Pets Available To A Good Home

Rico and Suave (Photo courtesy AHS)

  JERSEY SHORE – A number of adorable pets are ready for adoption.

  These two guinea pigs live at the Associated Humane Society shelter at the Popcorn Park Zoo. Call 609-693-1900 or email: for an adoption application.

  “Rico and Suave are two of the sweetest little guinea pigs! The boys are around two years old and they came to us when their owner became ill and was unable to care for them any longer. Rico (black and brown) and Suave (orange and white) are a little nervous when they meet someone new but once they’ve had a minute to check you out and settle down, they’re just as sweet as can be. They’re curious and outgoing, and friendly too. They both enjoy getting attention and scooting around to check things out. They’re very close with one another so they’ll need a home where they can stay together forever.”

Philip (Photo courtesy Jersey Shore Animal Center)

  Philip has been at the shelter for a while and is ready to go to a good home.

  “I am one year old and I am a good boy. I am super smart and energetic so I hope I find a friend that likes to play and go on adventures. My friends say I am best suited with kids 12+ and I need a fenced in yard. Please hurry to come see me. I have been here a long time.”

  You can view this pet and more at

  The mission of the Jersey Shore Animal Center is to rescue and care for unwanted, abused, and sick animals. Our goal is to adopt these special animals to caring and loving forever homes they so richly deserve. 

  The shelter is open for tours (facemasks required) Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  The office hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They are located at 185 Brick Boulevard and can be reached at 732-920-1600.

Jim Bob (Photo courtesy MCSPCA)

  Jim Bob the cat was sick when he first came to the MCSPCA. He stayed in foster care with a vet tech and now he is old enough to be adopted.

  He is seven months old, likes other cats, and in tip-top shape. In the beginning, he was scared and avoided being touched but now he’s a “smushy love bug who can’t get enough cuddles.”

  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 open to the public. Feline/exotic animal adopters should make an appointment. Dog adopters are by walk-in only.

  They are open Tuesday through Sunday at noon and are located at 260 Wall Street in Eatontown. They can be reached at 732-542-0040.

Ricky Bobby (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.

  Ricky Bobby was discarded by his previous owner and now he needs a forever home. He’s approximately five years old, neutered, and up to date on medical. He gets along great with other cats, but they don’t know about dogs.

  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.

Photo by Chris Lundy

  Three new cats have come to the shelter in downtown Toms River. The one pictured here is so new she doesn’t have a name yet. But she probably won’t stay long. She’s extremely social and curled up to have her photo taken within two minutes of meeting the photographer. She’s an eight-year-old female.

  She lives in 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.

  They are located at 34 Main Street (Route 9), Suite 1B. The shelter 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.