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Northstar Pet Rescue

In many areas of the country, especially in the South, the situation for animals is desperate: Chained outside and starving, homeless and running loose, or just simply no longer wanted and abandoned in an overburdened and underfunded facility that can’t possibly take another. For these animals, there is not much hope…except to look in the night sky for the North Star, their only way out. We are a group of passionate volunteers committed to saving these innocent dogs and finding them a new forever home. NorthStar Pet Rescue was founded in 2017, and although we might be a relatively new name among New Jersey animal rescues, you may recognize some of us from the work we’ve done volunteering with other rescues to help animals over the past decade. We are 100% dedicated to operating in an safe, transparent, and ethical manner and to ensuring the best veterinary practices are followed with regards to the care and transport of our animals. NorthStar Pet Rescue is IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN: 81-5348036).

Boonton, NJ,07005
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Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (973) 658-7001


Sparks TX

Dachshund | Wallington, NJ

Age : 1 Year 7 MonthsYoungMaleSmallTan/Yellow/Fawn with Black



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Meet Sparks TX

Meet Sparks, a lowrider boy recently rescued from a shelter in Texas. He is 1-2 years old and weighs 18-20 pounds. He will soon be traveling to NJ to find a forever home along with a buddy he made at the shelter - Malik TX - who you see pictured together with Sparks in one of our photos. Malik is also available for adoption through Northstar. Sparks seems to want to stay close to his human at all times - he craves affection. He likes to be with his person or people so he would do best if he was adopted into a home where someone was home with him a lot of the time. Foster mom says Sparks' best time is when she's doing yard work. Sparks lays nearby and is perfectly content. Any time he can be in her lap or on the couch with her he is happy.  Sparks has learned to sit, and seems smart. He has a sweet disposition and goes into a crate willingly if you throw a treat in first. His foster is working on leash training, too. At night, he sleeps in a small crate in foster mom's bedroom.  Sparks is good with some dogs but a meet and greet would need to be done with any other dogs in the adopter's home as he can be a bit choosy about his friends. And it would be best if Sparks was fed separately as he doesn't like to share his food. If you'd like to meet Sparks when he arrives, please fill out an adoption application at & be sure to ask for him by name - SPARKS TX!

Adoption Process
Potential adopters will submit an adoption application. The adopters information will be screened including veterinary and personal references. After the first round of screening they will get the chance to meet the pet. If it is a good match, as deemed by NSPR volunteers, the adopter will complete an adoption contract and pay the fee of 375.00. All animals will be spayed/neutered and fully vetted prior to adoption. The only exception would be small puppies in which case the adopter will submit an additional deposit refundable upon proof of spay/neuter. In the event an animal is no longer wanted, the adoption contract will stipulate that the animal always gets returned to us, and is never sold, given away, or surrendered to another rescue or shelter.

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