Essex-Chester-Deep River Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Daisy, Miles & More

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Do you want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in and around Essex-Chester-Deep River have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for […]

Do you want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in and around Essex-Chester-Deep River have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Connecticut — and many are located not too far from you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local shelter like Meriden Humane Society, where Max the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Violet #21, a Yellow Labrador Retriever up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Violet #21
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Labs4rescue, Killingworth, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Violet #21, a soon to be 2 year old female purebred yellow Labrador retriever. Violet’s mom is going into…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Haddam Dog Control, 30 Field Park Drive, Haddam, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Description: “This is a COURTESY posting for HADDAM ANIMAL RESCUE. DOG Pound FEES DO NOT APPLY. Sweet Daisy is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Miles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Tales Inc, P.O. Box 901, Middletown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “DOB 1/10/18 Sophie is about 3 years old and is lively, affectionate and smart. She wants and deserves lots of…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Name: Max Breed: Pit Bull Mix Age: 4 Years Old Size: Medium 55-65 lbs Energy Level: Medium/High Dogs: No Cats:…” Learn more

  • Name: Ozzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Meet our Rockstar Ozzy! This star of a boy has an a long and hard life despite how young he…” Learn more

  • Name: Rusty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rusty was originally a TNR with his buddy Dusty but the trapper decided to give them a chance in her…” Learn more

  • Name: Dusty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dusty was originally a TNR with his buddy Rusty but the trapper decided to give them a chance in her…” Learn more

  • Name: Cranberry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Cranberry! She is estimated to be around 2 years old. Cranberry was rescued from a hoarding situation. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Myrtle Snow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Myrtle Snow! Myrtle is estimated to be around 9 months old and was rescued from a hoarding situation. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Norman! He is estimated to be around 2 years old and is such a sweetheart. He is a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Socks
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Haven Animal Control, 38 Terminal Drive, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This boy was dumped off at our gate on a cold morning. He appears to be on the younger side…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy and Alley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Calico Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lucy and Alley are super sweet, affectionate 11 year old sisters. They came to our shelter when their dad passed…” Learn more

  • Name: Captain America
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Captain America is a sweet, friendly boy that came to our shelter after being rescued from a hoarding situation. He…” Learn more

  • Name: CJ
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “CJ is a sweet, friendly boy that came to our shelter after being rescued from a hoarding situation. He gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Puma and Sissy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings And Forever Homes, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Bombay Domestic Long Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “These senior bonded siblings need a new place as their owner is going through medical problems and is not able…” Learn more

  • Name: Katie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hearts United Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 731, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Katie is a lovely, adult calico. She’s at the perfect age of four when kitties are all grown up and…” Learn more

  • Name: Paris
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer Black Mouth Cur Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: Approx 1.5 yrs Weight: 45 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: No Good with kids: Yes Energy…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 1 year Weight: 54 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes – Dog Savvy Cats Good with…” Learn more

  • Name: John Legend
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 6 Months Weight: 37lbs Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: No Good with kids: Yes Energy Level: High…” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie Black Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 1 Years Weight: 44 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes – older…” Learn more

  • Name: Bert and Ernie
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bert and Ernie are a bonded pair of males.. 2 years old. They are friendly, Sweet, And Inquisitive.. Short hair..Email…” Learn more

  • Name: Spice and Eli
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Spice and Eli are a bonded pair of males.. Crested and Short haired males. 1 year old. Very friendly, Sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tucker
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Abyssinian
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tucker is a white with brown markings abyssinian.. 2 year old male. He was born with a slight head tilt…..” Learn more

  • Name: Cam
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Silkie / Sheltie Short-Haired Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cam is a Brown and white male. Agouti/Sheltie mix.. He is friendly and sweet.. Low key.. 1 year old. Email…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut and Sweets
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Peanut and Sweets are a bonded pair of females. They are 11 months old.. Very friendly and sweet.. Inquisitive.. Email…” Learn more

  • Name: Gucci and Vera
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gucci is tan with a white stripe.. She has red eyes.. Vera is Calico.. 2 year old Short haired females….” Learn more

  • Name: Salt and Pepper
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Rescue Me Small Animal Placement, Berlin, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Gerbil
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Salt and Pepper are a bonded pair of male gerbils. They are super friendly, And active.. Will go right on…” Learn more

  • Name: Fettucine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, P.O. Box 1432, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Fettuccine is a 4 month old female kitten who was rescued in New Haven along with her sister, Linguine. With…” Learn more

  • Name: Derek
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Lebanon, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 8 mos. Weight: 63lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: No Good with kids: Yes – Older due…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Chi Society Of Ct, Glastonbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “********************************** Charlie is an oldie but a goodie. He is a Lab mix who is estimated to be around 11…” Learn more

  • Name: Tripper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Chi Society Of Ct, Glastonbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “*************************************** Tripper is a soulful 3 year old, 35lb Terrier mix who was owned by a homeless man in Louisiana….” Learn more

  • Name: Sissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Chi Society Of Ct, Glastonbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “SISSY Rat Terrier mix 13 years old, 29 lbs *********************************** Sissy is a 13 year old Rat Terrier mix who…” Learn more

  • Name: Hope
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends For Life Animal Rescue, Southington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hope will never lose her sense of wonder and she’s ready for that dance of life. If interested in adopting…” Learn more

  • Name: Jinx
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bio coming soon! To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet them, please fill out the…” Learn more

  • Name: Justice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bio coming soon! To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet them, please fill out the…” Learn more

  • Name: Reeses
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bio coming soon! To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet them, please fill out the…” Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Holly had two beautiful kittens, but it’s her turn to be a pampered girl. She is a sweet girl with…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bio coming soon! To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet them, please fill out the…” Learn more

  • Name: Zorro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Beagle Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Meet Zorro! He is a 9 year old Beagle/Dachshund mix and weighs 17lbs. He is not as swashbuckling as Antonio…” Learn more

  • Name: Porsha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pekingese Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Meet Porsha! She is a 7 year old Pekingese/Dachshund mix and weighs 18lbs. Before coming to POA, Porsha was in…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Mia! I am a 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund mix (with perhaps some Chihuahua in there for…” Learn more

  • Name: Chickie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Protectors Of Animals, 144 Main Street Unit O, East Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “Introducing Chickie! She is a 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund mix (perhaps with some Chihuahua mixed in there for…” Learn more

  • Name: KORA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dog Village Guardian Inc, Preston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rottweiler
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “PLEASE VISIT RESCUE DOG VILLAGE GUARDIAN, INC A 5013C NON-PROFIT ORGAINZATIONS WEBSITE AT WWW.RESCUEDOGVILLAGE.COM PETFINDER HAS MADE CHANGES TO FORMAT…” Learn more

  • Name: Sissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “What a wonderful addition Sissy would be to your home. Sissy is a young adult Pittie around 4 years old…” Learn more

  • Name: Harper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Harper, a sweet little pea of a pittie with a stunning reddish brown coat and precious face to match….” Learn more

  • Name: Clay
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Clay is ready to find a place called home. This cute and petite boy is 8 months old and about…” Learn more

  • Name: Dora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Dora, the explorer. She is a 1 year old pitbull mix ready to find a family who loves adventures…” Learn more

  • Name: Phin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Collie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Phin is the biggest sweetheart! He is 45lbs and just so handsome with Collie and Shepherd features. He’s very shy…” Learn more

  • Name: Tallulah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Its sweet momma Tallulah’s turn to find her happily ever after. She is almost 2 years old, and likely a…” Learn more

  • Name: Dopey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue Inc, Bolton, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dopey is a handsome 1 year old brown tabby looking to find his forever home. He was found by animal…” Learn more

  • Name: Billy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue Inc, Bolton, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Billy is a handsome 2 year old grey and white male cat that is looking to find his forever home….” Learn more

  • Name: Boo Boo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue Inc, Bolton, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Boo Boo is a 3.5 year old black and white tuxedo cat looking to find his forever home. He came…” Learn more

  • Name: Morris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws 4 Life Animal Rescue Inc, Bolton, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Morris! He was found outside injured as a stray (a Good Samaritan saw Morris get hit by a car…” Learn more

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