Our Mission

WISE is a foster-based rescue in New Jersey dedicated to rescuing dogs of all ages and breeds from places where they are no longer wanted or are not being properly cared for. By partnering with veterinary practices that support our work, we are able to save dogs’ lives and restore them back to health.

Central to our mission is to ensure that all dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped. Prior to adoption, all of our dogs are placed into responsible loving foster homes to be socialized and trained rather than put in a shelter environment.

Our Principles


WISE is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who see this as more than just a volunteer opportunity, it’s our life. We take pride in every aspect of what we do and know that, with hard work and dedication, we can make a difference. 


While saving homeless animals is our primary mission, we also believe education is at the core of everything we do. We strive to educate members of our community on the importance of adoption, spay/neuter, and vaccination. By doing so, we hope to encourage others to get involved and to also take care of their pets at the highest level possible. 


The reason WISE was founded was because we care. We put our rescue work first, whether that means driving in the middle of the night to rescue a dog in need or responding to our future and past adopters promptly to answer any questions they may have. We support our adopters, foster, volunteers, and, most importantly, our dogs to the best of our ability and take pride in what we do.