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.
From: Bergen County Animal Shelter
Breed: Pitbull terrier
Age: 5 years old
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, co.bergen.nj.us
From: CLAWS Adoption Center
Breed: Poodle mix
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, clawsadopt.org
From: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Breed: Pug/Chihuahua mix
Age: 1.5 years old
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, rbari.org
From: Humane Society of Bergen County
Breed: Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix
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, humansocietybergen.org