Local Pets Available For Adoption

Brick (Photo courtesy Jersey Shore Animal Center)

  JERSEY SHORE – A number of dogs and cats are available for adoption from your neighborhood shelters. These are just a sampling of who is looking for a home.

  Sadly, Jack Black’s owner passed away and no family member was able to take him in. He is now 12 years old and looking for a new home. 

  He was adopted from the Jersey Shore Animal Center back in 2013 and has lived as an only pet during that time. We always have a lifetime commitment to our animals, but it’s so sad that this poor boy has to be living back in a cage after being in a home for so many years. He is so cute and a vocal boy (with a raspy little meow) who loves to play with shoelaces. He is calm and enjoys naptime. Please open your heart to a senior pet….they are so deserving.

  You can view this pet and more at jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org. They are located at 185 Brick Boulevard and can be reached at 732-920-1600.

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Lil Rock (Photo courtesy AHS)

  “Lil’ Rock is a spry and spunky shepherd mix puppy of just 3 months old that would love to get herself a great home to grow up in. She is one of a litter of six that came to us when they were found to be living in a place where they were not receiving the care that they needed. They’re all being treated for minor medical issues including scrapes and scratches from other dogs picking on them, and they’ll be all healed up by the time they go off to new homes. In the meantime, they’re ready to interview potential families!

  “Lil’ Rock is a perfect family puppy. She’s full of fun and silliness, and she has lots of confidence too. She will need basic puppy training but she’s already walking nicely on a leash and sitting when asked. She gets along great with her siblings too! You’ll love this little darling.”

  EMAIL ONLY to: office@ahsppz.org for an application for Lil’ Rock. File#59373

Gina (Photo by Chris Lundy)

  An adoption center with a free roaming cat playroom is open in downtown Toms River on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and also by appointment.

  One of them is Gina, a one-year-old who is very sweet, and likes to nap in strange places.

  They are located at 34 Main Street (Route 9), Suite 1B. The adoption center adheres to COVID-19 restrictions and is run by the group called Lawyers In Defense of Animals. They can be reached at 908-910-2522, or on Facebook at lidarescue and on Instagram @lida_rescue.

Jackson (Photo courtesy Calling All Cats)

  Calling All Cats is a cat rescue group made up of volunteers, some of whom work at a spay and neuter clinic. People would drop off unwanted cats. As a group, they save the babies that are left alone, the countless mothers that have had numerous litters and those that are losing or have lost their home.

  There’s a new litter of kittens ready for adoption.

  To help humanely lower the feline population, they spay and neuter feral cats and then find homes for the friendly adults and the offspring that have been born. The rescue works extremely hard to find the best homes for cats of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages. While these cats wait, they are cared for in safe, loving, and nurturing foster homes

  To start the application process, visit Calling All Cats on Facebook.

Liam (Photo courtesy MCSPCA)

  The Monmouth County SPCA has a number of pets available for adoption.

  One of them is Liam, a two-year-old pitbull weighing 58 pounds.

  “I’m a good boy who enjoys attention and being pet! I love going on walks, but I’m a strong fella on the leash, so it would be best that I go home with dog savvy owners. For me to live my best life, I’d love a fenced in backyard. I could possibly go home with kids aged 12+ and maybe another canine sibling.” 

  The MCSPCA only does adoptions in person (please bring all family members). They will ask you to fill out an Adoption Survey and speak with an Adoption Counselor to help find your perfect match.

  They are located at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown. They can be reached at 732-542-0040