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Let's find yours!

Everybody needs
a friend.

Help us
Help them

Fosters Needed in Texas
and New Jersey.

Rescued from San Antonio, TX

Their first step from the shelter
is the hardest one!


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Rescued from San Antonio, TX

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Welcome to NorthStar Pet Rescue

We are a New Jersey volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) all breed animal rescue, focused on saving at-risk dogs from overcrowded animal shelters.


During this time of crisis, NorthStar Pet Rescue has experienced a massive increase in inquiries from families that are seeking to foster and adopt a pet.  Other local rescues are also experiencing this surge in demand.  Although NorthStar is continuing adoptions, we have unfortunately needed to make some adjustments to our operations due to the many uncertainties of this continually evolving situation and restrictions put in place by federal, local, and state, government(s).  The safety of our fosters, volunteers, and transporters in Texas and New Jersey is paramount.  As such, we have slowed down intake of dogs to a level that can be managed by a skeleton crew of volunteers operating with social distancing protocols in place, and a reduced transport schedule.

Due to this reduced pace of operations and a huge demand for dogs, you may notice we have less dogs available for foster/adoption at this time.  You may also notice that receiving updates regarding the status of your foster/adoption application will take much longer than usual.  NorthStar is run 100% by volunteers.  Our application processors are working through the backlog of applications as fast as they can, but they are also impacted by the current situation and need to attend to their own families and pets.

Thank you for your continued support and remember:  Don’t shop; Adopt!

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Tickets: It’s not too late! Online registration for this year is closed, but tickets are still available! Contact for the latest information on how and where you can still obtain tickets.

Our NorthStar Heart Dogs

Sometimes you just have to follow your heart! These pups are some of our favorites that we’d really like to find the perfect home for. Please share their stories to help them find their way home, and please consider making a donation towards their ongoing care.

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