Adopt A Pet From Jersey City Area Shelters: See New Pets

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Looking to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s the right time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in and around Jersey City are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout New Jersey — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new family member is at Joyrides Rescue, where Cookies the dog is waiting patiently, or another local facility. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Belle, a Vizsla up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Belle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Joyrides Rescue, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Vizsla
  • Description: “The Disney character of Belle is “known throughout the village for her beauty, with one villager commenting that it has…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookies
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Joyrides Rescue, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking for some Cookies to go with your glass of milk? We’ll that’s me…Cookies! I am 12lb 4-5 month old…” Learn more

  • Name: Gaston Giraffe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi! I am Gaston (yes like from beauty and the beast). I am just as handsome but am a total…” Learn more

  • Name: Pearl C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Crush C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Igor Iguana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Irwin Iguana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Isaac Iguana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivy Iguana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Imogen Iguana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Gustave Giraffe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi! I am Gustave! I am shy at first and unsure of new surroundings but with some confidence building and…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Vikies
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Terra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi my name is Terra (short for Terra-fic!) and I recently arrived to the shelter. I am a sweet dog…” Learn more

  • Name: Marlin C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson Jellyfish
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Junie Jellyfish
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Cabrio The Second
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Mission
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi I’m Mission, and I’m on a mission to find a new home. I’m pretty nervous here at the shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Zapps
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine Jellyfish
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt or to receive more information, please fill out an application on our website at www.libertyhumane.org/cats. Please do NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: Maya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pad Paws Rescue, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Hola from Maya! I am a small, female tabby cat who is so excited about my life ahead! I don’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Antonia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pad Paws Rescue, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Description: “Hi everyone, how you doing? Antonia here, I am doing so much better, thanks for asking! My owner moved away…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: See Spot Rescued, Jersey City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Charlie is a small guy at just 5lbs and 4 months. But he is big on love. He is friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Effie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Companion Animal Placement, PO Box 3365, Hoboken, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Effie is an adorable kitten looking for a loving family and safe home. She loves to be pet on her…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyler
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Companion Animal Placement, PO Box 3365, Hoboken, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Tyler. He is sweet and loves people. Two years old. He’s laid back and likes to be picked…” Learn more

  • Name: Xena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ready For Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Description: “This beautiful girl is super sweet and friendly and loves head scratches. She always comes when her name is called,…” Learn more

  • Name: Akasha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, PO Box 30349, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet our new dog model Akasha! She is a 12 week old, 12 pound, female, Labrador Mix. If these sparkling…” Learn more

  • Name: Sawyer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, PO Box 30349, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Blue eyes alert! Sawyer is an 8 week old, 7 pound, male, Labrador Mix. This little cutie could be America’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Sky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, PO Box 30349, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sky! She is an 8 week old, 6 pound, female, Labrador Mix. She is as cute and cuddly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Kitana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, PO Box 30349, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Kitana! She is a 16 week old, 9 pound, female, Labrador Mix. This little cutie is all about the…” Learn more

  • Name: Jason
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Lighthouse Rescue, PO Box 30349, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jason! He is a 16 week old, 10 pound, male, Labrador Mix. This adorable little guy is ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Fall – NYC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society East Coast Lifesaving Program, 307 W Broadway, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This handsome fellow is Fall, he is an 8-year old sweetheart. We are just getting to know him, but he…” Learn more

  • Name: Freddy – NYC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society East Coast Lifesaving Program, 307 W Broadway, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Freddy is a two-month-old male. He is new to us and we are working hard to get to know his…” Learn more

  • Name: Roscoe – NYC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society East Coast Lifesaving Program, 307 W Broadway, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This gorgeous two-year old boy is Roscoe. He is a total charmer. We are just getting to know him here…” Learn more

  • Name: Nita – NYC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends Animal Society East Coast Lifesaving Program, 307 W Broadway, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Nita is a two-month-old female. She is new to us and we are working hard to get to know her…” Learn more

  • Name: Ducky & Tilly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: City Critters Inc, P.O. Box 1345, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ducky and Tilly are an adorable and playful duo looking for their forever home. At 3 months old these two…” Learn more

  • Name: Panther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Big Hands Little Paws, PO Box 492, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “My name is Panther and am about 4 months old. I was living with my mom, Pink, on the streets…” Learn more

  • Name: Pink
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Big Hands Little Paws, PO Box 492, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “HI, I’m Pink and think I am around 1 or 2 years old. I was rescued by Big Hands Little…” Learn more

  • Name: Moo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Big Hands Little Paws, PO Box 492, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Moo and I am sooooo happy to be inside, with humans! I was born on the streets in…” Learn more

  • Name: Lee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eskies Online American Eskimo Dog Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Our handsome boy, Lee, is a debonair fellow who would charm any adopter. He joined us in late 2019 from…” Learn more

  • Name: Maybel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Eskies Online American Eskimo Dog Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Bluetick Coonhound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Maybel is our dazzling dowager, and she is strutting through life like a Weight Watcher shopping in the Misses section…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Union City Animal Trust, Union City, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mr Cat. is a very friendly, active young cat (~1.5 years old) that needs lots of attention. He’s spunky, mischievous…” Learn more

  • Name: Robin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kittykind, 860 Broadway, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Robin ain’t just Batman’s sidekick! This gentle, low-key masked cowkitty is a curious guy who loves to explore and always…” Learn more

  • Name: Chrys
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Waggytail Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Chrys is an 11-week-old, 2-pound male domestic shorthair kitten. Chrys is a typical kitten: playful, energetic, and happy! Chrys must…” Learn more

  • Name: Maudie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Waggytail Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Maudie is 5-month-old, 15-pound female chihuahua mix (maybe chihuahua, pug, german shepherd?) from LA. She’s the perfect pup! Maudie is…” Learn more

  • Name: Seamus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Boston Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If Seamus could talk he would tell us that his ideal home would be someone who will love him with…” Learn more

  • Name: Elwod
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Elwod, a 10 week old, 16 pound (as of 6/22), adorable hound mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Elonzo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Elonzo, a 10 week old, 16 pound (as of 6/22), adorable hound mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Addie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Addie, an 8 week old, 9 pound (as of 6/22), adorable lab/pittie mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Ambrosia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ambrosia, an 8 week old, 9 pound (as of 6/22), adorable lab/pittie mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Elvira
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Elvira, a 10 week old, 16 pound (as of 6/22), adorable hound mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Eden
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Eden, a 10 week old, 16 pound (as of 6/22), adorable hound mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Ellison
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ellison, a 10 week old, 16 pound (as of 6/22), adorable hound mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Adair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Adair, an 8 week old, 9 pound (as of 6/22), adorable lab/pittie mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Albert
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pupstarz Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Albert, an 8 week old, 9 pound (as of 6/22), adorable lab/pittie mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet,…” Learn more