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SHORTY needs to find a home.

admin | April 23, 2010 in Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Shorty is a young energetic Pit Bull Terrier, located at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, NJ. He was named Shorty because of his cute compact body with short stocky legs. Shorty Although Shorty’s front left leg is slightly deformed, it does not slow him down. He loves to play ball and with tug toys. He also has a sweet side and loves all the attention he can get. The volunteers at the shelter have been working with Shorty and his dog skills have improved SO much! Now he has some doggie friends and enjoys play dates with them at the shelter. He would be best suited for a household with no small animals and no young children. His new owner should have previous experience with bully breeds and be able to continue Shorty’s training. He is smart, loves to learn new things and picks up new training quickly. He is a strong boy so he definitely needs an owner who will be committed, responsible and patient with him.

If you would like to meet Shorty, you can contact us or you can visit him in person at the Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ. The shelter is open everyday from 1PM – 5PM and on Thursday from 1PM – 8PM.

Two dogs, one blind, given away without owner’s consent during his stay in a hospital.

admin | April 7, 2010 in Help Needed,News and Updates,Urgent | Comments (0)

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The owner of two beautiful rescued dogs spent a week in a local hospital in NJ.Abbie Once out of the hospital, he learned that those two dogs had been taken from him, apparently by a family member, and given away without his consent. That family member is not co-operating with the dog’s owner and will not disclose their location or status. 

One of the dogs, Abbie (8 year old Lab/Pit Bull mix), is completely blind. The other dog, Spencer (3-4 year old Corgi/German Shepherd mix), has separation issues. The owner, who himself was a volunteer at a local shelter in theSpencer 1 past, is devastated and asked for our help. 

First, we need to find these dogs in order to make sure that they are OK and they are properly cared for. All other legal issues pertaining to this matter are secondary and can be addressed in the future. Please let us know if you have seen or heard anything regarding these two pups.


UPDATE: 4/8/10  Special Needs K9 made a phone call to the relative (mother) yesterday evening (4/7/10) on behalf of our rescue group in an attempt to find out if the dogs were alive and properly cared for. We were told they were. Unable to just take anyone’s word for it, we asked to visit them in person to verify that they were OK. That request was not granted, but we were told that the new “owners” would be contacted to see if they would consent to it. 

Knowing about the restraining orders between the mother and the son, it was stressed during the conversation with the mother that the owner of the dogs (her son) did not ask SNK9 to call her, did not provide us with her contact information and did not know that SNK9 was actually contacting her.

Despite those facts, we learned the next day, Thursday 4/8/10, that after our conversation, the mother called the police and had the son arrested for a violation of a restraining order. This is a frivolous charge and an attempt to silence the search for these dogs. 


UPDATE: 4/13/10  And the story keeps on getting uglier.  After the dog owner (referred to as “son” above) posted our web-site story about his plea on his Face-book wall, the person that took his dogs away, his own mother, had him arrested, AGAIN. 

We are not done with this case! We’ll keep looking.


UPDATE: 5/11/10  About 2 weeks ago, a judge had ordered the mother to disclose to her son Greg the whereabouts of his dogs. She has not complied with this order. On this day, we attended an enforcement hearing in Bergen County Superior Court. The mother did not show up and the hearing was postponed. 


UPDATE: 6/01/10  After the last court order, where a Superior Court judge ordered Greg’s mother to disclose the whereabouts of his dogs, the order has been been reversed.  Greg reported to us that a judge reversed the prior decision, stating that Greg had given up the ownership rights to his dogs when he went to the hospital.

We feel that the decision was wrong and Greg is in the process of retaining an attorney to continue this legal battle to get his dogs back.

“URGENT” – Blue is BLIND and his time is running out! He needs a home!

admin | April 3, 2010 in Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions,Urgent | Comments (0)

Blue (Blind)This beautiful boy, named “Blue”, is in need of a foster! This poor baby was surrendered to the NYC shelter because his owner couldn’t care for him, because he is blind. He is 2 yrs old, and 95 lbs. Blue is totally confused, and scared! He has no idea where he is, and why he is there! He desperately needs a foster or a forever home! A blind dog is not that hard to care for. Once he knows your home and property he will be able to get around by himself. He is another victim that was thrown away and his time is running out!

Snuggles; Abused by humans. He needs a chance at LOVE!

admin | March 18, 2010 in Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions,Urgent | Comments (0)

SnugglesSnuggles is a one year old very friendly pit boy. He is currently at a NYC shelter waiting for a chance at love that he so much deserves. Asked for help, we need someone willing to at least foster him since all our foster homes are full. This boy was obviously abused by the human hand (it was reported that he was severely beaten.) He can not be neutered at this time due to his weight, but that can be done at a later time. Let’s save Snuggles before it’s too late. He needs to experience what LOVE really means! Neutering and other initial medical expenses will be covered by SNK9. Transport also available.

Bergen County Animal Shelter DOG PARADE, every Sunday at 1PM.

admin | March 16, 2010 in Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

Don’t let that perfect companion pass you by! Stop by the Bergen County Animal Shelter’s doggie parade every Sunday at 1Pm to get up close and personal with some of their furry friends. See their true personality shine and maybe even a few tricks…while they’re out of their kennels! The volunteers have the inside scoop on the dogs and can often show you a side that you may miss just walking by their kennel. So please, take a little bit of time to visit the shelter and see for yourself! You never know – you could wind up meeting your perfect match and your best friend!

The shelter is located at 100 United Way, Teterboro, NJ.

Pearl needs our help!

admin | March 6, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed | Comments (0)

PearlPearl’s eye was removed when she was only 4 weeks old due to a genetic defect. The lid was sewn shut and she had experienced no issue until now. In a matter on an hour, Pearl’s eye socket appeared as if it had a golf ball under the lid. She was rushed to an animal hospital and will need surgery.
Pearl has been at the hospital for several days and the folks that gave this special needs dog a home need our help.
If you’d like to help defray some of Pearl’s medical cost, you can donate on her behalf.

Trooper is scheduled for surgery.

admin | February 13, 2010 in Donations,Help Needed,News and Updates | Comments (0)

TrooperTrooper, the 3 year old homeless Rottie who was wondering the streets of Elizabeth, NJ on three legs for over 2 years, is scheduled to have his amputation surgery this week.  Trooper has a foster set up to recuperate from his operation.  You can still help Trooper and all the other special needs animals by making a donation to help with their medical and other care costs.

DELILAH – Still Desperately Looking for a Home!

admin | February 10, 2010 in Help Needed,Special Needs Adoptions | Comments (0)

Delilah OverpeckDelilah is still searching for a home.  Are you that special someone?  Delilah is located at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, NJ. She is a sweetheart and has a very loving personality.  She is great in the car, as she just lays down and enjoys the ride.  In this photo, Delilah is on a day-trip with Stacey, our Vice President, at a local park in New Jersey.  For more detailed information about Delilah and her condition click here or contact us directly via phone or e-mail.  If you adopt this wonderful dog, Special Needs K9 will assist with any medical costs pertaining to her condition, which was determined to be non-progressive.

“URGENT” – TROOPER…Desparetely seeking a foster home for recovery!

admin | February 5, 2010 in Help Needed,Urgent | Comments (0)

Trooper1This poor Rottie was roaming the streets of Elizabeth using only three legs for at least 2 years, since one of his rear legs was broken. Animal control finally caught up with him earlier this week and put him in a local pound. All Star Pet Rescue immediately pulled him out and brought him to a vet. His rear leg is severely atrophied, infected & oozing, and will need to be amputated.

We were contacted to help this poor boy, who is terrified of everything, but has been a trooper through it all. Trooper That’s why he was given the name “Trooper”. He is currently located in a kennel, which is not the best environment for a recovery after an amputation. We are desperately seeking anyone that can foster Trooper after his operation. If you are unable to foster him, you can still make a difference by making a donation on his behalf, to help with his medical costs. Trooper is a sweet dog and is only muzzled in this photo from the vet’s office because no one was sure how he would react. Please help give this boy a second chance!

Cada…Shepherd mix needs a home

admin | February 3, 2010 in Help Needed,Urgent | Comments (0)

CadaCada is a sweet 2 year old Shepherd mix that was dumped off at a NY City shelter because his previous owners claimed he was over weight and did not want him anymore. He is only 30 lbs and has not adjusted well to the shelter life. He is loving towards some and not so much towards others. Cada needs a home with firm leadership (someone with experience), devotion, training and love. He is housebroken and very loyal. Please contact us if you can foster or provide a home for Cada. Transportation is available if needed.

Rock – a pit mix looking for a home.

admin | January 28, 2010 in Help Needed | Comments (0)


Can you provide a loving home for this 6 year old boy?  Rock is another victim of the economy.  He is housebroken and understands the basic commands.  He is friendly with people, children, and other dogs.  Currently in foster care in NJ, Rock is scheduled to be neutered withing the next week, and is ready to  be adopted.  Please contact us if you or someone you know would like more information about this great dog.

Kimbo “Urgent”

admin | January 27, 2010 in Help Needed | Comments (0)

URGENT“…Kimbo, who is listed below, needs to find a new home or a foster home by Sunday 1-31-2010.  A fund for Kimbo’s medical expenses has been set up by Special Needs K9.

Our friends at “In Our Hands Rescue” need foster help for two puppies.

admin | January 21, 2010 in Help Needed | Comments (0)

Our friends at “In Our Hands Rescue” (Brooklyn, NY) got a call from an over whelmed women who BOUGHT two pet store puppies, one male and one female…Of course the inevitable happened and soon the little female had given birth to two pups. 
Cairn momma is just a baby herself (about 9 months old), and her two week old puppies, Shih Tzu/Cairn mix need foster homes (two puppies).


Now they need a safe place to be until the puppies are old enough to find homes of their own. All puppies need socialization, love, food, warmth and security to grow happy and healthy. Are you up for the challenge?
IOHR will cover all vet expenses, including shots, spay/neuter, de-worming and micro chipping.
If you can foster, please fill out the on-line application here.