August 13, 2022

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Adopt A Pet From Ellington-Somers Area Shelters: See New Local Pets

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Ellington-Somers community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets 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 without a home throughout 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 your new companion is at Fetching Hearts Rescue, where River the dog is waiting patiently, or another local facility. 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Niko, a Chow Chow up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats 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: Niko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hartmans Haven, Somers, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Chow Chow
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “As of 2-1-21 Niko is 10 weeks old. He was seen being dumped out of a moving car. Thankfully, the…” Learn more

  • Name: Coach
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Yappy Tails Animal Rescue Inc, Enfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “We’d like to introduce you to Coach. Coach is an ~3 month old chi/terrier mix, weighing about 8 lbs. We…” Learn more

  • Name: River
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Stafford Springs, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tennessee Treeing Brindle Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 16 weeks Weight: 19 lbs Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Energy Level:…” Learn more

  • Name: Rooney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Rooney. He is an absolutely adorable freckle-faced 5-year-old, 47 lb. Aussie mix ready to bust out of the…” Learn more

  • Name: Flap Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “lap Jack is a 3 year old Pyr mix looking for his forever home. He loves all dogs, but plays…” Learn more

  • Name: Benson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Benson, he is a 7 month old, 68 lb., Great Pyrenees, looking for his forever home. Benson is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Maxine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Maxine, she is a 12 week old Pittie/lab x puppy, she weighs approximately 17 lbs. Maxine came into…” Learn more

  • Name: Venus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Venus is a 7yr young Pyr who is great with other dogs and people of all sizes and shapes. She’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Bucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Anatolian Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bucky is a perfect 7 year old , Anatolian/Husky mix. She currently weighs about 55 pounds. She is good with…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sarahs Second Chance Dog Rescue, Vernon, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Robbi’s Rescue Dog If interested, call Robbi Lee Roy at 860-816-0176 Located in Windham CT Tiana is a female Pit…” Learn more

  • Name: SHEEBA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws And Claws New England, Willington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please meet Sheeba! This pretty Border Collie mix pup was surrendered by her owner after she began chasing their chickens….just…” Learn more

  • Name: Margie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, South Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi my name is Margie and I’m a 50lb mixed breed girl who was found stray and spent almost 3…” Learn more

  • Name: Paprika
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cats Meow Animal Rescue League, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “COMING SOON: Paprika is a young adult who was found abandoned outside someone’s home. She is super friendly and lovey…” Learn more

  • Name: Caramia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cats Meow Animal Rescue League, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Caramia lost her home due to family finances. She is a pleasingly plump senior of 11 years who loves petting…” Learn more

  • Name: Ashton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cats Meow Animal Rescue League, Windsor Locks, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Ashton is looking for a new home because he was originally adopted as a single kitten and therefore does not…” Learn more

  • Name: 145-Beckett, Vick
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Connecticut Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Rd, Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat is waiting for it’s Forever Home! Email [email protected] with a question or better yet, complete an application for…” Learn more

  • Name: Leon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Connecticut Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Rd, Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat is waiting for it’s Forever Home! Email [email protected] with a question or better yet, complete an application for…” Learn more

  • Name: Serrano
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Connecticut Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Rd, Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This cat is waiting for it’s Forever Home! Email [email protected] with a question or better yet, complete an application for…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey 2021
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Connecticut Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Rd, Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “This cat is waiting for it’s Forever Home! Email [email protected] with a question or better yet, complete an application for…” Learn more

  • Name: Olaf
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Queenie Foundation Inc, Manchester, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Olaf (formerly Zeus) is a sweet boy who was found as a stray in New Britain. He’s affectionate and laid…” Learn more

  • Name: Binx – Lap Cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Here Today Adopted Tomorrow Animal Sanctuary Inc, 180 Sturbridge Rd, Brimfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Binx! I am a two year old prince with lots of personality who loves to play,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiny Tim
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: American Lab Rescue Inc, Willington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Tiny Tim is approx 3 months old. He is the smallest of his litter at only about 10-12lbs. His mom…” Learn more

  • Name: Stapleton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: American Lab Rescue Inc, Willington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Stapleton. He is a sweet 3 year-old lab mix searching for his forever home. Stapleton is a great dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Wendi Sue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: American Lab Rescue Inc, Willington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Wendi Sue. She is a 2 year-old lab/hound mix searching for his forever home. Wendi Sue is very friendly,…” Learn more

  • Name: Genie -Fostered in NJ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: American Lab Rescue Inc, Willington, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Affenpinscher Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Genie! Genie is approx 3 months older. She looks just like her momma who is about 40lbs. They have…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Chi Society Of Ct, Glastonbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Pepper, a 4 month old male, tricolored Chihuahua puppy located in central CT and in need of a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Ducky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Outrider Dogs, Simsbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Meet Ducky! * We do not reply to inquiries. * If you see this post, Ducky is still available. *…” Learn more

  • Name: Marilyn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Outrider Dogs, Simsbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Marilyn!! Marilyn is a 2yr old Domestic Shorthaired Cat looking for her forever home! Marilyn is a sweet girl….” Learn more

  • Name: Quentin and Frony
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Outrider Dogs, Simsbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Quentin and Frony! Quentin (tabby with white belly-male) and Frony (tabby-female) are 8 month old Domestic Shorthaired kittens looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Fezziwig
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Mr. Fizziweg, (character from A Christmas Carole). I am about 2 years old. I am a…” Learn more

  • Name: Grant
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**Please note if you see this listing the pup is still looking for a home** Name: Grant Breed: Lab/Hound mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Barley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**Please note if you can see this listing this pup is still looking for a home** Name: Barley Breed: Lab/Hound…” Learn more

  • Name: Kaia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*please read entire post prior to inquiring* Name: Kaia Breed: Golden Retriever mix Age: 5.5 Years old We would like…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**Please note if you see this listing the pup is still looking for a home** Name: Coco Breed: Lab mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Sheena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**Please note if you see this listing the pup is still looking for a home** Name: Sheena Breed: Lab/Hound mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Bruschi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kc Pet Rescue, North Granby, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Let’s help Bruschi find his forever home he’s currently in Ct. Bruschi is 7 or 8 yrs old. A lab…” Learn more

  • Name: Archie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Hair Animal Rescue Inc, Sturbridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Archie! Archie is a 1 year old 90 lb Great Pyrenees mix who is high energy and dog friendly….” Learn more

  • Name: ~Wilma and Wilton~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Great Divide Animal Rescue Inc, West Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Introducing this amazing duo, the owner of many of our hearts, Wilma and Wilton!! When we say we are in…” Learn more

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

  • Name: ~tortellini~
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Great Divide Animal Rescue Inc, West Hartford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Tortellini would LOVE to be your valentine! This sweet girl was born in foster care. When one of our…” Learn more

  • Name: Annie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hearts United Cat Rescue, P.O. Box 731, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Annie is a stunning, little beauty! She is black as a raven and soft as a bunny. She is sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Hendrix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Hayes
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Shepherd Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Haley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Adele
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Collie Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Adele is finishing up her last motherly duties caring for 8 wee little babies. She is now in search of…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Duke is ready for a new family and he will bring lots of fun and excitement to any family. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Danny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Meet Danny, a cute little lovebug that will fill you home with loads of happiness and fun. To learn more…” Learn more

  • Name: Dallas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “There are 8 of these sweet babies. The mom looks like a mini chocolate lab. We don’t really know what…” Learn more

  • Name: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Dexter is a cute little guy and very social. He loves everyone and gets along great with other dogs. To…” Learn more

  • Name: Dakota
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Dakota is ready for his new family and will fill it with tons of happiness and fun. He is socialized…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger Lily
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer Whippet Mix
  • Description: “This amazing girl came to us with a very sad start. You can see her intake on our FB on…” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Lizzie is a fun and happy girl! She loves attention and wants to find her people! Please consider adopting her…” Learn more

  • Name: Carter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Description: “Carter is a sweet male pup. He has not had much human touch but is very sweet once he understands…” Learn more

  • Name: Gavin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Description: “Gavin is a sweet male pup that needs a loving home. He was surrendered with his 2 other brothers. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Rooster
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Funny Farm Rescue Ranch, Rocky Hill, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Golden Retriever Mix
  • Description: “This beautiful litter of 5 are from a mostly boxer mix mom who was adopted from a local shelter and…” Learn more