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Newtown Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Hoss, Zelda, Athena & More

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Newtown community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, shelters in and around Newtown have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across Connecticut — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for a new fur child, consider checking out a local animal shelter like 2nd Chance Animal Rescue Of Ct, where Sofie Calm Cuddly Sweet Gentle the cat is waiting patiently. 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up 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 Hoss, a Puggle 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: Hoss
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Puggle
  • Description: “Here’s a happy boy! Hoss is a 10 year old Puggle, but don’t tell him he’s a senior! He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Zelda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zelda is a tri-pod black lab mix. We don’t know if she was born with a malformed leg or if…” Learn more

  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tlc Sweet Souls Rescue, Newtown, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Beautiful Athena is a 4 month old Hound mix. She weighs about 28 pounds and will be over 50 pounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Adella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Smiling Dog Farms, Sandy Hook, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adella is stunningly beautiful, a true looker, her gorgeous coloring and markings will invoke conversation everywhere she goes! Not only…” Learn more

  • Name: Sofie CALM CUDDLY SWEET GENTLE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2nd Chance Animal Rescue Of Ct, Bethel, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sofie is a 5 month old sweet and gentle girl. She was adopted out to a lovely home but sadly…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “Sugar is as sweet as her name! She is a 6-year-old beagle mix and weighs 31 lbs. Sugar loves attention…” Learn more

  • Name: Jango
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “This little fella is named Jango. He weighs just 15 lbs and we think is a terrier mix but may…” Learn more

  • Name: Quinn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Quinn! He is an adorable 2 year old white and black male that was rescued from a colony in…” Learn more

  • Name: Brad Kitt
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “This is the one and only Brad Kitt! He is a 3 year old orange Tabby that came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This adorable boy Biscuit! He is an 8 month old male that came to us on a transport from another…” Learn more

  • Name: Tommy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Tommy! This 4-month-old kitten was brought to us by a Good Samaritan and he’s as cute as…” Learn more

  • Name: Toast
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This adorable boy Toast! He is an 8 month old male that came to us on a transport from another…” Learn more

  • Name: Cooper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc Daws, 147 Grassy Plain St., Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Cooper! This wonderful 1 year old boy came on transport from another rescue and is ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Ambrose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “He has a video! If you like big cats, Ambrose is your guy. He loves to lounge in the sun…” Learn more

  • Name: Giselle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Giselle is 2 1/2 years old and has been in our rescue’s care since she was only a few months…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ziggy has been waiting 654 days to have a home of her own. Ziggy is a little over 3 1/2…” Learn more

  • Name: Douku
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Douku is a little over 2 1/2 years old, he came into our care when he was just a few…” Learn more

  • Name: Jill
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jill ~ My name is Jill and I am a Terrier mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 40lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Lester
  • Species: Pot Bellied
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Pot Bellied
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Little baby Lester was dumped off along with his siblings. He was covered in ticks and was very uncomfortable! His…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Oliver! Oliver is a super sweet little guy from South Carolina. He and his siblings came up to CT…” Learn more

  • Name: Valentino
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Valentino! Valentino is a super sweet little guy from South Carolina. He and his siblings came up to CT…” Learn more

  • Name: Karma
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Karma ~ My name is Karma and I am a Terrier mix from South Carolina. I weigh roughly 38…” Learn more

  • Name: Benjamin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Benjamin and Grant ~ Our names are Benjamin and Grant. We are Border Collie/Lab mixes from South Carolina. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Tang
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Pups Pizzazz, Southbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Tang! Tang is a super sweet kitten who made her way into a shelter in South Carolina. Tang is…” Learn more

  • Name: Kane
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Kane, which in welsh means warrior, earned his name by breaking free from the horrible past he used to live!…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ruby, a precious one-year-old, 45 lb. boxer mix ready. This sweet girl has not had a very good start…” Learn more

  • Name: Martha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Happily Furever After Rescue, Brookfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Martha, an adorable two-year-old, 35 lb. retriever mix with the cutest little smile! This pretty girl was recently surrendered…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasper (DK)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws And Claws New England, Danbury, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Jasper and I’m waiting and hoping for a forever home. You see, one day I…” Learn more

  • Name: Beany
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Beany is sweet, but insecure 6 month old Shepherd mix from Puerto Rico. She needs a home with a confident…” Learn more

  • Name: Carol
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Hound Foxhound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Carol is a 50 pound, spayed female from Puerto Rico. We estimate her age to be about 8 years old….” Learn more

  • Name: Latoya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Latoya is a 3 year old 56 pound, spayed female from Puerto Rico. She’s friendly and enthusiastic about life. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Dolly is a one year old, 45 pound border collie mix. She came from a shelter in KY where she…” Learn more

  • Name: Faith
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chow Chow Shiba Inu Mix
  • Description: “Faith is a 45 pound, spayed female chow mix. She was local sign over her owner could no longer care…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Welfare Society Inc, 8 Dodd Rd., New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Luna is a six year old 70 pound, spayed female. She has the coat of a shepherd, the eyes of…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson and Ava- no more applications at this time
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cocos Animal Rescue Efforts Of Seymour, 115 Silvermine Road, Seymour, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sampson and his mom and sibling were living in a water drain of a retaining wall. Winter was coming so…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava and Sampson- no more applications at this time
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cocos Animal Rescue Efforts Of Seymour, 115 Silvermine Road, Seymour, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ava was from a feral colony. She seemed more friendly than the others so we decided to help her get…” Learn more

  • Name: Lincoln
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” Learn more

  • Name: Lyam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Schnauzer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care…” 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: 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: 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: 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: Gabby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society, 223 State Route 37, New Fairfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Whippet Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Gabby a 10 month old girl with lots of energy. She is a happy dog who loves to play and…” Learn more

  • Name: Denton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society, 223 State Route 37, New Fairfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Description: “This is Denton! He is a wonderful one year old coonhound! This boy is very sweet and has a calm…” Learn more

  • Name: Brock
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society, 223 State Route 37, New Fairfield, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Brock is adorable! This boy is just 16 months old and is a big sweetheart! He loves to play, rolls…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut butter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary, New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Peanutbutter is a 5mths old very fluffy little boy. He is learning to love and is very nervous at first…” Learn more

  • Name: Gomez
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary, New Milford, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Description: “Gomez will do well with an older quiet pet. He could not tolerate a younger active pet. He is very…” Learn more

  • Name: Lumley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Dalmatian Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “There is so much to love about this boy. Meet 2 year old Lumely who is ready to find his…” Learn more

  • Name: Jinora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underhound Railroad, Woodbridge, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Jinora, newly available for adoption. This exceptionally sweet girl was found as a stray in South Carolina along with…” 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

  • Name: Shay
  • 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: “Get ready to fall in love! Shay is a fun and sweet 14 week-old, 17 pound pittie lab mix ready…” 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: MARGARET – Sweet, Loving, Gorgeous, 2-Year-Old, Tuxedo Girl!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Siberian Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “MARGARET is a beautiful and loving girl. She is just 2 years old, but very kittenish and playful. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Voodoo might be blind but is MAGICAL!! Watch his incredible video!What a love!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rock N Rescue, South Salem, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Turkish Van
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Orphans can be crazy adorable and super loving and that is exactly what Maybe Baby, Feebes McGhee, Pawbert Frost and…” Learn more