and H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut are seeking forever homes for their canine, equine and feline friends.
Alphonse, a male Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Alphonse was found running the streets as a stray - cold, starving and terrified. He is now in a foster home where he is safe, warm and well-fed. Alphonse is a small black and white Chihuahua /terrier mix, approximately 1 1/2 years old and brimming with the energy, curiosity and enthusiasm of a typical youngster. He weighs in at about 12 lbs. He is a happy little guy, great with people and loves to run and roughhouse with his foster canine brother and sisters.
Alphonse is housebroken and comes when he is called. He will do best in an active home where he will get plenty of exercise and attention. Although he loves to cuddle, he is not one to sit in one place for very long so if you are looking for a couch potato or a lap dog, Alphonse is not the dog for you. He is well-behaved but would benefit tremendously from some basic obedience training so he can learn to focus his high energy.
Alphonse is not at the shelter, so if you would like to meet him, please call his foster mom, Dawn DeSantis at 203-217-2523 to set up an appointment.
Dara, a 31-year-old Connemara pony mare
Sweet Dara, a 31-year-old Connemara pony mare standing 13'2 hands high, loves attention and being groomed, according to H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut.
Due to an old hip injury, she is not rideable, but loves to go for walks. Dara is safe with kids and gets along well with other horses, making her the perfect companion pony.
To learn more about Dara, contact H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut at 860-868-1960 or visit the H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut website.
Jessie, a female German Shorthaired Pointer
Jessie is a very sweet female Pointer who captured the hearts of AFL staff, who say she is calm and easy to handle.
Staff are quick to point how easy it is to fall in love with a face like Jessie's.
Trib, a male Rottweiler Mix
Trib is a 1-2 year old male mix who is great with everyone, AFL staff report. His breed is still a mystery, as he has the coloring of a Rottie but at 30 lbs., is smaller than a typical Rottweiler weight.
He likes other dogs and is good with kids, too. AFL staff do not anticipate he will be in the shelter long and urge interested people to come in soon.