Shore Saves Animal Rescue

We are a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Our mission is to provide care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need while finding them loving homes and families. 

100% volunteer-run.

Our founders have been volunteering with animals for decades. Shore Saves was founded on our like-minded dedication to providing dogs in need with food, shelter, veterinary care, training, and love until we can find them the right forever family.

100% donor-funded.

Every dollar Shore Saves receives helps an animal in need. We depend on generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund our operations. In addition to rent and utilities, our expenses include veterinary care, food, leashes and collars.

Here's how you can help further our mission:


Fostering is a critical part of saving these dogs' lives. We'll work together to place the right kind of dog (size, age, temperament) in your home. Fostering is free - we'll provide you with all the supplies you need - all we need from you is compassion. 


We rescue male and female dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Fill out an application if you're looking for something (gender, size, age, etc.) in particular and we'll reach out to you when we think we have a good fit for you to meet with. 

Volunteer at our shelter

Volunteer at our shelter by interacting with our rescues. We need to maintain a steady schedule of volunteers able to walk, play, and love the dogs, increasing their sociability and adoptability.

If you aren't comfortable handling dogs, there are plenty of jobs you can do at our shelter! Visit the Volunter tab to learn more.

How else you can help:

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Follow us on social media! Further the reach of our social posts with the latest dog(s) needing a  temporary foster or forever family.  Stay tuned for upcoming events and share volunteer opportunities with friends and family.

Make an easy, tax-deductible donation

Shore Saves is 100% donor-funded. We depend entirely on donations from kindhearted animal lovers looking to make a tangible difference for the dogs of Monmouth County. Visit the donate page for more details.

Wear Shore Saves merch around town

Purchase and wear Shore Saves merchandise to spark conversations with dog-lovers and tell them about us.

Attend our events

Meet the team and have some fun at any of our upcoming fundraising and adoption events.

Make an honorary donation

An honorary donation is the perfect alterative to a traditional gift for someone who seemingly has everything or is impossible to shop for.  Once you've donated, send us an email and we'll provide a customized, printable note you can gift the recipient.