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Abby is waiting patiently for her forever family. She is a sweet 35 lb 8-month-old beagle mix pup. She needs a family that will be patient with her and help her get comfortable in her new surroundings. Come meet this girl and see if she will be your new BFF.
Aptly named after the month that we rescued her, April is a lovely cat that is actually a TNR intake. Since she is getting used to her new surroundings, she is shy right now, but just requires a gentle approach. April is approximately 5 years old has a gorgeous ticked coat, which gives her a shimmery grey-blue-silver hue. Come visit April to shower her with attention, and she is sure to bloom into a May flower! Generously sponsored by Ashwin Robin Raj
This handsome boy right here is Archer! He is 3 years old and was rescued as a stray. He is very affectionate, playful and loves chin scratches! He also has an adorable white spot on his chest :) He is looking for a forever home where he can curl up on the couch and be part of a loving family. He is FIV+ so you will 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. Come and meet this sweetheart today!
Aurora is a gorgeous one-year-old husky mix. She weighs 35 lbs. She has a stunning look and a personality to match. She is friendly and active. She knows some basic commands. She is very smart and ready for more training. Come meet this wonderful dog today! Here is a video: https://youtu.be/qYDAFX8cFDs
Bailey is a 3 year old Momma whose babies were all adopted, and now it is her turn to find a forever home! This cutie loves to relax as she is half way out of her bed :) And she loves to play! Feathers, toy mice, strings and more. Come and meet this playful girl today!
3 years, 43 lbs, very sweet dog
Calling all big hound lovers! Meet Beatrice, a gorgeous hound mix who is as sweet as they come. This gentle soul can be a bit shy at first, but once she's outside in the yard, she brightens right up and acts like the silly hound dog she is. She would make a wonderful addition to a home with a fenced-in yard for her to explore. Beatrice is at a foster home, working on her training. She needs a home where she won't be alone long hours. Please email email@example.com if you would like to schedule a meet-and-greet with Beatrice. Here is a wonderful video of her: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-S8fViRmrSrzVjTcIPddyksinU_qGcuB/view?usp=drivesdk
Little Belinda is a darling black kitty with white markings on her face, chin and paws - almost like she accidentally walked through a stream of milk! Belinda came to us as a TNR rescue, so she is quietly adjusting to the cattery, but is doing so beautifully! She would love to find the right home where she could acclimate to being an indoor cat and receive all the love she deserves!
Feeling feisty? Meet Bella, a feist mix who is very playful and outgoing. She has a very silly personality and opens up as soon as she has a handful of toys and a yard to run around. Bella would make an excellent hiking companion. She can sometimes be nervous meeting new people, so she would prefer to be in a quiet home.
2 yrs, 35 lbs wonderful, gorgeous dog! Lived with cats, kids and dogs in the past
Meet handsome Boysenberry! He was brought to us as a stray and he is still getting used to his new surroundings, but he is coming along very well. He is 2 and a half years old, very curious, learning to trust and can be very sweet. You have to approach him slowly but he does enjoy being pet. He is also pretty playful and seems to like the other cats! He will do best with a quiet home and a loving, patient family. So come and meet this cutie today!
Meet CC! He is a 3 year old love muffin who was rescued as a stray. He is a little nervous as he is getting used to his new surroundings, but he loves attention and is very friendly :) He has very cool markings and an adorable pink nose, you canât help but fall in love! He would love to find a forever home where he will be kept safe inside with a loving family and never have to worry about being on the streets again. Come and meet him today!
Meet Charlie Daniels, a 6-year-old, 40 lb. AKC registered beagle looking to get in shape. He's an independent boy who enjoys doing his own thing but will join his people once he relaxes. Charlie Daniels' perfect home would be with a quiet family (teens and older) committed to helping him get to a healthy weight with plenty of exercise. Come meet this handsome boy today!
This beautiful Tortishell girl is Charlotte! She is approximately one and a half years old and was rescued as a stray. She is extremely playful and gets along with every cat in the shelter! She loves string toys on a wand and toy mice. She really enjoys interactive play! She is still hesitant about being pet, but she is coming along further each day. She is looking for a loving, patient family that will give her time to adjust to a forever home. Come and meet her today!
Meet Connor, an energetic 8-month-old beagle mix looking for the perfect home. He is a spunky puppy with a lovable personality. He loves romping around the yard to burn off his puppy energy. Connor is eager to work for treats, which will make him an excellent student for further training. Come see if Connor can be your newest hiking buddy today!
Meet Cooper! He is a very friendly boy with the cutest white spot on his chest who loves to talk and will greet you when you walk in! He is new to the shelter and loves to play, eat treats and get lots of pets! He would be a great addition to any family. Come and meet him today!
This petite beauty is Darcie! She is a friendly Calico kitty with a sweet face and beautiful markings. She is new to the shelter and is getting used to her surroundings, but she is very sweet and curious to see what is going on around her. She would love to become part of a loving family and have her very own forever home. Come and meet her today!
This sweetheart calico is Delilah. She was rescued from the South and brought up to DAWS to find a new forever home. She was surrendered when her previous owner lost their job and could no longer care for her. She has the cutest little face and pink nose with white "mittens" on her front paws. Delilah is a love and needs a new home as soon as possible, so come visit her today and see if you will be the next one to rescue her!
You will feel like royalty when you are around this beauty! Dutchess is a one year old female who recently had babies of her own that were adopted, now it is her turn to find her loving forever home! She has soft gray fur with the cutest little white patch on her chest :) She is new to the shelter and is shy as she is getting used to her surroundings which is to be expected, but she is a doll and loves affection! She will need a slow approach to be pet at first, but we know she will blossom once she feels comfortable. If you have a quiet home and can open your heart to this royal girl, come and meet her today!
Take a look at Erick! This handsome cat has gorgeous sparkling eyes and shiny black fur with a tuft of white on his chest for good measure. Erick arrived at DAWS after being trapped and started out being very shy of humans. However, he is making great strides and now enjoys being pet with a slow, gentle approach. And this boy loves to play...he has been caught trying to steal toys from the toy bin that is next to his cage! Erick was rescued from outside with his buddy Nala, who are quite fond of each other and need to be adopted together. They need a patient adopter who is willing to let them fully come out of their shell in their own time. But we are sure they will come along once they feel safe and secure in a loving home where they do not need to brave being outside again!
8 yrs, 25 lbs, sweet beagle, healthy. Qualifies for Senior-to-Senior program. If you are 60 or older, you can adopt Fletcher for 50 % discount.
Meet Giancarlo! He is a little Italian lovebug! He came to us as a shy stray but is coming around to enjoying being pet and playing with string toys. Giancarlo is a content four year old who would love a gentle adopter and a quiet home. Come meet this handsome young kitty today!
This sweetie-pie is Heath. He is a two year old kitty who was rescued by a family during one of our winter storms. Unfortunately, they could not keep him so surrendered him to DAWS in hopes of finding him his forever home, where he won't have to struggle outside again. Heath is very friendly and affectionate and has super soft fur - perfect for petting! He is a very smart kitty and willing to please (especially when treats are involved!) Take a look at the video to see Heath in training :) He does need a home where he can be the only kitty. Come see this dapper cat today and you'll fall in love!
BIG NEWS! Hocus is our Dog Of The Month for July! You can adopt Hocus for a 25% reduced adoption fee! Hocus is a very happy dog and has a wonderful personality. He just needs an active home to enjoy his love of life! We recommend a home with kids over 12 due to his energy level. He loves to play with other dogs but needs a cat-free home. Come meet this handsome boy and fall under his spell today! Enjoy this video of Hocus: https://youtu.be/WNc3alux2vk Kindly sponsored by Katherine Kellogg in honor of Bob Owen's retirement from Bethel High School. In effect until 12/2019. Our best wishes too from DAWS.
Hopper will hop her way into your heart! With her big, beautiful eyes and the adorable white spot on her chest, you will be smitten! She is approximately a year old and was rescued as a feral/stray. Hopper is shy but responds beautifully to a soft voice, gentle petting and quiet attention. She will require an experienced, patient adopter that will let her set the pace for becoming comfortable in her new environment and allow her to open up into the wonderfully kitty we know she is. Will you be the one to give this precious kitty her forever home?
Meet Jade, an energetic 5-year-old, 35 lb. Aussie/ border collie mix ready to join you on all your outdoor adventures. She enjoys investigating everything in her environment before settling down with her people. She is a very intelligent girl and will thrive with basic training. Jade's perfect home would be with active adopters (teens or older) who will keep her busy through plenty of exercise and training challenges. Come meet this wonderful girl today!
She is a little bit Country, and she is s a little bit Rock ân Roll! And they are a little bit Maine coon, too! This mother/daughter duo is sure to warm your heart. Jewel was practically a kitten herself when she prematurely delivered a stillborn kitten behind a very surprised foster moms couch. No one knew she was pregnant at the time â¦ and she had another surprise who was refusing to budge â¦ so off to emergency surgery Jewel went. Soon after being retrieved and revived thanks to DAWS' awesome vet team, little Treasure came into the world with a rebel yell and a strong will to survive! She has grown from a preemie into a playful, thriving kitten, who has not only a mom â but her best friend, too! These two gals are inseparable and are a package deal. Treasure is a precocious girl who wants to check everything out, and Mom is more laid back and a bit timid but just give her a little time and she will snuggle right up. They have remained in foster care and are shown by appointment â please contact Leslie Roe at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to see them!
Silly Jilly is ready to play! Jilly is a gorgeous 18-month-old border collie mix who is patiently waiting for the perfect home. She is an incredibly smart girl who loves to spend her time wrestling in the yard with her favorite canine pals. This babe is looking for her next running or hiking buddy who can keep up with her active lifestyle. After you snuggle her incredibly soft fur and look into her gorgeous eyes, you won't be able to resist! She needs a cat-free, adult-only home. Here is a video of Jilly: https://youtu.be/AUrIBADgjTc To schedule an appointment to meet Jilly, email email@example.com. Generously sponsored by Jill Mence
2 yrs, 35 lbs, great dog, very friendly
We have too many kittens to post separately! We have 3-4 month old male and female kittens in various colors - black, black & white, tabby, calico, etc. We have some bonded pairs that can not be separated but most kittens like to have a companion even if they are not bonded...and with so many to choose from, you can take your pick! So come to DAWS, check out the kitten cuteness and see if there are one, two or even three fur babies that you can save a give a safe, forever home to!
We have a litter of 9 lab mix pups looking for loving homes. Sterling, Jasper, Mica, Garnet, Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Sapphire and Jade are healthy, playful, adorable 8 week old puppies. We think they will be about 50 lbs full grown. They were born at a DAWS foster home right here in CT. They have been raised with lots of love and socialization and will make great family pets. They are ready to go to forever homes on Thurs Aug 22 so don't wait to email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sooner we receive your application, the more puppies you will have to choose from. Here is the link to the application; http://daws.org/daws-forms/ Watch this video of pups in action: http://daws.org/daws-forms/
This boy is so handsome he had to have two names! Lavender Larry is 4 years old and he is a total lovebug! His fur is so plush you can pet him for hours...and he will love every minute of it! He is very affectionate and will even roll over to show his belly with a cute white spot on his chest. He will push his head into your hand for more pets! He would make a wonderful addition to any family so come in and meet this sweetheart today!
This adorable face belongs to Lilly! She is a lovely brown Tabby and is approximately 1 year and 3 months old. She is new to the shelter and is getting used to her surroundings, but she loves to play and is enjoying the company of the many visitors that come to DAWS. We are sure she would be a wonderful addition to any family! Could it be with you?
Lovely Lucia landed at DAWS through an owner surrender and she can't wait to find a new forever home! She is very sweet and enjoys her toys as well pets and scratches. Lucia is very attentive and interested in all the goings-on at the cattery and loves when people come to meet her. Come down and see for yourself what a sweet kitty she is!
Add a little Magic to your life! This sweet boy is 3 years old. He is very shy right now and is getting used to his new surroundings, but he is very gentle and will need the love of a patient adopter. We know he will blossom in a wonderful home! He is FIV+ so you will 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.
This gorgeous beauty is Marilyn! She is almost 3 years old and came to DAWS as a stray. It took her a while to trust humans but this playful sweetie now loves head and ear rubs and pets with a backscratcher! Although she can still sometimes be shy, she will greet you hello and ask for attention. Come share your love with Marilyn and see if she is your new fur-ever family member!
Meet Martha, an incredibly sweet 2 year old pitbull mix. She was hit by a car in WV and needed elbow surgery. She is recovering nicely and is very ready to shower a family with love. She weighs 50 lbs and has a great temperment. She is calm and easygoing and gets along great with other dogs. Come meet this sweet girl today and give her a second chance at a happy ending. Here is a video: https://youtu.be/BP3vfRb6tsA
Mary is a one year old kitty who was found as a stray and brought to DAWS. Being in a new environment had been a little overwhelming and it took a while for her to get used to people. But Mary has flourished and loves to play and seeks out attention and pets. She can still be a little bit shy but we are sure Mary will be a lovely, confident house cat!
Meet Mickey, a handsome 1-year-old, 35 lb. shepherd mix looking for his forever home. He is stressed out in the kennel environment and is looking for a home that will take it slow with him. Mickey is a food-motivated and intelligent boy who will make an excellent student for some basic training. He would make a wonderful hiking or jogging buddy for the outdoorsy adventurers. His perfect home would be an active adult-only home with a fenced-in yard and some previous dog experience. Come meet this wonderful dog today!
Sweet Nala is a beautiful black haired beauty who is approximately two and a half years young! Rescued from outside with her buddy Erick, they are quite fond of each other and need to be adopted together. They are currently sharing a space in our cattery so they can keep each other company! Nala is still a little shy but has made good progress and is encouraged by Erick every day. She loves her belly pet with a felt wand toy! They require a patient adopter who is willing to let them fully come out of their shell in their own time. But we are sure they will come along once they feel safe and secure in a loving home where they do not need to brave being outside again!
This little darling is Noelle. She found her way to us as a stray at the beginning of the year and has been getting used to life in our cattery. She is now available for adoption and is looking for a home she can call her own. Noelle is a shy but sweet girl. She likes to be pet and is very interested in the other kitties. Her unique tortoiseshell markings are just beautiful and she has soft medium length fur, perfect for full-body pets! Come see Noelle today!
Meet Phil, a social 10-month-old, 20 lb. beagle mix ready for the good life! He is an outgoing and playful boy who, like most beagles, lets his nose guide the way! Phil is very food motivated, which will make him an excellent student for further training with his forever family. Come meet this energetic boy today!
Meet Princess! This little cutie pie is 2 years old and recently had babies of her own that were adopted, now it is her turn to find her loving forever home! She is new to the shelter and is getting used to her new surroundings, but she is friendly and loves to play. With her beautiful markings and pink little nose, you can not help but fall in love :) Come and meet her and add a royal member to your family today!
All hale, the queen is here! Queen Bee is a gorgeous, bright eyed two year old Tortie who is new to the shelter. She is a little nervous and is getting used to her new surroundings, but we can already see this girl wants to play! She was a wonderful Momma to her babies who have been adopted, and now she is looking for her loving forever home! (Or castle should we say?) :) She has the sweetest face and she is very gentle. Add a little bit of royalty to your family and come and meet her today!
Meet Ranger, a handsome 40 lb., 2-year-old Dutch shepherd/lab mix ready to be your newest adventure buddy! He's a sensitive boy who will thrive with confidence building and basic training. Ranger would make a wonderful jogging partner or hiking buddy for an active family (teens and older). Come meet this wonderful boy today! Here a video of lovable Ranger in KY, where he was called Rubble. We thought he deserved a cooler name, so Ranger it is in CT! https://www.facebook.com/BoydCountyShelter/videos/2350200741881325/
Stop and smell the roses! Meet Rosie, a mama dog hound mix who's done taking care of her pups and is ready for her very own home! She loves to explore the world through her nose and does enjoy playing once she feels comfortable. Rosie would love a home that would have people around most of the day. Come meet this gorgeous girl today! Here is a video to watch of Rosie in the yard: https://youtu.be/pxl-OScydu4
Meet Roxanne, a sweet 2-year-old, 40 lb. shepherd mix waiting patiently for her person to bond with. She is a social girl who will thrive with some confidence building and basic training. She can be nervous when meeting new people, so her ideal home would be adults only with some dog experience. Come meet this gorgeous girl today!
Meet Shadow...a handsome, affectionate cat who loves to play and will be YOUR shadow at home! He loves the company of people and even gets along with dogs and cats. This special kitty needs a little extra care and requires an adopter who can give him meds three times a day to keep seizures at bay. His ideal home would be one where his humans are perhaps retired or work from home and can give him the love and attention he needs. He will reward you with years to come of being your best bud! Come visit Shadow today... will you be singing : "Me and my Shadow!"
The King of the Pridelands! Meet Simba, a handsome terrier mix looking for his forever home! Although he is a big boy, he walks well on a leash and enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves romping around the yard and has plenty of energy to burn. His ideal home would be with a dog-experienced family (teens or older) looking for an active canine companion. Simba is DOG OF THE MONTH for August! If you adopt Simba, the adoption fee will be reduced by 25% and you will receive a $45 gift certificate for an ice cream celebration at Cream and Sugar Cafe. Come meet this handsome boy today!
Only 5 1/2 lbs! 8 years old. Gorgeous, sweet girl. Qualifies for Senior-to-Senior program. If you are 60 or older, you can adopt Snow for 50 % discount.
Sophia is a tiny one and a half year old sweetheart who was trapped and rescued last year by one of our volunteers in her backyard. Sophia was pregnant and gave birth to 5 healthy kittens! Because she had babies at such a young age she will always be a little kitty. Sophia is now ready to find a home of her own. She loves to be pet and loves to play. Sophia seems to very much enjoy the company of other cats and she and her buddy, Charlotte, enjoy chasing each other around the cattery! She will need a slow introduction in a new home, but with patience Sophia will acclimate very well and show anyone that good things DO come in small packages!
This beautiful girl is Spirit! She is a 2 and a half year old Tabby who came to us with her babies who were adopted a while ago. She was not very trusting of humans in the beginning, but she has come a long way and now she loves head scratches with your hand or a back scratcher and she has also learned that she likes full body pets :) She still may be a bit shy, but like her name she continues to shine and learns to trust. She would love to find a forever home where she will be safe inside with a loving, patient family. If you would like to open your heart and home to this sweet girl please come and meet her today!
9 years old, 7 lbs, very playful and sweet. Qualifies for Senior-to-Senior program. If you are 60 or older, you can adopt Spunky for 50 % discount.
9 yrs old, 13 lbs, Qualifies for Senior-to-Senior program. If you are 60 or older, you can adopt Teddy for 50 % discount.
Toby is an adorable 14 lb, 2-year-old chihuahua mix. He is very sweet and social. If you are looking for a friendly little buddy, Toby may be just what you are looking for. Come meet this terrific dog today!
1 year, 6 1/2 lb chihuahua mix
Meet Wobbles, a one year old sweetheart fondly named for the way she will sometimes "wobble" when she walks due to falling victim to toxoplasmosis, which she likely picked up eating vermin while living outside fighting to survive. Brought to DAWS by a good Samaritan noticing her struggle to be mobile, she received the care and treatment she needed to recover, and has a clean bill of health. Do not feel sorry for this girl, though - it certainly does not slow her down as she runs and plays with the best of them! And the more she does, the stronger she becomes to the point where it is now barely noticeable. Because of her humble beginnings, she is still a bit reserved when approached, but the more she gets used to someone, the more she will seek attention. She is wonderful with other passive cats who she is not fearful of, and does not require any special medication or treatment, just a caring adopter that will be conscious of balance limitations. So come on over to meet Wobbles, who is sure to win your heart!
Zoey is a four year old rescue who was found abandoned and taken in by a good samaritan. This girl is very sweet and calm and loves to be pet. She has silky, shiny fur and is a joy to be around! Stop by and see yourself what a great kitty she is!
Meet Zorro, a dashing 55 lb., 2-year-old chocolate lab/husky mix reporting for duty! He is handsome boy who is stressed in the shelter environment and is beyond ready for his forever home. Zorro enjoys being outside, whether it's a romp in the yard or a nice long walk. He takes treats very gently and would be a highly motivated student for more training. His perfect home would be with active adult adopters who have previous dog experience. Come meet this sweet boy today! Here is a wonderful video of Zorro in action! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d4qo_m8MI7Pi1xJceXKlXos3KM-RymNw