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Home Free Animal Rescue

Farmingdale, NJ

Our Mission


So many people today want to rescue instead of shop for a dog - I think that is a fantastic trend.

But what many people don't realize is that the pups on our page are safe - they have already been "pulled" from the kill shelter and are in loving foster homes. (That's how we are able to tell you so much about their personalities.)

Foster homes offer a bridge between the horrific conditions of a kill shelter and a new loving forever home. Without foster homes, we would have nowhere to put the dogs we rescue.

A foster is much more than that. Fosters love each pup that comes through the door as if it were their own, and then are happy to see them move on to their happily ever after, much the way parents feel when their children get married and move away. It is bittersweet. But their loving work helps each animal to forget those horrors and to adjust to the life of a happy, domestic pet. It's not always easy, but it is so worthwhile.

Adoption Policy

At Home Free Animal Rescue, our goal is to make adopting a rescue dog as simple as possible. Our adoption application is very short and can be found on our website: or by clicking here:

Our adoptable animals are all fully vetted, including spay/neuter, shots and microchip. All are temporarily housed in private foster homes, so many are already housebroken or well on the way, some are crate trained, and many are working on leash-walking and basic obedience. Our foster families are also alert to our pets' behaviors and needs so that we are better able to fit pet to adopter based on personality and requirements. When looking to adopt a new friend through HFAR, please be sure to let us know what's important to you, so that we can help place the perfect pet in your home.

Our fees are based on the costs incurred in rescuing each animal on an individual basis,

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