SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals

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Who We Are

SAVE - A Friend to Homeless Animals, is Princeton's Animal Shelter. We are a haven for lost puppies, stray kittens, and dogs and cats whose owners can no longer care for them. We give them a home until they can be adopted. SAVE is a private, non-profit, organization and a holding facility for all cats and dogs brought in through Animal Control officers in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. We have been in existence since 1941 and are almost entirely supported by contributions.

Each animal is examined by our veterinarian and given the appropriate treatment and vaccinations. All animals available from SAVE are spayed or neutered. All Save's cats have been FIV and Feline Leukemia tested, and all dogs have been heartworm tested. All SAVE's adoptees have been vaccinated and dewormed as well. We give comfort to the frightened newcomers and socialize the abused or neglected cats and dogs that come to SAVE. Each animal is given its own space, which is cleaned daily. We actively seek adopters for our homeless friends and screen families and individuals to ensure a suitable match is made.

Adopting a Friend

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from SAVE should visit during visitation hours (12-6 Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday 12-4), fill out an application and visit the available animals.

How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help SAVE carry on its humane work. They include:

All contributions are tax deductible.

SAVE is always looking for volunteers to

If you are interested in volunteering, please check out our website at and click on the "Join Us" button. You may also contact our volunteer coordinator directly by e-mailing her at You must be 14 years or older to volunteer here at SAVE. An hour or two a week can make a difference!

SAVE is always in need of:

Come Visit Us!

SAVE is located just north of Princeton University and can be easily accessed from Route 206 or Mt. Lucas Rd. Take Route 206 north to Herrontown Road (just south of the Princeton Avenue-Cherry Valley Road light). Turn right onto Herrontown Road and take it to the end. SAVE is the last right before Mt. Lucas Rd.

Adoption Fees -

Adoption Fees for Dogs include Spay/Neuter, De-Worming, Heartworm/Lyme testing, Distemper, Bordetella, Rabies Vaccines and Home Again Microchipping

Adoption Fees for Cats include Spay/Neuter, De-Worming, Feline Leukemia/FIV testing and Distemper and Rabies

We accept Visa and Master Card as well as checks and cash.

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals
900 Herrontown Road
Princeton NJ 08540
Phone: 609-921-6122

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