The Clifton Times Pet of the Week: There's Something About Mary!


Meet Mary, a beautiful two-year-old Rottweiler, who is looking for her furever home through the Clifton Animal Shelter. Mary is in excellent health, if a little thin, fully housebroken, and has a great temperament.  She is also fully vetted, spayed, and up-to-date on vaccines. Check out Mary’s Petfinder profile and adoption video HERE, to learn more!

Mary is a friendly girl, who is looking for a home that will give her the love and attention she deserves. Mary came to the shelter eight weeks after giving birth to ten puppies in July. All her puppies have been adopted, and Mary, who is just a little more than a puppy herself, is now waiting for her happily ever after.

She would do well in a home with other dogs and children. The shelter can also test to see if she would do well with cats, upon request. To learn more about Rottweilers and the care they need, please check out the American Kennel Club’s article on them HERE.

Mary’s story is an excellent reminder of the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. Pets can become pregnant early, and have very large litters who then need to find homes. Spaying also helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs. Neutering reduces the risk of prostate disease and eliminates the risk of testicular cancers. In addition, spaying/neutering your pet reduces their urge to roam, which can make them less likely to escape and get hit by cars, attacked by other animals, or taken by another person. It also can reduce challenging behaviors.

While all of Mary’s puppies have found their homes, every year 13 million puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats are “put to sleep” (euthanized) by shelters each year. Over 3,000 dogs and cats are born every hour in the United States, and there are simply not enough homes for them. For more on lower-cost spay and neuter options in our area, People For Animals is a valuable resource.

If you are able to give Mary the loving home she deserves, please fill out the adoption application at the Clifton Animal Shelter and someone will contact you to discuss and answer any questions that you may have and to set up a time to come in to meet them. The shelter does this to ensure that the environment is calm and conducive to having potential adopters get a good sense of the personality of the companion animal, and so they aren’t subjecting them to unnecessary stress. The shelter is located in the City Hall Complex at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton (shelter phone number: 973-470-5936). You can also email with questions or to set up your appointment to meet sweet Mary.

You can also support the Clifton Animal Shelter by donating via their PayPal link or by donating supplies to them from their wishlists (Chewy or Amazon)

  The Clifton Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets in need of homes, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to see their sweet faces.

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