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Meriden Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Bailey! Friendly, Resilient Boy!, Josephine, Moana & More

Looking to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Meriden community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a lovable new friend is at Meriden Humane Society, where Moana the cat 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 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 Bailey! Friendly, Resilient Boy!, a German Shepherd Dog 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: Bailey! Friendly, Resilient Boy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Meriden Animal Control Saving Paws, 311 MURDOCK AVE., Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***CONSIDERABLE GERMAN SHEPHERD AND/OR OTHER WORKING BREED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*** Meet Bailey, our happy and spunky senior GSD boy! Bailey is…” Learn more

  • Name: Josephine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Moana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Vanessa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Vanessa and her siblings were found outside as older kittens. She was scared at first but has slowly learned to…” Learn more

  • Name: Vanity
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Vanity and her siblings were all found outside. Very scared at first, Vanity has learned to trust but still likes…” Learn more

  • Name: Ronald
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Rex
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ronald is the most handsome pure Rex bunny we have had in the rescue in a while. His owner could…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Peter just recently came into the rescue. He is a mix breed bunny, I’m thinking mixed with a lop because…” Learn more

  • Name: Babies male and female
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Cottontail Rabbit Rescue, Wallingford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Holland Lop Mini Rex Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “We have five of the cutest babies looking for a new home. They won’t be ready to go for another…” Learn more

  • Name: Dahlia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Tales Inc, P.O. Box 901, Middletown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “DOB – 8/27/18 When I came to Cat Tales, I was very pregnant and soon delivered 7 kittens. All of…” 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: 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: 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
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  • 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, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler 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: 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

  • 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: Arrow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Animal Haven Inc, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Arrow! She is a petite little kitty that is estimated to be around 1 year old. She was rescued…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Sinclair
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sinclair came to our shelter as a stray from a rough neighborhood. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Sloane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sloane came to our shelter as a stray from a rough neighborhood. He is a handsome, friendly boy looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Black Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chow Chow
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Black Jack came to our shelter when his time was up at a rural shelter in Georgia. Thanks to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Winona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Winona mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Hook
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hook is a sweet boy that came to our shelter after living many years on the streets. Before he arrived…” Learn more

  • Name: Waverly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Waverly’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Wynter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wynter’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Wren
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wren’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Willie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Mastiff Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Willie’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Wyatt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Halfway Home Rescue Inc, PO BOX 712, North Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rottweiler Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Wyatt’s mom (Willa) came to our shelter VERY pregnant and delivered six puppies just days after arriving to her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: GoGo Girl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster And Forever Pet Rescue, P.O Box 284, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Gogo Girl, a.k.a. GiGi!! Gogo is a young mama cat who is ready to have her turn as a…” Learn more

  • Name: simon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Simon is rather unique. He is a young fun loving goofy dude who craves human attention. He is high energy…” Learn more

  • Name: Buck
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Buck is a mostly black two and a half year old male. He is a friendly, playful and quite the…” Learn more

  • Name: Molly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Good Golly, It’s Miss Molly! Molly is a unique, long haired torti with quite the sassy flair. Her coloring is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ditto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animals For Life Inc, 195 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ditto is the perfect name for this friendly girl, meaning if she could talk she would say exactly that “ditto”….” Learn more

  • Name: Mischief
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Don’t want a rambunctious kitten but would love a more mature and relaxed feline companion? Consider adopting Mischief, a 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Mickey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**MICKEY IS PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH DOC** Mickey, just like his father Mischief, is a chill, easy-going dude….” Learn more

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hisses To Kisses Inc, Hamden, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**DOC IS PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH MICKEY** Doc is a leaner, more outgoing version of Mickey. He is…” 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: Biz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Whiskey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Bobby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Hound Mix
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  • Name: Webber
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Branford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: #487 ChiChi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Friends Of The New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier St., New Haven, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “10-year-old Chi Chi. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS PET, PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] All of our cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Shelby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Double Dog Rescue, Unionville, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Breed: Terrier / Lab mix Age: 1 year old Weight: 34 lbs Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Nyla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nyla is a sweetheart 13 week old pittie lab mix ready for her furever home. She has a mellow disposition…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky Boomerang
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Boom! Boom! Boom! Earthquake!! Oh, wait. That’s just me! Ya see- when I’m happy my whole body shakes from tip…” Learn more