Oxford Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Riley, Dozer & More

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Want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their […]

Want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Connecticut — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a lovable new family member is at A Pups Pizzazz, where Dozer the dog is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. 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 round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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: Tiny (WI)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Blind Dog Rescue Alliance Ct, Seymour, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Tiny is being fostered in WI. What Tiny’s foster mom has to say about Tiny:Tiny is very sweet, and she…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Riley ~ My name is Riley and I am a Shepard mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 56…” Learn more

  • Name: Dozer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dozer ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Charles~not taking any more applications at this time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Coonhound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Charles ~ My name is Charles and I am a possible Heeler/Hound mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 5…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady~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 Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Lady ~ My name is Lady and I am a Lab mix from Mississippi. I am 5 years old….” Learn more

  • Name: Darwin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Darwin ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Denzo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Denzo ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Dizzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dizzy ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Deisel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Deisel ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte~not taking any more applications at this time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Bluetick Coonhound Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Charlotte ~ My name is Charlotte and I am a possible Bluetick/Heeler mix mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly…” Learn more

  • Name: Ripple
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ripple is 1 year and 8 months old, she has grown up in a foster home with several other cats,…” Learn more

  • Name: Hillary
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Hillary ~ My name is Hillary and I am a possible Beagle/Hound mix from Mississippi. I am around 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Macy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Macy ~ That smile on her face!! Oh, how I wish I could see her again….and YOU CAN!! Yes,…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Dream~not taking any more applications at this time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dream ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Dot~not taking any more applications at tis time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dot ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Dorie~not taking any more applications at tis time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dorie ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Dorothy~not taking any more applications at tis time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dorothy ~ Once upon a time there was a box filled with 10 little puppies. This box was left…” Learn more

  • Name: Kelsey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Great Dane
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Kelsey~ Kelsey is 2 years old, and weighs 84 lbs. This sweet Southern girl is from Mississippi! Kelsey had…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo~not taking any more applications at this time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Cleo ~ My name is Cleo and I am a Beagle mix from Mississippi. I weigh roughly 25 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel~not taking any more applications at this time
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chocolate Labrador Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Hazel ~ My name is Hazel and I am a Chocolate Lab/Terrier mix from Mississippi. I am around 2…” Learn more

  • Name: Buster
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Buster arrived recently together with Buddy. They were unfortunately surrendered due to a change in family dynamics. These young, big…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Buddy arrived recently together with Buster. They were unfortunately surrendered due to a change in family dynamics. These young, big…” Learn more

  • Name: Clementine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Oh, My Darling Clementine. This cutie was found roaming around the town. She was taken in by a wonderful elderly…” Learn more

  • Name: Corky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “”Is there a special someone looking to love me? Corky will go on a trial adoption meaning that she will…” Learn more

  • Name: Bogart
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Looking for a sweet, loyal companion? Bogart is your guy. He is a relaxed, laid back 3 year old solid…” Learn more

  • Name: Swiss
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Swiss is a real character and is a very active. This is a girl who knows what she wants and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bleu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet Bleu! A sweet and content 7 week old pittie lab mix ready to find her furever people. Bleu is…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheddar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cheddar is ready to find her furever family. She is a 6 week old lab pittie mix with a precious…” Learn more

  • Name: Brie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Brie is ready to find her furever home. She is a 6 week old lab pittie mixed breed. Brie has…” Learn more

  • Name: Saki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ready to keep you on your toes, meet Saki! She is a young 3 month old possible Shepherd Lab mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Sparkles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ready to add more joy and shine into your home? That is exactly what you will get with 2 year…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jack, the only boy in the litter of 8. Jack is a 6 week old lab pittie mix ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Parm
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Parm! She is a 6 week old lab pittie mix looking for her furever home. She has a distinctive…” Learn more

  • Name: Feta
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet Feta. She is a young 7 week old lab pittie mix ready to finder her furever family. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ricotta
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet Ricotta, a small but big lover of food. Ricotta is a 6 week old lab pittie mix ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Loving, friendly, and very mellow, this girl couldn’t be any more perfect. Meet momma Bella of the Cheese Litter. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Brutus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Brutus had a tough start at life but that’s all behind him now! Born in a shelter, the only pup…” Learn more

  • Name: Holstein
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Feist Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Holstein, named after a breed of cows because the markings on this black and white pup reminded so many…” Learn more

  • Name: Zach
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Spotty Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1571, Waterbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Zach is one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet. He is about 2 years old and is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Yellow Labrador Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 5 Months Weight: 30 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Energy Level:…” Learn more

  • Name: Dillion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Companion Pet Rescue New England, Watertown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mountain Cur Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Dillion! An addition to CPR that is worth a million dollars!! He is a great little boy that is…” Learn more

  • Name: Arnold
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Where The Love Is Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Arnold is so sweet and loves to smile at everyone he meets. He is a small guy and loves his…” Learn more

  • Name: Barash-Male
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Egyptian Mau
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Barash is a gentle boy who loves to give hugs and kisses to his foster Mother. He is friends with…” Learn more

  • Name: Totty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Egyptian Mau
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Totty is about seven months old https://www.petstablished.com/adoption_form/11596/generic Native Mau Cats of Egypt are the oldest known descendants of Egyptian domesticated…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Nile Valley Egyptian Foundation, Marion, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Egyptian Mau Turkish Angora Mix
  • Description: “Lilly is the Mother to Valor and he is a Mommy’s boy. We really would like to keep them together…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeppelin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Haven Animal Control, 38 Terminal Drive, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please welcome Zeppelin. He’s a 4 yo N/M Lab/PointerX. He’s a friendly guy although he does need a few mins…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Charlie is a rambunctious little boy that came to our shelter with his siblings. Charlie is a little shy at…” Learn more

  • Name: Christian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Christian is a rambunctious little boy that came to our shelter with his siblings. Christian is a little shy at…” Learn more

  • Name: Catalina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Catalina is a rambunctious little girl that came to our shelter with her siblings. Charlie is a little shy at…” Learn more

  • Name: Catie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Catie is a rambunctious little girl that came to our shelter with her siblings. Catie is a little shy at…” Learn more

  • Name: Jessica
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Jessica is a beautiful girl who came to our shelter by way of our friends at Aiken County Animal Control…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • 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: “Mia came to our shelter by way of our friends from another shelter. She is a sweet, friendly girl looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tiger Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Milo came to our shelter by way of our friends from another shelter. He is a sweet, friendly boy looking…” Learn more

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