Latest Pets To Go Up For Adoption In The Shelton-Derby Area

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Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Shelton-Derby community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in the Shelton-Derby area have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted. […]

Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Shelton-Derby community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in the Shelton-Derby area have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

In the search for a new companion, consider checking out a local facility like Final Victory Animal Rescue, where Gingersnap 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 appropriate homes.

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 Gus, an American Staffordshire Terrier 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: Gus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Amsterdog, Ansonia, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Four-year-old Gus was recently saved from the NYCACC where he found himself timestamped after being surrendered by his family. Gus…” Learn more

  • Name: #186 Owen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Friends Of The New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “8-year-old Owen . IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] All animals are vaccinated…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Clyde came to us after being dumped at a shelter with what they thought was a broken leg. It was…” Learn more

  • Name: Vivian
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Vivian is everything you want in a dog and more! She is the ultimate joyous party dog! She never has…” Learn more

  • Name: Gingersnap
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Gingersnap is everything you want in a dog and more! She is calm and thoughtful but still has a playful…” Learn more

  • Name: Roki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Roki is a dream boat and is pining for a life in the Northeast! South Carolina is no place for…” Learn more

  • Name: Vivian and Lester
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Husky Hound Mix
  • Description: “Vivian and Lester have been with our rescue for a few months and both have blossomed to be huge crowd…” Learn more

  • Name: Katrina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Katrina is a little doll! She is about 8 months old and about 25lbs. She is not going to get…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Trumbull Animal Group, 300 Church Hill Rd, Trumbull, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Oreo was an owner surrender due to allergies. He is about 1 year old. Please call the shelter at 203-452-5088…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Trumbull Animal Group, 300 Church Hill Rd, Trumbull, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rosa came to us pregnant last year. She raised her babies who all have been adopted. She is spayed and…” Learn more

  • Name: Trooper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, 965 State Street, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Trooper. I am a young adult cat about 2 years old (March 1) You never have…” Learn more

  • Name: Valentino
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, 965 State Street, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Valentino. I am a one year old male cat (March 1) I may be a little…” Learn more

  • Name: Anisette
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, 965 State Street, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Anisette. I am a 1 year old female cat (March 1) I may be shy, but…” Learn more

  • Name: Gregory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, 965 State Street, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Gregory. I was mistreated by people in my past, but I am learning to trust people…” Learn more

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tiger Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Doc came to our shelter by way of our rescue partners in GA. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Handsome
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Handsome is a sweet boy that came to our shelter after his owner passed away. When he first arrived, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Meet Ivan…..Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY! Just one look at this boy and the Wizard of Oz comes…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Weimaraner Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 3 Years Weight: 65 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes – Dog Savvy Good with kids:…” Learn more

  • Name: Sammie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Bridgeport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua Shih Tzu Mix
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST ~ PLZ DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ To adopt this special dog, please complete…” Learn more

  • Name: Mya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Mya~ My name is Mya and I am a Beagle mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 26 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Skat Cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Skat Cat! Skat Cat is a super sweet older kitten who made the long haul up from South Carolina…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Tiara ~ My name is Tiara and I am a Shepard mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 60…” Learn more

  • Name: Jet Black
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Jet Black! Jet Black is a super sweet older kitten who made the long haul up from South Carolina…” Learn more

  • Name: Jewel ~not taking any more applications at this time~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever Spaniel Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jewel ~ My name is Jewel and I am a Golden/Spaniel/Boxer mix possibly. I am from South Carolina. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Zara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sweet Zara was rescued from a dumpster, but is now thriving at the shelter! She has such a unique personality…” Learn more

  • Name: Skye
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Mastiff Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “There is a story behind these eyes we will never know… but this sweet girl Skye is looking for her…” Learn more

  • Name: Rubio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Corgi
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Rubio is one of a kind! He was found as a stray but once we rescued him, Rubio made himself…” Learn more

  • Name: Sneakers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sneakers got his name from a good samaritan who let him inside during the cold winter nights. He would always…” Learn more

  • Name: Brandi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Australian Shepherd Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This blue-eyed beauty is 18 pound Brandi, a Toy Australian Shepherd. Brandi is 3 years old, and ended up in…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “With a crazy world around us, who couldn’t use just a little bit more sunshine? Meet Sunny!! With his big…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley aka Baby Girl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Riley is a 6 month old mix breed female with a velvet coat who is eager to please and loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Courtesy Post – Myka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Myka needs to find a home ASAP. Her owner recently passed away and she doesn’t have family that can take…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter Romeo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Peter is shy and hides in our cat room. Once you spend some time with him he is a loving…” Learn more

  • Name: Bandit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “This adorable little guy is Bandit. He is a 7-year-old terrier mix and weighs just 22 lbs. He has a…” Learn more

  • Name: Ned
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Meet Ned, an adorable 5-year-old chihuahua mix who weighs just 10 lbs. He is very happy to take walks or…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • Description: “This gorgeous dog with striking blue eyes is named Buddy. He is a one-year-old Australian shepherd mix. Buddy weighs 38…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • 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 Chloe, an adorable 2-year-old beagle looking for her forever home. She is a petite girl, weighing just 19 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Diesel
  • 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: “This handsome guy is Diesel, a 3-year-old chocolate lab mix. He weighs 65 lbs and has a calm demeanor. At…” Learn more

  • Name: Layci
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “Meet Layci, a gorgeous 2-year-old shepherd mix (maybe some husky in her too) looking for a loving home. She weighs…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “This handsome dog is Max. He is a one-year-old shepherd mix and weighs 56 lbs. Max has a terrific personality…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “You will have hit the jackpot if you adopt this sweet boy! Meet Lucky! He is a 3 year old…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie and Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “This adorable pair of 4-month-old kittens are sisters Minnie and Daisy. They are sweet and playful and looking for a…” Learn more

  • Name: Topaz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “Meet Topaz, an adorable 5-month-old heeler/beagle mix pup looking for his forever home. He weighs 25 lbs so we expect…” Learn more

  • Name: Raphael
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Egyptian Mau
  • Description: “Yes, I’m am as fabulouts as I look! Raphael is full native Egyptian Mau who is about a year old…” Learn more

  • Name: Patrina-Female
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Patrina is a year old, fully vetted to include a registered microchip https://www.petstablished.com/adoption_form/11596/generic Native Mau Cats of Egypt are the…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau Persian Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sandy is friends with Raphael and would love nothing more than to have a home with him! She is one…” Learn more

  • Name: Bob-Female 🙂
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bob…is a female native Egyptain Mau mix. She is in a home with a small child who named her :-)…” Learn more

  • Name: Peyton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Black Dog Rescue, Greens Farms, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Peyton is a gorgeous, 65 lb, two year old lab who deserves the best home in town. She was a…” Learn more

  • Name: Monet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Kat Rescue, Oakville, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Monet is a handsome, playful male kitty. He is not quite one years old. He is very shy to humans…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeppelin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sweet Adoptables, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Corgi
  • Description: “This guy is ready and raring to go to his new home! Zeppelin came from a home with a lot…” Learn more

  • Name: Pancho Villa (Paco)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “I was taken in by a kind neighbor because my family didn’t want to keep me safe inside and then…” Learn more

  • Name: Snuggles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Eve
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Eve, a beautiful one-year-old tuxedo kitty with the most gorgeous golden eyes and adorable cow print coat. After being…” Learn more

  • Name: Felix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Felix, a handsome one-year-old, 50 lb. shepherd/rottie mix. Previously found as a stray in rural North Carolina, this lovely…” Learn more

  • Name: Emberleigh
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Emberleigh, a gorgeous one-year-old tortie mix with the most beautiful markings and stunning eyes! This precious girl was found…” Learn more

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