Why We’re Different

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 dogs from high-kill shelters in the South, medically care for them at our Almost Home Wellness Center in Aiken, South Carolina, and transport them to New Jersey, giving them a second chance at life.

Being a 100% foster-based dog rescue means that not a single one of our dogs steps foot in a shelter after being rescued. Each and every one of our dogs lives in a warm and loving New Jersey foster home until the day they are adopted. ❤️

We’re represented on ShelterAnimalsCount.org.


  • 1034 total dog adoptions in 2020, including returned animals.
  • Over 12,000 total adoptions since founding.


  • 10,000 dogs from shelters, community rescue groups, or the public since founding
  • 10% of these dogs were transferred to Home for Good by their owners or found as strays.
  • 90% of these dogs were transferred to Home for Good from shelters or community animal rescue groups throughout South Carolina and Georgia

Foster Program:

  • 155 volunteer families in New Jersey opened their homes to foster in 2020.


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