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About our dogs….

NorthStar Pet Rescue sources our dogs from around the country.  Although we do assist local New Jersey shelters, most of our dogs 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, we strive to select well behaved and happy dogs 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 sometimes 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.

Learn more about how the NorthStar adoption process works and what to expect, including our adoption contract, fees, vetting, and transport of your new friend home.

View our adoption fees and what services are included in the adoption fee.

Submit an application for one of the dogs on this page.  On the adoption application, please choose the name of the dog you are submitting an application for.  Due to the unprecedented recent demand for adoptable dogs, if you are not interested in any of the particular dogs on this page, we strongly suggest submitting an application and choosing the “**No Specific Dog** option.  An adoption coordinator will be in touch with you in order to determine what type of dog would best fit your needs and once your application is approved, you may gain access to dogs before they are listed here. NOTE: Processing of adoption applications is currently taking longer than usual.  We are a 100% volunteer organization and are working as quickly as we can, and strive for frequent communication, so please be patient throughout the process.  Your new friend is out there waiting for you!

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