N.J. pets in need: Jan. 14, 2019

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Consider a shelter dog or cat for your next pet.

Petfinder — an online, searchable database of adoptable animals — compiled a list of common misconceptions about pet adoption in the hopes that if myths are debunked, more people will adopt dogs and cats from shelters and rescues.

“I don’t know what I’m getting.”

There is likely more information available on adoptable animals than pets for purchase in pet stores. Many of the pets from rescue groups are in foster care, living with their fosterer 24/7; information on their personality and habits is typically vast. Even shelters have