Coming Home Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non profit organization focused on helping homeless animals in shelters throughout New Jersey.

It is estimated that approximately 38,000 animals were euthanized in the state of New Jersey last year alone.  Our mission is to reduce that number by rescuing and rehoming as many dogs from these shelters as possible.

Coming Home Rescue


Update on Leigh

Sadly, Leigh lost her battle with her brain cyst. We will miss her terribly!

Shortly after Leigh’s brain surgery, she had started showing signs that something was wrong. We brought Leigh back to the doctor and a second MRI revealed fluid building in her cranial cavity. The doctors were confident that the fluid could be removed and the problem could be found with a second surgery. We decided that Leigh deserved that chance and went forward with the second surgery. Leigh did amazing and returned home - improving a little bit each day. However, Leigh again started showing signs that there was a problem and the incredibly difficult decision was made to let Leigh go.

We are so humbled by the outpouring of love, support, donations and prayers from so many of you. The words “Thank You” seem so inadequate.

We would also like to give a special thank you to Leigh’s doctors and the entire staff at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital for their dedication, compassion, love and care they gave Leigh.

And to Michelle, Leigh’s foster mom, you are a special woman who did so much for Leigh. Your strength, courage and determination leaves us in awe. You truly were Leigh’s guardian angel and she loved you. We had so hoped and prayed for a better outcome for Leigh. Before Leigh passed, Michele officially adopted Leigh so she did not leave this world as a “homeless” dog. She was surrounded by love.  Rest in peace Leigh. You are now whole and strong and free.

Thank you for all who came out to support our Fundraising events "Buy a Drink, Tip the Dog" and Rockin for RescuesWith your help, Leigh's legacy will live on to help others, and these fundraisers will allow Coming Home Rescue to do just that.

Donate here to help cover Leigh's medical bills and help other dogs in need
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the Internal Revenue Service.

Summer Fundraiser!

Super Cool Art has created a personalized stencil for Coming Home Rescue using our logo.
The basic stencil costs $19.95 and $10 of that will be donated back to us!
Order your stencils online!  
Stencils are available at our adoption events, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Deadline for Submissions
is September 30th!


Other Ways to Help!

Take your dog for a walk and raise money for Coming Home Rescue!
Start Walking!

Check out all of our Upcoming Fundraising Events
Upcoming Adoption Events!
See our Available Dogs!
Help us save more lives!

What's New

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All you have to do is sign into smile.amazon.com and select Coming Home Rescue as your charity.

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Adoption Event

Saturday, October 3

367 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway, NJ

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.