Be amazed by Amazing Mutts Puppy Rescue

Pet dog Sparro
Pet dog Sparro

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When Stacy Tilton’s daughter asked her teacher Megan Smith if she wanted to play with puppies that came off an airplane, she couldn’t say no. That moment influenced her involvement with Amazing Mutts Puppy Rescue until the end of time.

Tilton is the President and Founder of Amazing Mutts Puppy Rescue and started the not-for-profit in 2014 in Cream Ridge, NJ. Smith has been fostering and assisting with the rescue since the very beginning, and she said she has persevered with Amazing Mutts for six years through the good, bad, and the ugly. Smith loves her work. “The most rewarding for sure is seeing the puppies grow and thrive,” she said.

During the pandemic Amazing Mutts had their highest adoption year with few rescue returns. Smith said the community has made a huge impact. “I feel like it’s just such a good sense of community, and once people see the hard work— the blood, sweat and the tears that goes into it, and they’re invited into our homes and they see what we do for these dogs, I think it just keeps growing and growing,” said Smith.

Amazing Mutts had a fundraiser with Jordan’s Way, a non- profit dedicated to sharing meaningful animal welfare stories that inspire people to adopt in mid-September and have many more coming up.

If you’re are looking to adopt a pup from Amazing Mutts here are two that need a home:

Pet dog Bernie
Pet dog Bernie


An 11-week old retriever mix. The pup was tossed from a moving car and as a result, needed life-saving surgery. Currently, Bernie is safe with his foster family and is looking for a new family to call home.


A 14-week old heeler/pointer mix. Sparrow is deaf and is cared for by a foster family. Although she cannot hear, her foster care family is teaching her commands with signs.

To donate or find out more you may visit the Amazing Mutts Puppy Rescue website.

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