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Our Mission

Animals with Eleventh Hour Rescue are kenneled or fostered in and around northern New Jersey.

Eleventh Hour Rescue is made up of dedicated individuals who believe that innocent pets deserve love and a place to live where they are honored and cared for. No dog or cat deserves to die simply because they do not have a home.

We rescue dogs and cats at the "eleventh hour"--when they are scheduled to be put to death by shelters who can no longer care for them. We give the dogs and cats all the medical attention they require, a place to live, and through our adoption services, a second chance at a happy and fulfilled life. We are affiliated with many like-minded animal groups throughout the United States.

We invite caring people to join us as volunteers and graciously accept help in the form of time, supplies and monetary contributions. Eleventh Hour Rescue is a 100% volunteer organization funded exclusively by donations.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our AMAZING animals!

Our application process needs to be completed prior to any pet leaving our care, and it would be started by visiting our website. Processing time may take up to 7 days and approved applications are good for 6 months.

There is no fee to apply, but all applicants must be at least 23 years of age and we ask for three personal references, a veterinary check for current/past animals, and confirmation of home ownership or contact info for landlords/management companies.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. When your application has been processed, you will receive an email from our applications team. This email will indicate whether or not you have been approved to adopt, and provide information on your next steps. Receiving the approval email does not guarantee that the animal you applied for is still available or a good fit for your home.

We do not 'hold' or 'reserve' animals during the application process.

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