Meet Iris

Only 4 months old, sweet shepherd-mix puppy Iris spent two of those months in a shelter. But now she is discovering the world and embracing it with wags and wiggles. Understandably, she is a little shy of new things, but she is blooming fast and loves everyone she gets to know. She is equally comfortable with other dogs as well.  We will be cat testing her soon. She has only been in foster a week, but already she’s showing her true colors: gentle, calm and kind.  This 30 pound girl is very obedient and submissive with people.  She loves belly rubs, car rides, hikes, toys and bones. She walks well on a leash, but, can sometimes can get a little scared and stop or try to hide under a bush.  But, we think that will pass after she is treat trained in foster or her forever home on those walks.  It’s a good training method.  Right now, we recommend Iris for a family with children over ten, but as we get more opportunity to observe her, we may adjust that age requirement. She is up to date on all her shots and vacinnations. She is spayed, super healthy and contagiously happy!  


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Peace4Paws is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity based in Northern New Jersey. 

Since 2007, we have been dedicated to supporting sanctuary and forever homes for the animals retired from work in research and related fields as well as shelter dogs through our foster & adoption programs, fundraising events involving music, yoga, animal friendly events & more plus student outreach to kids from kindergarten through college. 

Our Motto...

Research Animals Make Exceptional Pets!

Meet Quaker

Would you believe this poor little guy was just minutes away from being euthanized? Probably not because so many dogs are euthanized simple because they do not have a home. Fortunately Quaker is in foster now. This two year old very dog friendly and people-friendly mini pin is available now. We are looking to adopt him before he arrives in mid September. Please apply here to be consider for Quaker.


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11th Annual Adopt-A-Pet Day

Sunday, September 18th. Rain or Shine 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital 

320 East Ridgewood Avenue

Adoptable dogs, Vendors, Prizes and more! 


Mission Statement

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."    

St. Francis of Assisi 

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