Don't Shop… Adopt!

With so many pups available for adoption in the area, why not bring a furry friend home for the holidays? Look at it as an even exchange: These rescue dogs are in need of a new home, and we’re betting you could use a winter cuddlebuddy.

Meet Anna

From: Bergen County Animal Shelter
Breed: Pitbull terrier
Age: 5 years old
Sex: Female
Temperament: She’s a social butterfly and sweet. Why adopt Anna? She’s got a ton of energy and a lot of love to give.
Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Ln., Teterboro, 201.229.4600,

Meet Dewey

From: CLAWS Adoption Center
Breed: Poodle mix
Sex: Male
Age: 8 years old
Temperament: He’s nervous with new people at first but very loyal. Why adopt Dewey? He’s a great companion dog. He’s been through four foster homes already and is more than ready to find his forever family.
CLAWS Adoption, 63 N. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.768.0200,

Meet Shasta

From: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Breed: Pug/Chihuahua mix
Age: 1.5 years old
Sex: Female
Temperament: Shasta is a little shy but loves to cuddle in your arms once she’s comfortable. Why adopt Shasta? She loves being around other dogs and would make a great companion for you and your pets.
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Ln., Oakland, 201.337.5180,

Meet Nino

From: Humane Society of Bergen County
Breed: Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix
Sex: Male
Age: 9 years old
Temperament: Nino is very friendly and frisky and loves children. Why adopt Nino? His owner recently passed away, and Nino needs a new family to love.
Humane Society of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, 201.896.9300,

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