Who We Are

We are a non-profit and fully volunteer organization.

Greeting from the Gang at PAL

The Pet Adoption League is a non-profit, completely volunteer animal rescue organization that was established December 1937 and incorporated January 1958. PAL services the Northwest NJ area and beyond. We are not a shelter, but a no-kill rescue group. We always have a variety of dogs and cats in our care, most of which were rescued from pounds. We also assist pet owners in finding homes for pets they can no longer keep. We hold weekly pet adoptions at local establishments and we find homes for all our animals - no matter how long it takes!

Because we are shelter-less, our dogs and cats are boarded at local kennel facilities and foster homes. Our dogs receive all the necessary vaccinations (rabies, distemper, and bordatella), are heartworm tested, de-wormed, and spayed/neutered. Our cats too receive all their necessary vaccinations, are tested for feline leukemia and feline aids, and are spayed/neutered. We ask for a modest donation to adopt our dogs and cats, but that doesnít even come close to offsetting our veterinary and kennel costs to care for the animals. We also guarantee to take back any adoption that does not work out.

PAL is run completely by volunteers; all working together in pursuit of one goal - animal rescue. There are so many ways you can help us to help the animals too! We always need help with baking and staffing our tables at our Bake Sales. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising, public relations, marketing, applying for grants, fostering, and working with the dog and cats! We also need your donations.

Every dollar we take in benefits our animals in some way. All of our expenses go towards veterinary care, boarding, advertising for our adoptions and fundraisers, and the upkeep of our PAL vans. It takes an average of $10 per day to care for an animal in a kennel. When a pet is adopted out through PAL, we ask for a modest donation, which doesn't come close to offset the veterinary costs and care for the animals. To raise money, we rely upon private donations and fundraisers such as our monthly bake sales, annual Tricky Tray and Yard Sale, and a variety of other special fundraising events.

The PAL volunteers and homeless pets truly appreciate your interest in our league! Your thoughtfulness will help give a brighter future to those dogs and cats in need.

We canít do it alone!



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