Like so many Jersey Shore residents, Jersey, a two-year-old Malinois, was also displaced after Hurricane Sandy.
Jersey's owner’s home became uninhabitable and when he relocated, he couldn’t bring the dog with him.
“He wasn’t ready to take him back,” said Tiffany Price of the Associated Humane Societies.
After more than two months at the Associated Humane Societies and Popcorn Park Zoo, Jersey is now up for adoption in Forked River.
“He’s playful. He’s friendly. Housebroken. He’s been really good since he’s got here,” she said.
The Malinois breed is a working dog, so Jersey enjoys “activities and keeping busy,” she said.
Jersey is not accustomed to being around other animals, she said.
“He’s a really good dog,” she said.
Popcorn Park's web advertisement for Jersey describes him as outgoing, friendly, personable, loving, energetic, young and playful.
"Jersey is not letting his current situation get him down and his beautiful smile never seems to fade," the ad says. "It's hard not to love him, when he leans against you and looks up at you to pet him...Jersey is well behaved and sits nicely when asked, and also waits patiently when it's his turn to go for a walk."
To adopt Jersey, stop by Popcorn Park at 1 Humane Way to fill out an application. For more information call 609-693-1900.