Our Metrics

About us:

Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) is a 100% foster-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) dog rescue established in 2010 in Summit, New Jersey with offices in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. We rescue homeless dogs from high-kill shelters in the South, which are overflowing with unwanted dogs on the brink of being euthanized. We socialize, care for, and provide them life-saving medical care at our property in Aiken, SC, transport them to our rescue in New Jersey, and nurture them in our network of foster families while they await adoption into loving homes – giving them a second chance at life.

We’re represented on ShelterAnimalsCount.org.






  • 1057 total dog adoptions in 2019, including returned animals; in-state 883; out-of-state 174.
  • Over 9000 total adoptions since founding.


  • 7985 dogs from shelters, community rescue groups, or the public since founding
  • 90% of these dogs were transferred to Home for Good by their owners or found as strays.
  • 10% of these dogs were transferred to Home for Good from shelters or community animal rescue groups throughout South Carolina and Georgia

Foster Program:

  • 130 volunteer families in New Jersey opened their homes to foster in 2019.


  • 339 active volunteers (including fosters) assisted with all aspects of Home for Good’s operations and donated over 3500 hours of service.

Adoption Centers:

  • Last year, 75% of our adoptions occurred at our offices in Berkeley Heights, NJ;
  • 12.5% of our adoptions occurred at an off-site adoption venue; and
  • 12.5% of our adoptions occurred at an off-site Home for Good fundraiser.