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How can you adopt rescue dogs in New Jersey?

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Rescue dogs can be procured in a number of places throughout New Jersey, including Pound Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, of Montclair. Most rescue dog societies require prospective owners to fill out applications. In addition, all owners must obey New Jersey laws in licensing and vaccinating their new pets.

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How can you adopt rescue dogs in New Jersey?
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New Jersey has numerous shelters or networks that specialize in rescue dogs, including PAWS of Montclair and Animal Alliance of Belle Mead. Each organization has its own rules, but most require the prospective owner to fill out some information and pay a fee. If the information the prospective owner provides goes against the organization's policy, he may be denied. The policy may be more or less strict: for example, Animal Alliance absolutely does not provide dogs to families with small children, as children under age 9 lead the statistics in dog bite injuries.

In addition to whatever rules the rescue organization has laid out, prospective dog owners must also follow New Jersey law. They must license and register their dogs upon procuring them, and ensure that the animals are properly vaccinated against rabies.

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