Latest Pets Up For Adoption At New Haven Area Shelters

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Looking to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in New Haven and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to […]

Looking to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in New Haven and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across Connecticut, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Hisses To Kisses Inc, where Doc 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 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 cat person, meet Toshi, 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: Toshi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc, P.O. Box 1432, New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am Toshi, hear me roar! (Okay, I don’t really roar, but I sure do like to talk.) I’m a…” Learn more

  • Name: #487 ChiChi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Friends Of The New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “10-year-old Chi Chi. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] All of our cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Mickey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**MICKEY IS PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH DOC** Mickey, just like his father Mischief, is a chill, easy-going dude….” Learn more

  • Name: Mischief
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Don’t want a rambunctious kitten but would love a more mature and relaxed feline companion? Consider adopting Mischief, a 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**DOC IS PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH MICKEY** Doc is a leaner, more outgoing version of Mickey. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Liesl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Circle Of Hope K 9 Rescue, East Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Liesl, her littermates, and their mama came to Circle of Hope when the other dog in their home kept attacking…” Learn more

  • Name: Sinclair
  • 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: “Sinclair came to our shelter as a stray from a rough neighborhood. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Sloane
  • 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: “Sloane came to our shelter as a stray from a rough neighborhood. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Black Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chow Chow
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Black Jack came to our shelter when his time was up at a rural shelter in Georgia. Thanks to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Wynter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wynter’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Wren
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wren’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Winona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Winona mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wyatt’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Willie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Mastiff Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Willie’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Waverly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mastiff Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Waverly’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Hook
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hook is a sweet boy that came to our shelter after living many years on the streets. Before he arrived…” Learn more

  • Name: Lumley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Dalmatian Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “There is so much to love about this boy. Meet 2 year old Lumely who is ready to find his…” Learn more

  • Name: Jinora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Jinora, newly available for adoption. This exceptionally sweet girl was found as a stray in South Carolina along with…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky Boomerang
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Boom! Boom! Boom! Earthquake!! Oh, wait. That’s just me! Ya see- when I’m happy my whole body shakes from tip…” Learn more

  • Name: Shay
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Get ready to fall in love! Shay is a fun and sweet 14 week-old, 17 pound pittie lab mix ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Nyla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nyla is a sweetheart 13 week old pittie lab mix ready for her furever home. She has a mellow disposition…” Learn more

  • Name: Arrow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Arrow! She is a petite little kitty that is estimated to be around 1 year old. She was rescued…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson and Ava- no more applications at this time
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cocos Animal Rescue Efforts Of Seymour, 115 Silvermine Road, Seymour, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sampson and his mom and sibling were living in a water drain of a retaining wall. Winter was coming so…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava and Sampson- no more applications at this time
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cocos Animal Rescue Efforts Of Seymour, 115 Silvermine Road, Seymour, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ava was from a feral colony. She seemed more friendly than the others so we decided to help her get…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Jasper is a true let-the-good-times-roll kind of guy! Jasper and his four long-time house mates were surrendered by their family…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeb
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zeb is the sweetest of all dogs!!! Zeb and his three long-time house mates were surrendered by their family to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bones
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Bones is the sweetest of bois!!! Bones and his four long-time house mates were surrendered by their family to a…” Learn more

  • Name: Missy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Missy is the sweetest of ladies!!! Missy and her three long-time house mates were surrendered by their family to a…” Learn more

  • Name: Morty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You guysssss! Morty is slap amazing! This 63lb, 1yo boy is the new “It” dog at our sanctuary. Everyone wants…” Learn more

  • Name: Coal
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Our boy Coal has been a wonderful and rewarding project for his foster. He came to her hiding and terrified….” Learn more

  • Name: Dante
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Bully Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dante is a 3 month old delightful puppy. He came to us after being dumped on a dirt road. This…” Learn more

  • Name: Drucker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Bully Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Drucker is a 3 month old delightful puppy. He came to us after being dumped on a dirt road. This…” Learn more

  • Name: Delilah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Final Victory Animal Rescue, Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Bully Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Delilah is a 3 month old delightful puppy. She came to us after being dumped on a dirt road. This…” Learn more

  • Name: Biz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Whiskey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Hound Mix
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  • Name: Webber
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Ronald
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Rex
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ronald is the most handsome pure Rex bunny we have had in the rescue in a while. His owner could…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Peter just recently came into the rescue. He is a mix breed bunny, I’m thinking mixed with a lop because…” Learn more

  • Name: Babies male and female
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Holland Lop Mini Rex Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “We have five of the cutest babies looking for a new home. They won’t be ready to go for another…” Learn more

  • Name: GoGo Girl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster And Forever Pet Rescue, P.O Box 284, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Gogo Girl, a.k.a. GiGi!! Gogo is a young mama cat who is ready to have her turn as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Molly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Good Golly, It’s Miss Molly! Molly is a unique, long haired torti with quite the sassy flair. Her coloring is…” Learn more

  • Name: simon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Simon is rather unique. He is a young fun loving goofy dude who craves human attention. He is high energy…” Learn more

  • Name: Buck
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Buck is a mostly black two and a half year old male. He is a friendly, playful and quite the…” Learn more

  • Name: Ditto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ditto is the perfect name for this friendly girl, meaning if she could talk she would say exactly that “ditto”….” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey! Friendly, Resilient Boy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Meriden Animal Control Saving Paws, 311 MURDOCK AVE., Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***CONSIDERABLE GERMAN SHEPHERD AND/OR OTHER WORKING BREED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*** Meet Bailey, our happy and spunky senior GSD boy! Bailey is…” Learn more

  • Name: Josephine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Vanessa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Vanessa and her siblings were found outside as older kittens. She was scared at first but has slowly learned to…” Learn more

  • Name: Moana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Vanity
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Vanity and her siblings were all found outside. Very scared at first, Vanity has learned to trust but still likes…” Learn more

  • Name: Adella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Smiling Dog Farms, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adella is stunningly beautiful, a true looker, her gorgeous coloring and markings will invoke conversation everywhere she goes! Not only…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Boxer Rescue, Madison, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “Status: Available Gender: Male State: Connecticut FA #: 60 Tag #: 00208 Age: 1 year, 6 months Date of Birth:…” Learn more

  • Name: Ambrose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “He has a video! If you like big cats, Ambrose is your guy. He loves to lounge in the sun…” Learn more

  • Name: Giselle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Giselle is 2 1/2 years old and has been in our rescue’s care since she was only a few months…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ziggy has been waiting 654 days to have a home of her own. Ziggy is a little over 3 1/2…” Learn more

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