There are many, many more special needs animals that are available for adoption every day.  The dogs ( and other animals ) featured on this page are just a fraction of ( “Urgent” ) special needs pets looking for a home.  If you are looking for any specific breed or a pet with a certain disability, please contact us and we will do everything we can to find and match you up with your special fur-ever friend.



Amy is a sweet Pit Bull mix, who was rescued from euthanasia by SNK9 from a high kill shelter in GA.

Amy had just given birth to a litter before being picked up by animal control roaming the streets. She was taken to the local shelter and unfortunately no one knows what happened to her babies. She was obviously in need of medical attention but was quickly placed on a “Put to Sleep” list by the shelter.

Special Needs K9 pulled her from the brink of death just in time and she was transported to NJ. Due to foster homes shortage, Amy was housed at Kamp Kanine, a 24 hour boarding and doggie day care facility that we work with. She was diagnosed with heartworm disease, giardia, an enlarged heart as well as swollen lungs and will require extensive medical care.

Amy is approximately 5 years old. She is very sweet, loving and gets along beautifully with other dogs, cats as well as with all people and children. So far, she has had a life full of pain, sadness and disappointments. She deserves a chance at better life and a loving home!



Holly is an 11 month old Pittie mix and just like Noelle, she was scheduled to be euthanized on Christmas 2011, at a high kill NYC shelter. There was going to be no evaluation and Holly was automatically placed on a “Euth list” since she had a terrible case of mange, a skin condition causing open wounds and scabs all over the body, as well as hair loss.

We already took in Noelle and didn’t want to leave Holly behind to die just because she was sick! But we had no foster homes available for her. Once again, we turned for help to our friends at Zani’s Furry Friends in NYC and Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI) in Oakland, NJ.

Joining hands with others that share our passion for saving lives of innocent animals would once again prove to work and save Holly’s life. The girl’s at Zani’s helped us get Holly out of the shelter. We agreed to take care of her medical bills and RBARI agreed to house her once she was well enough to leave the hospital.

Once at the hospital, besides the mange, Holly was also found to suffer from a number of ailments including Canine Influenza, which is highly contagious. She would have to be quarantined for at least a couple of weeks.

About one month later, on the same day Noelle was released from the hospital, Holly was getting her discharge papers as well. She was now healthy and her coat is getting much better. It will still take some time to get her coat back to normal but she is expected to make a 100% recovery. She is extremely sweet, submissive and excellent around people, children and other dogs.

Holly is currently housed at the RBARI facility in Oakland, NJ where she goes by the name Molly to aviod confusion with a different Holly that used to reside there. Holly/Molly is up to date with all her shots and can be visited during normal adoption hours (to view adoption hours, click on the RBARI link above).  PHOTO ABOVE, HOLLY/MOLLY NOW.



Noelle is a very sweet Pittie mix who was scheduled to be euthanized on Christmas at a high kill NYC shelter. Noelle didn’t stand a chance since her leg was broken and the shelter does not evaluate dogs that come in sick or with an injury. They are just placed on the “Euth list” and their sentence is carried out within a couple of days. Noelle’s sentence was to be carried out on 12/24/2011…Christmas Eve.

We specialize in the rescue of the ones left behind, the least likely to get adopted and the most likely to be put to sleep inside the shelter walls. Noelle was a perfect candidate. It was a race against time and with only hours to spare, Noelle was pulled from the shelter into the safe hands of SNK9. Noelle was saved on Christmas day and was taken to Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital for treatment of the broken leg. Since she was saved on Christmas Eve, we felt the name Noelle suited her better then her shelter name “Hilda”. We owe a huge thanks to Zani’s Furry Friends rescue (NYC) for helping us get Noelle to safety.

Noelle spent nearly a month at the hospital healing her broken leg and later a foot infection on the same leg. She was finally released at the end of January and went to her foster home, with the assistance of another great rescue located by the Jersey shore, Rescue Ridge. Noelle’s cast has been removed and she is healing beautifully, receiving tons of love from her foster friends.

Noelle is another one of many examples of how working together saves lives. We were not afraid to ask for help from others and others were not affraid to step with us into the “unknown” and save an innocent life!

Noelle is spayed and up to date with all her shots. All she now needs is a loving family to share her life with.


Noah:   ADOPTED 

NoahNoah is a Pointer/Pittie mix and is about 8 months old. He was suffering from severe kennel stress and had to be removed from the shelter.

We pulled Noah from the Newark shelter in September, 2011 and brought him back to health. He has since received obedience training at Kamp Kanine in Little Falls, NJ and is now available for adoption.

Noah is a sweet young boy, full of life and energy, ready to take on the world. He is neutered and up to date on all his shots.

If you are interested in meeting Noah, please contact us.



IceIce is a 5 months old blind Pittie mix puppy. Ice came from a neglectful and abusive home. He is safe now, but we need to find him a more permanent foster home or forever home! Please don’t stop reading…this boy needs and deserves a chance and once you learn more, you won’t even know he is blind as some people that have met him didn’t even realize that this little boy could not see!

After a mountain of tests and an MRI, the doctors have determined that any abuse that Ice may have suffered did not cause the blindness. The doctors say he was most likely just born this way. No one even knew that Ice is also hearing impaired but can hear and does respond to human voice. This came to light only after the tests at the animal hospital. We also believe he might be able to see shadows…either that or he uses him nose like a sophisticated radar since he is able run around the foster family’s yard and turn before hitting the solid fence or the trees. Dogs have such a great sense of smell that they easily compensate for the loss of sight or impairment thereof.

The good news is that Ice’s condition is non-progressive, he is otherwise perfectly healthy and can live a healthy and happy life!

All we are asking is that people open their minds. The rest will follow…Once you meet this wonderboy, you might just open your heart and your home to him.

We are still attempting to figure out if any of this can be reversed since it is fluid in the brain that has caused this condition…and once again, this is a non-progressive condition so nothing will get worse.

VIDEO of ICE running and playing coming soon. You will be amazed at his navigation skills!

We will post any updates as we get them. 



Toby is a small one year old Pit Bull Terrier mix that we pulled from the Newark shelter. He weighs in at only 28 lbs but has a very big heart.

Toby1He is special since he was born with the ligaments missing in the bottom portion of his right front leg, causing the lower portion of the leg to sway forward and act as a foot. But don’t feel sorry for this little guy. He was born this way and he gets around very easily by hopping like a bunny when he runs, using his right leg mostly to assist his left…and he can run! He walks just like all other dogs with a slight limp. The leg also has an enlarged paw cushion/pad just above his paw, which protects his elbow from being scraped against the ground and it works perfectly. He has absolutely zero pain from his condition which is non-progressive and is otherwise perfectly healthy.

Toby is great with people and other dogs. He is also neutered and up to date with all his shots.

Toby has a lot to offer. He is a very happy, friendly and loving boy! All he needs now is a place he can call home and someone to share his life with.



Halo is a sweet 3 year old Pit Bull Terrier. Judging by his appearance, one might say this emaciated, scar-ridden boy is a senior on his “last leg.”

Halo W1Severely abused, neglected and then thrown away to a high kill NY shelter, Halo was very sick and set to be euthanized on July, 25th, 2011, only 4 days after being “dumped off.” Although mild mannered and sweet, he was just another dog least likely to be adopted that was going to suffer the consequences of human “unkindness.” We were not about to let him be punished due to the actions of his previous owner, someone without a conscience and a heart. Halo was put on hold and saved by SNK9 the day he was scheduled to die.

Halo WOnce in our hands, Halo was transported directly to Pompton Lakes Animal in NJ for treatment and rehabilitation. Six weeks later, Halo still remains at the hospital until he gets healthy enough to go to foster care. His progress has been slow but steady. He has been receiving great care and attention at the hospital. He is always happy to see people and other dogs. To us, he is “just another dog” that examplifies how quickly abused dogs forgive and their power to love.

Stay tuned for updates!



Lexus2Lexus was rescued from a NYC high kill-shelter, and is looking for a foster or forever home. She is about 2 years old, 83 lbs, up to date on all vaccines, and spayed! Lexus was born with her right front “leg” severely deformed and had no use of it at all. Since the limb was nothing but a burden to her, it was finally amputated several months ago, but don’t let that fool you. Lexus is very fast when she wants to be. She has adjusted and gotten used to her “new life.”

Lexus is currently housed in PA and would love to have a forever home!
Even though she is tolerant of other dogs, she may not be ready to live with another dog yet…depending on circumstances. She loves kisses and her belly rubbed.
If you’d like more info about Lexus, please contact Harriet:



Meet Bruno! He’s a SUPER SWEET senior (10 year old Pit Bull Terrier) looking Brunofor his forever home to spend his twilight years in! His owners surrendered him when they lost their home. He is approx 80 lbs and is great with kids, other dogs, and is a TOTAL LAPDOG. He’s up to date on all of his shots, is housebroken and knows how to sit, laydown, speak and give paw! All he needs is a place to call home! If you are looking for an easy going loveable dog to open your heart to, please consider adopting Bruno!



Isabella, the Shar Pei/Lab mix who suffered from an extreme case of entropion can finally see again.

Isabella had her surgery 6 weeks ago and it was a huge success. Dr. Cattiny of Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital performed the surgery and had to reconstruct parts of Isabella’s eye lids. This was the most severe case of entropion anyone of us has ever seen.

Isabella now moves her head around non-stop to look at every little movement as she enjoys her new gift of sight. Her recovery has been amazing as the photos below show her journey from before surgery (left), two days post surgery (middle), and finally six weeks after (right).

Isabella after surgery June

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Click here to read about Isabella’s story and her journey to be able to open her eyes and see again.


Chance:   ADOPTED

Chance is a 1 1/2 year old Boxer that was abandoned inside the basement of a vacant house, left to die.


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Being rescued by SNK9, Chance has gotten a second “Chance” at life. He is currently in the process of getting healthy and will begin his training at Kamp Kanine, a boarding and training facility we work with.

Chance is about 70lbs and once healthy, he should be around 90 lbs. He is good around other dogs and is very playful.

He will need a family with strong leadership once he is available for adoption.

Chance scar2Chance as all dogs will deserve a family that can provide him with a home, unconditional love and security…something we are sure this boy has never experienced in his life.

It took us several days to realize that Chance has a deep scar on his chest. Since the scar is deepest on the bottom and fades out on the sides, there appears to be only one explanation.

Chance was most likely tied up around his chest since he was a puppy to prevent his escape, only to be left behind when his captors decided it was time for them to “go”.

Bella Hope:   ADOPTED

Bella HopeBella Hope is finally up for adoption!

This special lady has gained some weight and made a lot of progress following her emergency intestinal surgery!

After being used as a “bait” dog, subjected to severe abuse and neglect, her physical as well as her emotional scars are healing and she is coming out of her shell, showing her incredibly loving and happy personality.

Although Bella Hope is about 2-3 years old, her true birthday is November 30, 2010…the day she was rescued, marking the beginning of her new life.

***Click here to read about Bella Hope’s rescue and her journey.

Bella Hope has been transferred to an incredible and loving foster home, Bella scarswhere she resides with a number of other dogs.

Although still a little scared at times, she LOVES people and absolutely ADORES other dogs!

She is very sweet and has a calm personality. She loves to cuddle up in warm places and is 98% housebroken.

After all that she has been through, Bella Hope needs a very special home. She has already been spayed and would do best in a home where she is not left alone for very long periods of time and has one or more doggie friends to play with.


Bella @ foster home (4)If you would like more information about Bella Hope, you can call or e-mail us . If you do have an interest in adopting this special dog, please include your home, property and family information in your e-mail.

This information should include: Number of family members…if children, how many and their ages, number of other pets in the household, your work schedule/hours away from home and property info, such as: home type (apartment or house), rent or own, fenced in yard, pool and other general description of the property.



Faith:   ADOPTED

You gotta have “FAITH” !

UPDATE: 1/14/2011  Faith underwent surgery for her “cherry eye” which appears to have been successful. She was also spayed at the same time and received all her vaccinations. She is currently recovering in SNK9’s foster care.

Faith is a Maltese between the age of 6 months and 1 year. She was located at one of the shelters we frequent and it was obvious that she was very neglected and sick.

FaithJust another homeless dog without a name…her appearance told all. There was no pretty story filled with care and love in this young dog’s life. Her teary eyes were covered with dirty clumped up hair and her nose was running like a dripping faucet. She was scared and curled up in the back corner of her kennel.

Seeing that this dog was in need of medical attention, SNK9 pulled her out of the shelter and took her to see a vet. At first she was very fearful, but once she was in our hands, she relaxed almost as if she had “FAITH” in us to keep her safe.

The vet confirmed that she was sick and running a fever. Faith received a shot and some medicine to go home with. She was placed in our foster care with Wendy, Jim and their two dogs, where she will receive proper care and love until she finds her forever home.


Faith5Now that a little time has passed, Faith is all groomed,feeling better and her true personality is coming out.

She is full of life, very sweet and affectionate, loves people and other dogs.

She travels well in the car and even made a visit to NYC, where she showed no fear of her surroundings, including while resting inside her doggie bag.

If you are interested in this young lady or would like more information about her, please contact us. 



Cracker Jack:   ADOPTED

Cracker Jack is a 2 year old Jack Russell that was surrendered by his owner at an inner city shelter.

Cracker JackCracker was going to be euthanized the same day he was brought in, even though he had done nothing wrong and appeared to have no behavioral issues. Usually, dogs get 7 days at most city shelters to give people a chance to reclaim them. Cracker’s case was different. Since he was surrendered by his owner, the shelter did not have the legal responsibility to keep him for the 7 day period.

When we met Cracker, even though he was in a very stressful and unpleasant situation, he kept wagging his tail (photo) and shared countless kisses.

We reached out to SNK9’s loyal friends and supporters asking for help in finding this little guy a foster or permanent home. We only had hours to work with and luckily, one of our supporters, Gina Mastrogiovanni, contacted us with news that one of her long time friends, an experienced dog owner who loves the breed was interested in adopting him.

We pulled Cracker out of the shelter, and took him to the vet for a check up, blood work, shots and to be neutered.

The next day, we picked him up at the vet and traveled to the country to do a meet and greet and a home check with his new potential mommy.

Cracker Jack homeThere was an instant connection between the two and everything else went great as well, including meeting with the family’s 2 dogs and a cat.

It was a perfect match and the adoption process was completed before the end of the day.

One week later, his mom reports that he’s just the sweetest thing and she has found an awesome and forever friend in Cracker.

This is yet another case with a similar story and proof that when people pull together, share information and work as a team, miracles do happen and lives are saved!

Merry Christmas Cracker and special thanks to Gina!


Pennie:   ADOPTED

UPDATE: 1/14/2011  Pennie has completed her training at Kamp Kanine, a top notch dog training and boarding facility, and now understands the basic sign language commands thanks to Mark Barish, a trainer/owner at Kamp Kanine with over 10 years of training and competition experience.

Pennie not only knows how to come, sit, lie down along with a few other commands, but she has also exhibited a great temperament. She is very submissive and great with dogs of all breeds and sizes. She is also EXCELLENT with children of all ages!

Pennie is a very happy and loving dog and has a lot to offer! She is only one years old and has a lot of energy. She will need a home which can provide her with proper exercise on regular basis.

If you would like to meet this wonderful dog, please contact us.


Pennie is a beautiful 1 year old Lab/Pit mix that was pulled from a City shelter by SNK9. Although Pennie is deaf, she seems to love life more each day.

Pennie at KampPennie has high energy and likes to run around and play. She absolutely loves people and is good with other dogs. She loves to give kisses and loves getting attention herself.

Pennie is currently receiving professional training at Kamp Kanine, a 24 hour boarding and training facility. Once she successfully completes her training, Pennie’s new owner/s will be given tutoring on how to comunicate with her using sign language.

Pennie is very smart, loving and deserves a great home. Since Pennie has a lot of energy, she will do best if adopted into an active environment.

If you’d like to find out more about this wonderful dog, please contact us.


Jack:   ADOPTED  

JackJack is a 10 year old wire haired Jack Russel, who is visually impaired, in fact he is almost, but not completely blind.

Jack’s story is especially tragic since he lost his owner and his home, all at once. After his owner died, Jack was turned over to the Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, NJ where he is currently residing.

The SPCA reported that there is zero interest in Jack who has cataracts and asked us for help in getting Jack into a foster or permanent home. Jack can still see shadows and gets around just fine. He is very motivated by toys and loves to play fetch, which is a good indication that he can in fact still see to a degree.

Jack1Jack still has a lot of energy and likes to go for walks. He proudly walks around with toys in his mouth and loves to have his chin rubbed.

He is good with other dogs, neutered and up to date with all his shots.

Please consider giving this loving dog a chance. He lost so much all at once, yet he still has so much life to live and love to give.

If you would like to find out more about Jack or meet him, please contact us and become a part of something very special!



Stewart-ShibaStewart is a sweet 5 year old Shiba Inu neutered male that suffers from focal seizures, a condition that is easily controlled with pheno barbital; which is very inexpensive.

Stewart is healthy in all other respects and has had several visits with a neurologist who feels that his seizures are definitely improving.

As with Lexi, the good folks at the Yonkers, NY Shelter asked us to help find a home for Stewart. They also feel that he’ll do even better and make more progress in a home, where he won’t face the everyday stress associated with any shelter environment.

Stewart is also friendly with other dogs, so please give him a chance!

Please contact us if you are interested in meeting Stewart.



LexiLexi is a 2 year old Pit/Bulldog mix who is deaf. The Yonkers Animal Shelter asked SNK9 for help with Lexi, who was surrendered to them in March of 2010, for no particular reason.

Looking back, the shelter staff think that Lexi was surrendered because she is deaf, a “detail” which was never disclosed to them and took quite a while to find out.

Lexi is smart and will learn command signals as other dogs with her condition have. She likes to play with other dogs and loves being around humans. Lexi has a blanket in her run and takes good care of her things, never destroying anything. She also loves stuffed toys.

If you think you might be the one to give Lexi a chance and some love, please contact us and we will provide a trainer who specializes in working with deaf dogs to get you started.


Mr. Cakes:   ADOPTED

CakeHi there! My name is Mr. Cakes but I am also known as Cakey, Cake and Bake, Baker Boy and I am GORGEOUS 3 year old American Bulldog. My foster mom gave me those names because she said I am soooo sweet and well, I kind of had a “crumby” life. You see the people who had me before left me outside all day, every day. I only had about four feet of rope and was surrounded by six foot fences. It was pretty cold some nights and WOW was it hot in the summer! I am not sure why my old owners left me outside, I tried to tell them that I wanted to be indoors with them but I guess they didn’t understand.

But that’s all over now! Lucky me! My foster home has heat, air conditioning Cake3and a soft bed for me to lay on every night! I get to play with my foster brothers and sisters too! I love to play a lot, especially with other dogs! I also like running around my yard. One of my favorite things to do is to chase the water from the garden hose. I get to play AND I get a bath at the same time! See? Aren’t I great?

I am very gentle but full of energy. I’m happy being the submissive one in a relationship. I’m a lover, not a fighter!

I’m neutered and up to date with all of my shots.

If you’d like to find out more about this wonderful dog or meet him, you can contact us or you can contact Mr. Cakes directly at his own e-mail:



Marley and StaceyMarley is a six year old Pit Bull Terrier who was pulled out of a shelter by SNK9 due to suffering from severe kennel stress. What’s even more unfortunate is that Marley was a resident at the shelter not once but two separate times.

We don’t know much about his first stay at the shelter and why he was even there, but we do know that after quite a while, he was finally adopted and things were going well for him. One year later the economy came crashing down, and his new owners had to move to an apartment that didn’t allow dogs. So at no fault of his own and after being with his family for about one year, Marley was brought back to the shelter, where he remained until he could no longer take the stress and started loosing weight.

Marley wth SaraWe have had Marley in SNK9 foster care for several weeks now and he is a wonderful dog! He is great with people, children and other dogs. He has a sweet personality and has finally put some weight back on. His only issue is that he still suffers from separation anxiety, or what some might call “extreme loyalty”. He will follow you anywhere and feel sad and broken when you leave him. As we are working on this issue, we still know that Marley will need a home where he is not left home alone for very long periods of time and where he is exercised daily.

If you would like to meet Marley, please contact us.


Trooper:   ADOPTED

Trooper3Trooper is a 3 year old Rottie, that spent 2 years living on the streets of Elizabeth, NJ with a broken leg. Once he was rescued by some wonderful people at All Star Pet Rescue, his rear leg had to be amputated.

Now, Trooper has healed and the missing rear leg does not slow him down one bit. He is currently in foster care, but what he really needs is aTrooper2 loving and caring forever home. He loves people and is great with other dogs.

Let us know if you would like to meet Trooper and give him what he deserves…a loving home.

Click here for Trooper’s original story.



SaraSara is a 1-2 year old sweet chocolate Lab/ Pit mix. She is great with people as well as with other dogs. She is very smart and is responding well to training.

She does not have any physical special needs, but Sara was suffering from serious kennel stress at a shelter and had to be removed from that environment.

Sara needs daily exercise and proper leadeship. If you would like to meet this great dog please contact us.



Penny:   ADOPTED

Penny is about 3 yrs old and was left in a crate on the front steps of the Maplewood animal control officer’s residence last winter. Penny was denied admittance by two local animal shelters.

Best Friends were contacted and took her in. For now, she is doing well in her foster home but she really needs more attention and would surely thrive in a “forever home”.

PennyPenny has Ankyloking Spondylitis, (a chronic, inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease.) It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroilium in the pelvis, causing eventual fusion of the spine. She will need ongoing medical supervision although the vet feels that for now her condition has stabilized. Penny has a brand new set of wheels, custom made for her by “Eddie’s Wheels” with all the bells and whistles. She is still resisting the wheels but, again, she needs someone who is willing to work with her on a more regular basis.

Penny’s foster mom says the following about this little girl:

“Penny loves to cuddle. She never gives up with walking. Even though she can’t walk very well, that doesn’t stop her from trying. She goes swimming in the bath tub to get clean and to help her legs. She doesn’t mind the water and she does the doggy paddle pretty well, (she has a life vest in case she gets too tired). She’s a fighter, despite everything that she’s been through, she isn’t giving up. She loves people and other animals.”

 “She knows to go to the bathroom outside but in cold weather she knows to go on the wee wee pads. She’s has a funny personality, is eager to please, loves attention and loves to give kisses.”

Are you that special someone that can take on the challenge this special needs dog, accompanied with a bundle of some serious love?


Stevie:   ADOPTED

StevieStevie, is a 7 year old blind Shih Tzu and only weighs 8 pounds. He has no idea that he can not see. Stevie walks on a leash like a show dog and is completely housebroken. Steps are his only problem, but give him one day and he’ll know his way around any house or apartment. He is truly worthy of a forever home that will give him the love he so deserves!
He loves other dogs and all humans; best with another older dog or a very calm one. To see him is to witness a wonderdog!

P.S. Stevie loves squeaky toys!



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!



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.


Molly:   ADOPTED

IMG_3114Molly is a 10 year old lab mix that came in with severe domodex. She’s been getting the royal treatment since she’s been at the shelter, so a lot of her hair has been growing back and she looks better than ever!  Molly is super-sweet, easy going, and pleasure to have around. She has a wonderful personality and is good with people and other dogs. All she needs now is a loving home.




Delilah is a young SWEETHEART who is located at the BERGEN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER in Teterboro, NJ.
She is considered to be a “Special Needs” dog because she has Vestibular disease which has caused a slight head-tilt, which we find to be her cutest feature. Also the facial paralysis on the right side of her face has been determined to be non-progressive. While at the vets being diagnosed for her facial paralysis she was also found to be lyme positive which is currently being treated. Even though she has some medical issues, it has not taken away from her manners, personality or love for humans.IMG_1773
While traveling back and forth to the vet office, it has been found that she absolutely loves the car as she just sits back and enjoys the ride.
In the beginning when first taken out for her walk, she tends to be strong on the leash but with some corrections she walks very nicely and her favorite part of going out is when she is given a toy to trot along with.
Just the other day after a walk and play time with Stacey, the Vice President of Special Needs K9, they both went and sat inside the kennel. Stacey found that Delilah absolutely LOVES to get massaged.IMG_1792 Every time Stacey would stop, she would turn around and give her the sweetest look as to say “more please.” Another positive thing is that she keeps her kennel very clean.
With all these great qualities what’s not to love about this beauty.
If you or someone you know is looking for a sweetheart to adopt please give Delilah a chance!
For more info you can contact us.


Trooper:  In Foster Care

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 is a sweet 2 year oldCada 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.

Kimbo:   ADOPTED

Kimbo (3)This is Kimbo, a 15 months old male (pure breed) Cane Corso in desperate need of a home. These photos were taken of Kimbo on the morning of 1-26-2010. His left eye is really bad & will need to be looked at ASAP. The bottom lid is curling inward into his eye, so he can barely open it and squints most of the time.  Other than his eyes & him needing a good bath, he’s pretty much healthy.  The past owner had Kimbo for 10 months and is unable to keep him due to economic issues. He listens to the 2 basic commands, sit & stay. He does tug when being walked and will need some leash training. He’s approximately 90-100lbs, and is not neutered. He’s housebroken and spends about 8 hrs a day loose in the house, during the week, alone without having any accidents. He’s very friendly with people and loves children. KimboHe does very well with other dogs, as he is timid and has no dominance traits in him. He’s still considered a young dog for his breed & is very playful. He loves to run free, so he does need room to run and needs to be exercised every single day and also needs to be challenged. He’s currently located in the Bronx, NY. Transportation for Kimbo is available through Special Needs K9. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in Kimbo or is able to foster him.

* “URGENT”:Kimbo needs to find a new home or a foster home by January 31, 2010.  A fund for Kimbo’s medical expenses has been set up by Special Needs K9.


Raspberry / Ruby:   ADOPTED



MISS RUBY is just a doll.  We should all be as loving and forgiving as Ruby, the abuse she endured as a pup did NOT affect her LOVE FOR LIFE OR PEOPLE .. friendly would be an understatement … this girl LOVES everybody…dog friendly, POOR LITTLE RUBY has 3 strikes against her;  strike one she is a slender small frame red merle pit bull mix, strike two Ruby has an undershot, strike three Ruby’s right front paw is turned outward…. due to a neglected broken foot as a pup Ruby’s foot has healed with a slight flaw ( weight baring , NO physical restrictions ) not only was she neglected medical attention, she was confined to a crate way to small for her along with another dog in the SAME CRATE both neglected, poor Ruby forced to live in her own feces and urine. This INNOCENT little lady found herself at the shelter … saved by Jenn with and placed into foster for a well deserved overdose of TLC.  This girl is truly a SWEETHEART…Ruby loves PEOPLE, KIDS, life in general… Ruby is all about giving love, and getting love …. Ruby walks around with a smile on her face and is eager to please … RUBY THRIVES ON POSITIVE REWARD… she lives for your approval THIS GIRL IS AMAZING…. There is not an aggressive bone nor hair on her body , she is the type of girl that forgives all the wrong that was done to her… IF ANY DOG DESERVES A CHANCE, it’s Ruby! A loving family, a warm bed, food and unconditional love is what every dog deserves ESPECIALLY in Ruby’s case… we owe her!  MY HEART breaks the cruelty that people cause onto innocent creatures is just unfair. Ruby is unfairly judged by not only her breed but by her appearance too. Ruby is the Duckling that will turn into the Swan.  Her temperament is amazing … Ruby has a submissive personality she is playful but respectful…Ruby is in foster with other dogs small and big, children and cats ruby is UTD on shots Spayed, micro-chip and 90% house trained , she will go on wee-wee pad takes treats very gently, no food issues, no toy issues Ruby is just 7 months young , PLEASE COME MEET RUBY you will not be sorry TO ENSURE PROPER MATCH AND THE WELL BEING OF OUR ANIMALS AN completed adoption form and home check required adoption fee applies.  You can contact us or contact directly (Jennifer).



RASPBERRY-URGENT! – is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.