Southbury Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Gem, Sylvester, Mickey & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in and around Southbury have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted. […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters in and around Southbury have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Connecticut — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for your new friend, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Whiskers Pet Rescue, where Jennifer the cat 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.

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 cat person, meet GEM, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: GEM
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, 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: SYLVESTER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, 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: MICKEY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, 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: MINNIE
  • 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: JENNIFER
  • 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: BELLA
  • 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: CHESTER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers Pet Rescue, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, 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: Mickey & Minnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mickey and Minnie have big personalities, Mickey (lovingly known as bowtie lips) runs up to us as soon as we…” Learn more

  • Name: Charity
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Charity ~ My name is Charity and I am a Terrier mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 40lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Sarge
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Rottweiler Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Sarge ~ Sarge is an energetic guy that loves to go for walks or anything that involves activity. His…” Learn more

  • Name: Bingo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Bingo is an enthusiastic 2-year-old boy, he can be selective with the dogs he gets along with, but he does…” Learn more

  • Name: Dahlia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dahlia, a precious five-month-old orange & white tabby! This sweet kitten was found as a stray in rural North…” Learn more

  • Name: Slade
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Plumtrees Road, Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet SLADE, a super high energy 5 month old kitten. SLADE is very loving, but he needs a lot of…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This little lovebug is going to steal your heart! Blue is about 8 months old and couldn’t be happier to…” Learn more

  • Name: Hunter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Plott Hound Husky Mix
  • Description: “Are you looking for a friend? Well so am I! Someone to take long walks with? Me too! How about…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Cleo! Im a 2-year-old mixed breed from North Carolina and currently living in Connecticut. My first…” Learn more

  • Name: Cowboy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Imperfections, Watertown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cowboy was rescued when his family moved and left him behind. He came from TX and is looking for a…” Learn more

  • Name: Mello (beagle perfection)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Bethel, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet MELLO! He’s an absolutely scrumptious 2 year old beagle! MELLO’s mom recently suffered a stroke and then fell and…” Learn more

  • Name: Vanta
  • 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 Vanta! He is an adorable 3 year old black male and he is ready to find his forever home!…” Learn more

  • Name: Quebec and Zulu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “These two beautiful babies are Quebec and Zulu! They’re a pair of 7 month old bonded sisters (Quebec is the…” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight
  • 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 Midnight! This beautiful 2 year old boy was rescued as a stray and is ready to find a home….” Learn more

  • Name: Muddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Description: “Say hello to Muddy! This beautiful 9 year old girl came on transport from another rescue and is ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinkerbell
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “Meet Tinkerbell! She is a beautiful 8 year old brown Tabby that came to us from another rescue. Originally she…” Learn more

  • Name: Mouse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Mouse! She is an 8 year old girl and an absolute sweetheart! She came up on a…” Learn more

  • Name: Rain
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “This gorgeous boy is Rain! He is a 3 year old fluffy orange Tabby and he came to us on…” Learn more

  • Name: Sage, Basil, and Cilantro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “These adorable kittens will spice up your life! Sage, Basil, and Cilantro are five months old. They are still shy,…” Learn more

  • Name: Lovey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “A brilliant, playful puppy who is eager to please (and play!) and wants to roll over at your feet for…” Learn more

  • Name: Hart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “What a lover! Hart is as sweet as his honey brown eyes. He has large paws but no matter how…” Learn more

  • Name: Samantha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet miss Samantha. She is small Labrador Retriever mix newly rescued to Underhound Railroad. Samantha is 8 months old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Vida
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet one of the happiest puppy around. Vida is a young 16 week old lab mix who loves to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Eros
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “There are so many good things to say about this sweet boy. Eros is a young 16 week old lab…” Learn more

  • Name: BronZE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Our cats are from private rescue homes in Egypt and this beauty is from Asmaa’s house. Asmaa’s cats are always…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola (awesome personality)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Stratford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu
  • Description: “PLEASE NOTE: The video is from LOLA’s original rescue last year when she was in terrible condition. It is included…” Learn more

  • Name: #208 Cassie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Friends Of The New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “2-year-old Cassie . IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] All animals are vaccinated…” Learn more

  • Name: #218 Baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Friends Of The New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “3 1/2 year old Baby. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

  • Name: Lottie — READ DESCRIPTION
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This sweet puppy was rescued in Puerto Rico, where she was on death row at the pound! Lottie is about…” Learn more

  • Name: Sydney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

  • Name: April
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • 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

  • Name: Ricky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Life Animal Rescue, PO Box 162, Patterson, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Siberian Husky Mix
  • Description: “Come meet Ricky he is loving his foster home. But needs a home of his own.He is about 3 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Taina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happy Life Animal Rescue, PO Box 162, Patterson, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Oh sweet Taina is on a flight from Puerto Rico , coming our way She is about 4 yrs old….” Learn more

  • Name: Zsa Zsa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Zsa Zsa is a sweetgirl that came to our shelter after being rescued from a hoarding situation. She gets along…” Learn more

  • Name: Titus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Titus came to our shelter with his mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tripp
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tripp came to our shelter with his mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Trish
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Trish came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Taya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Taya came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tatum
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tatum came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tori
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tori came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tess
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tess came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tia came to our shelter with her mom and siblings. Sadly, they were already infected with parvo upon arrival and…” Learn more

  • Name: Mandy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Mandy is a sweet little girl that came to our shelter by way of our friends in animal control. Mandy…” Learn more

  • Name: Chester (Tub Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snarr Northeast, Brewster, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “****Please DO NOT message the rescue asking if this puppy is still available; if a dog/puppy is still listed on…” Learn more

  • Name: Champion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snarr Northeast, Brewster, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Champion! She is a senior (vet estimates around 7 to 8 years old, but who really knows) German Shepherd….” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy (Tub Litter)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Snarr Northeast, Brewster, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “****Please DO NOT message the rescue asking if this puppy is still available; if a dog/puppy is still listed on…” Learn more

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