The public voting has ended in our 2018 Top Dog Contest, sponsored by Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts. Our expert panel will now choose an overall winner from among the top 15 finalists. The winner will be announced on this website on February 19 and in the March issue of New Jersey Monthly.
Woody loves to go for car rides. He does not care if it is a quick dash around the block or running endless errands. Woody is the ultimate back-seat driver!
Meet Judge, the all American weiner dog! He is rambunctious, extremely affectionate, and very mischievous. Judge was rescued from Pick Your Paw Animal Rescue approximately 1.5 years ago, making his current mom a first time dog owner. Judge enjoys playing with other dogs and people, as wel... Read more
Lina is a Pomeranian. She was a foster dog who became a part of permanent part of my life nine years ago. The photo I’m entering of her was taken during a weekend getaway at Eagle Lake.
Amber is a beautiful miniature Goldendoodle and the ultimate beach girl. Her happy place is the Jersey Shore beach where she spends most afternoons chasing balls and swimming in the ocean. At home, Amber is a true snuggly bunny. She is smart, affectionate, playful and devoted to her family.
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY - While most toy breeds enjoy spending their days on their owner's lap, this New Jersian has an important job to do. Bristol, a 4-year-old Papillon, has devoted her time to helping others. Bristol is a Certified Therapy Dog. Under the direction of pet sitter, Sue Fick she ... Read more
Rocky is a 3 year old beagle mix. He was reduced from a shelter in West Point Mississippi when him and his owner Kristina lived there. He loves to cuddle, sniff, and get treats!
Our Otis is a lovable and loving mixed breed dog. He loves running around the yard, chasing his frisbee, snuggles with family and of course treats. We rescued Otis from the Burlington Animal Shelter foster program when he was about 4 months old. Otis is 4 1/2 now and brings a smile to ever... Read more
Our “little miss bright eyes” is the ultimate sweetheart. Referred to as an affectionate “party animal,” Delilah is a social butterfly and loves to play. Snuggles and puppy kisses are simply heaven!
Hi my name is Chico! Even though my name means “little” I am a big boy, 8 months old and 60lbs! I am a snuggly bear and will let you know when I want snuggles or when you’re not doing it right! I love to eat everything including coins but I’m told those are bad for you. I love to play outs... Read more
Cooper is a 2 year-old owner surrendered Morkie and Chief Barketing Officer of The No Suffer Society, a New Jersey 501(c)(3) Nonprofit uniting rescue groups to improve living conditions for unadopted pets worldwide. Although international philanthropy keeps his little legs busy, Cooper enj... Read more
Chip at Deal Beach
Spencer at Deal Beach
Ozzie goes by many nicknames including Ozzie Boy, Ozzielicious, Smoochy Poochy Boy, and Oswaldo. He prefers “Smoochy Poochy Boy” said in a very high pitch voice. Yes, that is the universe you see in his eyes. He will ignore you if you have a phone in your hands because he believes in ... Read more
Brody LOVES the snow and cold weather! Here he had just turned 2 and has changed our lives. He is a 65 pound Australian Labradoodle—a big boy! Our family is now complete.
After losing our other beloved and intensely loyal Cane Corso to an aggressive brain tumor at only 3 years old this June, we were devastated and never thought we could, or would, have a bond like that with another, but then this handsome guy fell into our laps and actually prefers it there... Read more
Riley, originally a stray from South Carolina, was rescued by Home For Good. She's been with us for almost a year and has been an absolute joy. Being from the south, we weren't sure about her reaction to snow, but here she's taking a quick break from playing in the snow in our yard. She lo... Read more
Hudson, a medium-sized labradoodle puppy, joined our family Labor Day Weekend. Although we have a few stuffed animal look-a-likes in our children’s vast collection, his arrival into our family has been remarkable. His playful personality charms and entertains just about everyone he meets... Read more
Carmen, a wirehair dachshund is the perfect NJ dog ambassador. Not only is Carmen the number one Grand Champion of her Breed in NJ, but she's been the number one m mini National Field Champion for seven years. She's also the number one owner-handled mini wirehair show dachshund for 2 years... Read more
Bode, a five month old Cavachon, may be considered a “designer dog” but he is a rough and tumble boy with a long shaggy coat to match his personality. He loves to take to the trails and get dirty in the woods and forests of New Jersey. He may be small but he can go for miles up and down hu... Read more
Jax is a naturally conceived dog with more husky in him from two Pomskies. He is lovable and smart and first dog for this family and both parents.
Top Hat Otis!
Here’s our sweet Baci ("Kisses" in Italian)! We gave her an Italian name in keeping w/ our 2 prior dogs Pucci and Finzi. The woman at the Shelter described her as "affectionate, friendly, a real charmer." She is all that, and more. We are stopped constantly when we go out w/ her, everyo... Read more
Francki was in the shelter twice before we found her being fostered at 1.5 years old by a local pet shop owner in Haddonfield, NJ. She is now 9 years old and the queen of our house. She has diabetes, hypothyroid, and her second mcl tear all diagnosed within a year. But you'd never know wi... Read more
Bocci is a fun loving little guy. He is full of energy and always a joy to everyone who meets him. He puts a smile on everyone's face.
Barkley is an 11 year old shelter rescue who loves people, chew sticks, and the NJ shore breeze through his ears.
Hudson is a 1 year old standard poodle living in Hoboken. He loves making new friends while walking around town. This photo is from Grandma and Grandpa’s house last summer where he learned to swim! You can follow more of Hudson’s adventures on Instagram @paint_the_hudson
Dewey is a rescue that is eight years old and loves every person and animal he meets! He loves playing fetch, getting belly rubs, and treats and will steal your heart!
Dog standing on picnic table at her favorite park
Skye is a 2.5 year old mastiff. We are her second home. Her first owners were not happy with her "zest for life," i.e. what we call the "constant zoomies", and they decided they didn't want her anymore. We stepped in and rescued her at six months and were shocked to see her condition... Read more
Every morning after making my bed, Fichus curls up on my pillow and watches sleepily as I ready myself for work. We adopted Fichus ten years ago and she’s been an irreplaceable part of our family ever since.