Meet Our Adoptable Dogs

Great Dogs Looking For Great Homes

  • Meera
    7 to 8 Yrs. Old Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier

    Beautiful Meera was at a local NJ shelter for one year. It is Thanksgiving and she is our rescue for Thanksgiving. She is 7 to 8 yrs. old, a stunning Blue Nose Staffordshire Terrier. Meera is adjusting nicely to her life at Rescue Ridge. She would love a quiet home with adults or one with older children. She enjoys walks, LOVES treats, and has no toy, treat, or food issues. Meera is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She is adjusting to meeting new people and will make a very loyal and loving family member. Please apply to adopt Meera at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours.

  • Zoey
    6 Months Old Mixed Breed Pomeranian? Shiba Inu?

    Meet Zoey. She is the sweetest little girl. Zoey is a 6-month-old mixed breed who weighs about 35lbs. She is easy to walk and loves to play. She is friendly to everyone and would make an excellent addition to any family. Please apply to adopt Zoey. Please apply at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours.

  • Polo
    10 Yrs. Old Puggle

    Polo is a 10-year-old Puggle in search of his furever home. Polo loves people and is good with other dogs. He is housebroken, has no toy, treat, or food issues. He loves attention and is just a sweet little guy who is down on his luck. Polo is a very good boy neutered and is up to date on his shots. Polo is very sad to have lost his family. If you would like to meet Polo please fill out an application at and email [email protected] or text 732-546-8805 to let us know and we will set up an appt for you to meet him. Polo would love a fenced-in yard to run around in. Polo adoption fee is $350.00 Here is Polo's video debut

  • Flower
    8 Months Old ~Hound/ Shepherd Mix

    Say hello to Flower. She is a very sweet, young, mixed-breed pup. She is such a good girl who walks nicely and loves attention. She is friendly to all and gets along with dogs. She is up to date with her vaccines and is ready for her forever home. Please apply to adopt Flower today!! She would love a home for the holidays. Please apply to adopt Flower at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. Here is Flower in her video debut

  • Mattie and Masy
    8 Months Old Hound Mixes- BONDED PAIR

    Mattie and Masy (short for Mason)  are a loving, bonded pair of male, Hound mixes. They are just 8 months old and are in a foster home with several other dogs and feral cats and get along with everyone.  They are adult, child, dog, and cat-friendly, housebroken, and LOVE to swim!  Please apply to adopt them together at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. 

  • Waldo

    WALDO WOULD LOVE A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! PLEASE ADOPT WALDO AT RESCUERIDGE.COM THIS MONTH IS ADOPT A SENIOR MONTH. ADULT, CHILD, DOG FRIENDLY, AND SUPER SWEET BOY. Poor Waldo came to us extremely skinny. Since he has been here he has put on a pound to some that may not seem a lot but we can already see the difference in Waldo Sweet senior boy seems to like other dogs. Waldo needs to be neutered and when he puts on a few more lbs we can have it done. Walks nicely, loves everyone he has come in contact with, please help find Waldo a loving warm home for the winter. Please apply to adopt Waldo at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. Here is Waldo in his video debut

  • John
    1 Yr. Old Labrador Mix

    Meet John. He is a 1 yr old lab mix who weighs approximately 50lbs. John was born blind, but he does not let that stop him from living life to the fullest! He is super friendly to all people and dogs. He's not skittish or shy at all. He adapts so quickly to his surroundings and is very easy-going. John is crate trained and has absolutely no issues with food or toys. He loves to go for walks and loves riding in the car. He is currently living in a foster home with other dogs. John is neutered and up to date with his vaccinations. He's a total love and would really like a family of his own!! Please apply to adopt John at Rescue Ridge. Please apply to adopt John at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. No inquiries, please, without an adoption application. NJ adoption.  Here is a video clip of this truly wonderful, remarkable boy  

  • Nikko
    1 to 2 Years Old Staffordshire Terrier

    This adorable, sweet boy is new to Rescue Ridge. Niko was saved from the streets of Philadelphia when a good samaritan witnessed kids trying to abuse him. She contacted Rescue Ridge and we stepped up to take him. Despite his past, Niko is the most loving, people-friendly dog. He loves everyone he meets and is very interested in playing with other dogs as well. Niko’s front leg suffered some type of trauma, probably when he was very young. We have had it x-rayed and the vet has determined that there is nothing further to do for it. It does not seem to bother Niko. He can run and walk and play fine. He tires more quickly, so he is not a good candidate for anyone who wants to go on very long hikes. Niko is approximately 1-2 years old, neutered and current with all vaccines. Our wonderful volunteers have taken him out and socialized him and he enjoys every second! He will need training, but he’s young, smart and willing to learn. Please apply to adopt this super sweet dog that really deserves a loving home! Please apply at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours.

  • Arnold
    10 Months Old Pot Belly Pig

    Snort Snort, if you love that sound you will love Arnold. Arnold is less then a year old piggy boy. Arnold is looking to snort his way into your life. Loves attention and being talked to. Arnold was found walking the streets looking for his family who must have let him go. He was put into a shelter but shelter life no place for a pig. Arnold is outside during the day but keeps looking for friends. He has a goat next door who he likes to snort to. Arnold knows his bed time and stands by his gate til he is brought to his room. Arnold eats some pig food , loves carrots and apples. Will eat sweet potatoes if necessary. If you are interested in Arnold and have room for this boy to grow and a place for him to be warm and saf eday night please go to and fill out an application. then text 732-546-8805 to let us know you sent in an application. Please include your name in the text.

  • Bella
    10 yrs. old Mastiff mix

    Sweet as sugar senior girl Bella is looking for her forever home at Rescue Ridge. Found as a stray, this beautiful adult, older child, gentle mellow dog friendly, 10 yrs. old Mastiff mix angel is living in a kennel at Rescue Ridge in Monmouth County, N. J. She is housebroken, gentle on a leash, has no toy, treat, or food issues, and just wants to be in a loving, mellow home to live out her years. Won't you please help her? Please apply to adopt this sweetheart at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. NJ adoption only. No inquiries, please, without an application. Please share.  Here is Bella's video debut 


  • Millie
    1 Yr. Old Indian Pariah Dog


    My name is Millie. I am a little over 1-year-old Indian Pariah Dog. I was born in India and then rescued to the United States when I was 4 months old.

    I am sweet but shy at first and then I will never forget who you are once we are friends. I continue to learn to trust new people and feel comfortable in new surroundings as my foster Mom is socializing me. Sometimes I might get possessive of my favorite toys but I don't have any problem with my food being handled. My Foster Mom is quite impressed with how easy I am to train and always says what a good girl I am!!!

    I would do best in a quiet place so a home without children is a must. Since I am such a smart and athletic dog I need an experienced parent who will take me on long walks/run and have time to train and socialize me. I get along with most dogs, but no cats or small animals as I like to chase them.

    If you will help me become a more confident dog I will be your most loving and loyal companion.

    I am healthy, spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all my shots. I am house trained, I will paw at the door when I need to go. I know all my basic commands of sit, stay, lie down, come, and paw. I will roll over on occasion as well. I have been crate trained and sometimes I will go there for a break. Going for car rides is not a problem, tell me where to sit and I will stay there, I am just happy that we are going on an adventure.

    I walk nicely on the leash without pulling. I love long walks in the park and if you love to run I will be right at your side. I am an excellent running partner and a good candidate for agility training. I love to play, racing around your backyard so if you have a fence that would be great. I will make sure it stays a squirrel-free zone. When you leave I might howl to say goodbye but then I will stop and settle down quickly. When you come home my tail will be in full helicopter mode, I will even give a smile to my best friends. I don't bark a lot but if someone approaches the house I will let you know.

    I am easy to groom and I also hardly shed at all.

    I am beautiful with unique marking with spots on my chest and even the bottoms of my paws, there is a diamond mark on my chest. I love it when you scratch my ears and let me know I did a good job by telling me, good girl. I have a lot of energy and when you get it out I love to find a nice place to curl up and enjoy a nap.

    Let's meet and you will know what a good dog I am!

    If you are interested please email [email protected] for an adoption application.

    We are looking for an active dog-experienced home that has a fenced yard and no children or cats.

    Information on the Indian Pariah Dog breed:

    IN (Indian Native), Desi (Local) or Pariah Dog is a pure, ancient, indigenous dog of India that abounds the Indian streets. A long time ago, thousands of years before the arrival of modern pure breeds, a race of dogs much like this one inhabited the Indian subcontinent. These were the very first domesticated dogs and Man's earliest animal companions. It has evolved entirely through natural selection without human intervention of any kind resulting in a very hardy, extremely intelligent, alert, and independent thinking dog.

    This is a natural breed of dog that is pure in a true sense and how nature intended a dog to be; hence they are way superior to the artificially developed man-made breeds that we call pure breeds today. Its origin dates back 12,000 to 15,000 years - older than any other breed. This is a natural primitive breed that is a direct descendant of the early domesticated dogs. These dogs are found to be genetically healthy with no known genetic diseases and a very strong immune system. They are perfectly adapted for survival; a free-roaming life on the street for these dogs is always difficult and often hostile and hence requires high order of intelligence, quick and independent thinking to survive. On the streets it is the survival of the fittest, usually, out of a litter, some will get run over by cars while others will succumb to hunger and malnutrition. Only the hardiest and intelligent ones will survive to produce offsprings. When this survivor is adopted as a Pet, their owners are often awe-struck with their beauty, grace, intelligence, loyalty, and hardiness.

    They are highly adaptable, quick learners, and versatile, and are known to be even smarter and definitely calmer than the intelligent Border Collies. They are very agile and excel at many dog sports such as agility and also make great jogging/running companions and can be even faster than Grey Hounds. While active outdoors, they are usually very calm and quiet indoors. They have tremendous stamina and hence need an active family who will take them for daily brisk walks or a run.

    IN Dogs are sensitive by nature and do not respond well to harsh training methods and hence need an even-tempered, gentle but firm, and loving owner who knows how to calmly and consistently communicate the rules of the house.

    These dogs love children and are known to have a calm and gentle demeanor around them. They bond strongly with their people and make an excellent family pet that is very loving, loyal, and intelligent. These dogs do not bark much but are always alert; they are friendly yet wary of strangers and make good watchdogs.

    IN Dogs are low maintenance dogs as they are generally very healthy and like to stay clean; they hardly shed and have virtually no doggy odor. Their smooth, fine short hair coat is easy to groom. They have an all-weather coat that allows them to easily adapt to different weather conditions.

    A well-looked after pet IN dog will rarely need to see a vet and may live a healthy life of up to the age of 12 - 16 years.

    This is a medium-size dog with an average height of 20-25 inches (51-64 cms) at the shoulder and generally weighs about 28-55 pounds (12 - 22 kgs).

    They are found in all colors and variations with erect or floppy ears; however, a typical IN Dog usually will have erect ears, a wedge-shaped head, and a tail that curls over its back. Most IN Dogs are similar in appearance to other prehistoric dogs like the Australian Dingos.

    In the few couple of years, we have successfully rescued, rehabilitated, and found homes of over 1000 IN dogs throughout the Northeast United States and more recently on the West coast.

    Please visit our Facebook page to see the IN dogs adopted through our rescue.

  • Penny
    5.5 Yrs. Old Staffordshire Terrier Mix

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    Penny is incredibly sweet and loving, super playful and funny. She LOVES to play fetch, is crate-trained and housebroken. She would prefer to be your one and only pet but really loves the company of adult humans. Due to her need to play and be a little rambunctious, a home with children 16+ is required. Penny is around 5-6 years old and is fully vetted. Her favorite activity is playing fetch in the backyard alone or with someone!!! Penny would make a great couch companion in those cold winter nights. She may take over the couch, hog the pillows and blankets and steal your popcorn, but that doesn't matter....right???
    If you are interested in Penny, please go to to complete an application.

  • Noelle
    9 Yrs. Old Bichon Frise

    Let's welcome Noelle to Rescue Ridge! Noelle. 9 year-old female. Gets along with cats and dogs. She is living with 3 cats and 2 dogs. Loves her walks and very friendly with people Please apply to adopt her at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you shortly. NJ adoptions only.

  • CJ
    3 Yrs. Old Staffordshire Terrier Mix

    CJ is waiting in his Rescue Ridge kennel for his new family to come to take him home. He would do best in a loving adult/older children's home where he is the only pet and he will give more love than you can imagine. Sadly, his previous owner passed away and he had nowhere to go. Rescue Ridge stepped up to save him. He has been a favorite of many of the volunteers as his personality shines. CJ loves to snuggle and he loves his stuffed toys. When he gets excited, he will pick up one of his “babies” to show you. He loves his doggie bed and loves to settle down on it after some time outside. He has been in the volunteers’ cars to go to the park, and is perfectly behaved on car rides, and enjoys walking in the park. CJ is calm and lovable and just goes with the flow. CJ may take some time to trust, so more than one meet and greet with him would be beneficial, but once he trusts you, he will steal your heart forever! Please apply to adopt CJ at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you within 72 hours. No inquiry, please, without an adoption application.  CJ would really like to be in a loving home again.

  • Chandler Chip
    8 yr old Chihuahua mix

    Chandler Chip is an 8 yr old chihuahua mix. He came from a hoarding situation where he lived with 40 + other dogs. All he knows is other animals as people didn't live in the house. Chip hasn't known many people who loved him as much as he wants to be loved. With his super shyness and timid demeanor, he doesn't even know that he is being cute. He finds comfort in his foster sister Bitzy, a fellow chihuahua. Within a couple of months, he has made gains in trusting humans. Although he does not like being snuggled just yet, he does, however, appreciate ear rubs. Chip is looking for a quiet home with other small social dogs to help him continue his journey. Fenced-in yard a must and no kids. Please apply to adopt Chip at and if your application is a possible match a volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible. No inquiries, please, without an adoption application. 

  • Rhino
    8 Yrs. Old Staffordshire Terrier/ Boxer Mix

    Rhino is 8 yrs. old. He is a stunning, athletic, brindle, Staffordshire Terrier/ Boxer mix. This poor boy lived outside on a heavy chain for the first five years of his life with little shelter or love. His owner brought him to a local NJ shelter and Rescue Ridge stepped up to save him. The volunteers at Rescue Ridge gained his love and trust. Rescue Ridge has also helped Rhino with professional training. Rhino is an incredible dog. He is most loyal and loving and highly intelligent. Rhino needs an experienced owner. Rhino needs a quiet adult home with no traffic of people coming and going. He is housebroken and has no toy, treat, or food issues. He will gladly cuddle with you and loves structure. He loves a routine. He looks forward to his walks and is excellent on leash. Rhino loves car rides and will be your best co-pilot. He knows his basic commands and listens very well. Rhino is best as your only pet in the home even though he has some canine friends at the rescue and even had a canine girlfriend. She found her forever home. Where is his? If you are the type of person whose heart goes out to the most in need and will provide structure, then Rhino will truly be your best companion. Please apply to adopt Rhino at No inquiries, please without an application. Here is Rhino's newest video 

  • Nina
    -1.5 Yrs. old Staffordshire Terrier Mix

    Nina is the sweetest most loving dog. She has yet to meet a person she hasn't loved or a lap she did not want to sprawl on. She's the perfect cuddle buddy.

    Nina's story began in Detroit where we can only assume things were not the best for her. She found her way into the arms of a college student who rescued her from the shelter. Nina began showing signs of reactiveness with other animals and separation anxiety. During Covid, her adopter went home to a house with another dog and 2 cats. The family has tried everything to help Nina but her fear of aggression is just not working in a multi-pet household.

    Nina is an incredibly smart dog and has (remotely) taken one puppy class where she quickly learned a bunch of commands. She's extremely attentive, housebroken, great on a leash, and loves the car. Her favorite past-times are to cuddle on any available lap and be the perfect pillow and to do zoomies around the backyard with her squeaky toys. In the home, Nina is mainly a quiet little love bug.

    A great fit for Nina would be a one-pet home with a fenced-in yard as she loves, loves, loves to run. She loves kids, adults and all humans. She does have separation anxiety, which the behaviorist said will lower with time, but a stay/work-at-home adult would be ideal.

    Please contact me directly @ [email protected] for an application.

  • Rocky
    5 to 7 Yrs. Old Beagle/ Hound Mix

    Come meet adorable Rocky at Rescue Ridge! This sweet, shy, 5to 7yr. old, neutered, vaccinated, Beagle mix was saved by Rescue Ridge and is currently waiting patiently in his kennel in central N. J. Rocky needs lots of time to warm up to you, is housebroken, and is best in a home with no children He passes by dogs just fine but would prefer not to live with one.. Don't miss out on this very special pup. Please apply to adopt Rocky at and text 732 546 8805 to meet him.

    Rocky would be best with a one or two-person family who is very experienced. Very low key and little company.

    Rocky has been with us a while and can be very temperamental. He needs someone who lives in Monmouth county who can visit him a bunch of times before he could go home.

    If you are interested please fill out an application at and then reach out to 732-546-8805.

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  • Freddie
    9 Yrs. Old Staffordshire Terrier/ Boxer Mix

    POOR FREDDIE WAS RETURNED TO RESCUE RIDGE. Poor, sweet, handsome, Freddie was returned to Rescue Ridge through no fault of his own. His family could no longer take care of him. We need your help in finding Freddie a new, loving, forever home. Will you help us to help him? Freddie is a loving, affectionate, playful, now 9 yr. old, Staffordshire Terrier or Hound/ Boxer mix guy who was saved by Rescue Ridge from a local, New Jersey, overcrowded shelter . His family could not keep him and Rescue Ridge stepped up to save him. . Freddie is best in an adult home, and housebroken, too! He loves to run, snuggle, play ball, and go for walks. He knows 'Sit' and takes toys, treats and food gently. Freddie is fabulous in the car and promises to be your best co- pilot ever! Freddie is dog selective and would prefer to be your only pet in the home. Please apply to foster or adopt Freddie in central N. J. at and email: [email protected] or text us at 732-546-8805

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

    Sebastian a young adult dog looking for a home this Holiday Season or in the coming New Year. Sebastian was found locked in an abandoned building, found just in the nick of time before he starved to death. Sebastian is a pocket Pittie boy. He has been at a trainer for a while to get him back to being the dog we know he can be. Sebastian needs a very experienced owner. No children or any other animals. Sebastian would be best in an active home, someone who likes to walk or run or a nice weekend hike. if this holiday season you want to help make a miracle please think of Sebastian. If you fit these criteria, please fill out an application at and then text 732-546-8805 so we can set up an appt. An application is a must. No out of state adoptions. Sebastian's adoption fee is $400.00. Sebastian comes with food a collar, a leash, and some training lessons for the new parents.

  • 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 and then text 732 546 8805 to meet him. Please share and help Martin finally have a forever home.

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