Who We Are

We have a passion for senior animals. To be able to save an animal from dying alone in a shelter, to give it a chance to live out its last days/months/years in a home with the proper care and love it deserves, instead of a cold shelter, is what drives us to keep going.

AJL Special Dog Rescue Adoption Process

All dogs come spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. We process adoption applications for specific dogs, in the order they were received and based on the requirements for the dog. There is a home visit required and an application. The application can be found on our website http://specialdogrescue.org/adoption-application/ We also partner with Peytons Place Animal Rescue to place some of our dogs. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to chatting with you!

Areas We Serve

Lehigh Valley, North Jersey, Brick NJ, Rahway Nj, Great Meadows NJ, Atlantic County, Bucks County, Kenilworth NJ,Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Gloucester County, Philadelphia County, New York. We have fosters in PA, NJ, NY, and DE. Our rescues are with fosters on the east coast. The location in which the foster resides should be listed with each profile. We are setting up some adoption events now, but schedule meet and greets with the approved adopter for each dog. Please apply if you are interested in one of our adoptable pets!

Why Should You Adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you’ll have a friend for life.


What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?


When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.


So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.