Dogs in Foster

Below you’ll find the wonderful shelter dogs who are currently with foster families awaiting their forever homes! To meet any of these dogs please call 732-542-5962 to arrange a meet and greet. Thank you for choosing to adopt!



Hi, I am Rocky, and I am about 1 1/2 years old now. I look like a Terrier mix, which means I am very handsome. I came from a less-than-ideal background – I was found, abandoned, in a crate in the woods. I can be shy at first, but I am sweet, for sure! I give lots of kisses and love to cuddle.

I love other dogs and I would like a family with at least one other dog so they can show me the ropes and teach  me to become more confident. My new canine companion will need to love to play, since I love to play, and I have lots and lots of energy!

I am in a foster home and I’m doing great! I really like all the special attention I get there. I love my foster doggie siblings, and I can’t wait to meet my forever ones!  I’m really looking forward to getting a home of my own soon! Come meet me so I can give you my paw! I know lots of commands.

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I was rescued from a dog-meat farm in South Korea. I am very lucky to have made it to NJ, where I’ve been learning that people can be so very nice. I’ve made some good friends here, and now I’d like to be a part of your family. I need an experienced, patient home since I am not yet comfortable on a leash. I am warming up to my friends and now they can pet me!  I like to play-crawl to my friends for attention!

Here’s what my foster mom said about me recently: When Vonda first came into our home she was scared of EVERYTHING. She immediately took to our dog Cody and followed him everywhere he went. She had no experience with toys, treats, stairs or doorways. When Vonda wasn’t following Cody around, she was hiding out in her crate. Slowly she started mouthing the toys and then chasing after the ball. She loves playing tug-of-war with him now and beating him to the tennis ball. She has slowly started emerging from her crate and timidly approaching us for pets under her chin. She gives very gentle kisses whenever she can. We’re still working with her on the stairs but she will go up and down them herself these days. She is definitely a smart girl and has made a lot of progress in the two weeks we’ve had her in our home.

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Hello there!! My name is Alize and I am everyone’s FAVORITE dog! For a while I was the “MCSPCA’s Official Office Dog”, where I greeted my friends with hugs and kisses when they came in! And now I’m in a foster home, where I am BEAUTIFULLY behaved! I am housetrained, and very, very easy in the home.  I don’t have loads of energy, and I’m happy to lounge and snooze on the couch.  My foster mom and dad leave me alone in the house sometimes, and of course I am perfect when left in charge!

I love when my friends take me for long walks so I can explore my surroundings and sniff new things! I also love playing with squeaky toys and fetching tennis balls. My favorite thing of all is getting belly rubs and back scratches from my friends. You’ll see me stretch out and wag my tail because it makes me so happy!

I am about 5 years old.  I had a DNA test done that said I was part American Staffordshire & part Doberman Pinscher so I am a smart and beautiful girl who loves to learn new things.  I have been waiting a very long time for my forever family & I just can’t understand it because all I do is show all of my friends how much I love them every day. I LOVE to get all of the attention so being the only pet in the household would be best so I can have you all to myself <3.  I would also LOVE for someone to be home with me most of the day because I enjoy the company of people so much : )

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Adrian came to the Monmouth County SPCA through our Law Enforcement Division as a cruelty confiscation. She was rescued from a large scale hoarding situation with close to 300 other dogs. Adrian is a Chihuahua mix and we believe she is between 1-2 years old.

Adrian is currently in a loving foster home who has been working to help socialize her with people. Here are some words from her foster parents:

“Adrian did not have the best start in life. Born in a hoarder home, she has never known the love of a human. This was a hard existence that got even worse when Adrian became pregnant before her first birthday! Thanks to the Monmouth SPCA, her eventual rescue meant she could get the medical attention she needed and could care for her puppies in the comfort and safety of a loving foster home. Now that her puppies have been adopted, it is Adrian’s turn to get the happy forever-life she deserves.

Adrian has built strong bonds with the other dogs in her foster home, but she is still working out trust issues with humans (and who could blame her??). However, her fears do not stop her from wagging her tail with joy when her foster parents come home or from snuggling with them at bedtime. It is obvious she wants desperately to get the same hugs and tummy rubs the other dogs do, but she needs more time to build the confidence to allow these things.”

For information on how to prepare your home for this special girl, click here.

Petey aka Keith

I came from a hoarding situation, and would love to have a patient family teach me that people are kind and loving. I look like a Boston Terrier mix, and I’m about 2 years old.  I’m in a foster home and doing very well there.  I like other dogs, and would benefit from having another dog in my new home. I am crate trained, and almost housetrained!  I will take treats from my foster mom, and I will eat when she’s sitting near me (that’s a really scary thing for us shy dogs!) I am dragging a leash, which makes it possible for people to get me when they need me, without grabbing me and scaring me. The other day I climbed onto her to get close.  I’m doing great! You’ll just need to be a little patient with me at first so I can get comfortable with you.

I went to another foster home for a vacation, and I’m pretty good about going in and out now when called.  I love to run around the yard. I was very good for my first bath, too! I learned how to climb the stairs.  I am so smart and brave!

There are others like me at the shelter! We are all very shy since we weren’t socialized much and never went outside. We would do best with a calm family that is willing to spend the time to help us to get over our nervousness.

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Hi! My name is Penelope, or Penny to my foster family. I’m told I’m a 3- or 4-year-old terrier, but the SPCA and my foster family aren’t quite sure since I was found as a stray. What we do know is that I’m a big fan of walks!  My foster family lives by the beach, and I love it there! But anywhere that I can sniff around is awesome.

Here are some words from my wonderful foster family:

“Sometimes I get really excited when I see people or other animals and pull a little on my leash, but I’m just curious. At home, just like outside, I tend to get really excited when I see something or someone interesting; especially when I see my foster family’s cat… but she’s been less excited. I don’t really play with toys much, but I love bones. I really like to be scratched behind my ears and on my back. If you hit just the right spot, I might start to lean into you. After a long day, I’m content to curl up on the floor by your feet and nap. Don’t mind my snoring!

Some other important things my foster family thinks you should know: I’m housebroken. I know basic commands. I sleep through the night and hardly ever bark, though I whine when I want something 😉 I love chicken as a treat, and I’m a bit nosy when humans are cooking and eating. I listen well and learn quickly. I’m looking forward to finding my new family and forever home!”

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My family had to move and, sadly, couldn’t take me with them. I’m about 4 years old. I love people, and will give you plenty of kisses. My family told everyone that I like to sleep under a blanket, and sure enough, I do! I love to play with squeaky toys. I weigh about 43 lbs. I know “sit”, and I might know some other commands – when they said “paw”, I went down!  LOL.  Perhaps I need a little more training!

This is what Angel’s foster mom said after only 2 days: Angel has only been here two days and I can already write a paragraph about this special girl.  That, in itself, says a lot.  Angel is loving, sweet, smart, playful and wants to please.  Sunspots seem to be a favorite, as is squirrel-watching by the big old wild cherry tree.  She loves treats and can find them even before you hide them to play a game.  Red Barn bones, the bigger the better, are her favorite way to relax.  Before I end, I must mention her very favorite thing…..being as close as caninely possible to her human.  Velcro has nothing on her.


I look like a Terrier mix (and look at those ears!), and I’m about 2 years old. My family could no longer care for me, so I’m looking for a new one who would love to play with me. I am a sweet and petite little girl. I have a moderate energy level. I weigh almost 50 lbs. I am a smart cookie – I know “sit”, “stay”, and “come”.

I am always willing to greet my friends with some kisses and snuggles!

I am looking for a home with owners who will take me on nice long walks, trips to the beach, hikes, and other fun adventures!

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