P.O. Box 218
Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Adoption Application Process

Thank you for wanting to save one of our AMAZING dogs or cats!

Our application process must be completed prior to any pet leaving our care. It may take us up to 7-10 days to process, so submit now if you are considering adopting from us in the future. 

You do not have to name a specific animal at the time you apply and approved applications are good for 6 months


We are all VOLUNTEERS who work EVERY DAY to find our dogs and cats forever homes

See our adoptable Dogs

See our adoptable Cats


Where are our animals?
Animals with 'RM' following their name are located at our Rockaway Mall Adoption Center

Animals without 'RM' are either in a foster home or at our kennel and an appointment to meet can be setup after you submit an application 

Cats with 'Kearny' following their name are located at our Kearny NJ - Petsmart adoption center


Dog Adoption Fees include: Spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip

Puppy (6 months and under) fee: $425        *if not spayed/neutered an additional $50 deposit is required, and reimbursed after procedure completed 

Dogs (7 months and up) fee: $375

Senior Dog fee (8 yrs +): $195


Cat Adoption Fees include : Spay/neuter, vaccinations, FELV/FIV test

Kitten (under 1 year) fee : $175

Cat (1 year +) fee: $150
*For kittens/adults if not 
spayed/neutered an additional $50 deposit is required, and reimbursed after procedure completed

Senior (8 years +) fee: $100


Cash and/or checks only 
(no credit cards accepted)


What to expect during the Application Process

We know how excited you are to find your new family member - we are too! All the questions we ask help us learn about you so we can better match you to the perfect dog or cat.

1.  References and Pet information

  • Two personal references (only one can be a family member that is not living in your home) and their phone numbers

  • List past and current pets and if they were/are up to date on vaccinations

2. Veterinarians contact information

  • Name, address and phone of past and current vets so we can call to verify the information you provided about current and past pets

3.  Do you Rent/Lease your home?

  • We require contact information for your landlord/leasing company/homeowner so we can get their approval for this adoption. 

  • Many apartment/townhome communities have breed and size restrictions that we MUST verify to complete your application

4.  You will receive an email confirming you submitted your application

  • Check your email and SPAM folder for an email from Eleventh Hour Rescue (@ehrdogs.org)

  • This email contains how to reach us while your application is being reviewed

5.  References and Veterinarians

  • Let your references know a volunteer from EHR will be calling

  • Inform your Veterinarians we will be calling and they can release information to us

6.  If we have questions about your application we will contact you

7.  You will receive an email

  • Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email informing you if you are approved and how to proceed meeting one of our dogs or cats.

  • Receiving the approval email does not guarantee that you will meet the animal you listed on your application.

8.  We do not 'hold' or 'reserve' animals during the application process

  • The animal you are interested in at the time you apply may have been adopted by a previously approved adopter during the time your application was being processed


Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application


Be assured our team of volunteer adoption coordinators are dedicated to help you find you an amazing family member that will love you forever!



Eleventh Hour Rescue, based in Morris County NJ,  is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from high kill shelters.  Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most important an abundance of love and care until they find their forever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal over population problem and the importance of spaying and neutering. All funds go directly to supporting our animals and their needs. We are an eligible charity under federal code 501(c)3.

Visit us on Facebook at Eleventh Hour Rescue