Trenton Animals Rock (TAR) is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides funding funding for medical care, training and boarding for injured, abandoned and abused dogs in the Trenton, NJ area.
As of April 8, 2022 we are no longer contracted by the City of Trenton. Trenton City Council voted 4-3 not to renew our contract. We have no direct affiliation with the shelter or the city.
No, but we do have a Mobile Rescue and Resource Unit!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No, we have no direct affiliation with the Trenton Animal Shelter. We do pull dogs from there as well as other shelters in the area.
You can see all our available dogs listed on our PetFinder page.
For dogs, $250-$450 depending on the breed, age and medical needs. $100-$150 for cats. You will be notified when you apply what the fee for that animal will be.
Step 1. Visit tarnj.petfinder.com to see our available animals.
Step 2. Apply for the animal you are interested in by completing a full application, not by submitting an inquiry. If you submit an inquiry, we will ask that you submit an application.
Step 3. A screener will be in touch with you to discuss your application.
Step 4. References will be checked.
Step 5. A meet and greet will take place with you, the animal and any other pets or people who live in your home.
Step 6. You complete an Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee.
Step 7. The animal is yours - yay!
Fostering is a great way to help get dogs and cats out of the shelter quickly so they can decompress in a home while they await their forever family.
When fostering you should be prepared to commit to the animal for as long as it takes to get adopted, which could be a few weeks to a few months.
You should be comfortable transporting the animal to meet and greets with potential adopters as well as to vet visits and adoption events.
We will cover the cost of medical care.
It is important to remember this and be comfortable with the fact that we may not be able to respond to your texts or emails ASAP. We are not "on call" and we work as a team so we appreciate you treating us with the same patience, kindness and respect that you expect in return.