Adoption Donation Information

Rescue groups charge adoption donations in order to operate. None of our volunteers are paid for their efforts and without them, we would not be able to save the many lives we do. Our adoption donations cover the expenses that we incur from rescuing puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, shelters that euthanize healthy, adoptable pets on a daily basis due to lack of space.

Some of the costs that our adoption donations cover include:

  • Shelter Pull Fees
  • Transportation (gas, tolls, etc)
  • Veterinary Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgical
  • Heartworm and flea and tick preventative
  • Food
  • Shampoo
  • Dental Bills
  • Grooming
  • Wormer
  • Insurance
  • Telephone Calls
  • Office Supplies
  • Website Upkeep
  • advertising for adoption days, events and to recruit new foster homes

Help Make A Difference

We graciously accept donations of all sizes to help pay for ordinary veterinary care (like vaccinations), as well as extraordinary expenses (like surgery, heartworm treatment, broken legs, dental work, etc), the transporting of dogs, boarding, and upkeep. All donations no matter the size makes a difference! Thank you for helping those without a voice. Pet ResQ Inc. offers a variety of ways for you to give: 

Online: If you would like to make a secure, online, tax-deductible donation.

We Accept Venmo @petresq

By Mail: If you would like to donate via check send your tax deductible donation to: Pet ResQ Inc. 24 W Railroad Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670

You can make your donation double! Pet ResQ Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and therefore will qualify for most company's matching gift programs. Check with your company to see if they have a matching program in place. If they do, just send us the paperwork, we'll do the rest!


Adoption Donation Information

Our volunteers have a special attachment to the dogs we rescue. We have received dogs and puppies into our rescue that have been infested with fleas, emaciated, sick, abused, etc. and we often shed countless tears from the conditions some of these animals have come from. We have been to the emergency vet more times than we would care to count in the middle of the night and have cared for sick puppies that require around-the-clock care, running up vet bills trying to save as many we can. All of our rescued animals hold a special place in our hearts and we strive to find them the best home possible so they do not end up in the same situation again. We want their new home to be forever! Although the adoption fee is a way to subsidize the costs of caring for the numerous animals we rescue on an annual basis, it also serves one greater function. If potential applicants are not willing to pay a nominal adoption donation, they are most likely not going to spend money on routine care for their dog or when an emergency may arise. The average cost of owning a dog is approximately $800 per year. If you cannot afford the cost of adoption, then you are unlikely to be able to afford care for your pet when he falls ill or has an accident.

Purchasing a puppy at a pet store, a puppy that normally came from a puppy mill ( is anywhere from $600 to $1800. In addition to the purchase price, you would also have to pay for vaccinations and spaying or neutering on top of that. Rescue dogs are a good deal compared to purchasing a puppy. Also note, when you purchase a puppy from a pet store, you are supporting puppy mills. The inhumane breeding facility that sells puppies to pet stores. Puppies are often sick when sold or other genetic problems will become apparent later in the puppies life. These problems are caused by lack of medical care, no exercise and poor diets. These facilities that breed puppies for profit, preying upon unsuspecting families that love and lose their beloved pets because of such greed. From start to finish rescuing is a very tedious, heart wrenching and costly job that takes the type of dedication not many people have the courage to take on

Please consider all of the costs associated with owning a companion animal prior to making the commitment. The friend you adopt will be your lifetime companion and will love you unconditionally. A rescue dog deserves to sense love and security in the family that has been so lucky to have been chosen to be rewarded with such devotion!