Springfield Pets Who Need A Home: Xena, Kenny, Ms. Pat & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it's time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

Across New Jersey, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider looking around at a local shelter like Willys Wabbits, where Juliette 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 dog person, meet Xena, a Belgian Shepherd / Malinois mix up for adoption. 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.

Xena

  • Name: Xena

  • Species: Dog

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Shepherd Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "MALINOIS/ SHEPHERD EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN NEW JERSEY AND LOCAL SURROUNDING AREAS!!!!If your application..." Learn more

Kenny

  • Name: Kenny

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Description: "Kenny is a spit fire.. total ball of energy. Found as a bottle baby in Newark, this boy has only..." Learn more

Ms. Pat

  • Name: Ms. Pat

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Ms Pat came from a colony of cats on the Blvd in Westfield. She was found with her Mom and..." Learn more

Fenway

  • Name: Fenway

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lop Eared

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Fenway and I was recently taken into the rescue when a kind person saved myself..." Learn more

Juliette

  • Name: Juliette

  • Species: Rabbit

  • Location: Willys Wabbits, Hillside, NJ

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

  • Description: "Hi everyone my name is Juliette and I was taken into the rescue over a month ago when I was..." Learn more

Lieutenant Dan

  • Name: Lieutenant Dan

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Cosmos Cause, Madison, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Named after Forest Gump's Platoon leader from the movie Forest Gump (he lost both of his legs in the war)...." Learn more

BEAU (cc#6742)

  • Name: BEAU (cc#6742)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "Beau is a handsome dog with the look of a hound. Some have said he looks like a short coat..." Learn more

CALI (cc#6780)

  • Name: CALI (cc#6780)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu

  • Description: "Oh my, do we need a good grooming! But we thought you'd like to see this one anyway. A vet..." Learn more

CINNAMON (cc#6758)

  • Name: CINNAMON (cc#6758)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog

  • Description: "Cinnamon is another stray that no one came looking for. Poor Cinnamon. Where did her family go? Now it's up..." Learn more

SIMBA (cc#6752)

  • Name: SIMBA (cc#6752)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: West Orange Animal Welfare League, 311 Watchung Avenue, West Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "He's such a cutie, but what kind of dog is he? We're totally stumped, and we're not so sure Simba..." Learn more

DILLON

  • Name: DILLON

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Linden Animal Shelter Inc, PO Box 2151, Linden, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet Dillon, our sweet senior boy. Dillon is a shy tabby, but do not let that fool you. While Dillon..." Learn more

Mimosa

  • Name: Mimosa

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "This friendly kitty is now located at Teterboro Petco so stop by and say Hello!" Learn more

Skeeter

  • Name: Skeeter

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "Skeeter is a very friendly cat. He is now located at the Teterboro Petco so stop by and say Hello." Learn more

Carrot

  • Name: Carrot

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "Carrots is a very friendly blind kitty in need of a forever home." Learn more

Oona

  • Name: Oona

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Miss Pats Cats, East Orange, NJ

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

  • Description: "Oona is a very sweet cat and would make a perfect lap cat. She is currently located at the Verona..." Learn more

Foster To Adopt - Woodrow

  • Name: Foster To Adopt - Woodrow

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever

  • Description: "Foster To Adopt.Woodrow is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Are you his forever home?We ensure all of the..." Learn more

Foster To Adopt - Bam Bam

  • Name: Foster To Adopt - Bam Bam

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter, 194 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, NJ

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

  • Description: "Foster To Adopt.Bam Bam is a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. Please give Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter a call at..." Learn more

Frank

  • Name: Frank

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Purrfect Pals Inc, East Hanover, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "looking for an extremely friendly male..white and brown tabby...young, fully vetted good with dogs...? For additional information or to adopt,..." Learn more

Popeye

  • Name: Popeye

  • 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: "Hey everyone, I’m Popeye! I’m a 2 year old male tabby and I was found outside of a South Plainfield..." Learn more

Suki

  • Name: Suki

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Haven Foundation, P.O. Box 266, Caldwell, NJ

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Suki's owner died and this sweet affectionate boy has nowhere to go. He is 8 y/o and currently staying in..." Learn more

Jiggles

  • Name: Jiggles

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Description: "Jiggles- this kitty is a tough guy. He's not comfortable with being held or even pet, but we've learned that..." Learn more

Creampuff

  • Name: Creampuff

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Description: "Creampuff and Confetti are still learning to live with people. They are very independent cats, but over time they could..." Learn more

Callie

  • Name: Callie

  • Species: Dog

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Curious Callie was rescued from rural MS as a stray with her brother Caleb. She is about 7 months old..." Learn more

Caleb

  • Name: Caleb

  • Species: Dog

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Handsome Caleb was rescued from rural MS as a stray with his sister Callie. Caleb's foster home tells us that..." Learn more

Test Kitty

  • Name: Test Kitty

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Description: "Please complete this application if you are looking and don't see the cat you are interested in on our website..." Learn more

Lara

  • Name: Lara

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Friends Of Sochi Dogs, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Age: 2 years old Weight: 52 lbsVet Record: 100% vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, femaleLara is a lovebug! She is..." Learn more

Ramona

  • Name: Ramona

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Ramona! This cutie was pulled from the shelter with her mother, Madeline (calico pictured above), and her sister, Eloise..." Learn more

Ethel

  • Name: Ethel

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Beautiful Ethel was dumped at the shelter on New Years Eve and waited there for a home until we pulled..." Learn more

Madeline

  • Name: Madeline

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Check out those gorgeous green eyes! Mama Madeline was pulled from an overcrowded shelter where she had been for months..." Learn more

Marlon

  • Name: Marlon

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Marlon is a handsome nearly 12lb orange tabby/white 2yr old cat. He was pulled from an overcrowded shelter where he..." Learn more

Pumba

  • Name: Pumba

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Check out this handsome young guy! 6-7 month old Pumba was the sibling of a female cat (Merry) we had..." Learn more

Eloise

  • Name: Eloise

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: 911 Dog And Cat Rescue, Morristown, NJ

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Eloise! This cutie was pulled from the shelter with her mother, Madeline (calico pictured above), and her sister, Ramona..." Learn more

Kikki (and Algebra)

  • Name: Kikki (and Algebra)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: R And M Rockin Rescues, Belleville, NJ

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Kikki and her boyfriend, Algebra, are a beautiful, slightly shy 4-year-old couple, that gets along with other cats and as..." Learn more

Pablo

  • Name: Pablo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Louies Legacy Animal Rescue, Staten Island, NY

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet Pablo! This beautiful boy is about 5 1/2 months old. He has a luxuriant white coat with brown and..." Learn more

Chloe

  • Name: Chloe

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Louies Legacy Animal Rescue, Staten Island, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "SPECIAL NEEDSAllow me to introduce you to Chloe AKA Chloe the Magnificent! Chloe is a blind and deaf female..." Learn more

Rinn

  • Name: Rinn

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Montclair, Montclair, NJ

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

  • Description: "Rinn is a petite, sweet 3 year old who had been surrendered to the local pound due to "no time"..." Learn more

Jasper - Adoption Pending

  • Name: Jasper - Adoption Pending

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Rawhide Rescue, Warren, NJ

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

  • Description: "ADOPTION FEE: $600Jasper was rescued from a TN high kill shelter. This sweet boy is only 7 months old..." Learn more

Hank

  • Name: Hank

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Sammyvale Animal Sanctuary, Montclair, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Tiger Mix

  • Description: "Hank is a sweet handsome boy. He has a loud motor and is very playful. We would like to place..." Learn more

CRIMSON - Cute, Shy Boy!

  • Name: CRIMSON - Cute, Shy Boy!

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "ADOPT CRIMSON our SHY boy who likes other cats. More details below. **During the current health situation**If you are..." Learn more

BAXTER - Adorable Boy!

  • Name: BAXTER - Adorable Boy!

  • Species: Dog

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

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever Border Collie Mix

  • Description: "ADOPT BAXTER! He 3 years old. More details below. **During the current health situation**If you are interested in ADOPTING..." Learn more

SCOOBY - Energetic!

  • Name: SCOOBY - Energetic!

  • Species: Dog

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

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

  • Description: "Meet SCOOBY! He is a gorgeous SWEETHEART who needs training! More details below.**During the current health situation**If you..." Learn more

GABBANA - Loves to Play!

  • Name: GABBANA - Loves to Play!

  • Species: Dog

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

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

  • Description: "Meet GABBANA our cute ROTTWEILER! More details below. **During the current health situation**If you are interested in ADOPTING from..." Learn more

Chellah and Paolo

  • Name: Chellah and Paolo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Next Chance Rescue, Jersey City, NJ

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

  • Description: "Hi Everyone!! We are Chellah (F) and Paolo(M) and just arrived from Morocco. We recently came to the states and..." Learn more

Olivia

  • Name: Olivia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Staten Island Council For Animal Welfare, staten island, NY

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Olivia is a beautiful sweet long haired tiger that loves attention. She was rescued during a TNR project in a..." Learn more

Henry

  • Name: Henry

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Happy Homes Animal Rescue, Staten Island, NY

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Henry is a unique and handsome 2 year old domestic medium hair? mix that came to us all the way..." Learn more

Samantha

  • Name: Samantha

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Samantha!Samantha is a young 2 year old petite female. She was on deaths row at a high kill..." Learn more

Dalila

  • Name: Dalila

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet dalila!Dalila is a 2-3 year old young female. We rescued her from outside and got her fully vetted...." Learn more

Elliott

  • Name: Elliott

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet Elliott!Elliott is a 3 month old male who made his way here all the way from st Thomas..." Learn more

Sandy

  • Name: Sandy

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet sandy!Sandy is a young 2 year old female. She was on deaths row at a high kill shelter..." Learn more

Felisha

  • Name: Felisha

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet felisha!Felisha is a young 2 year old female. She was on deaths row at a high kill shelter..." Learn more

Sassy

  • Name: Sassy

  • Species: Cat

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

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet sassy!Sassy is a young 8 month old petite female. She was on deaths row at a high kill..." Learn more

Marlin

  • Name: Marlin

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Marlin is a big beautiful 4 year old boy who needs a new home. He is fiv/felv negative, neutered, and..." Learn more

Yeti

  • Name: Yeti

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ

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

  • Description: "Don't let the name fool you, Yeti is beautiful, sweet, and young! She is approximately 1 year old (still a..." Learn more

Maya

  • Name: Maya

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ

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

  • Description: "Maya is around 4 years old, spyaed, fiv/felv negative, and up to date on vaccines. She is calm, mellow cat..." Learn more

Star

  • Name: Star

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Parsippany Animal Control And Animal Shelter, 1069 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany, NJ

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

  • Description: "Star is a sweet girl who is around 4.5 years old. She is spayed, fiv/felv negative, and up to date..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Springfield Patch