THIS IS A YORKSHIRE TERRIER and small dog RESCUE...NOT A SHELTER!!!.A rescue is a network
of VOLUNTEER PRIVATE foster homes who work diligently, with no pay, for the good of the
animals they love. This rescue office is a PRIVATE HOME and not a place to visit!
There are no dogs at the mailing address. Our dogs are in various
private foster homes at various locations. When
you contact a rescue or foster home, you are contacting a
private home! Please be sensitive to the fact that
this rescue person also has a life, a job, perhaps children,
certainly animals and may not reply immediately or be available when you
want them to be. SOS DOGS is a New Jersey non-profit
corporation, and a federal 501(c)3 non-profit
organization. All donations are tax-deductible!
Sometimes dogs can no longer be kept by their
owners. Maybe the owner has died. Perhaps there is a divorce and neither
party can keep the dog. Often it's a new baby in the house and the owner
"doesn't have time" for the dog. Perhaps improper training may have led
to inappropriate dog behavior, and while the owner
can't deal with the problem s/he has created, a new person can fix the
problem in a few weeks. For reasons of moving, job change, birth, death, and
everything in between, yorkies lose their homes. Whatever the cause, there
are many perfectly wonderful yorkies who need new homes. The are NOT
someone else's junk. They are absolutely loving yorkies who just need
new homes because their human family failed them. We also help
shelters place loving little yorkies, and sometimes we take on yorkies who have
medical needs, like surgery needed after a car accident, and the owner can't
afford it. These, again, are wonderful dogs who just happened to be
owned by people who cannot afford their care. We also get dogs from puppy mills who are about to be shot
or starved because they no longer produce or the mill is closing. These are usually in the
3-5 yr range and are wonderful dogs after we clean them up and meet their
The function of a rescue/rehoming service is to
provide these wonderful little yorkies with new PERMANENT homes. Most pure breeds have rescues. Some
rescues only work with one breed, some with several.
We work with Yorksire Terriers. For an excellent book to read on rescues and rescue
dogs, please get Save That Dog by Liz Palika.
If it is not in your library, book store or pet
store, you can get it through Howell Book House, A Simon
& Shuster Macmillan Company, 1633 Broadway, New York,
NY 10019. It costs $14.99 and explains everything
about rescues, rescue dogs and what to expect.
SOS DOGS is an all volunteer non-profit rehoming service located in
Southern New Jersey, approximately twenty (20) minutes
This is NOT a shelter you can visit.
all rescues, SOS DOGS is run out of a private home, and dogs for adoption are kept
in private foster homes. If you are interested in adoption, follow our
adoption process in the Adoption FAQs. Do NOT attempt to visit us!
Our dogs are in private foster homes!
We specialize in
finding homes for Yorkshire Terriers (national coordinator of
Yorkie rescuers for Project BREED) and will help with some other small
breeds like westies and maltese.
Remember, most dogs have lost their homes due to some change in
lifestyle on the part of their owners (death, moving, change or loss of
job, divorce, etc.) and the pet can no longer be kept. Sometimes it's
simply having a baby, and the new mom is overwhelmed. There is nothing
wrong with the dog! We are dedicated to saving tiny, helpless, yorkies from
being put into a shelter. We work to place them in loving homes with
experienced, compatible and compassionate owners.