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The Gingerbread House Sanctuary & Rescue

Wharton, NJ

Our Mission

The Gingerbread House is a sanctuary and rescue for Pekingese and similar small-breed dogs. We focus on senior and hospice pups that require experienced fosters and adopters, or that are not adoptable due to their age, health, or special needs. Many of these dogs have been neglected physically, medically, and emotionally. Some have been surrendered due to their age or medical needs, others come from severe neglect-hoarding situations, and others from backyard breeders and puppy mills.

We assist owners who need to surrender their special pups and we work to ensure a positive experience during this emotional time. It is never an easy decision to part with a furry loved one and we understand that sometimes it is in the pup’s best interest.

We also partner with local shelters and rescues to take in these precious souls so they are not euthanized. After all these little ones have been through, they deserve a chance to live their remaining days knowing love and care, a soft clean bed, quality food, and a life without pain, filth, and starvation.

Adoptable dogs remain in our loving foster homes during rehabilitation and vetting, while we work to find their new furever families. Unadoptable pups remain in our sanctuary where they spend their remaining days being cared for and loved. We will never give up on them and will work to give them the best life possible. While in our care we provide for their needs including ongoing veterinary care, medication, supplements, food, continence care, and grooming.

The Gingerbread House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in north New Jersey. We are run by volunteers and fosters and rely solely on donations to provide for these sweet dogs in their golden years. As a public charity, all donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% of donations go to the dogs.

Please reach out if you are interested in fostering or volunteering. It will help save a life!

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The Gingerbread House
P.O. Box 312
Wharton, NJ 07885

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