Thank you so much for your interest! We would love to hear from you. You may be able to find the information you’re looking for in our Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQ #1: Where can I fill out an adoption application for a specific dog?

Click here to fill out an application to adopt a dog.

FAQ #2: What is your adoption process?

Click here for an explanation of our adoption process. 

FAQ #3: Where are you located?

All of our animals are fostered in the homes of our volunteers; we do not have a physical shelter.

FAQ #4: Do I live within your adoption area?

Happy Paws Rescue Inc. is a New Jersey based, all-volunteer, rescue/adoption organization. We generally adopt to families within a 1-hour radius of our home base in Piscataway, NJ but may consider farther distances in the tri-state region if volunteers are available. If you live beyond our geographical boundaries, we hope you will contact rescue organizations closer to your home.

FAQ #5: I need to surrender my pet–can you take him/her?

We hope our friends and visitors will understand that Happy Paws Rescue is unable to accept or respond to owner surrender requests or requests to take individual shelter pets. Please click here for some helpful tips from the Humane Society about finding a responsible home if you’re faced with the difficult choice of re-homing your pet., with support from The Petco Foundation, have created a free program known as Rehome to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another.

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