Charlie the Beagle Needs a Home Before His Owner Leaves for Military Training

From horses to puppies, this week's pet compilation has a varied list of pets looking for homes.


is located in Middlebury and has numerous pets looking for homes. Additional information on pets is available on the Animals for Life website. The shelter can be reached at 203-758-2933.

Horse of Connecticut is located in Washington and can be reached at 860-868-1960.

Charlie, a male Beagle

Charlie has three weeks to find a new home. His owner is going overseas for military training and is heartbroken to leave Charlie behind.

"We are hoping and praying that a new home is found before that time comes so that Charlie doesn't have to come into the shelter," AFL staff report.

This boy is a great companion to have, gets along with other dogs, is well adjusted to living in a home setting and would most likely transition easily to a new family.

To meet Charlie, call the shelter at 203-758-2933.

Dinero, an 8-year-old Appaloosa Gelding

Dinero is an 8-year-old, 16'3 hand registered appaloosa gelding. He has a condition called ring-bone (a type of osteoarthritis) so his abilities under saddle will be limited.

He has been started back under saddle and has been ridden on the trails with other horses at the walk, trot and canter. HORSE of Connecticut staff are unsure of how rideable Dinero will end up being in the future, but he is up for adoption for a person who can appreciate his physical limitations while still giving him a great home.

Dinero has a huge personality and will come running across the field when he hears his name called.

To learn more about Dinero, contact HORSE of Connecticut at 860-868-1960 or go to www.horseofct.org.

Hannah, a female Labrador Retriever/Terrier Mix

Hannah is a friendly dog who is about one year old. She is a mix of Lab and Terrier and is a love bug.

Hunter, a male Terrier Mix

Hunter's favorite season is winter. He loves to roll in the snow and AFL staff said he makes a "doggone good angel." He would love to live in a home with a good walking or hiking buddy.

Hunter is learning basic commands rather quickly. AFL staff said Hunter has the softest coat ever and is sensitive when it comes to human relationships. On the AFL website, Hunter himself weighed in on why he feels he's a great dog: "Did you know that petting me can lower your blood pressure and induce a sense of calm? Please come try it out. You may just find I am the pet for you."

Molly, a female Husky Mix

Beautiful Molly is a female Husky mix who loves everyone she meets. She enjoys receiving attention from all the shelter volunteers and visitors, and is not at all an aloof dog. She is approximately 1 1/2 years old and has lots of love to offer a new family.

Dustin Wonderdog March 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
There are several excellent alternatives to surrendering or adopting out your pet: Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet. Their sole mission is long-term foster for service members deployed to harm's way or on emergency humanitarian missions. They operate in all 50 states: http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/ NetPets has a national military pet foster program: https://www.netpets.org/netp/foster.php Dogs on Deployment is an online, not-for-profit resource founded and managed by two active duty service members. Boarders and service members, respectively, post through the site, and the organization facilitates fosters for deployment, family illness or any other circumstance that renders a service member temporarily unable to care for their pet: http://www.dogsondeployment.com/ While not relevant for Charlie, Operation Noble Foster is available for cats only: http://www.operationnoblefoster.org/ We recommend that you contact pet foster agencies at least 30-45 days prior to your scheduled deployment. ~ your friends at Pets for Patriots (www.petsforpatriots.org)


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