Renee's Adoptable Pet Picks & the Lost'N Found Pound!

Adoptable Pet Picks & the Lost'N Found Pound!

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Meet Shane! Hi, I'm up for adoption!!

1,934 ... that is the number of days I have been without a home.

After more than 5 years of waiting I fear I may never find a home. Days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, months turn to years and I’m still here. I patiently wait, I watch other dogs come and go to their forever homes but I’m still here. I don’t understand why, I am a good boy. I listen to my people, I follow my commands, I walk nicely on leash and I rarely go potty in my room. I try my best to be a good boy, I really really do! So why does no one want me?

My people here take care of me, they feed me, take me for walks, play ball with me and snuggle with me but then they leave me at night and I’m all alone again. They love me and I love them but this place was suppose to only be temporary. I’m not suppose to spend my life here. I’m suppose to find a home to call my own. I’m suppose to have a comfy bed to snuggle in with my family at night. I’m suppose to have toys of my own to play with and a yard of my own to sun bathe in. I’m suppose to go on adventures with my family. So why am I still here? Why don’t I have a family of my own. Why doesn’t anyone want me?

I want to enjoy life to its fullest. I want to explore and go on adventures. Why won’t anyone give me a chance? After being alone for so many years sometimes meeting new people can be tough for me. I’m not mean I’m just cautious at first, but can you really blame me? All I ask is that you give me a minute to warm up to you and sniff all of the interesting smells you carry before you embrace me. If you give me that chance I’ll be your best friend for life, I promise! I bond so closely with my people and I’ve been told I mirror their energy, so if you’re calm and relaxed, I’m calm and relaxed. If your excited and up for an adventure, then I’m excited and up for an adventure!

I would love to find a home with a comfy couch to lounge on. A fenced in yard to run around in and soft grass to lay in while I sunbathe on those warm summer days. I love to swim, roll in the grass, go on hikes and soak up all this world has to offer. I’d prefer to find a calm home, a home where I am the only pet, a home with someone who understands that I may need time to decompress after being in a shelter for so many years. I don’t know how to live in a house, I’ve never been given the chance to. I want to be your one and only, your snuggle bug, it’s truly my only wish. Will you help make my dreams come true?

Please give me a chance, please help me explore the world. I know there must be more than what’s within these four walls, this can’t be it. Please be my savior. I know my person is out there somewhere, but why has it taken more than 5 years for them to find me.

For more information on our handsome boy Shane, please stop by ARF during our adoption hours, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm or contact

Visit Shane’s Petfinder profile here:…/animal-rescue-foundation-inc-c…/



* A very special thank you toStacey Lynn Photography ctfor taking the time to photograph Shane and make him feel like the king he truly is👑

Yui is a gorgeous tuxedo wearing her best. She gets along with other cats and is so sweet. She will come right up to you and nudge you to be pet. Yui is nearly 5, is spayed, up to date on vaccines and tested negative for feline aids and leukemia.

Meriden Humane Society

Call (203) 238-3650

Meet Sally!

Sally is a 1-year-old mastiff/boxer mix, but don’t take the “boxer” too seriously because this girl is pretty mellow. She is more of a mini mastiff, if you can consider 70 pounds mini. She will likely get a little bit bigger, but our guess is she won't be super-sized.

Sally’s previous owner realized she did not have enough time to devote to her, so Protectors Of Animals stepped in to ensure she finds the right home. She is reportedly good with dogs, cats, and kids, which we are exploring further. She is also house trained and knows basic commands. She walks nicely on a leash and enjoys her walks, but is also content hanging out on the couch with her people.

Sally has been bounced around quite a few times in her short life so we are looking for someone who will be committed to her long-term. Sally would be great in a family with older kids who are looking for a larger dog with a great disposition.

To inquire about adoption visit the dog bio's for adoption counselor contact info or call us at (860) 569-0722 or email for more info about adopting Sally.

Let's get Sally a furever home!

We can’t believe that this sweet young little guy has not been snatched up by a lucky adopter. He is very portable😊loves his walks and adventures In the woods with his foster brother. His snuggles are the best! Relaxing belly rubs and a quiet home would be best for him, as he is a little shy at first. Once Chickadee settles in, you will have a buddy for life. If you would like to meet Chickadee, please go to and fill out our app.



Meet Ben

Ben is a 2000 Clydesdale gelding. He arrived here at CDHR on June 10, 2017. Ben’s previous owners contacted us here at CDHR asking that we take him to find a forever home for him. A home that can give him the appropriate attention and care that he needs. After some much needed TLC from CDHR, Ben is now available for adoption! This handsome Clydesdale is best suited for light driving with an experienced driver and handler.

CLICK HERE for Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

Important Notes:

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and reside no more than a 4-hour drive away from East Hampton, CT 06424. We require both veterinary and personal references. We perform farm inspections to ensure that you provide a safe, hazard-free environment, with adequate shelter and free access to water (potable water other than a pond or stream). We will not approve premises with inadequate or unsafe fencing, including smooth electric wire (unless it is secondary as a toprail protector) or barbed wire. Applications are only available through our website at

**Pictured below! Hazel is squeaky clean after getting a nice bath at the Petvalu Dog Wash yesterday. How can this amazing girl still be waiting g for a home???? Thanks to Colchester Petvalu for sponsoring the dog wash. All cash proceeds go towards Walker and Digit’s

Medical care. Adoption applications for Miss Hazel may be made at


Nick was found outside as an older kitten. He was right at the crossroads. A few weeks older and he would have been considered too old, too wild, to become a family cat. We don't how well he was treated outside, and we suspect that not everyone was kind. Not every kitten can forget that. Luckily, Nick was young enough and gentle enough to be taken into a POA foster home where he was surrounded by love. Nick was quickly won over by gentle touches, good food, great toys..... Nick blossomed. Now Nick is ready for his forever home. Because he spent his first weeks outside without people, Nick may always be nervous in new situations, and he still hates to be picked up. But Nick adores being petted and he will lean against you and purr to let you know exactly how much he loves it. And there may be nothing that Nick likes better than a string toy. He will follow you pretty much anywhere for a chance to bat at a mouse on the wire or leap after a bird toy. So if you are looking for a young cat that needs a little reassurance, but can offer so much love and joy, we have someone who is ready to meet you.... right in the Nick of time. Meet Nick tomorrow during cat adoption hours, from 10:30 to 4. Find out more about how to adopt and fill out an application is located at 144 Main Street, East Hartford, CT. Our shelter is in the back of the building , facing Rt 2.

Who loves carbs?!?

Here's a sneak peek at the darling little Pawsta Puppies arriving Saturday! All three are four month-old male lab/bulldog mixes, and funny enough, all three are looking for homes of their own! They're so cute, don't you just want to eat them up?

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Meet Shane!

He is an 8 year old, Chow Chow/Labrador Retriever mix (that's what the DNA test showed!). Shane was surrendered to us when his owner developed serious medical problems and was unable to care for him any more. Shane came in quite overweight, however, in his time with us, he has lost 16lbs on a good diet and exercise plan - he is a big boy at 80lbs, but is almost at his goal weight of 75lbs! Shane is a lower energy boy, who is a perfect Chow/Lab blend in his personality - he is super sweet and happy, even goofy at times, but has an independent (almost cat-like) side as well. He enjoys his daily walks, but just loves spending time outside with his people, watching the world go by.

Shane bonds very strongly to the people he is closest to and can be aloof with strangers on his home turf, but is just a friendly guy when he is out and about! Shane will do best in an adult home and would not mind sharing his home with cats. He is 100% housebroken. Shane ignores other dogs while out on walks and in public, but would like to be the only dog in the home so he can be the king of the castle!

For more information about how to make Shane your next 4-legged family member, please contact Suzette at

Call for questions (860) 569-0722.

Pretty young Dana looks up at you with her heart in her eyes. She is so hoping that she’ll see her new best friend looking back at her.

We don’t know much about Dana’s past, but we do know that Dana is a sweet happy, confident girl who makes friends with other dogs and kids. However, she doesn’t like cats, so she will need a home that is cat-free. She’s about 2 years old now. At 50 lbs. she’s a fairly large girl who has reached her full size. She’s reasonably active, so daily walks will be important for her. She’ll be able to keep up with you as you enjoy exploring the neighborhood, and it will be the best time in the world for her.

Dana has had some degree of training in her last life.  She’s crate trained and knows how to behave on a leash. She’s working on her house training too, and is making great progress. Still, it’s important to remember that an accident or two could happen as she settles in to her new home.  She has been spayed, is up to date on all her vaccinations and is ready to go to her new home. CLICK HERE to get to Dog Star Rescue!


We have a very special boy and we are looking to find a very special home for him. Earl is a 6 yr old sweet Pit Bull mix who is in advanced stages of kidney failure. We thought we had lost him but with some love and medical treatment he has made a come back. He has been in a foster for about a month and he is doing really well. Earl needs to move on from his current fosters home due to travel and so we are looking for a forever home for him. We are looking for someone who will see him through however little or long he has (could be up to a year per the vet). Earl is a fabulous house guest. He is great with dogs, cats and all people. He is house trained. Earl is a total love bug and amazing boy and he just needs someone to love and spoil him until he says it's time to go. Earl is fully vetted and neutered.

We know this isn't a easy task and we have fosters that we could use. But if possible we want Earl to have his own home and family. If you are interested in learning more please email Ashley at

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