Onward & Upward - Softies & Sweethearts

They're headed home! Back in October three 5-day-old puppies were found by our Animal Response Team - they had been discarded in a household garbage can and we weren't sure if they would make it. After medical care and 4 months in foster, we're happy to announce that they've all fully recovered and been adopted into loving homes! We couldn't share stories like this without your support and care. Thanks for joining us in believing that local animals are worth fighting for and that all our community's pets deserve a second chance. Check out our Facebook album celebrating these rescue...

Onward & Upward - Warm & Fuzzies

We started this year with 116 new beginnings, and we couldn’t be prouder! That’s how many LHS pets found homes this December, including our longest dog resident, Sidney. After an incredibly long 14 months in our care Sidney finally found an adopter to call her own-- and she hasn’t looked back! These positive outcomes for local dogs and cats are made possible through of the support of kindhearted and generous advocates like you. You are the reason we’re able to provide dogs like Sidney the extended training, space and time they need to find their adoptive match; thank you for continuing...

Onward & Upward - X-Mas 2017

This week our kennel is blissfully empty. Nineteen of our shelter dogs are basking in the comfort of loving foster homes, who graciously opened their hearts and hearths to provide shelter pets in need with a holiday vacation. Your compassion means the world to Laurel and Babylon, and all our LHS pets awaiting new homes. May we all experience such comfort and joy this holiday season, and all throughout the year. Irene & Espi

Onward & Upward - BIP

  Bark in the Park is one week away and we're so excited to share this gorgeous day with you! Join LHS friends and family as we celebrate adoption and raise funds to support local homeless pets. We'll have food, games, 30+ vendors, a bounce house, balloon animals, dog training demos, fitness classes (for humans)- and of course- our famous pet fashion show. This year we're welcoming special guest the Dogist, who will be live instagraming from the event.Bark in the Park isn't just our largest pet festival and fundraiser, it's also a homecoming celebration for a lot of our LHS alumni....

The Scoop - Summer 2017

Check out our Summer 2017 Newsletter!  


  Over the past few months we've been working with The S3 Agency, one of New Jersey’s premier creative agencies, to come up with our first large scale advertising campaign. This is the latest creation to come from S3's pro-bono program, “S FREE” - where NJ-based organizations can apply for free creative services. On June 19th it was launched! We're hoping to increase awareness of our work and our animals looking for homes and second chances. The #AdoptACityPet summer campaign will reach commuters using public transit with a very important message: adopting locally is the biggest pet adoption impact you...

2016 Year in Review

2016 was another tremendous year of service for LHS! Thanks to all the supporters, volunteers, and donors who made our success possible. We couldn't have done it without you! Download and print the infographic here.

LHS Winter News

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Feather's Recovery

Feather, the sweet dog who came to LHS after she had been allegedly beaten by her owner, is on the road to recovery thanks to the generosity of our donors. Feather's femur injury was so complex she ended up needing to have a second surgical procedure to ensure her leg healed properly, but despite her traumatic past and her ongoing medical challenges, Feather still adores people. After weeks of being confined to keep her from re-injuring the leg, and having to be carried in and out for each walk, Feather has started her daily routine of physical therapy - Continue reading