Adoption Process:

  • You must first complete an adoption application. 

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

  • Must live in within 3 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 (there are 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 and up to date on vaccines.

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

  • Our adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $350 (this is a tax deductible donation)

  • All our dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, up-to-date on shots, and heartworm negative.

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


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.

* 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