New Jersey Save A Pet Rescue Inc.

New Jersey Save A Pet Rescue, Inc.

Just the DOGS! Just the CATS!

Who We Are

Due to a lack of volunteers/funds NJSAP has been on hiatus, but will be working on sponsorships and educational programs in the near future. New Jersey Save A Pet Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax-exempt animal rescue organization based in northern-central New Jersey. We were incorporated in February 2003 by a small but dedicated group of volunteers.

Our goal is to provide New Jersey’s lost and abandoned cats and dogs with quality housing, veterinary care, and socialization until a permanent home can be found for them. We also provide the public with important education about animal welfare issues such as the importance of spaying or neutering your pet, choosing the right pet for your household, proper training techniques for your pet, etc. It is our belief that educating the public is the key to helping reduce the large numbers of animals that end up in shelters every year.

In addition to our foster and education program, NJSAP networks with local municipal shelters to provide them with necessary services such as veterinary care and public exposure to facilitate adoptions for impounded animals.

If you are interested in adopting one of our cats, please click here to fill out a cat adoption application. If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please click here to fill out a dog adoption application.

Up-Coming Events

Check Back

Special requests for meeting animals in their foster homes will be honored upon contacting us at

Because NJSAP is a group of foster homes and not a shelter, we have a variety of convenient locations where foster pets can be seen. If you are unable to make it to a scheduled adoption event please submit an application to schedule an appointment to meet our adoptable pets. We have foster homes convenient to the following areas: Bernardsville/Basking Ridge, Bridgewater/Raritan, Branchburg, Martinsville, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Watchung, Piscataway, and Metuchen.

*PLEASE NOTE: Only approved applicants will be given appointments to meet our pets in their foster homes or other locations outside of adoption events. Also, while we try to make meeting places as convenient as possible not every pet can be seen in all of the above exact locations.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteering for an animal rescue organization can be both fun and rewarding. Here at NJSAP we strive to see that our volunteers get the chance to be active in whatever area they find to be the most rewarding for them. Whatever your talents or interests are, we are sure to have an area where you can express them and use them to the best of your ability.

Below you will find a list of some of the many ways in which you can be actively involved as a volunteer for NJSAP. If you have an idea that you don't see listed, please feel free to share them with us. You can contact us by e-mail at or by snail mail at PO Box 92 Bernardsville, NJ 07924-0092. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fostering a dog or cat

As we do not have a facility, temporary foster homes are always needed for our dogs or cats. We provide you with food, litter, etc. and you provide the animal with shelter and socialization.


Transportation from shelters to foster homes, to veterinarians, adoption days, events, etc.


Volunteers are need for our fundraising committee as well as posting flyers for fundraising events and attending events such as rummage sales, silent auctions, etc.

Writing (Public Relations)

Volunteers are needed to do write-ups for local newspapers, articles for our newsletter, informational pamphlets, etc.

Event Attendees

Volunteers are needed to man tables at fundraising events, Street Fairs, etc.

Adoption Days

Volunteers are needed to show animals at adoption days and provide the public with information about our organization.

Website Development

Experienced web developers are needed to design, maintain and update our website.

Crafts and Carpentry

NJSAP is always in need of dog and cat crafts to sell at events and people who can build things such as cat scratching posts and feral cat houses.

In addition to these opportunities there is always a need for small tasks such as creating and/or posting flyers within your community, helping out with phone contacts, picking up supplies, etc.

To volunteer with NJSAP please e-mail us at


Donate To Us

We will gladly accept donations of cat litter, premium, dry dog and cat food toys, collars and leashes, blankets and comforters, crates and carriers. We also can use office supplies such as copy paper, stamps, or envelopes. Please email us at if you have any items to donate! Monetary donations are always needed and greatly appreciated. It is because of monies donated that we are able to continue our work for the animals. Please click on the link below to learn how your regular shopping can benifit NJSAP.

New Jersey Save A Pet Rescue Inc.
PO Box 92
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Phone: 908-397-1211
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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