Rescuing a dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do as an animal lover. Since Hoboken and Jersey City are such dog-friendly communities, it’s no surprise that both cities are home to plenty of rescue pups. We asked our Hoboken Girl readers to share photos of their rescues with us, as well as to tell us a little bit about how they found each other. Read on to see the adorable photos of rescue dogs from Hoboken and Jersey City.
According to Phoebe’s mom Yuki, she is a ‘foster fail’ from the local rescue organization Social Tees. “I saw her on a post reaching out for fosters and it was love at first sight,” Yuki told HG. “Picked her up one Saturday morning at 6AM and I had submitted an adoption application for her by the next day. She’s the kindest, goofiest dog and I can’t imagine my life without her!”
Stella came to New Jersey from Southern Paws Rescue Inc. “A true southern girl living in the big ole city,” Stella’s mom, Nicole, shared. “She loves to go wherever I go. Any place that allows her in, she goes in and wins over the entire staff. Find her at Church Square, Willie McBride’s, Pier 13, and just walking the streets of Hoboken with me.”
Orion — Ori for short — is originally from Tennessee, but was brought to New Jersey by Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. “He was 1 when we got him, and he was super shy and timid,” Ori’s mom, Giselle, recalled. “But in the past year, he has filled our days with zoomies and lots of playful energy. He even gets along with our two cats. His markings are super unique and that’s one of the million things we love about him.”
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Rhea is another foster fail happily living in Hoboken. Rhea’s mom, Megan, says she took “one look at her and knew she was mine. She loves the dog parks and meeting all the dogs around Hoboken! The friendliest pup you’ll meet!”
Stromboli is a 5-year old pug rescue from South Korea. According to his mom, Nicolette, he was found wandering around alone and put in a shelter. “We found him through the amazing group Pug Rescue of Korea,” she shared. “He flew to us on March 22nd, 2021 after a 14-hour flight from Seoul to JFK. He has been an absolute dream this last year and we are so happy to have him living his best life in Hoboken!”
Ollie’s mom, Jessica, rescued him from Puerto Rico. He’s been enjoying life in Hoboken for the past year. “He loves to cuddle, roll around in grass and eat treats,” she gushed.
“We rescued her from Muddy Paws in NYC but she is originally from Kentucky,” Ivy’s mom, Gabby, shared with HG. “She is so silly and has such a big personality. She’s always rolling over for belly rubs or whining and howling to tell us she want to go out or eat. She is the best.”
Poncho is a rescue dog from Oklahoma now living in Jersey City Heights. His happy place is the Hoboken waterfront, according to his mom, Heather. “He’s super lazy but loves to meet new humans and furry friends whenever we’re out and about,” she said. “We live in the Heights now, but Hoboken is still his happy place and he can never stop smiling whenever we go for walks in Hoboken.”
“Brody came from a relocation after his original home was destroyed from a hurricane in Louisiana,” this cute pup’s dad, Anthony, shared with HG. “Brody is a sweet, energetic pup who more than anything loves his belly rubs in the sun! His favorite Hoboken hangout is Turning Point, as he gets to see all of friends and meet new pups in the neighborhood.”
Scooter was rescued after a rough start in Puerto Rico. “He was one of nine in an unwanted litter,” his mom, Corinne, shared. “Unfortunately most of his litter got sick and passed away before they could find their forever families, but three made it and Scooter was one of them. We adopted Scooter in October 2020 and we’re so lucky to have him.”
Reina was a stray puppy found on the side of a highway in Georgia. She is part Pitbull and part Australian Shepherd. Her mom, Katie, adopted her just after losing her beloved former dog, LeRoi. Her connection with Reina was fast. “When we met, we fell in love instantly and the rest is history,” Katie said. “She is one of the most lovable, friendliest pups and I am so happy to have found her!” Katie mentioned that she feels LeRoi’s love through Reina every day.
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Rescuing a dog is a big commitment, of course. If you’re considering bringing a pup into your home, you can always try fostering first to see if you’re ready to make a full-time commitment to a dog in need. You may even find the perfect match for you while doing so, like some of these other Hoboken and Jersey City rescues.