Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Darien community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Many shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.
Over 6 million pets and other companion animals are taken in each year by animal shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. On a search for your new four-legged companion? Consider beginning at a local shelter like Ruby Whiskers Animal Rescue, where Boots 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 round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Fernando, a Tabby mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing to learn more about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]