Shelton-Derby Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Cyrus, Ninja & More

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Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Shelton-Derby community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in Shelton-Derby and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in […]

Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Shelton-Derby community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in Shelton-Derby and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in Connecticut — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local shelter like Bark Avenue Rescues, where Lyric 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 in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Cyrus, an American Staffordshire 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: Cyrus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cyrus is a 6 month old handsome puppy made of midnight velveteen with long, long legs, and a long waggy…” Learn more

  • Name: Ninja
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Stealthy and quick, Ninja is ready to make her move right into your heart and home. Ninja is a 4…” Learn more

  • Name: Tuna Wrap (AKA Reggie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bark Avenue Rescues, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in meeting Reggie, you must first fill out an adoption application on our website: www.BarkAvenuePetHouse.com Meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Stella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bark Avenue Rescues, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting Stella, you must first fill out an adoption application on our website: www.BarkAvenuePetHouse.com Meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Lyric
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bark Avenue Rescues, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you are interested in meeting Lyric, you must first fill out an adoption application on our website: www.BarkAvenuePetHouse.com Meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel (watch her video)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “This is a courtesy post. TO adopt HAZEL please send an email to Amanda from Army’s Legacy at [email protected] Meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnie & Clyde – BONDED PAIR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Smiling Dog Farms, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Meet Bonnie & Clyde! The dynamic duo! Clyde is the larger of the two with stunning blue eyes, a great…” Learn more

  • Name: Munson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Stratford Animal Control, 225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “All animals impounded at the shelter must be advertised in a local paper and held for a full seven days…” Learn more

  • Name: Senan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bridgeport Animal Control Facilites, 236 Evergreen Street, Bridgeport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Senan (0317). I’m a 6 month old male pit bull and I’m a very gentle soul….” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Max came to HHR last fall when his owner was given just days to live. A kind family member reached…” Learn more

  • Name: Carter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Carter came into our shelter at the beginning of January 2021, after being found in frigid temperatures with bite wounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Wesley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Wesley came to our shelter as a stray from a rough neighborhood. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Krumpet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Krumpet is a sweet girl looking for a forever home. She came to our shelter by way of our rescue…” Learn more

  • Name: Ophelia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ophelia was rescued from the streets by a Good Samaritan and never reclaimed. She’s a sweet girl and is now…” Learn more

  • Name: Denali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster And Forever Pet Rescue, P.O Box 284, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This handsome guy is Denali! Denali is a playful boy. He loves to chase his two brothers (Logan and Everest)…” Learn more

  • Name: Bridget
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster And Forever Pet Rescue, P.O Box 284, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Bridget!! This beauty has a real sweet disposition with a touch of sass. She has a beautiful, thick coat…” Learn more

  • Name: Lolita
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Lolita ~ My name is Lolita and I am a possible Chi/Hound mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 33…” Learn more

  • Name: Stevie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Border Collie Saint Bernard Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Stevie! ~ My name is Stevie and I am a Border collie mix from South Carolina. I am the…” Learn more

  • Name: Pearli
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chow Chow Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Pearli ~ My name is Pearli and I am a Chow mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 45…” Learn more

  • Name: Queenie~not taking any more applications at this time~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Queenie ~ My name is Quee and I am a Terrier mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 11 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Fianna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Bulldog Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Fianna ~ My name is Fianna and I am a Terrier mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 11 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Quinton~not taking any more applications at this time~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Quinton ~ My name is Quinton and I am a Black Lab mix from Mississippi. I am around 3…” Learn more

  • Name: Francesa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Bulldog Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Francesa ~ My name is Francesa and I am a Terrier mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 15 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Dusty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Dusty ~ My name is Dusty and I am a Red Heeler/Shepard mix from South Mississippi. I weigh roughly…” Learn more

  • Name: Cocoa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Feral Cheshire Cats, PO Box 946, Cheshire, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cocoa wants to be the Queen of your castle! No other cats please – it’s not her thing! Having 6…” Learn more

  • Name: Quincy (loves dogs)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “QUINCY will be available for adoption after March 22nd, 2021 when he gets neutered. Please submit your application online at…” Learn more

  • Name: Shea CUDDLY/GREAT W/OTHER CATS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2nd Chance Animal Rescue Of Ct, Bethel, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Shea is a 3 year old sweet, affectionate lady who was raised in a loving cat sanctuary. She was finally…” Learn more

  • Name: frosty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: velvet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Huey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Norwegian Elkhound
  • Description: “This gorgeous pup is Huey. He is a 9-month-old Norwegian elkhound mix. He currently weighs 49 lbs and is almost…” Learn more

  • Name: Dallas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Dallas, a 3-year-old lab mix with a very sweet, laid-back, easygoing temperment. Dallas weighs 66 lbs and is more…” Learn more

  • Name: Martin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Description: “This adorable little guy is Martin. He is a 6-year-old Jack Russell mix and weighs 22 lbs. Martin is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Katie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “This pretty girl is Katie. She is a 3-year-old hound mix and weighs 48 lbs. She is very sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dixon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “This adorable pup is Dixon. He is 8-months-old and currently weighs 29 lbs, with just a little more growing to…” Learn more

  • Name: Gideon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Gideon, an adorable 4-year-old terrier mix. He only weighs 30 lbs so a nice size for any home. Gideon…” Learn more

  • Name: Snowball
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This stunning beauty is Snowball, and she is a ball full of love! She is a 5 year old female…” Learn more

  • Name: Cassie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Meet Cassie, an adorable 2-year-old beagle mix. She weighs just 24 lbs and is very sweet and friendly. Cassie likes…” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Sassy! This adorable 4 year old girl is ready to find her forever home! Sassy loves pets and has…” Learn more

  • Name: Frank
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Frank! He is a 4 year old boy that came to us on transport from a partner…” Learn more

  • Name: Fanta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Fanta! He is an adorable 2 year old black male and he is ready to find his forever home!…” Learn more

  • Name: Spidey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New Beginnings And Forever Homes, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Spidey has a unique name as she was spiderman when she was younger. At this time in her life she…” Learn more

  • Name: Vidal Sassoon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Cati
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Pink Shelter, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Black Mouth Cur Anatolian Shepherd 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: Halo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Halo! Halo is a delightful, young male kitty about 1-1.5years old. He is friendly, likes to play and gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Dave
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Sterling
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Meet Sterling! Sterling is a handsome, all gray young male kitty! Like our other kitties, he is friendly, likes to…” Learn more

  • Name: Lela
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Double Dog Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer Boston Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Are you ready to jump? Get ready to jump Don’t ever look back. There’s only so much you can learn…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie! Big, Baby Boy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Meriden Animal Control Saving Paws, 311 MURDOCK AVE., Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**Please Read Above About Charlie’s Special Needs!** Meet our super handsome and sweet boy named Charlie! Charlie is about 10…” Learn more

  • Name: Ella (Ella Bella)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ella came to us due to no fault of her own. Ella is the definition of a perfect, mellow and…” Learn more

  • Name: Samoa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Patches 3
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Rufus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Piglet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

  • Name: Gwen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

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