Orange Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Sissy, Harper, Phin & More

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Want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place […]

Want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Connecticut, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — many of whom are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for an adorable new fur child is at Underhound Railroad, where Phin the dog is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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 in appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Sissy, a Pit Bull Terrier mix up for adoption. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Ajax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stratford Animal Control, 225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shiba Inu Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “I am very friendly. I love to play with other dogs. I ignored the shelter cats. I am food reactive…” 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 Long 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: Lucy & Fluffy
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Trumbull Animal Group, 300 Church Hill Rd, Trumbull, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “These two female guinea pigs were recently surrendered to the shelter. They are about 2 years old. They are getting…” 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: Bee
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bridgeport Animal Control Facilites, 236 Evergreen Street, Bridgeport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, English Spot
  • Description: “Hey everyone! My name is Bee the Bunny (0267). I am a young rabbit looking for a home that is…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, English Spot
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Hayden
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Smiling Dog Farms, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hayden is a smart, young mix approximated to be around 1 ½ years old and 80 lbs, young Hayden has…” Learn more

  • Name: Fancy Pants
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster And Forever Pet Rescue, P.O Box 284, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Description: “Meet Fancy Pants, a handsome male tuxedo approximately 3 years old. Fancy Pants has had a rough life. He was…” Learn more

  • Name: Paris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Look at them ears! This sweet 1 year old young lady had a rough start in life. Paris was abandoned…” Learn more

  • Name: Aroh
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Aroh is a sweet, petite, shy, skittish siamese kitten who was recently trapped. She recently arrived so we do not…” Learn more

  • Name: London
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “London is a 14 month old sweet petite female. She was abandoned in an apartment along with Paris another feline….” 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: APRIL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: BELLY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: DOLLY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: WHITE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: SIERRA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: KAMBRY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: SHADOW
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: NUTMEG
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: YERTLE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Whiskers has a cat or kitten to fulfill every dream, every home, and every heart. The shelter is filled right…” Learn more

  • Name: Pawley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Pawley! Pawley is a super sweet little girl who was brought into a shelter in South Carolina when her…” Learn more

  • Name: Lacey Lou~not taking any more applications at this time~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Schnauzer Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Lacey Lou ~ My name is Lacey Lou and I am a Terrier mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly…” Learn more

  • Name: Shane~not taking any more applications at this time~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Bloodhound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Shane! Shane and his siblings made the long haul up from Mississippi in search of their forever families. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Cletus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Cletus! Cletus is a super sweet little kitten looking for his forever home! He didn’t have the best start…” Learn more

  • Name: Laughlin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Laughlin! Laughlin is a super sweet little kitten who made his way into a shelter in South Carolina. Laughlin…” Learn more

  • Name: Elke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Black Dog Rescue, Greens Farms, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Elke, whose name means “gift from God” is a gorgeous, 40lb, 3 year old hound. She was lingering in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Pea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Black Dog Rescue, Greens Farms, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Precious little 35lb Sweet Pea is a spunky, one year old girl who is so happy to be safe! She…” Learn more

  • Name: Marty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Cattle Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Marty the closest you will ever come to having a perfect dog!! He loves to play and understands…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Lhasa Apso
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “My current name is Tom! No one knows what I was called for the past 13 years. Spotty Dog volunteers…” Learn more

  • Name: Precious & Penny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Pink Shelter, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Spaniel Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS IS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. WE CANNOT ANSWER EMAILS ASKING ABOUT A DOG’S AVAILABILITY. IF…” Learn more

  • Name: Penny & Precious
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Pink Shelter, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS IS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. WE CANNOT ANSWER EMAILS ASKING ABOUT A DOG’S AVAILABILITY. IF…” Learn more

  • Name: Teagen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Pink Shelter, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Cattle Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “THE FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS IS SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. WE CANNOT ANSWER EMAILS ASKING ABOUT A DOG’S AVAILABILITY. IF…” Learn more

  • Name: Woods 4
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Brownie (Trumbull Ave)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Woods 3
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Jabba the Cat (Woods 1)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Woods 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Koi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “A good person found me outside and brought me in again. I’m good with people and would do great in…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Miss Maggie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Pink Shelter, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chiweenie Pomeranian Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE APPLICATIONS FOR MAGGIE AT THIS TIME. DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, NO INQUIRIES WILL BE…” Learn more

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