Help Ernie find his Forever Home

Ernie, a one yeaqr old Border Collie mix is looking for a new "forever home". Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue
Ernie is looking for some new playmates. Credits: Home for Good Dog Rescue

Ernie is a smart, alert, and agile Border Collie mix.  He is approximately one year old. Ernie is very loyal and enjoys being with people and other dogs.  He loves to snuggle, cuddle, and kiss.  Ernie loves to run and play. He enjoys retrieving, tennis balls are a favorite, and will return the ball to play again and again. 

He also enjoys a good game of tug o' war with his foster brothers and sister.  Throw in a squirrel chase and Ernie's day is complete.  Afterwards he is content to curl up on his bed with a bone.  Ernie is house broken, comes when called, and knows his basic commands.  He is clever and intuitive enough to follow hand gestures and similar 'non-command' instructions.  He walks easily on a leash and is exceptionally well behaved in a car.  Ernie will be happiest in an active lifestyle home, where he will not be confined or left alone for long periods.  He would make an exceptional second dog. View Ernie's video.

For more information on Ernie or any of the other dogs available through Home for Good Dog Rescue visit the Home for Good website (, call (908) 598-8212 or email If you are considering adopting Ernie or one of the other Home for Good dogs, please complete an online application.  A pre-approved application is required for all “meet and greets” and adoptions.

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Congratulations to the Home for Good Dog Rescue on your 2,000th Adoption and a big thank you to all the Adaptors, Fosters, Volunteers and Supporters that made it possible!

Next Home for Good Dog Rescue Dog Adoption Event:

Saturday, August 10th at Pet Supplies Plus, 800 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summit Farmer’s Market:

Sunday, August 11th, visit our information table at the corner of DeForest Street & Maple Street in Summit, NJ from 8am to 1pm. Find our more about fostering, volunteering and adopting.

3rd Annual Bark A Que:

On Saturday, September 7th Home For Good Dog Rescue will host the 3rd Annual Bark A Que at the Village Green in Summit, NJ from 11am to 4pm.

Join us for day of fun with food, music, children and dog activities and more! Bring your family and dogs. Vendors interested in participating should contact Home for Good at for additional information.

Visit Home for Good Dog Rescue on Facebook for updates, photos, and more!

Home for Good is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in high kill shelters. We are a network of foster homes committed to the well-being of dogs and strive to give the dogs another chance at life. Our mission is to rescue, nurture and place adoptable dogs of all breeds into loving homes for good.  Your home is the best shelter a dog can have.

Robert Barnes is a Volunteer with Home for Good Dog Rescue. He can be contacted at



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