Adorable Adoptable Pets Of The Week In The Darien Area

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Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it's finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home across Connecticut — many of whom are located near you. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider beginning at a local adoption center like Lucky Dog Refuge, where Ryan 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 in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. 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 Comet, a Schnauzer 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 content@patch.com.

Comet

  • Name: Comet

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Shaggy Dog Rescue And Lexis Angels, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Schnauzer

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "this adorable schnauzer mix is approx 18 months and 26 lbs, he was owner surrendered with his buddy Nero as..." Learn more

Chadwick

  • Name: Chadwick

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Nation Inc, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet adorable Chadwick... this little guy had a tough start found trapped in a sewer grate by animal control. He..." Learn more

Fisher

  • Name: Fisher

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Shaggy Dog Rescue And Lexis Angels, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Schnauzer Shih Tzu Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "This little pup was an owner surrender at the local shelter because they had dropped him and his leg was..." Learn more

Mariska

  • Name: Mariska

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Nation Inc, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Meet Mariska... this tuxedo beauty is approximately 1-2 years old and was one of our Christmas rescues. Sadly her owner..." Learn more

Ryan

  • Name: Ryan

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucky Dog Refuge, Stamford, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "*TO APPLY GO TO www.LuckyDogRefuge.com*Meet our 30 yr old, 50 lb lab mix named Ryan! This boy was described..." Learn more

Eloise

  • Name: Eloise

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucky Dog Refuge, Stamford, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "*TO APPLY GO TO www.LuckyDogRefuge.com*Eloise is a sweet potato in the best way! At 5 years old and 65..." Learn more

A Team (To be Adopted Separately)

  • Name: A Team (To be Adopted Separately)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucky Dog Refuge, Stamford, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier

  • Description: "*TO APPLY GO TO www.LuckyDogRefuge.com*Meet our A Team! These four girls hail from Mississippi, where they were found abandoned..." Learn more

Willow

  • Name: Willow

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucky Dog Refuge, Stamford, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Great Pyrenees

  • Description: "*TO APPLY GO TO www.LuckyDogRefuge.com*Meet Willow, our sweet and gentle 2yr pyrenees. She was found living under a shed..." Learn more

Dottie & Kit (BONDED)

  • Name: Dottie & Kit (BONDED)

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucky Dog Refuge, Stamford, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Doberman Pinscher Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "These beautiful girls arrived 2 weeks ago from Louisiana. We have been letting them settle and deciding if they would..." Learn more

Frigo

  • Name: Frigo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pibbles And More Animal Rescue, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Bulldog

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Frigo - a handsome pup currently hanging out in his Connecticut foster home till he finds his forever family...." Learn more

Prancer

  • Name: Prancer

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Prancer is a very handsome, shy guy who is looking for an understanding ear. He needs a patient family with..." Learn more

Mickey - Read my bio below!

  • Name: Mickey - Read my bio below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Tabby - Read My Bio Below!

  • Name: Tabby - Read My Bio Below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Jerry - Read my bio below!

  • Name: Jerry - Read my bio below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Dolly - Read my bio below!

  • Name: Dolly - Read my bio below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Evie - Read my bio below!

  • Name: Evie - Read my bio below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Boyce - Please read my bio below!

  • Name: Boyce - Please read my bio below!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "* * * READ MY BIO! * * **** IF INTERESTED IN MEETING ANY OF OUR CATS YOU MUST..." Learn more

Tyson

  • Name: Tyson

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Coonhound

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Tyson is an adorable 4 month old Coonhound mix who is looking for a family to learn and grow wtih...." Learn more

Coffee

  • Name: Coffee

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue Llc, New Canaan, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Basset Hound Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Handsome Coffee is a 2 year-old boy who is thought to be a Lab/Basset Hound mix. He was turned in..." Learn more

Russell

  • Name: Russell

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue Llc, New Canaan, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Golden Retriever German Shepherd Dog Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Russell came to our rescue from a St Landry's Parish in Louisiana where he was found wandering around by a..." Learn more

Topless (12222-951)

  • Name: Topless (12222-951)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Kini (12222-954)

  • Name: Kini (12222-954)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Tails The Alliance In Limiting Strays, PO Box 2277, Westport, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Goldie

  • Name: Goldie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Sweet Adoptables, Westport, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chow Chow Golden Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "This beauty was dumped in a stranger's field in Georgia where she stayed until we found out about her and..." Learn more

Noelle

  • Name: Noelle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Nyc Bronx Westchester Cat Coalition Nyc Cat Coalition, Port Chester, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Noelle is the softest and sweetest little girl looking for her forever home! She has thrived in her loving foster..." Learn more

Kirby and Jigglypuff

  • Name: Kirby and Jigglypuff

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Nyc Bronx Westchester Cat Coalition Nyc Cat Coalition, Port Chester, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Kirby and Jigglypuff are a bonded brother and sister duo looking for their furever home! Kirby is the handsome black..." Learn more

Mercury

  • Name: Mercury

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Community Cats Inc, 402 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "Cross-posting. Mercury is a beautiful 3 year old, 60 lb pittie looking for a FOSTER OR ADOPTER. He truly is..." Learn more

Jules

  • Name: Jules

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Community Cats Inc, 402 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "This is Jules and is a Lab-Shepherd mix she is a sweetheart and loves to play and can be shy..." Learn more

Ford

  • Name: Ford

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Community Cats Inc, 402 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "This is Ford a Lab-Shepherd mix who is very sweet and playful and can be shy at first but once..." Learn more

Pattycakes

  • Name: Pattycakes

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Trina And Friends K9 Rescue, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Pattycakes! 51 lb 4 year old female Shep. Great with people. She is in foster in NJ with several..." Learn more

Rex

  • Name: Rex

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Trina And Friends K9 Rescue, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "REX is almost 5 years old, pure bred German Shepherd that weighs 95 pounds. This handsome boy is fully trained..." Learn more

Lily

  • Name: Lily

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Trina And Friends K9 Rescue, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Meet Lily. Goofy pit-friendly with people, but we do not know her experience with kids. She is 3 or 4..." Learn more

Ruby

  • Name: Ruby

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Trina And Friends K9 Rescue, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Meet Ruby. Goofy pit-good with people. Needs a slow warm up for animals so we would say she should be..." Learn more

Honey

  • Name: Honey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Trina And Friends K9 Rescue, Bedford, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Has recurring ear infections which will need attention" Learn more

MAC - Stunning, Sweet, Silky, 7-Year-Old, Turkish Van - Turkish Angora Boy!

  • Name: MAC - Stunning, Sweet, Silky, 7-Year-Old, Turkish Van - Turkish Angora Boy!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Turkish Angora Turkish Van Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "MAC is a gorgeous, sweet, and slightly shy British Shorthair boy. He loves being petted and enjoys human and feline..." Learn more

COUSIN IT - Gorgeous, Sweet, Loving, Slightly Shy, 2-Year-Old, Bengal - Turkish Van Girl!

  • Name: COUSIN IT - Gorgeous, Sweet, Loving, Slightly Shy, 2-Year-Old, Bengal - Turkish Van Girl!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Bengal Turkish Van Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "COUSIN IT is unbelievably cute!! She is everything a cat should be, snuggly and playful!! She is also incredible beautiful!!..." Learn more

POCUS - Stunning, Sweet, Silly, 7-Month-Old, Bombay Boy!

  • Name: POCUS - Stunning, Sweet, Silly, 7-Month-Old, Bombay Boy!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Bombay

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "POCUS is an amazingly sweet, loving, and playful boy. He is so soft and silky! He is a Bombay, with..." Learn more

VIRGINIA - Beautiful, Charming, Cuddly, Affectionate, 4-Year-Old, Bengal Mix Girl!

  • Name: VIRGINIA - Beautiful, Charming, Cuddly, Affectionate, 4-Year-Old, Bengal Mix Girl!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bengal

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "VIRGINIA is a sweet, loving girl! She is gentle and affectionate, and loves to be held and petted. She has..." Learn more

MICAH - Stunning, Loving, Gentle, Cuddly, 18-Month-Old, Turkish Van -Turkish Angora Boy!

  • Name: MICAH - Stunning, Loving, Gentle, Cuddly, 18-Month-Old, Turkish Van -Turkish Angora Boy!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Turkish Van Turkish Angora Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Hi, I'm MICAH. I'm very loving and amazingly sweet. I love to play and to be petted! I have a..." Learn more

CEDAR - Stunning, Sweet, Silky, Sleek, 20-Week-Old, Bombay - Tuxedo Boy!

  • Name: CEDAR - Stunning, Sweet, Silky, Sleek, 20-Week-Old, Bombay - Tuxedo Boy!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Hand Siamese, South Salem, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Bombay Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "CEDAR is a wonderful, loving, playful boy! He loves clowning around, especially with other kitties. He loves to be petted..." Learn more

Roscoe

  • Name: Roscoe

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pet Rescue, 7 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer

  • Description: "Roscoe will keep you warm this winter! Roscoe is a handsome, healthy Boxer mix, with the most luxurious, deep coat...." Learn more

Karal

  • Name: Karal

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pet Rescue, 7 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Collie

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Karal is a beautiful girl whose face reflects her intelligence. She is alert, sociable, sweet and playful. Karal walks nicely..." Learn more

Bruce

  • Name: Bruce

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pet Rescue, 7 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Happy-go-lucky is me! Bruce is an outgoing guy, full of personality who will always be ready to welcome you home...." Learn more

Leah

  • Name: Leah

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care..." Learn more

Colt

  • Name: Colt

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Tia

  • Name: Tia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Tanner

  • Name: Tanner

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Sandy

  • Name: Sandy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Kia

  • Name: Kia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Bruiser

  • Name: Bruiser

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Chihuahua Mix

  • 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

Tommie

  • Name: Tommie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care..." Learn more

Creamy

  • Name: Creamy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care..." Learn more

JW

  • Name: JW

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care..." Learn more

Felix

  • Name: Felix

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Looking Glass Animal Rescue is a 501c3 virtual rescue, using a network of dedicated fosters throughout the Northeast to care..." Learn more

Liam

  • Name: Liam

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, White German Shepherd

  • 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

Fio

  • Name: Fio

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Looking Glass Animal Rescue, Ridgefield, CT

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Mixed Breed

  • 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

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