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Second Chance Pet Adoption League

P.O. Box 221
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438

Our Mission

Animal Clinic of Morris Plains
3009 Rt 10 East
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Stop by to meet our adoptable dogs!

Please email for an adoption application and further information regarding adopting or surrendering a dog.
We hold our adoption days every Sunday at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains, 3009 Route 10 East in Morris Plains, NJ 12:30-3pm

We are a small non-profit organization of a few people dedicated to finding homes for endangered dogs. We rescue most of our pets from local shelters/pounds that may otherwise have to euthanize them due to lack of space, and puppy mills where they live in cages neglected until they are no longer useful. We also accept owner surrendered dogs on a limited basis depending on space. We usually get new dogs on a weekly basis and try to keep our petfinder page as updated as possible.
We try to place our animals locally (no long-distance adoptions) because we need to monitor our pets' progress in their new homes, and make sure we get them back if they do not work out. We do not bring all our pets to adoption day every week because they are in foster homes. Please check with us (by telephone or email) prior to adoption day to see that the pet that you are interested in will be there. PLEASE EMAIL NJWOOF@CS.COM FOR FASTEST RESPONSES as we have limited volunteers with time to return phone calls.

Adoption Policy

Since most of our dogs live in foster homes instead of kennels, we get to know their personalities pretty well and have an idea of the type of home that would be ideal for them. We do our best to match you with a pet who will work out in your household, which is why we ask you to fill out the application below. It gives us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog so we can find a match.
Though we hope every adoption will be a success, we realize that sometimes once the pet gets into a home problems could arise and you may realize this is not the right dog for you. We always take our animals back at any time in their lifetime if they do not work out. We do not want them passed around or ending up in other shelters. If you are unable to keep your adopted pet, we require that they be returned to us so they can return to the foster home to which they have become accustomed.
All of our dogs have been altered and given their vaccinations by our veterinarians at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains. Our adoption fees vary, generally up to $350 depending on the animal's breed, age, health, adoptability, and how much we have had to spend on them medically. All adoption fees are considered donations and go directly toward the medical care of our pets.
Donations will be greatly appreciated as all our funding comes from our monthly bakesales, adoption fees, and donations. All donations go directly toward medical care and supplies for our animals and are tax-deductible (we are a 501c non-profit). We can always use volunteers to help with fundraising, handling dogs at our weekly pet adoptions, and foster dogs and puppies. Please call or email if you would like to volunteer.

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    Sunday 12:30-3pm
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