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Adoption Process:

  • You must first complete an adoption application. 

  • You must be 21 years and older to adopt our dogs.

  • Must live within 3-4 hours driving distance from North Jersey

  • All members of the household (and anyone who will be around the dog often) have to be available to meet the dog. No exceptions!

  • If any other dogs are in the home, a meeting on neutral territory is required to ensure a good match.

  • A home visit is required before adoption. 

  • All animals already in the home must be spayed/neutered, seen yearly by the vet, and be up to date on vaccines (Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies). And yes, we call your vet to check.

  • A veterinary reference is required, as well as two-character references.

  • If adopting a dog younger than 6 months old, we do require that there is another dog in the home. No exceptions!

  • We do NOT adopt out littermates. No exceptions!

  • Our adoption fee for dogs is $400.00 and puppies (6 months and younger) is $500.00 (this is a tax-deductible donation)

  • All our dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption (if old enough), up to date on vaccines (Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies). If a dog is too young upon adoption to be spayed/neutered, you are required to bring them to our vet on the day that we have them scheduled.

  • Incase an adoption doesn't work out; all dogs are required to come back to Jersey Pits Rescue Inc. (This is stated on the application and the contract.)

  • If you adopt a puppy from us that is too young for spay/neuter at time of adoption. You are required to have them spayed/neutered at our vet at 6 MONTHS old. No exceptions!


Please remember that we do not have a facility, so all of our dogs are in foster homes (please keep this in mind when we are arranging a meet and greet).


Fill out our adoption application and we will be in touch shortly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


Please be sure to read the application and contract in full. This is a legally binding contract.

* Breach of contract will result in a $1,000.00 legal fee (for all parties involved in the breach of contract), reimbursement for all medical covered by Jersey Pits Rescue Inc. and the return of the dog. 

* Jersey Pits Rescue Inc. has the right to refuse an applicant.

 After adoption if for any reason the family cannot keep the dog, the dog is to be returned to the rescue (this is required for the life of the dog).

*Fosters are given first right of refusal to the dogs that are in their care

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