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This beauty right here is Miss Abigail Adams! She is a petite little girl who is 13 years young and is full of love, affection and curiosity. She came to us with her buddy Bugs as their owner passed away. She would make a wonderful addition to any family! Her and Bugs can be adopted together or separately. Kindly sponsored by Gary Sivacek
HAVE YOUR PEOPLE CALL MY PEOPLE . . . And make an appointment to meet me! Hi everyone! My name is Amos and I'm a 2 year-old Retriever mix. I'm a very energetic and playful guy who's ready for a home of my very own! I love to be outside and to go for rides in the car! I make a great hiking buddy and I even learned something called urban mushing - kind of like being a sled dog but on pavement instead of snow - so cool! I have a really great team at DAWS who have been working really hard on my training. I'm incredibly smart - I know a bunch of verbal commands and am always working on something new. My ideal home would be with an experienced owner who really wants to work with me (no kids please). Please make an appointment to see me and the humans who know me best can give you the 411 on me!
No one puts Baby in a corner! Baby is an adorable 5 year old girl who loves lots of pets and cuddles! She will lean up into your had and enjoy every rub. Unfortunately her previous owners couldn't keep her, so she is here now and ready to find a loving forever home where she can to curl up on a warm blanket with her family!
START YOUR MORNING OFF WITH A BAGEL! And I'll take a schmear of that cream cheese too please! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Bagel and I'm an 8 month-old Beagle/Border Collie mix. And New Yorkers might love bagels but I know you Connecticut folks love them too ! I'm an adorable guy who will put a smile on your face every day! I came to Connecticut all the way from Kentucky and boy am I excited to be here! I'm a friendly and outgoing guy who loves getting attention from everyone I meet! I'm a pretty energetic guy - I love to play especially with toys! And I don't mind sharing! I love food (what Beagle doesn't!) and I'll even sit for treats! I know that I can learn lots more. I just need to find a family who will teach me!
This cute little black Tortie already lives up to her name...Bahama...she loves to bask in the sun! At only 3 months old, this sweet little girl will capture your heart with her beautiful markings and playful but gentle demeanor. She's looking for her forever home where she can enjoy years of sunny days with you!
Meet Beebee the wonder kitty! She is a sweet girl who is 5 years old and weighs only 7.5 pounds! She was brought to the shelter as her family was moving away and couldn't take her. She is dressed to the nines with her white whiskers, chest and paws! This playful girl would be a great addition to your family!
SO, EXACTLY HOW LONG IS THIS SWIMSUIT SEASON? Ugh, the end can't come soon enough! Diets are NO fun! Am I right? Hi everyone! My name is Bella and I'm a 4 year-old Labrador Retriever mix. I'm a sweet girl who was picked up as a stray in Kentucky. I'm pretty overweight so I'm on a diet to get back in shape and get healthy again. It's no fun but I know it's the best thing for me so I'll need my new family to help keep me on track! I can be a little grabby with treats but I'm working on it! I get a little nervous when I go to a new place but I just need a little extra patience and TLC until I feel comfortable. I love to be outside and go for walks - I'm pretty strong so I'm working on not pulling too hard on the leash!
Well, butter her biscuits and call her Beula Mae! This southern belle is super sweet and ready to dazzle you with her charm! Come enjoy this adorable 3 year old's hospitality.
Big Boy with a Big Heart! This wonderfully sweet eight year old senior cat came to us after his owner found out he is FIV+. It's not a death sentence, but he does have some additional medical issues since he was living outside for a little while. He's healing nicely and has a loving temperament. If you have a Big Heart like Big Boy, you'll be a match made in heaven!
Bora Bora is a petite black Tortoiseshell...will she be your island retreat? At one year old this sweet girl looks like she is half her age. She is still a little shy and a bit wary of her surroundings, but once you start petting her she purrs immediately and she absolutely loves belly rubs. We can already tell she will be a wonderfully sweet kittie, so come meet her today!
Bugs is in the house! This adorable girl is 13 years young and she came to us with her buddy Abigail Adams as their owner passed away. She's a little shy as she is getting used to her new surroundings, but we can tell already that she likes to be pet and she loves to play! Come and meet her today. Her and Abigail can be adopted together or separately.
Carlie is a shy but sweet little 3 month old girl who came to us with her brother, Simon. They are a bonded pair, so need to be adopted together. They are rarely apart right now, so Carlie wears a pretty little collar of flowers so you can tell her apart from her brother! Come visit this duo...they're waiting for you to give them their "furever" home!
These bonded beauties are Charlize and Reggie. They are both 3 months old and are absolutely adorable! Charlize is a sweet gray and white girl that loves tummy rubs. As you can see they are very close, so we would like them to be adopted together, but it is not necessary They will bring a lucky family many years of joy, laughter, snuggles and love.
She's a Chipa off the old blocka! This sweet girl would like nothing more than to curl up on a warm lap. She loves to talk and is very affectionate! She would be a great addition to any family :)
Everyone loves Cocoa! This beautiful girl with those gorgeous green eyes is 8 years old and she's a love. She is very affectionate, loves to explore and enjoys playtime! If you can give this girl the loving home that she deserves, come and meet her today!
Have a sweet tooth? We have the purrfect solution...Cookie! She is a gorgeous green-eyed Calico who is 7 years old. She was surrendered because her owner could no longer care for her. She loves napping on blankets, in baskets, and loves toy mice! She would need to be the only pet in the house. She is getting used to her new surroundings as every cat here does, but we can tell she is full of personality!
STOP AND SMELL THE DAFFODILS! Why do the roses always get all the attention? The daffodils are just as pretty and smell just as good. Most of the time - HA! Hi everyone! My name is Daffodil and I'm a 2-1/2 year-old Mountain Cur mix. When I first came to DAWS, I had recently left my puppies and was pretty scared. I'm still really nervous around people I don't know but my four-legged friends really help my confidence! I really need to go to a home that has another dog - preferably one that's at least my size and really likes to play because I love it! I love playing with my toys and even just wrestling! I would do best in a quieter home with adults or possibly older children.
As pretty as the flower, Daisy is a 2 and a half year old sweet girl! She is new and is getting used to her surroundings and loves curling up in her bed and watching the view from the window. She would love to find a nice, quiet forever home with a patient family that will allow her time to come out of her shell.
WHAT DO THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES POST ON INSTAGRAM? Shelfies! Get it?? HA!! Hi everyone! My name is Daisy Mae and I'm a one year-old Hound/Beagle mix. I'm a super-adorable girl with lots of puppy energy! And lots of puppy teeth! HA! I'm very outgoing and I love making new friends! But I should warn you there's a chance I'll nibble on your chin if I get close enough! I know - something that is definatelyfrowned upon so I'm working on it! I like to jump when I get excited but once I calm down I'm very attentive and try really hard to do whatever you're asking me to! I'm looking for a family with adults or tweens who will help me get the training and exercise I need!
This adorable boy is Fiji! He is 2 years old and is a little shy as he is getting used to his new surroundings. The staff and volunteers are working with him and he is a sweet boy :) He will need a quiet home with patient adopters that will let him come out of his shell at his own pace.
Meet our Sly Guy! Fox is a four year old kitty who was rescued along with five other cats from an abandoned house. He's very nervous and untrusting in his current environment, but shows signs that he would warm up quickly in a quiet forever home.
WHY DID THE CELL PHONE NEEDE GLASSES? Because it lost all its contacts! Get it? HA! Hi everyone! My name is Fritz and I'm a one year-old Feist mix. A feist is actually a kind of hunting dog but the only thing this guy goes hunting for is hot dogs! I'm a super-sweet and shy guy from Kentucky. Right now there are lots of things that make me nervous like new people and loud noises, but you know what always makes me feel better? Another dog! I love other dogs and my new four-legged friends really help me feel more comfortable. My friends at DAWS think it would be a good idea if my new home already has a dog for me to be friends with! All I need is a little patience and extra TLC to be the best Fritz I can be!
WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? Better question is 'What's Gilbert Grape eating?' Not grapes, that's for sure! Pass the hot dogs please! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Gilbert and I'm an 8 month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. I'm a super-sweet and adorable guy who absolutely loves meeting new people! My tail gets super wiggly and I get really excited and I love to snuggle in close for lots of hugs and kisses! I'm a pretty active guy too - I love to play! I'm not super interested in toys yet but I do love playing with other dogs! How awesome would it be if my new home had a dog buddy that I could play with all the time? Oh and lots of hot dogs for us to share! And can we just talk about my spots and eyebrows and how adorable I am??
Meet Greece! He's a Mediterranean delight! His handsome face and soft silver fur is very enticing! You'll love this 2 yr old sweetheart the moment you meet him.
ALOHA! Honolulu is ready to charm you with her golden eyes and grey coat. She is a beautiful one year old girl that is both sweet and curious. We included a "selfie" shot of her up close and personal! She's eager to find her forever home - will you be the one to take home this island beauty?
Meet hairy Houdini! LOL! Well, in this case, furry Houdini! This tricky little magician will steal your heart and you won't even know it's missing! Come play with him and his litter mates at DAWS!
Action Jackson is ready for his queue! He's a very dapper 2 year old gentleman who is waiting for his big break. Will you let him star in the movie of your life?! We know you'll give him rave reviews...maybe even give him an Oscar?! He's FIV+ so you'll need to keep him inside, and as long as you feed him well and keep his check-ups up to date, he can live as long as a non-FIV+ cat.
WHAT'S BLACK AND WHITE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF PINK? Me - when my mouth is open and you can see my tongue! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Jinny and I'm a 2 year-old Hound/Border Collie mix. I'm a super-sweet and shy girl who came to Connecticut all the way from Kentucky! I'm a little nervous right now while I get used to my surroundings but I have a few four-legged friends that are helping me with my confidence! I think it would be awesome if my new home had a dog that could help me learn the ropes! It may take me a few minutes to warm up but once I do I'll lean right in close to you so you can pet me - that's my favorite! I have a soft temperament and can't wait to find a family who will understand me and let me settle in at my own pace!
SO I HEAR YOU HAVE TREATS IN YOUR POCKET... I also hear that they're all for me! Am I right? YES!!! Hi everyone! My name is Julie and I'm a one year-old Mountain Cur mix. I'm a very energetic and active girl who loves to run! I love to be outside and sniff and I like to chase squeaky toys (although I'm still new at the whole 'fetch' thing). Food is probably my favorite thing and I do tend to gobble treats when I get really excited! I'm working on it but watch your fingers because I'm still learning. I love hanging out with people too and sometimes I jump when I get really excited! But I do respond well to corrections and being food-motivated will definately help me want to learn my manners! So who wants to teach me??
WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOX... Make sure you answer because I'll be on the other side with my adoption papers! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Knox and I'm a 9 month-old Australian Shepherd/Hound mix. I'm a super-sweet guy who's looking for his second time around! I was adopted from a shelter in Kentucky as a puppy but my family couldn't take care of me anymore so they had to bring me back. I'm still pretty bummed about that but I;m also excited to be in a new place and making lots of new friends! I'm a very gentle guy and I get along great with other dogs. It might take me a few minutes to warm up but then its like we're best friends and I'm already asking to share your hot dog! I'll sit and give paw for it - how can you say no?
THE HOT DOGS FELL DOWN THE WELL! Not that I don't care about Timmy - but I am a dog so food is definately one of my top priorities! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Lassie and I'm a one year-old Beagle/Dachshund mix. I'm a super adorable hot dog who loves hot dogs! Or any food really! I'm not picky! I'm an outgoing girl who loves to make new friends! I'm pretty active and wiggly and love to be on the move! But once I chill out I'm super snuggly and I love to be close to people! I'm not really into playing with toys yet but I love to be outside and explore my surroundings! I'm a bit of a curious George so I tend to stick my nose into places where it does not belong! I also like to burrow and have been known to dig a hole or two, I'm looking for a home with some dog experience and adults or tweens to keep me company!
MY EYEBROWS ARE UP FOR ONE READON ONLY... Is there cheese on that burger and if so, can I please have some? Come on, look how cute I am, you can't say no to this face! Hi everyone! My name is Lizzy and I'm a 3 year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. I'm a super-adorable girl who came to DAWS all the way from Kentucky! I used to have a home of my own but my family couldn't take care of me anymore so here I am. But I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl so I'm taking it all in stride. I'm a bit of an independent woman - don't get me wrong because I do love people, but I like to do my own thing sometimes too. I get along great with other dogs and love playing with them! And did I mention that I also love cheeseburgers?
WHY DID THE COWBOY BUY A DACHSUND? Someone told him to get a long little doggy! Get it? HA!! Hi everyone! My name is Maddy and I'm a 2 year-old Retriever mix. I'm a super-sweet girl who was picked up as a stray in Kentucky. Right now my favorite thing in the world is probably food because for awhile I was on my own for food. Because of that I'm a bit grabby when I take treats but I'm working on it! I would do best in a home with tweens or adults who have some dog experience and will make sure I get the training and exercise I need. I'm an active girl who loves to be on the move and I bet I would make a great hiking buddy! The trails are calling us folks - let's get outh there!
YOU AND I ARE LIKE MAGNETS... Put us near each other and we'll stick together! Well, I'll definitely stick to you, that's for sure! Hi everyone! My name is Magnus and I'm a one year-old Retriever/Border Collie mix. And as you can tell from my picture, I absolutely love to snuggle! I came to DAWS all the way from Kentucky and am still getting used to my new surroundings. But I'm making friends fast and I love getting lots of attention from everyone I meet! I love to be outside and go for walks and I bet I would make a great hiking buddy! I love to stick close to my person and I can't wait to find one who will hang out with me and also do training with me! I'm a really smart guy and I have tons that I want to learn!
'OH MANDY, YOU CAME AND YOU GAVE WITHOUT TAKING...' Oh Barry Manilow, you flatter me! I will take a hot dog though if you have any of those lying around! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Mandy and I'm a 2 year-old Miniature Pinscher mix. I'm a recent mom whose puppies are ready for their own homes so now I am too! I'm an energetic girl who loves to be on the move! I love going for walks and I really love to play! I like to chase toys, especially squeaky ones! I love attention and affection - especially belly rubs! I would do best in a home with kids who are 8 or older and one that has an active lifestyle and can help me stay busy!
Memphis is a sweet 1-1/2 yr old who would love to be the king of your world. He's shy and overwhelmed by the shelter right now, but we know that a patient family will bring out his musical side!
Mickey is a magical little mouse...errr, we mean kitten! You'll fall in love with his whimsical antics. Come in and watch him play!
This sweet two and a half year old girl has the most beautiful black with gray undertone coat that will remind you of a misty morning. Misty is an affectionate kitty that needs a forever home with no dogs and can't wait to meet you!
WHY DID THE COWBOY BUY A DACHSHUND? Someone told him to get a long little doggy! Get it? HA! Hi everyone! My name is Murphy and I'm a one year-old Rat Terrier mix. I bet you didn't think they had dogs this cute in West Virginia - right? I'm 17 pounds of pure fun and who doesn't want more fun in their life? I'm an active guy who loves to be outside! I love to run and play outside and if you're looking to get into shape then I can definitely help with that! I love to play with toys so if you do too then we must be soul mates! I get along great with other dogs and made a new four legged friend on my third day at DAWS! If you have a dog at home that I can be friends with that would be awesome! But they better be fast to have a shot at keeping up with me!
WHO WANTS A HAND HUG? I'll even give you a hand kiss too! Good deal, right? HI! My name is Naomi and I am a 1-1/2 year-old Terrier/Beagle mix, I'm a super-sweet girl and a total social butterfly! I absolutely love people and love making new friends! I would make a great walking buddy - I love to be outside and explore my surroundings I'm very affectionate and will crawl right into your lap and give you tons of kisses! Feel free to give me lots of kisses too! Sometimes I get a little nervous around strangers when I first meet them, so I will need my new family to work on socialization with me. I'm not that interested in toys yet. I would make a perfect companion !
Princess is DAWS royalty! She is a large, adorable 2 year old Calico with a tiny little voice who was surrendered because her owner had too many kitties. Princess is very sweet, friendly and loves to play! She's a fairy tail come true!
Who knew Rachel would end up with Chandler!! We thought she loved Ross...:-) Rachel is a big, loveable 7 year old female Tuxedo! She's affectionate, loves to snuggle and is very round! She came to us with her buddy, Chandler. Either one...or BOTH!...would make a wonderful addition(s) to your family.
WHY ARE COMPUTERS SO SMART? Because they listen to their motherboards! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Sadie and I'm a 3 year-old Terrier mix. And this mom has taught her puppies all the important things in life - how to make sad eyes to get treats and how to put your ears up like you;re listening when you're realyl thinking about treats! They are almost ready for their own homes so now it's my turn! I'm a super sweet (and skinny) girl who absolutely loves people and food! Possibly in that order! I love to be outside and go for walks! I also love to run and play with other dogs - if you have one at home already maybe they can play with me and help me get my pre-puppy body back! HA!
WILL SIT FOR TREATS Preferably hot dogs but I'll sit for cheese too! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Sampson and I'm an 8 month-old Collie/Retriever mix. I'm a very energetic guy who would love an active home! I bet I would make a great hiking or running buddy! I'm not too interested in toys (I'm actually a little afraid of the noisy ones!) but I love to run! I would do best in a home with some dog experience and one that has tweens or adults, I get a little jumpy and mouthy when I'm excited so I'll need a family that will make sure I get the training and exercise I need. I was picked up as a stray in Kentucky but now I'm here in Connecticut and ready to have a home and a family and a comfy bed to call my own!
Meet Silas! He's a very sweet, lovable 5 yr old boy with the softest fur and adorable white muzzle and tan eyeliner. Our guy Silas is looking for a loving foster home, as he was recently diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma. He needs a comfortable home where he can live out the rest of his life, rather than in a cage. One bat of his eyelashes and you'll be smitten! If you have it in your heart to help Silas, please come down to DAWS to meet him person and inquire about fostering or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be forever grateful (-:
Simon is already a handsome young man at only 3 months old! Simon was rescued with his sister, Carlie, and is the more outgoing of this musical duo. They are a bonded pair, so need to be adopted together. Bet you won't be able to resist this brother & sister pair!
Smudge is a 2 year old sweet girl who was rescued and is now looking for a home. She is extremely affectionate and soaks up any bit of attention she can get! There was a chance she had FeLV so she is in foster care. She's tested negative a few times but we have to test her again in a few months. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, send an email to email@example.com to schedule a time. Kindly sponsored by Greg Guion
WELL HOWDY MA'AM! If I had a real Stetson I'd be tipping it right now! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Stetson and I'm a 5 year-old Hound mix. I'm a sweet Southern gentleman from West Virginia who's taking a stab at being a Northerner! I've lived most of my 5 years on a chain and I'm totally ready to have a home where I actually get to go inside! Luckily, I've been in a foster home for a little while so I'm getting used to living in a house. I love food and I may or may not surf your counters (it's only fair that I warn you!) I'm a moderately active guy but I'm not super interested in toys. But I do love to be outside - going for walks running around in the yard and letting my nose take me where it wants to go! I love people and other dogs!
Sunny is a very friendly 7 year boy who came to the shelter with his brother Smokey, who has already been adopted. Sunny greets every cat and human that walks into the room! He has the softest fur, sweetest face, and loves to relax and play. He enjoys being pet so much, that he has been known to drool! (-: If you're looking for a friendly companion, look no further!
What a sweetie this Sweetie is! She's 8 years old and was surrendered with a companion. She's a great snuggler and lap kitty! Come meet Sweetie and bring a lap!!
THE 5-SECOND RULE FOR DROPPED FOOD DOESN'T WORK... If you have a 2-second dog! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Theo and I'm a 10 month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. And I will gladly be your cleanup crew for any food that may fall on the floor! My brother Thor and I were picked up as strays in Kentucky and have made our way to DAWS to find forever homes! I'm kind of a big bundle of nerves right now as I'm getting used to everything. I love being around people and I would do best in a home where I'm not left alone for too long. I'm looking for a family (adults or tweens please!) with some dog experience who will do training with me to help me build my confidence! And has a fridge stocked with pleanty of hot dogs!
I'LL BE YOUR SUPEHERO! I don't even need the cape or the hammer - I'm pretty awesome without the props! HA! Hi everyone! My name is Thor and I'm a 10 month-old Austrailian Cattle Dog mix. My brother Theo and I were picked up as strays in Kentucky and we definately used to have a home (we're a little on the chubby side!) I'm kind of a big bundle of nerves right now - everyone at DAWS is really nice but I'm still getting used to things. I really want to interact with people but sometimes it makes me a little nervous and my tail might tuck and my legs shake a little. I'm looking for a family with dog experience who will do training to help me build my confidence. Older kids only please and I hope I won't have to stay home alone too long!
Everyday is prince spaghetti day with Tony! He's a handsome paisan who has a wonderfully sweet personality. He came to us with some skin issues but is healing nicely. He qualifies for our Angel Pet program so you can bring him back to the shelter clinic for discounted vet care for the rest of his life. Kindly sponsored by Greg Guion
This handsome boy with the gorgeous green eyes is Woody! He's 3 years old and was so excited to get his pictures taken he barely stood still :) With his cute face and soft fur, he'll capture your heart. Plus he's sweet and loves lots of pets! What more could you ask for?