.

Taylor

  • Name: Taylor

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Shorthair

  • Description: "Taylor is a very friendly kitty." 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

Merry

  • Name: Merry

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lop Eared

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Merry and I was recently accepted into the rescue when a good samaritan rescued myself..." Learn more

Doc

  • Name: Doc

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mini Rex

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Doc and I was recently accepted into the rescue from a massive breeding/hoarding situation. Sadly..." Learn more

Herbie

  • Name: Herbie

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mini Rex

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Herbie and I was one of 7 buns that was recently taken into the rescue..." Learn more

Dopey

  • Name: Dopey

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mini Rex

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Dopey and I was recently taken into the rescue with 6 other buns from a..." Learn more

Holly

  • Name: Holly

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

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

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Holly and I was recently taken into the rescue from a local shelter when my..." Learn more

Scarlett

  • Name: Scarlett

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

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

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Scarlett and I was sadly returned to the rescue when my former mom came down..." Learn more

Snowball

  • Name: Snowball

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

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Geri

  • Name: Geri

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Ricky

  • Name: Ricky

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

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Snowflake

  • Name: Snowflake

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Tater Tot

  • Name: Tater Tot

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

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Ginny

  • Name: Ginny

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Cocktail Sauce

  • Name: Cocktail Sauce

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Rue

  • Name: Rue

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

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Casper

  • Name: Casper

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

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Arrow

  • Name: Arrow

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Sophie

  • Name: Sophie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Maxwell

  • Name: Maxwell

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Dionne

  • Name: Dionne

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Murray

  • Name: Murray

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Sheila

  • Name: Sheila

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Amber

  • Name: Amber

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Learn more

Strawberry

  • Name: Strawberry

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Description: "Strawberry - here's a cat that loves to spend time napping in a cozy little hut or with another cat...." Learn more

Turf

  • Name: Turf

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 North Willow St, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Description: "This sweet boy with beautiful amber eyes is timid but he enjoys belly rubs once he gets comfortable enough with..." Learn more

DJ, Stephanie, Michelle

  • Name: DJ, Stephanie, Michelle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Bloomfield Animal Shelter John A Bukowski Shelter For Animals, 61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet our newest girl gang - DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle! These young sisters were left in a box next to..." Learn more

Jack

  • Name: Jack

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Aunt Marys Dog House, PO Box 43596, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Description: "Recommendation – adult household, teen kids, breed experience.Looking for a younger (4 years) adult small 12 portable pound companion..." 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

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

Mia

  • Name: Mia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Purrfect Pals Inc, East Hanover, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Mia is an absolutely lovable kitten. She has lots of playful energy, then she ll pull up a lap to..." 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

Momo

  • Name: Momo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet Momo!Momo is a 1.5 year old Siamese female. She was rescued from outside with her babies who have..." Learn more

Bambi

  • Name: Bambi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet bambi!Bambi is a 2 month old female. she is very sweet and would make the perfect addition to..." Learn more

Damien

  • Name: Damien

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Damien!Damien is a 2 month old male. He is very sweet and would make the perfect addition to..." Learn more

Montana

  • Name: Montana

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Yellow Brick Road Rescue Nj, Nutley, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet montana!Montana is a 2 month old female. she is very sweet and would make the perfect addition to..." 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

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

Dalphne

  • Name: Dalphne

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "New kittens & cats will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm.Pre..." Learn more

Haruto

  • Name: Haruto

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Haruto will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ for meeting and to reserve only*..." Learn more

Hikaru

  • Name: Hikaru

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Hikaru will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm for *meeting/ and to..." Learn more

Grace

  • Name: Grace

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "New kittens & cats will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm.Pre..." Learn more

Domino

  • Name: Domino

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "New kittens & cats will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm.Pre..." Learn more

Kaida

  • Name: Kaida

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Kaida will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm for *meeting/ and to..." Learn more

Satoshi

  • Name: Satoshi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Satoshi will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm for *meeting/ and to..." Learn more

Akemi

  • Name: Akemi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Akemi will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm for *meeting/ and to..." Learn more

Akio

  • Name: Akio

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 2 Hands Saving 4 Paws, 144 Valley Brook Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Akio will be available on January 17th at Pet Supplies Plus In Wallington NJ. 11am-2:30 pm for *meeting/ and to..." 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

Dear

  • Name: Dear

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Passaic Animal Shelter, 13 Benson Court, Passaic, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Hello. My name is Dear. My sister (Little Girl) and I came to the shelter together. Our owner could no..." Learn more

Little Girl

  • Name: Little Girl

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Passaic Animal Shelter, 13 Benson Court, Passaic, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Hello. My name is Little Girl. My sister (Dear) and I came to the shelter together. Our owner could no..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the South Orange Patch