More than 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year in the United States, the ASPCA reports.
Several local rescues are giving those animals a better life with the help of fosters and adopters.
Below and above are some animals who need "fur-ever" homes.
Email Cecilia Levine to post an adoptable dog or cat.
- Buster: Buster is a pit mix who was rescued just in time from the kill list at a local shelter. He is good with other dogs and loves people. He is house trained and crate trained and knows his basic commands. Like a typical pittie, he is very food motivated and is eager to learn more commands and tricks! See more with Buster on his very own Facebook page.
- Tycoon: Tycoon has got it all, except a forever home. He needs an active household (preferably someone that enjoys walking or running) and a crate. He is special needs so needs someone with patience, this boy will keep you laughing- such a funny and goofy boy! Good with dogs and people (including kids).
- Jemma: Jemma is pit-bull mix approximately three years old. She exemplifies all the qualities that pit-bull lovers admire and even more Going for walks is something she looks forward to in addition to simple attention, which she will give you a kiss in return to show her gratitude. Jemma unfortunately does not like very young children and puppies.
- Clifford: Clifford came to Bergen County Protect & Rescue from West New York in September. Approximately three years old now, he is a very handsome red nosed Stafford Terrier who is one lovable energetic young male. Clifford loves people, giving kisses, long walks, his toys and loves to run. He gets along well with children and with other dogs, which makes him great family dog.
- Jones: Three-year-old Jones is a rottie mix who is a sweet boy and great with all. He was dumped at a North Carolina shelter and time was up. He is 65 pounds and up to date on all of his vaccinates.
- Champ: Champ: Three-year-old Champ is from Bladen, North Carolina. He is a lost farm dog and is up to date on all of his shots. Champ is great with people and all animals. He likes to run around and cuddle.
- Brownie: Brownie is a bearded collie who is approximately 8 years old. He can be quirky and does not like quick movements. He gets along with other dogs with a proper introduction. He also lived with a cat with no trouble. He is neutered, housebroken and up to date on his vaccines. He likes to get groomed. Brownie will need an experienced dog owner and fenced in yard.
- Leyla: Leyla is a Shih Tzu who is approximately 3 years old. She likes to play and cuddle is is doing well with her house training.