Saving a dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do as an animal lover. Given that Hoboken and Jersey City are dog-friendly communities, it’s no surprise that both cities are home to many rescue puppies. We asked our Hoboken Girl readers to share photos of their rescues with us, as well as to tell us a bit about how they met. Read on to see the adorable photos of rescue dogs from Hoboken and Jersey City.
According to Phoebe’s mother, Yuki, she is a “foster fail” of the local relief organization Social Tees. “I saw her on a post looking for foster families and it was love at first sight,” Yuki said. H.G.. “I picked her up on a Saturday morning at 6am and had submitted an adoption application for her the next day. She’s the sweetest and goofiest dog and I can’t imagine my life without her!
Stella came to New Jersey from Southern Paws Rescue Inc. “A real southern girl living in the big city,” said Stella’s mother, Nicole. “She likes to go everywhere I go. Any place that allows her to enter, she enters and gains all staff. Find her at Church Square, Willie McBride’s, Pier 13, and walk the streets of Hoboken with me.
Orion – Ori for short – hails 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 shy,” recalls Giselle, Ori’s mother. “But over the past year he has filled our days with zooms and lots of playful energy. He even gets along with our two cats. His marks are super unique and that’s one of the million things we love about him.
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Rhea is another host family who happily lives in Hoboken. Rhea’s mother, Megan, says she “looked at her and knew she was mine. She loves dog parks and meeting all the dogs around Hoboken! The friendliest pup you will ever meet!”
Stromboli is a 5 year old pug rescue from South Korea. According to his mother, Nicolette, he was found wandering alone and put in a shelter. “We found it thanks to the incredible group Korea Pug Rescue”, she shared. “He flew to us on March 22, 2021 after a 14-hour flight from Seoul to JFK. He’s been an absolute dream last year and we’re so happy he’s living his best life in Hoboken!
Ollie’s mother, Jessica, rescued him from Puerto Rico. He has been enjoying life in Hoboken for a year. “He loves cuddling, rolling in the grass and eating treats,” she said.
“We rescued her from Muddy Paws in New York, but she’s from Kentucky,” Ivy’s mom, Gabby, shared with H.G.. “She is so silly and has such a great personality. She always rolls over to rub her tummy or moans and screams to tell us she wants to go out or eat. She’s the best.”
Poncho is a rescue dog from Oklahoma who now lives in Jersey City Heights. Her happy place is the Hoboken waterfront, according to her mother, Heather. “He’s super lazy but loves meeting new humans and furry friends whenever we’re on the go,” she said. “We live in the heights now, but Hoboken is still his happy place and he can never stop smiling every time we walk around Hoboken.”
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“Brody came from a move after his original home was destroyed by a hurricane in Louisiana,” the cute pup’s dad, Anthony, shared with H.G.. “Brody is a sweet and energetic pup who loves rubbing his tummy in the sun more than anything! His favorite meeting place in Hoboken is Turning Point because he can see all his friends and meet new puppies in the neighborhood.
Scooter was rescued after a rocky start in Puerto Rico. “He was one of nine in an unwanted litter,” his mother, Corinne, explained. “Unfortunately most of her litters fell ill and died before they could be reunited with their forever families, but three made it through and Scooter was one of them. We adopted Scooter in October 2020 and we are so lucky to see her.
Reina was a stray puppy found on the side of a highway in Georgia. She is part Pitbull and part Australian Shepherd. Her mother, Katie, adopted her right after losing her beloved former dog, LeRoi. His connection with Reina was quick. “When we met we fell in love instantly and the rest is history,” Katie said. “She’s one of the cutest and friendliest puppies out there and I’m so glad I 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 puppy into your home, you can always try adopting a foster family 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 by doing so, like some of those other Hoboken and Jersey City rescues.