NorthStar Pet Rescue sources its dogs from around the country. Most of our dogs, however, come from shelters in Texas and other Southern states where pet overpopulation is a chronic condition, and animals are euthanized daily simply because there is no space to keep them. While NorthStar cannot guarantee the behavior of any dog, NorthStar volunteers try to select dogs for our rescue that we think would fit in well with a typical suburban family in the Northeast. Because many of our dogs have been in a foster home. we can often tell you some things about their personality, and we work hard to find the best fit for both the dog and your family. We list dogs on our site and the major adoption portals as soon as we bring them into the rescue. It usually takes a couple weeks after intake before the dog has cleared quarantine, and a transport slot is available. This means that the dog may, or may not yet be in New Jersey when you see the listing here.