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Happy Paws Rescue Inc.

South Plainfield, NJ

Our Mission

To apply for a cat or dog, visit our website at Click on the ADOPT tab and fill out an adoption application.

Happy Paws Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and New Jersey non-profit organization dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. We specialize in the rescue of dogs and cats from high-kill shelters where the prospect of permanent placement is unlikely. We also serve as an educational resource for the public regarding the prevention of cruelty to animals, in addition to spay and neuter awareness to reduce the population of homeless and stray dogs and cats.  By working with committed volunteers and veterinarians, we provide all dogs and cats in our care with medical attention and a safe haven prior to placement in their permanent, loving homes.

Adoption Policy

1. View our adoptable animals here on Petfinder.

2. Go to and click on the ADOPT tab. Fill out an application for the animal you are interested in.

3. Please allow a few days for us to review and respond to your application. Some animals require special considerations, such as a fenced-in yard, no small children in the home, or experienced pet owners. We use the application process to make sure the home will be a good fit for an animal.

4. Approved applicants will be invited to come meet the animal you have applied for.

5. Our volunteers will bring the animal for a visit to your home so you can see how he/she acts in your home environment, including interactions with current pets.

6. If both you and the rescue agree the animal is a good fit for your home, you will fill out an adoption contract. The adoption fee is $350 for dogs. When our animals are adopted out, they are spayed/neutered, up-to-date with age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, on flea/tick preventative, and heartworm preventative (dogs only).

7. You enjoy many years of happiness with your new pet!

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