N.J. Welfare Center Preps 4-Legged Friends For Loving Homes

MADISON, N.J. (CBS 2) — Many tails were wagging Wednesday night thanks to the generosity of many people in our area.

The journey has been long for many puppies and dogs who hope to finally have a loving home.

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The puppies and a dozen other dogs will finally have a chance at finding a loving home now that they’re at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, where the adoption rate is high.

It didn’t take long for Kathy Dailey to sweep up “Amos,” an 8-week-old hound, who, along with the other dogs, came here from West Virginia.

“My family is going to be so excited when they come home after school and meet him,” Dailey told CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

Amos has three other brothers. In their original community they were found outside. They are all up for adoption.

“We welcomed 19 dogs and puppies through the ‘Rescue Waggin’ program, which is a model rescue program bringing animals from overcrowded shelters where they face euthanasia to destinations shelters like ours,” said Heather Cammisa of St. Hubert’s.

The Rescue Waggin is a Pet Smart truck that has saved and transported more than 40,000 dogs since 2004.

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“It’s a wonderful outfit vehicle with ventilation for puppies, nice places to sleep. They even pump in lullabies for the puppies on their ride,” Cammisa said.

The Center knows it will be easier to find a home for the puppies and a little bit more difficult for “Snook,” who is 9 years old, and “Edith,” who is deaf. She came here on another Rescue Waggin.

Thumb’s up is “good job” in dog sign language. It’s something she learned at St. Hubert’s.

“She’s going through obedience training. We even have a volunteer take her home every night to teach her manners,” Cammisa said.

It’s that kind of love that makes St. Hubert’s a special place.

If you want to adopt one of these bundles of joy, remember, there is a fee that covers spaying, neutering, vaccinations and microchips. After all, who could resist these faces?

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The cost of adopting adult dogs is $275. The puppies are $300 and senior dogs like Snook can be adopted at half the price.