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Tolland Pets Who Need A Home: Sheeba, River, Tiana & More

Looking to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in and around Tolland have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

In the search for a new friend, consider starting at a local animal shelter like A Second Chance For Ziva Inc, where Margie the dog 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.

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 SHEEBA, a Border Collie 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Bucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, East Windsor, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • 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: 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: 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: 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, Extra-Toes Cat / Hemingway Polydactyl 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Guiness
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Shelby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pekingese Papillon Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please meet Shelby! She is a Pekingese/Papillon mix weighing in at 25 lbs of cuteness! She and her fur siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeke On Fleek
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please meet Zeke! He is a Lab mix, weighing in at 65 lbs of total cuteness! This amazing guy was…” Learn more

  • Name: Lang
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet For days of…” Learn more

  • Name: Brunello
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Lager
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Tito
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Pinot
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Auld
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet For days of…” Learn more

  • Name: Julep
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Chablis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***All applications will be considered before inquiries as we do not currently have the staff to respond to every inquiry…” Learn more

  • Name: Syne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet For days of…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruff Patch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This amazing jokester is the full package—athletic, smart, spry, fun-loving, obedient and young enough to take on the world right…” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy Pants
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Are you looking for a gymnast of your very own? She is the full package—athletic, smart, spry, fun-loving, obedient and…” Learn more

  • Name: Pilsner
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This amazing jokester is the full package—athletic, smart, spry, fun-loving, obedient and young enough to take on the world right…” Learn more

  • Name: Collins
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Petmatchmaker Rescue South, Amston, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This amazing jokester is the full package—athletic, smart, spry, fun-loving, obedient and young enough to take on the world right…” Learn more

  • Name: Missy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Hearts Rescue, Lebanon, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 11 Months Weight: 38 lbs. Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Not Tested Good with kids: Yes Energy…” 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: Flora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Coast Canine Rescue Inc, Pomfret Center, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Polka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Coast Canine Rescue Inc, Pomfret Center, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “1/31/21 11:49 PM” Learn more

  • Name: Ivy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Coast Canine Rescue Inc, Pomfret Center, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pointer Collie Mix
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  • Name: Nana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Coast Canine Rescue Inc, Pomfret Center, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Husky
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  • 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
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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, 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