Coming Home Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non profit organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey. It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone. Coming Home Rescue is dedicated to reducing that number by rescuing and rehoming as many dogs from these shelters as possible.
Coming Home Rescue was formed in August, 2009. Through the teamwork of compassionate volunteers, foster families, local veterinarians and boarding facilities, they rescue hundreds of animals every year, providing them with food, lodging, medical care and lots of love until Coming Home Rescue can find each one of them a well-matched new “home for a lifetime.” Coming Home Rescue also serves as a local resource by participating in community events and providing education and information on responsible pet ownership and promoting spay/neuter programs.
Live in New Jersey and thinking about adding a dog to your family? Then, Coming Home Rescue is the perfect place to begin (and end!) your search for a canine companion. There are dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes, and ages waiting for a wonderful, permanent home – take a look at the ones that are currently available for adoption. The adoption fee is $275, and all dogs are up-to-date with shots, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and receive one month of free pet insurance. Complete an adoption application and an application coordinator will contact you within 5 days (remember - Coming Home Rescue is staffed entirely by volunteers.)
Coming Home Rescue has approximately 25-30 active volunteers – and they can always use more! Not one person in the organization gets any form of salary or compensation. Their “paychecks” are seeing wonderful animals in homes that love them, spoil them and treat them as cherished family members. New volunteers are always welcome to help with adoption events, fundraising, transporting animals and administrative work. Volunteering enables you to meet new people and form new friendships while working towards a common goal. Interested in helping to save homeless dogs? Then fill out an online volunteer application today!
One very special way to volunteer is to provide a foster home for a rescue dog. Fostering a dog is one of the most important jobs in animal rescue! Most of the dogs that Coming Home Rescue takes into its program are healthy, well-adjusted dogs that will quickly transition into a foster home. However, some dogs may require a little extra TLC. Sometimes a dog needs a comfortable place to recover after surgery. A shy dog may need the patience, love and encouragement of a family to help develop better social skills. The average length of time a dog is fostered in a home is about 3 weeks. If you’re ready to foster and make a meaningful difference in the life of a homeless dog, you can submit a foster family application online.
If you aren’t able to volunteer – or you just live too far away – you can still support Coming Home Rescue with your tax-deductible donation. Your gift, however large or small, will help with medical costs, boarding and supplies. You can even make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of a special someone or pet – why not honor your own dog with a special donation to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?
PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!