There are countless animals in shelters across New Jersey that need adoption. The Jersey Shore Animal Center in Brick has 30 dogs and cats, Asbury Park's Three Little Kittens has 16 cats, New Beginnings Rescue in Toms River has two dogs and a chicken(!). If Mom loves pugs, Pug Planet has 9 pugs looking for new homes.

The NJSCPA website has a huge list of adoption centers all over the state, all of which have plenty of animals who are looking for a family to bring them home.

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