Adoptable Dogs

 

 . Cammo .
 . Cammo .  . Cammo .  . Cammo .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Young
Sex: Male
Size: Large
CALLING ALL DOG TRAINERS…OR WANNABES! Meet our Cammo. He is an 8 month old Shepherd mix, and he is a puppy in every way. He was brought to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter from a local NJ shelter in November. Check out the ears on this boy…holy cow! Cammo is a tall, skinny fella. We are feeding him three times a day, but this boy has energy to burn. Shepherds are known for their intelligence, and Cammo is no different. He is incredibly smart…almost too smart for his own good. This regal, handsome guy is going to need a strong, experienced, steady owner. He needs someone to show him the ropes, and teach him right from wrong. He listens for sure, but it will be constant training that will show him the way. Your reward will be a loyal and loving companion. Cammo was not really socialized as a puppy, but we find that he does well with large female dogs. He loves his chew toys and his walks. That being said, he needs manners in the walking department too. He just gets so darned excited when he is outside, and wants to see and smell everything. He would also make a great running companion, as he cannot get enough of exercising. Cammo is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on his shots. You can absolutely see that this boy wants to be loved. He wants to learn and he has all the potential in the world for greatness. Please come down to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and ask to spend some time with him. 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Mason .
 . Mason .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Meet Mason! He is a 2 year old German Shepherd mix with lots of love to give. He LOVES plush toys and bones. Mason will do best in a home as an only pet. Please no children for this big guy as he likes to jump up and give hugs. Mason is a special boy with special needs. He has Hypothyroid and is on medication for that. He is currently in foster. Please call us to make an appointment to meet this handsome boy! 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Harold .
 . Harold .  . Harold .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Young
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
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 . Zoe .
 . Zoe .  . Zoe .
  • Shepherd, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Young
Sex: Female
Size: Large
Hello there. My name is Zoe, and I am almost 2 years old. As you can tell, I am a Shepherd/Hound. When I am lying down, curled in a ball, I look like a medium sized dog, but when I stand up, WELL…I am ALL legs! Hmmm, I am all ears too! My features are fantastic, but there is more to me than meets the eye. I have a story to tell, and as with most stories, there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. I am hoping that you will be able to tell me how my story will end. I came to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter as a puppy. I was immediately adopted because I was so darn cute (still am). I was loved, or so I thought, but then I was returned here on November 8 because my human’s landlord would not allow her to keep me. I don’t understand it, and now I am more cautious than I have ever been. I am confused and sad. The wonderful volunteers here at the shelter show me so much love and patience. They are urging me to come out of my shell, but I am having difficulties forgetting. Imagine if this happened to you…to be discarded this way is just overwhelming. I want to be honest and tell you that the shelter life is no longer for me. I won’t do well here. I yearn for a family again. It is especially hard this time of year, as last year I was covered in red bows, and had my very own stocking. Ok, enough. I don’t want to wallow. I need to pick myself up by my bootstraps and make a new life for myself. I know I always look sad, but that is kind of the hound in me. I really am a sweet girl, and the best news of all…I am house trained! Yup, I need everything neat and tidy. It comes down to trust, and I just need for you to be patient with me. I was never properly socialized as a puppy, so everything is a learning curve. The volunteers tell me that I am spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on my shots. If you visit me at the shelter, I am sure you will take note of my shaking…it is just separation anxiety. I will warm up to you as quickly as I can, but again, patience is a virtue. I could be the love of your life if you let me. Please come down to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and ask to spend some time with me…I am waiting! 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Gus Gus .
 . Gus Gus .  . Gus Gus .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
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 . Sissy .
 . Sissy .  . Sissy .  . Sissy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh…over here, over here! I see you looking at me, and I know that my wiggly, excited body is just cracking you up. My name is Sissy, and I am a 3 year old Pitbull mix. I am LOADED with personality and sweetness. I have been here since October 14, and I am so ready to be adopted by my forever family. Don’t you just love my black and white coat?! The volunteers are calling me a mini Pitty, and sometimes a pocket Pitty…heck, sometimes it is just plain old Sissy Pitty! I am a sweet, friendly girl, although I am initially nervous with strangers. It does not take me long to warm up and love just about everybody. Seriously, how cute am I? I get along with other dogs, but as always, a meet and greet will be necessary if you should have any other dogs in your home. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, it appears that I have developed diabetes insipidus (not diabetes!). My symptoms are reduced with medication (eye drops), but gosh darn it, they make me so thirsty! I drink a lot, which means I have to ‘go’ a lot. It would be great if I could find a family where someone is home for at least part of the day. I do my best to hold it, but I just cannot make it as long as other dogs can. No matter…look at this face! I am an adoption waiting to happen. Who could resist me? No one, I tell you, because that is just the kind of gal that I am. HA…you are still reading! That means that you want me…oh, you know that you do. Just so you know, I was found as a stray. It is so hard to believe that my family have not come for me, but their loss is your gain! I certainly will not let this get me down. I am keeping my options open. There could be a whole new world out there for me to explore (or at the very least, a whole new backyard!) As you can probably tell by now, I just cannot contain my enthusiasm for life. I am a snuggle bug who just wants to be loved. I like children, and I am a very easy walker. The volunteers tell me that I am spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on my shots. I could be the love of your life if you let me. Please come down to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter and ask to spend some time with me…I am waiting! 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Negrito .
 . Negrito .  . Negrito .  . Negrito .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Size: Medium
CALLING ALL SPECIAL-NEEDS-CAPABLE MOMMIES AND DADDIES… Meet our Negrito. He is a small, black Chihuahua mix. This little guy is 10 years old, and requires a very special family to meet his needs. He came to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter from Puerto Rico on October 13. He is a sweet and friendly boy who may need to take off a few pounds. He has been quite the couch potato, and it would be great if his new family would help him get into a little better shape. Negrito is very easy to walk, so even a daily jaunt will help him to shed a few. It is important to note that his adoption fee will be waived, as this munchkin will need to be on heart meds for the remainder of his life (pulmonary condition). As bad luck would have it, he also has TVT, which is sexually transmitted from dog to dog, so Negrito would have to be the only dog in the household. This cutie just cannot catch a break! We know this boy has needs, and on top of that he is a senior…the cards are stacked against him. That being said, seniors deserve love too. This handsome, chubby fella wants nothing more than to give love and receive it. If you rescue him, he will rescue you with the size of his heart, and the warmth of his disposition. He is quiet, reserved and loves attention. We cannot say enough good things about him. Negrito is micro-chipped and up to date on his shots. Come on down to the shelter and spend some time with this handsome boy. He will melt your heart. We are open daily from 12 - 4 pm with extended hours until 7 pm on Weds. Like us on Facebook @somersetregionalanimalshelter. 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Helen .
 . Helen .  . Helen .  . Helen .
  • Dachshund
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Hello there. My name is Helen, and I am a 6 year old Dachshund mix. Based on my appearance, I would have to say there is a little ‘Chi’ in me, but no one knows for certain. I am going to be completely honest with you now, so pay attention. I recently had a ruptured skin tumor mass removed from my side…can you see the stitches? I am healing nicely, and it really does not bother me at all. I am considered a ‘special needs’ baby because there are no guarantees that I won’t have another cyst. It is the chance you take to love me. I promise to make that love worth your while. The volunteers here at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter tell me that my adoption fee will be waived for any qualified family wishing to take me home. I am a spry chick who loves to be near you. I will follow you anywhere you want to go. I also do not mind being held. I love the warmth of a cuddle. The volunteers have been taking excellent care of me, and I will be forever grateful to them. My shelter mates have been very accommodating, and I love to see them go back and forth from their walks. I would not mind having a brother or sister to spend time with, but as always, a meet and greet would be necessary to be sure that I am the right fit. I basically get along with everyone, so I am easy to love and will fit right in with your family. I let you know when I have to tinkle (or, you know, the other thing), so please always pay attention to my body language. I am spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on my shots. I know that the right people will read this note, and come running down to the shelter to snatch me up. I am so worth it! We are open daily from 12 - 4 pm with extended hours until 7 pm on Weds. Like us on Facebook @somersetregionalanimalshelter. 12/11/17 11:40 AM
 . Black Jax .
 . Black Jax .  . Black Jax .  . Black Jax .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Okay, so I need to have a serious discussion with you. My name is Black Jax, and I am an American Staffordshire Terrier mix (black) at approximately 3.5 years old. I arrived here at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter on September 21. If you can believe it, I was returned. Oh yes, you heard me right…returned! This face, returned! Let me explain please. I came here from the Newark Shelter in Feb 2017 . I was absolutely adorable (well, still am), and I was adopted immediately. Of course, at that time, I was rocking a svelte physique. Anyway, I digress…the family who originally adopted me has now split up, and they felt the need to bring me back here. Not only have they discarded me, but they have packed 50 extra pounds onto my body that I now need to shed. Really? Do you know how hard it is to lose weight at this age? I've already lost almost 10 lbs! I am your typical Stafford…I wiggle like crazy when I am excited. The volunteers here say that I am a complete mush-ball, and I love attention, belly rubs and ear scratches. I was raised with love, and I do not have a mean bone in my body. I am a dog selective kind of guy, so if you have other canines at home, a meet and greet will be necessary to make sure that I am the perfect fit. I love my toys, especially my frozen Kongs…it keeps me busy and happy. I am so friendly and will smother you with big sloppy wet ones whenever you need to be kissed. I would be great in a family with older kids who know how to treat a dog, and who would love to take me for longs walks or even a run so that I can shed this unwanted poundage. They tell me that I am neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on my shots. You can just move me right in, and we will be slappy happy together! My attitude is great, and I truly believe I can accomplish anything with the love and help of my forever family. Come on down to the shelter and spend some time with me… 12/11/17 11:40 AM