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New ShopRite opens in Wyckoff

The new 62,000-square-foot ShopRite on Greenwood Avenue in Wyckoff opened for business on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
       

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

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 a very good idea about how the dogs and cats in their care behave with people and other animals.

"I can't find what I want at a shelter."

Not only are their breed-specific rescue groups, but some rescues and shelters maintain waiting lists for specific breeds. There are even means on Petfinder.com to be notified when certain breeds are posted for adoption.

"I can get a pet for free from a friend or acquaintance; why pay an adoption fee?"

The "free pet" from a source other than a shelter or rescue group isn't necessarily free. Adoption fees usually cover a number of services and treatments including spay/neuter and veterinary checkups. Covering these costs on your own would call for spending the following estimated amounts:

* Spay/neuter: $150-$300
* Distemper vaccination: $20-$30, twice
* Rabies vaccination: $15-$25
* Heartworm test: $15-$35
* Flea/tick treatment: $50-$200
* Microchip: $25-$50

"Pets are in shelters because they don't make good pets."

Here are the main reasons animals end up in shelters or with rescue groups:

* Owners have to move, pets not allowed
* Allergies
* Owner having personal problems
* Too many, no room for littermates
* Owner can no longer afford a pet
* Owner's health does not allow for pet care

While no one can say that every pet adopted from a shelter or rescue will work out perfectly, it's important to remember that misinformation about these homeless animals often keeps them from finding loving homes.

Greg Hatala may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.


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Saddle River to restore landmark Bishop House as community center

Efforts to fix up the inside of Saddle River's landmark and turn it into a community center have begun.
       

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Drive-through Dunkin' Donuts coming to Ridgewood

Located between Route 17 south and Franklin Turnpike, the site was initially envisioned to contain a renovated gas station and a standalone 7-Eleven.
       

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Paramus shopping center is sold

The Korean-themed grocer H Mart, DSW and PetSmart are expected to remain tenants in the shopping center, which was sold to a new investor last month.
       

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Second person arrested in East Rutherford strong arm robbery

The victim sustained injuries to his face, head, neck, back and hands after two men tried to rob him.
       

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Sale of an iPhone arranged on app ends with armed robbery in Rutherford

The sale of an iPhone planned in advanced on a classifieds mobile application turned into an armed robbery
       

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Children create a snowstorm in a bottle at East Rutherford Library

Children make a snowstorm in a bottle as part of the STEM Saturday series at East Rutherford Memorial Library on Saturday January 12, 2019.
       

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Teaneck rabbi donates kidney, then donates his liver, too

Father of nine says, 'I would do it again tomorrow if I could' after donating liver to another dad.
       

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Northern Valley at Old Tappan basketball tournament run by student, coach for Alzheimer's

Harrington Park teenager organizes fundraiser at Northern Valley at Old Tappan to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
       

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