Animals for Life & Horse of CT: A Horse, Cats, Puppies and Dogs

Dara the horse is looking for a home.


is a shelter located in Middlebury, offering cats, dogs and puppies for adoption.

The Animals for Life website contains information on its location, hours of operation and upcoming events. The shelter can be reached at 203-758-2933.

Horse of Connecticut is located in Washington, Conn. The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines, or HORSE, of Connecticut, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses.

Newest Arrivals

Brando, a Male Poodle/Bichon Frise Mix

Brando is a young adult, under five years of age, who is currently living in foster care. His foster mom raves about this fellow.

He is fully housebroken and great with other animals. Brando has good house manners and sleeps soundly through the night. He is scheduled to be neutered in a few weeks and is current on all his shots.

Brando will be enjoying a 'spa day' soon in order to clean him up and after that he will be ready to go.

Brando's ideal home is one where he gets attention throughout the day, as he loves to be around his family as much as possible. He will need to be leash walked or have a securely fenced yard for exercise.

This little adventurer is always looking for ways to get out and explore the world around him and is able to find the smallest way out if given a chance.

Brando loves to chase other animals and will take off after anything that he thinks he can play with. He is active and playful and always on the go.

Dara, a Female Connemara Pony

Sweet Dara, a 32-year-old Connemara pony standing 14'2 hands high, loves attention and being groomed. Due to an old hip injury, she is not rideable, but she loves to go for walks.

Dara is safe with kids and gets along well with other horses - HORSE of Connecticut said she is the perfect companion pony.

To learn more about Dara, contact HORSE of Connecticut at 860-868-1960, go to www.horseofct.org, or look for HORSE of CT on Facebook.

Rusty, a Male Miniature Pinscher

Rusty is a proud little dog who loves his treats and is happy to work for them. He loves them so much that sometimes he puts up a fuss if someone tries to take them away.

For that reason, he is looking for a home without very young children. A home with older kids would be fine. Rusty is 3-4 years old and will make a good pet for any size home since his small size helps make him manageable.

Lynn April 01, 2012 at 01:51 AM
If I had the room, I would take Dora in a heartbeat!!! She is pretty and would make an awesome companion...
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 01, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Hi Lynn - Dora has such a beautiful color!
Debbie Danowski April 20, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Thanks so much for putting Dara up. She's such a sweetie. We have many other horses available for adoption (www.horseofct.org) and next Saturday there's a Horse Care Clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the farm, 43 Wilbur Road, Washington, CT. Thanks again. These horses have been through so much and any help you can give is MUCH appreciated.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Dara, I stand corrected from my original "Dora." Dara has such a beautiful color and I'm happy to include the HORSE of CT horses in the weekly pet round-up, Debbie!


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