Meet Our Adoptable Dogs

Great Dogs Looking For Great Homes

  • Amy
    2 TO 3 Yr. Old Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    URGENT! SPECIAL NEEDS SWEET GIRL. MEDICAL FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED NOW  

    Amy is ~2 to 3 yrs. old.  She was rescued by a dedicated animal lover minutes away from her being euthanized.  Rescue Ridge is trying to help her.  Here is the information from her current foster and rescuer.  This is a very loving girl who will need a very special, experienced owner who understands a dog who has special medical needs.  She is a loving, gentle girl and will reward you for your kindness. She will need ongoing medical care.  If you are that special person and are home a lot, please apply at Rescueridge.com  No inquiries, please, without an application. Here is the information from her rescuer and current foster.  Amy deserves a chance.  Will YOU be her hero? Amy needs a fenced in yard and can jump high so she must be supervised in the yard.  She also might eat something.  Amy has a high prey drive so no small animals, no cats.  She might be ok with other dogs, if properly introduced.  According to her foster, she barks at other dogs out of positive interest but has not been introduced to other dogs. 

    'If anyone is interested in fostering this pretty little girl, Amy, PLEASE apply! She is the absolute sweetest thing. If I could keep her I would, and that is the truth. However my dog is a senior, has health issues, and is not good with other dogs, plus I have two cats, so Amy has been separated staying in the basement. Her situation was life or death, so although not ideal, my house was the only immediate option. It was meant to be short term. Today marks 4 weeks.

    It is so hard to balance spending time between her, my dog who is my best friend and towards the end of her life, and my cats who are so attached to me. It’s especially hard the days I work and come home exhausted from a 12 hour day and have to choose who to spend the couple hours left of the day with. When I am with my dog and cats I think about the time Amy has to be alone. When I am with Amy I think about the time I’m missing with my animals, especially my dog since she is sick.

    Not only is the stress unfair to my animals, but it is even more unfair to Amy. I spend as much time with her as I can but the reality is that she spends a lot of time alone in a room. It is so sad. She DESPERATELY needs to go to a new home where she is not limited to one room and where she can get the attention she deserves.

    Yes, she has medical issues. Yes, she will need meds for the rest of her life. No, her situation is not simple. But she is so worth it. Plus, seeing her progress is the most amazing thing in the world. Anyone would be SO LUCKY to have her. I have bawled my eyes out because I can’t keep her. Although I can provide her medical care, that means nothing if I cannot provide the rest.

    Please, someone give her what she deserves. She has the saddest cry when she is left alone in that room. She deserves so much more. I will miss her so much when I have to give her up, she has become such a big part of my life. But it is for her own good. I love her too much to let her live like this.

    I know so many fosters are up to their necks, especially during this pandemic. I hope they know that they are appreciated for what they are doing, and if they cannot take this on, I understand. But if you can take this on and are willing to, please reach out.

    If you are able to provide what she needs and can foster her, it will be a lot of work, but you will get the following out of it:
    ⁃ To feel the tickle of her whiskers when she puts her face against yours and licks you
    ⁃ The love she gives when she hugs and snuggles you or when she curls up in a ball either next to you or between your legs
    ⁃ Her appreciation for taking care of her
    ⁃ To see her cute little smile with her crooked bottom teeth
    ⁃ To see how funny she looks when her jowls fall when she’s laying on her back to get belly rubs
    ⁃ To see her little ears go back like a bunny
    ⁃ To hear all she has to say (a lot), her funny grumbles, the cute squeak she makes when she yawns, and how sometimes it sounds like she says “I love you”
    ⁃ To see the excitement she gets when you walk through the door
    ⁃ The excitement when you notice she looks like she has gained weight
    ⁃ The pride she gives you everyday from how much she learns and grows
    ⁃ The privilege of being apart of her recovery and seeing it first hand
    ⁃ The feeling of being so lucky that you get to have her in your life
    ⁃ And probably a new family member, because even though you plan on just fostering her, you won’t be able to imagine your life without her

    Taking Amy would not just be a favor to her. It would not just be a favor to me and my family. By fostering her, you too will be forever grateful; you will be grateful for her.
    If interested, please fill out a foster or adoption application at rescueridge.com   No inquiries, please, without an application.   Amy is in Monmouth County NJ.

    If you are willing and able to donate to help with her medical expenses, you can do so at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2635212723415463/?fundraiser_source=external_url

    Every cent is appreciated. And even if you cannot donate, your shares and your support is appreciated more than words can say.  HERE IS AMY'S VIDEO DEBUT:  


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  • Sebastian
    ~2 to 3 Yrs. Old Staffordshire Terrier/ ~/ ~French Bulldog/Labrador

    Hi, everyone! My name is Sebastian and this is my story. I am a newbie at Rescue Ridge and I am so very grateful to be here. You see, I was left abandoned in a building and was literally starving to death. I was so weak and emaciated but Rescue Ridge stepped up to save me. Now, I am in a foster home and I am waiting for you to fall in love with me. My foster dad thinks I am a super sweet, great dog and so much fun to be with! Maybe you will, too! I am about 2 to 3 years old, have lots of energy, love to play ball, too. Do you? Great, then we can start playing as soon as you adopt me. I am great at cuddling, am fully housebroken, walk really nicely on a leash, and I am very well mannered at the dinner table and with treats. In other words, I have no toy, treat or food issues and will even let you sit near me or take my food bowl while I eat. Yup, I am just a gentle and loving pup who looked Death straight in the eye and said, 'Nope, not me...I want to live, love, and be happy.' Oh, I am a pretty smart guy, too. I know 'Sit', 'Down', 'Paw', and 'Stay.' I would really benefit from even further training because I love to learn. I am neutered, vaccinated, and ready for my forever home. My foster dad thinks that I am best in a home with slightly older kids simply because I am strong and energetic and would not want to knock the little ones down. So...this is my story. Let me be your one and only pet and I would love an experienced owner, too! Come meet me soon and please apply to adopt me at Rescueridge.com and then text 732 546 8805 to meet me. Thanks for listening. Please share me for my forever home.



  • Scarlett
    4.5 Yrs. Old Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    Hi, everyone! My name is Scarlett. I am a sweet, 4.5 yrs. old, Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier saved by Rescue Ridge from a local NJ shelter. I have learned a great deal here at Rescue Ridge in Monmouth County NJ and the folks here have me set up with a professional trainer where I am learning even more. I know a few commands, take treats and food gently, love to go for walks, car rides, and play in the play yard at the kennel. I am good with large dogs and the folks here have not tested me with small dogs or cats so we are really not sure about that. What they are sure about is that I give wonderful kisses once I get to know you. I am best in an adult home with an experienced owner. I get too excited about my toys but you can correct me to let me know to stop. That is what my trainer has taught me and I am eager to learn and please you. They really want me to go to a home that is willing to keep up with my great training. If you are willing, then that would be perfect! I keep my kennel very clean and the folks here think that I am housebroken. I really want to go home so please apply to adopt me at rescueridge.com No inquiries, please, without an application. I sure hope to meet you soon so we can have lots of fun together!

    Here I am in my video debut https://youtu.be/Ogw1Pu-T1Z0


  • Sammy
    5 Yrs. Old Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    Sammy is an amazing, stunning, Staffordshire Terrier. He is one of the longest residents at Rescue Ridge and is a volunteer favorite. Sammy knows his commands, walks well on a leash, takes toys, treats, food gently, loves car rides, walks, time in the play yard playing fetch, and just needs a quiet, adult home where he can relax and watch the world go by. He likes to pick his doggie friends so if you have one, let's do a meet and greet. Sammy was saved by Rescue Ridge from a local NJ shelter, and this poor boy has been in many adoption events, pack walks and has even gone to the home of one of our volunteers to just chill and look out the window. He had excellent manners in the home, too. Won't you please adopt Sammy? Sammy has the most winning, gorgeous smile. He will melt your heart. Sammy needs time to trust you but when he does, you will never have a more loving and loyal friend. Come meet him! He is waiting for a couple of years now at Rescue Ridge for a foster or forever home. Please apply to adopt Sammy at RescueRidge.com and text 732 546 8805 to meet him. Please share this now almost 6 yrs. old handsome guy. Here is Sammy in his latest video: www.youtube.com/embed/wJDHTy0jv00

    and here is Sammy in his previous video: www.youtube.com/embed/oDjB-ymRvBc

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  • Roxy
    7 Yrs. Old. Pug/ Shar Pei Mix

    Are you looking for an adorable, pint-sized Pug/ Shar Pei mix cutie to share your life with? Roxy is most definitely looking for YOU. WANTED...a new, loving, forever home for Roxy who is waiting in her kennel for you at Rescue Ridge in central NJ. Roxy is 7 years old and lost her home. She is good in the home and takes time to get to know you. Are you the patient type? She's just a pretty, good girl down on her luck but you can change all of that by applying to adopt Roxy at Rescueridge.com and texting 732 546 8805 to meet her. Roxy is housebroken, spayed, vaccinated, and is best in an adult home. Come meet her soon!





  • Martin
    5 Yrs. Old. Staffordshire Terrier/ Labrador Mix

    Martin wants to let you know that he is still waiting for his forever home at Rescue Ridge. He is waiting for you in his kennel at Rescue Ridge in central NJ. Martin was saved by Rescue Ridge from a local inner-city NJ shelter. He is visually impaired but he gets around quite well. Martin is a good sweet, 5 yrs. old, Staffordshire Terrier/ Labrador mix. He is good with other larger, gentle, senior dogs. Due to his being visually impaired, Martin sometimes has difficulty understanding social cues when around other dogs and he needs another dog who is patient and yet can teach him how to behave. He would even love to be your one and only pet. No cats, please. No small animals. Martin is housebroken and crate trained. He loves to just hang around and snuggle with you. Please apply to adopt Martin at Rescueridge.com and then text 732 546 8805 to meet him. Please share and help Martin finally have a forever home.

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  • Candy
    3.5 Yrs. Old Bulldog


    Candy is currently being fostered in and is available for adoption in the Pennington, NJ area Candy came to us in Feb 2014 as a pup of 6 months and has basically grown up in our rescue. She's been available for adoption the entire time but seems to be overlooked and passed over by potential adopters. Maybe it's because she doesn't always 'show well' at events, maybe it's just that old 'She's a Bulldog' stigma...whatever the reason, Candy has yearned for her new home for nearly four years. What numerous people are missing out on is one really terrific and loving dog! Candy is well mannered and simply loves human interaction, she will sit by your side & let you pet her for hours. While in her foster home, her favorite thing to do when let out of her crate is to run around the entire house leaping as if to say 'I'm free'! Although a fenced in backyard isn't required, she would love one because she loves to gallop flipping her toys into the air! Candy is leash and crate trained and has down all basic commands. She loves car rides & watching TV An ideal home for Candy would be with no other dogs,cats and no young children. She just needs a low key couple that just wants to devote their time to growing this wonderful dog into the greatness we all know she can be! Candy has been on her monthly flea/tick and heart worm preventatives since coming to us and has consistently tested negative for heart worms. Candy just needs a chance and she won't disappoint you. If you'd like to give Candy the home that she so deserves and has been waiting for, then please submit an application at socorescue.com Breed - Bulldog Mix Age - Approx 3 1/2 Size - Medium Weight - Approx 40 lbs. PLEASE EMAIL HER RESCUE AT [email protected] and apply directly to her rescue at socorescue.com for more information. Here is Candy in her video debut  






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  • Rocky
    3-5 Yrs. Old Beagle Mix

    Come meet adorable Rocky at Rescue Ridge! This sweet, shy, 3 to 5 yr. old, neutered, vaccinated, Beagle mix was saved by Rescue Ridge and is currently waiting patiently in his kennel in central N. J. Rocky needs a little bit of time to warm up to you but once he does, he will gladly cuddle on your lap for as long as you let him. Rocky walks nicely on a leash, takes toys,treats and food gently, is housebroken, and is best in a home with older children. He gets along best with mellow dogs. Don't miss out on this very special pup. Please apply to adopt Rocky at RescueRidge.com and text 732 546 8805 to meet him.





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  • Freddie
    6 Yrs. Old Boxer/Terrier Mix

    Sweet, sweet Freddie would like to know when he can go home. He is a stunning, smart, playful, affectionate 6 yrs. old, Staffie/ Boxer mix who loves to play fetch, loves to go for walks, and loves to just lazying around with you. Fully housebroken, Freddie awaits your love at Rescue Ridge in central. N. J. He likes to pick his doggie friends so if you have one, let's do a meet and greet. Freddie is best in a home with slightly older to older kids due to his strength. Won't you please take him home? Please apply to adopt Freddie at RescueRidge.com and text 732 546 8805 to meet him. Here is a video of Freddie from a while ago.

    Stay tuned for a new one. Please share widely.

  • Belle
    5 Yrs. Old Pit Bull/Pointer Mix

    BELLE FEMALE. ADULT. SPAYED. PIT BULL/ POINTER MIX LIKES MOST DOGS. HOUSEBROKEN BELLE'S MOST RECENT VIDEO:

    Please Watch Belle blossom in her PREVIOUS VIDEO link
    ANOTHER PREVIOUS VIDEO LINK:
    FIRST VIDEO LINK:
    Belle is a stunning, ~5 yr. old., female, spayed, ~Pit Bull / Pointer mix. (breeds were recently changed) She was brought to an overcrowded, New Jersey shelter as a stray and Rescue Ridge stepped up to save her. Belle is affectionate, playful, loves to snuggle, and is housebroken. Belle has played with several other dogs and has walked well with them, too. She lived with a small dog and with a young child. She likes most dogs and we would need to see if your dog is a good match. Belle has helped some of the dogs at the rescue adjust to kennel life, including the timid ones. She is a loving, beautiful soul who has been dealt a rough deck and wants a person or family to love her forever. She takes toys, treats, and food gently and is very sweet. Belle walks nicely on a harness and weighs about 60 lbs. Belle would do best in an adult home or one with slightly older children. She would also love a fenced in yard. Come see Belle and apply to foster or adopt her at RescueRidge.com and then you can also text us at 732- 546- 8805 to meet Belle. Here is Belle's most recent video:
    and here is another one with Belle in a playgroup
    Please watch Belle blossom in her previous video (breeds were changed recently) link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKKTo1OlSEAnd, here is Belle's previous video link:
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  • John
    7 Yrs. Old Bull Dog Mix

    There's a new sheriff in town goes by the name John Wayne.

    Now John Wayne is no spring chicken seen his share of cowdogs come and go

    If you are searching for that special so and so

    John Wayne is the way to go

    John is 7 years old loves to be pet and adored. Loves looking into your eyes and knowing you love him. Up to date on shots and neutered

    Likes other dogs, not sure about cats.

    Walks calmly on a leash. Doesn't seem to bark too much.

    If you would like to make John a big part of your world please fill out an application on rescueridge.com and then text 732-546-8805 for a meet.

    We are looking for someone to love and adore him so please be serious about your inquiry.

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  • Ben
    6 Yrs. Old. Staffordshire Terrier/ Basenji Mix

    BEN IS STILL SEARCHING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME AT RESCUE RIDGE. Here is an update from his foster mom: 'He walks twice a day. Does not pull so have not used that gentle lead thing that they wrapped around his nose. He eats dry food but I add a few tasty morsels. We have taken him to pet stores and he sees other dogs but is not interested. One got in his face and he looked annoyed but no aggression. He barks outside on occasion sleeps on the couch during the day and snuggles between us in bed at night. Overall he is perfect. He does need a lot of exercise but that’s usually a plus I’m teaching him things a dog should know like fetch and lay down. He’s so smart. Has a purple tongue. I think he’s a basenji/ chow mix. But he’s perfect. Just an update if someone’s looking for a great dog.
    So Ben says Hi. He is actually the funniest dog I have ever had. When he wants something he talks to you and if you don’t do what he wants he grabs your blanket and tries to remove it. What a fun guy.'
    Please apply to adopt adorable, funny, loyal and loving Ben at Rescueridge.com and then text 732 546 8805 to meet him. He is in a foster home in central NJ. Ben is 6 yrs. old, possibly a Staffordshire Terrier mix. We also see the Basenji in him.


    Ben says, The 2 of us need not look any further because we both found what we are looking for.' That's what Ben would like to hear you say, At about 6 years old this handsome boy is looking for his furever home. He walks beautifully on a gentle leader so no pulling for him or you. He LOVES people and gets excited when he meets someone new! All your friends will feel special. BEN is Ok with other dogs but just not the playing type. He is better with older children. No cats ,please, and he has no aggression at all. Please fill out an application to meet this special guy at rescueridge.com and his friends will call to set up a meet and greet.

  • Jane
    Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    Meet our newest starlit Jane. this beautiful Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier is just waiting for a home of her own. Loves other dogs, teaching to walk nicely on a leash, loves people around so if you work from home she would be perfect for you. House trained. what else can I say about Jane but come on and meet her?  She is at a foster home so please fill out an application and the foster will review and we will then set up a meet and greet.  Go to rescueridge.com to fill out an application and then text 732-546-8805.  Here is a little video clip of Jane and her new furry friend. Please give Jane a loving, forever home. www.youtube.com/embed/Yq4RzYRK-_k



  • Thor
    8 Yrs. Old Bulldog

    Hi, everyone! My name is Thor. What's yours? The folks here at Rescue Ridge in Monmouth County NJ say that I am an incredibly handsome, 8 yrs.old Bulldog just waiting for the right person or family to come along. I have been waiting for quite a while now for the right home. The volunteers at Rescue Ridge understand me. You see, I have this thing called arthritis and sometimes I just don't feel like moving much or I get grumpy sometimes. As a result, I prefer a low-key, quiet, adult only home and when company comes over, please just let me go back into my room or crate so they don't bother me. They have me on some medicine and that really helps me to get around much better. In fact, I feel even better when I go on easy-going walks and I am really good on a leash. I am housebroken, too. I LOVE car rides so let me be your co-pilot. My friends at Rescue Ridge even got me some professional training and I have done really well...graduating with high honors or something like that:) I am best in an adult home and am dog selective. I prefer mellow dogs or ones who are polite to an older guy like me. I would love a very experienced owner who understands that I have had to endure a lot in my lifetime and will be your absolute most loyal and loving, affectionate companion once I know you. You see, I really am a good guy so please apply to adopt me at Rescueridge.com No inquiries, please, without an application. Kennel life is hard for an older guy like me. Won't you please adopt me soon? Please adopt me at rescueridge.com No inquiries without an application, please. Here is my video debut so pull up a seat and take a look https://youtu.be/TEYXF5LOEA0

  • Duke
    Duke 7 Yrs. Old Chocolate Labrador

    Duke would like for you to meet him and add him to your family. Wouldn't that be fun. Duke is a 7 yr old chocolate lab who needs a new home. His foster Mom says he's playful, and goofy. He likes to carry his toys around play fetch and then go lay down. Duke is very dog friendly. He is great with children of all ages and loves people. If interested please fill out an application at rescueridge.com An application must be received before questions can be answered. Duke's adoption fee is $300.00. New Jersey adoptions only.


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  • Summer
    Summer 7 Yrs. Old Rottweiler Labrador

    Summer is coming  and she would like a new home. Summer is a 7 year old Rottie/Lab mix. She is a shy and gentle little girl. Not interested in toys, is into being love and adored. Summer is ok with other dogs but prefers human attention. And with this face who wouldn't want to give it to her. Slightly older children. If interested please fill out an application at rescueridge.com No questions will be answered without an application. NJ adoptions only Adoption fee is $300.00

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  • Precious
    3 Yrs. Old 3 Yrs. Old Jack Russell Terrier Mix

    Precious is the word we use to describe this little lady. Precious is approximately 3 years old. She is looking for her true furever home. She is a very sweet little lady who loves tennis balls and sitting at your feet. dog selective, but loves cats. She is timid at first but comes around and will sit on your lap. No young kids due to her being timid. Loves going for walks Precious will be spayed in the next few weeks and then will be able to go home. If you are looking for that perfect companion to sit with you and get you out walking Precious is your girl. No inquiries, please, without an adoption application. Please fill out an adoption application at RescueRidge.com

  • Joy
    9 Weeks Old Beagle

    Welcome Joy to Rescue Ridge! This beautiful 9 weeks old spayed, microchipped, vaccinated ( first shot) Beagle sweetheart is looking for a home in New Jersey only. She is dog friendly, best in a home with children age 7 and older. If you would like to add this precious puppy to your family, please apply to adopt her at Rescueridge.com no inquiries, please, without an application. If your application is a possible match, a volunteer will get back to you within 48 hours.


  • Cookie
    8 Months Old Chihuahua

    Hi everyone, I'm Cookie. I am the cutest little chihuahua you can ever meet.
    I am a mere 8 months old and only 6 lbs. Spayed and microchipped.
    I like other dogs and really not sure about cats.
    Since this spring was kind of wet I don't like dirtying my paws so I usually use a wee-wee pad. I am a bit of an escape artist so I need a fenced in yard and someone who really keeps an eye on me. I am very energetic but what 8 month old isn't. But once I am done playing with my toys I relax by chewing a bone and then I am ready for cuddle time on my terms, I am not fond of always being picked up. I can jump so no need for picking up. I am sure that will change once I am sure that you will love me furever.
    I am a bit of a diva so I would love someone who is home a lot who will devote a lot of time with me.
    Probably more responsible kids ok since I do like to escape.
    If interested, an application is a MUST since I am at a foster. The people that answer the emails, texts, and calls can't make appts for my very busy foster.
    Go to rescueridge.com and someone will be sure to get back to your within 48 hours if the application is a good one for me.
    NJ adoptions only
    My adoption fee is $450.00

  • Lucky
    10 Yrs. Old Hound Mix

    **COURTESY POST** Please consider fostering Lucky who was found abandoned and brought to a kill shelter. He is a 10 year old, sweet, calm, dog friendly, hound mix. All vet care is covered. Please email: [email protected]

  • Ash
    1.5 Yr. Old Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    Ash, a handsome Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier, is a 1-2-year-old, energetic male. He's eager to please and loves people. If you would like to foster or adopt Ash, please apply at Rescueridge.com No inquiries without an adoption application, please.


  • Honeybee
    3 Yr. Old Hound/Lab

    Honeybee, a three yrs. old female Hound/Lab mix, is about 50 lbs, and glad to greet you with a friendly pawshake. If you would like to adopt one of these great pups, please apply at Rescueridge.com No inquiries, please, without an application.


  • Andre
    Andre 1 Yr. Old Doberman Pinscher

    Meet Andre. He is a one-year-old, gorgeous Doberman. He is neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccinations. He came to us as a stray. He knows some commands and is currently working on leash manners. He is affectionate once he gets to know you and is dog-friendly. He shows no food or toy aggression. We would like to see him in a home with someone who has large dog experience and can commit to continuing his training. He will be a wonderful companion! No small children due to his size. Please apply to adopt this gorgeous boy. Rescueridge.com  No inquiries without an adoption application.  N. J. adoptions. 


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  • Little Bit
    Little Bit ~2.5 Yrs. Old ~Basset Hound/ Hound Mix

    Little Bit is a little bit of a lot of things....little legs, little tail, big heart, and big personality!  Her little legs can still go for long walks, but she's small enough that she doesn't take up much room on your lap.  She's fun-sized!  Our best guess is she is ~2.5 years old and a Basset Hound/ Hound mix. Little Bit is shy and takes a little time to warm up. It is possible she can live with kids and dogs, but they’d have to be older kids who could respect her. Once she knows you she is very sweet. Please apply to adopt Little Bit at Rescueridge.com  No inquiries, please, without an application.  She is in her kennel in Monmouth County NJ at Rescue Ridge.


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