Here we hope to provide answers to questions frequently asked of us here at Sammy’s Hope…
Q: When can I meet the animal I have fallen in love with on your website?
Q: I need to re-home my cat or dog, will you take him?
Q: Where do you get your animals?
Q: How can I get more information about the pet I am considering adopting?
Q: Why didn’t you answer all of my questions that I sent in my e-mail?
Q: How can I become a volunteer?
Q: My child is under 18 and would like to volunteer, can she?
Q: Do you have a foster program? How can I join?
Q: I would like to donate money for the animals, how can I?
Q: How does Sammy’s Hope spend donated money?
Q: My pet is lost! Where should I look?
Our volunteers are available to show adoptable pets on Wednesday nights from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, and on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM. The Edison Animal Shelter is located at:
125 Municipal Blvd
Edison, NJ 08817
Most of our adoptable pets stay at the shelter, however some are in foster homes. Animals in foster homes can usually be seen during the hours posted above as long as we have advanced notice of your arrival. Other arrangements may also be made directly with the foster if needed and as the foster parents’ schedule permits.
Pets courtesy posted on our website are not available through Sammy’s Hope. All courtesy postings contain contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the animal. They can answer any questions you may have about the animal and make arrangement for you to meet the pet they have available.
Sammy’s Hope does not have a facility for housing its adoptable animals. We currently work with the Edison Animal Shelter, and are responsible for finding adopters for the homeless animals in their care. Our organization has a few scarce foster slots in which to house animals from the shelter who have special medical requirements or other special needs. Unfortunately we are not in a position to accept animals from the public who need to be re-homed. We do, however, offer to post your adoptable pet on our website as a courtesy posting. If this is something you think would benefit you in your search for your pet’s new home, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following:
- A brief description of your pet containing his age, his breed, his likes, his attributes (Is he housebroken? Is he microchipped? Neutered/up-to-date on his shots? Does he know any commands? Does he walk nicely on a leash? Is he crate trained? Does he live with children, cats, dogs?), and the best things about his personality.
- Pictures: 2 or 3 of the cutest pictures of your pet
- An email address or phone number that will included in your post so that potential adopters may reach you or your organization.
- The name and direct cell phone number for the individual keeping the pet (this will be for our records and will not be posted)
We generally keep the posts up for 30 days. If you need us to keep it up longer, please let us know at the 30 day point with any updates.
The adoptable animals you see on our website are either in foster homes with our volunteers, or living in a shelter (currently we work with the Edison Animal Shelter).
The best thing to do is contact us via e-mail at email@example.com to schedule a time to meet the pet you are interested in and to discuss any questions you have for us when we meet. Most of our pets are at The Edison Animal Shelter and we have a few in Foster Homes. Our volunteers are available to show adoptable pets at the shelter on Wednesday nights from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, and on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM. The Edison Animal Shelter is located at:
125 Municipal Blvd
Edison, NJ 08817
We will work with you to make special arrangements with you to meet the pets we have in Foster Home.
While we may be able to answer some of your questions via e-mail about the pet that you are interested in, please understand that we are an all-volunteer organization and we get a lot of inquiries about our pets. It is very difficult for us to respond to all of the questions that we receive from the public via e-mail and we would ask that you instead schedule a time to meet the pet you are interested in and to ask us any questions you have about the pet in person. This way we can provide you with more comprehensive answers to any questions you may have and we can review with you all of the paperwork kept at the shelter for the pet you are interested in.
Please click on the Volunteer tab on our website for all of the details on how to volunteer with us!
Like most programs of this nature, Sammy’s Hope is an adult volunteer program (18+). With special permission, we do allow our experienced and active adult volunteers to have their children (age 12 – 17) accompany them at the shelter, but the child must be at least 16 to handle animals and they must be supervised by their parent at all times.
For students local to Edison, both Edison High Schools (Edison High and JP Stevens) now have student programs associated with shelter volunteerism.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your interest and experience as a foster we will get back to you to discuss our program and how you may be able to help.
Donations can be made directly through our website via paypal/credit card by clicking on the orange “Donate” button to the right of your screen. If you would prefer to mail a check, please send it to our post office box at:
PO Box 7281
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Sammy’s Hope is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Money donated to Sammy’s Hope is used for veterinary care and adoption promotion of the animals at the shelter. Sammy’s Hope has committed to spay/neuter and vaccinate the shelter’s adoptable animals, as well as pay for larger medical procedures and medications required by some animals. Sammy’s Hope is an all-volunteer organization, no one draws a salary for the work we do.
Please visit our Lost Pet Information page for a checklist to aid you in your search, and find the shelter local to your town (in Middlesex and parts of Union County, NJ) where your pet may have been taken if found by Animal Control.