Renee's Pet Picks! Adopt, Find & Share!

Renee's Pet Picks! Adopt, Find & Share!

Please feel free to send adoptable pet picks via our Community Access FB Page: CLICK HERE and be sure to like us too! Follow on Twitter at @MyCTCommunity too! You can email me at: Below the Pet Picks are missing and found pets that is always updated. Please take a look! 

Missing in Hamden. Buddy is a 16 yr old Golden Retriever. He’s missing near Chestnut Lane and Sleeping Giant State Park. He looks young for his age, not much white on his face. His hips give him some trouble, so he does move a little slow.

Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter and Mansfield Animal Control, CT 

Meet Hooch!

In December we adopted out all our pets, but one! He was found as a stray and we named him Hooch. As you can see he is super cute in his plaid coat. He is about 1.5 years old and 50 lbs and loves to go for walks even in the cold. He likes other dogs too! If you are interested please call us at 860-487-0137

Husky lovers, have we got a handsome boy for you!

Roscoe is only 6 months old, intact male, and every bit a puppy! He is 100% husky and looking for the right owner that can appreciate the husky spirit! He has been with other dogs so would likely do well with others but we always recommend a meet and greet with potential canine siblings.

Husky's can be a high energy breed and we recommend having breed knowledge before taking in a husky.

If you are interested in Roscoe, please fill out our application (located at the top of our Facebook stream) or stop by to fill out out. For questions, please call Norwich Animal Control 860-887-5747

Handsome Joseph is a full-grown 65-lb Labrador retriever mix who is about 4 years old. He is a friendly, good-natured boy who gets along with other dogs, especially the ladies, and loves attention from people. He is very well mannered and can show off many basic commands. He is also housebroken and crate trained. Joseph is an energetic boy who makes a great companion to bring along on a walk, jog, or hike. Joseph is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and comes with a month of pet health insurance. Interested in adopting apply at

We'd like to introduce you to a VERY special Dog Star named Pepper! She was being taken care of by the awesome folks at Bloomfield CT Animal Control, but spent a lot of time there with no adoptive family in sight! Unfortunately, it was just recently discovered that Pepper has Lyme AND Heartworm Disease. Can a girl catch a break?!? Well, she kind of did ... at least in some small part. She's now officially become a Dog Star and we are funding all of her highly expensive medical treatment! As soon as she's gone through treatment and is well again, she'll be ready for adoption! In the meantime, her foster mom, who also happens to make dog collars for her own etsy shop, is selling a Pepper-inspired martingale dog collar where 100% of the sales go directly to Pepper's medical fund. Your pup can sport this beautiful collar, or you can purchase the collar and donate it to Dog Star for use by another needy pup!

Head on over to Camp Carlson's etsy shop for more details, and to purchase your very own Pepper Fund collar!! Click here:

In the meantime, shout out in the comments to Bloomfield CT Animal Control and Jillian and Jon Carlson for taking such good care of this sweet girl through everything!!!



Mylo and Otis were owner surrenders to Mansfield Animal Control. Mylo is a red, 9 year old Pomeranian who weighs about 12 lbs. Otis is a sable, 10 year old Pomeranian who weighs about 14.2 lbs.

They are very sweet and love attention. They enjoy going on walks and being pampered. The ideal home would be for them to go together as they are very attached to one another. They need a home that can give them a refresher on basic commands.

Both are good with cats and other dogs their size and are professionally groomed. Their $50 adoption fee per dog includes heartworm/lyme test, shots and microchip. Vet reference required.

For more information, please contact:

MANSFIELD ANIMAL CONTROL860-487-0137230 Clover Mill Rd. MAILING: 4 South Eagleville RdMansfield, CT

Bow is a handsome 1-2 year old Great Pyrenees / aussie Mix. Bow is medium-sized full grown. He is a well-mannered boy who can show off his basic commands. He is also crate trained and housebroken. Bow would do best with a family who has breed experience. He enjoys the company of some other dogs and is best suited for a home with adults. He is neutered, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped. All of our adoptable animals come with one month of free pet health insurance. Apply at

Meet the adoptable pets of Pack Leaders! CLICK HERE

Duke is a sweet and friendly 2-year-old boy that weighs about 65-70lbs and is full grown. He is still playful and loves water! He gets along well with all people, including children and most other dogs. He even did fine with with horses at his previous foster home! He will make a great dog for an active person or family. Duke is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and comes with a month of pet health insurance. Apply at

****PLEASE SHARE******Maggie Still Needs A Home****

All I ask is you have a doggy friend for her to play with**I recently took in an owner surrender as a rescue and she's in search of a new home. This is Maggie, she's a year and a half, will be 2 next April. She is a boxer/shepherd/maybe lab mix.She has tons and tons of crazy amounts of energy! She would do best in a home with at least one other dog that is her size that she can terrorize. Although she respects dogs of all sizes. She's also fine with cats. She is shy at first but getting so much better with meeting new humans. She is not shy with new animals. She mostly gets scared with sudden, loud noises, and lived in an apartment where she did not do well, so apartments are a no for her, she prefers the quiet country setting.She is a large dog and likes to use her feet a lot while playing with humans and animals so I would suggest older children or no children. Any questions or inquiries can be made to me, Julia Tanaka via direct message on Facebook. Or email,

This is Zoe, an adorable 8year old, 8lb. Pomeranian. She’s lived with one family her whole life however is looking for a new home due to a new baby in the home that is causing her anxiety. She is struggling with the transition and has become apparent she does not do well with children. She takes time to get used to new people but with patience shows her sweetness. Her family wants her to be happy and feel she needs to be with no other pets or children. Zoe knows some tricks, is House trained, spayed and up to date on vaccines. She has always been on heartguard and flea preventative, recently had her teeth cleaned and goes to the groomer every 2 months. She’s been very well cared for and loved! Please contact Alexandra at if you are interested in Zoe.

New Britain, CT - Welcome to the beginning of your new life "Jasmine". This baby girl was born on July 28th. Jasmine is a great puppy and very well behaved for her age. She's doing very good with potty training...with an occasional accident but she's working hard at it. She is also crate trained but i'm sure she would love to curl up with her new family members at night...she sure does love her belly rubs already. She gets along great with everything (dogs, cats, kids). Jasmine will be fully vetted prior to adoption. For an application, please email Booch0517@aol.comHome visit and references required.Thank you


DUTY CALLS - Hartford, CT ~ Sofia came from an abusive home where the owner had all intentions of her being his next "fighter" dog... until one day the owner beat her to the point of her finally defending herself. When she did, she was thrown in her crate and put outside where she stayed for almost a week before a family member felt bad enough for her and gave her to a family. Sofia's foster dad quickly fell in love with her and decided to keep her....HOWEVER, her foster dad has been called away to the military and Sofia has no one to watch over her for the 10-12 months. I promised him that I would ask if there was a foster willing to hold on to her but we know that this may be very difficult and so he has stated that if a good home comes along for her, he wants what is best for her. 😞Here is what we know about Sofia...~She is a year old~Good with kids (respectful kids of course)~Good with dogs with a proper introduction~Cats unknown ~Spayed, Vaccinated, Microchipped ~Very chill and loves to cuddle

I have met Miss Sophia, she is very sweet. When I bent down to pet her, she coward. She has come a great distance but would do great with an understanding family ❤️Please share this girl...let's put her dad mind at ease while he's preparing to serve our Country.

Please email The 

What's that? I can't hear you?? I'm ready for a family?

That's right Beau is all ready to go! This guy is all smiles and kisses. He is a total love (loves the little people too). He is about 1-2 years old and is a healthy guy. He seems to like other dogs and may enjoy having a playmate in his forever home. Beau will be posted soon but in the mean time for more information contact Ashley at for more information about Beau.



Porsha is our special little girl from the Hartford pound. While she is a fantastic people dog, she is wary of other dogs and gets very scared/defensive if they approach her. She is currently in a foster home with other dogs but they are kept separated while they continue to work on her dog socialization skills but for right now the best thing for Porsha would be to find a foster or forever home with no other animals. She loves to meet new people and always has a smile on her face when she does. Porsha is such a cuddle bug! She just wants to be near people. Her personality has come out, she loves to run in the yard and on the snow trails. She is especially excited that the snow is melting and more of the yard is becoming accessible! Porsha is working hard on her dog skills. In addition to her individual walks she is now taking walks with the two other dogs in the home and has been doing well. She is great walking on a leash. Overall she is just fantastic! She is great in the house, doesn't chew or get into things. She is learning to play with toys and “fetch”. She is really good with "drop it". She is not a jumper or beggar, she smiles and wiggles her entire back end anytime someone comes in the door. Porsha is approximately 2 years old. She has been completely vetted. If you are interested in fostering her, we do provide our fosters with all supplies needed. If you are interested in adopting Porsha, her adoption fee is $250. Please email

The interview below describes Porsha in detail with Sherry DeGenova!


BONUS Interview about Pixley with Sherry DeGenova!


 Please help spread the word to adopt from a shelter first!!! Take a look at all the urgent animals here and see the Lost and Found Pound below too!!! 


Please take a look at the most current lost animals in our state courtesy of CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteer Network. ( CLICK here or on logo below)

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CLICK here to get to Kenway's Cause!




Click here to get to Bikers Against Animal Cruelty!



In Bridgeport NOW CLICK HERE to get to Shelter CT


I'd like to welcome Leaps & Bones Dog Bakery as another proud supporter of my River Pet Picks!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!! Click here to get to their store! FYI K9 Officers celebrating birthdays or retirement get FREE PUP CAKES!!!

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All new Leaps & Bones website is now LIVE with subscription services, like auto-pilot for your food and treats. Take your pick and set your routine. It’s that easy to ensure you never run out of your four legged pups food and treat needs. We deliver food and treats every Thursday all over CT. And, ALL NEW, treat your furry friends to a Doggie Bag! Shipped to your door the second Friday of every month. You and your pup will receive a custom-packed doggie bag appropriate for their size with our seasonal handmade dipped treats, tasty, handmade bulk treats, and a special surprise picked by our staff! Sign up today! *Month to Month Subscription can be paused or cancelled any time.


Meet my friends at Log Dogs!!! They donate 5% of their profits to animal rescue!!!

CLICK here to get to their info!!!

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I'd like to welcome Beaver Brook Animal Hospital to our River family! They are going to sponsor our adoptable Pet Picks! This means more air time for dogs & cats across the state!  


Preventative Care Clinics weekly – 25% off vaccinations with a paid exam, see website or call for days and times PLUS New Clients receive a discounted exam for 1 of their pets

DID YOU KNOW: Bully dog friendly “ Beaver Brook Animal Hospital is a privately owned small animal hospital in Wethersfield. They are open 7 days a week and offer same day appointments. Cat friendly, Bully breed friendly they believe in treating pets as a whole and offer integrative therapy like acupuncture and laser as well as conventional Western medicine. New clients are encouraged to “try them out” and can can dowloand a download a discounted exam coupon from their website. Mention me, Renee and get $5 off a training class or 10-15 off a grooming appointment. Call 860-757-3346 for more details”






  CLICK here to get to Shelter Pups in NEW HAVEN!


CLICK here to get to Shelter Pets in New London!


CLICK here or below for all pets available through The Sadie Mae Foundation!




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