Meet Our Pack

Get to know the special needs senior dogs who we currently care for in our home. Our furry family is currently up to 9 seniors.


  • Shih Tzu: 16 years old
  • Only has 3 legs
  • Adopted: December 2020
  • DOB: July 16, 2005

Our first tripod! Chewie is such a sweetheart, and you’d never guess he was missing a leg with how fast he runs (hops) up the stairs.


  • Pit Bull: 16 years old
  • Blind & Deaf
  • Adopted: September 2019
  • DOB: 8/25/2005

This handsome boy is the biggest cuddler you will ever meet! He can’t hear or see but he can love. He looks like a little furry rhino knocking into you to come give you a hug.


  • Beagle: 15 years old
  • White Shaker Syndrome
  • Adopted: August 2007
  • DOB: 6/19/2007

Coconut is the only original dog with Todd & Anna for over 15 years!

She suffers from anxiety and White Shaker’s syndrome.  She’s a loner and can typically be found outside in the yard by herself.  She is on special medication and food to make her comfortable and she even terrorizes the other dogs a lot less now!


  • Shih Tzu Mix: 13 years old
  • Missing One Eye
  • Adopted: July 2010
  • DOB: 7/24/2009

Benny was our first rescue back in 2010.

He was in a kill shelter and very sick and we literally fed him with a syringe to save him.  He’s hanging in there and we can tell the change and addition of all the dogs over the years have been tough on him.  And with Clyde and Colby they were the 3 musketeers and he’s missing them a lot.  He still won’t go out in the rain and is high maintenance with his food which has earned him the nickname Benny the Prince.


  • Pit Bull: 13 years old
  • Auto-Immune Disorder
  • Adopted: July 2020
  • DOB: 8/2010

This loveable pittie definitely lives up to her name! She is never not kissing one of the other dogs or one of us!


  • Shitzu-Poodle Mix: 16 years old
  • Owner Surrender to the Shelter
  • Adopted: November 20, 2021
  • DOB: 5/12/2006

Dino was an Owner Surrender to the Shelter as his family was relocating. He is completely blind. He also is in the beginning stages of kidney disease and has a heart murmur. Dino is a quiet, affectionate boy and so far has even shared a bed with Coconut which is the unheard of!!!


  • Australian Cattle Mix
    : 12 years old
  • Picked up as a stray
  • Mostly Deaf

Lily was picked up as a stray in North Carolina recently and one of our supporting partner rescues brought her from the shelter all the way to Connecticut!  The new surrounding made her nervous at first but she has settled in and has took to the other dogs easily.  She loves to give kisses and manages to get around fine with just one eye and being mostly deaf.


  • Shih tzu
    : 17 years old
  • Adopted: 11/17/2022
  • DOB: 2005

Salami was picked up as a stray with no idea how long he was on the streets. He has been very guarded and non-trusting of humans.  He has poor skin conditions and is half blind.  He has warmed up to Jagger and is slowly settling in.


  • Chihuahua/Pomeranian Mix
    : 17 years old
  • Blind and Deaf
  • Adopted: 2/6/2023
  • DOB: 10/27/2005

Betty White came to us from Texas with Bea Arthur. They arrived at midnight on a transport and it was love at first sight. This old lady ended up in the shelter after her owner was evicted and unable to keep all the dogs she had.


  • Chihuahua
    : 15 years old
  • Heart Murmur
  • Adopted: 2/6/2023
  • DOB: 5/19/2007

Bea Arthur came to us from Texas with Betty White. They arrived at midnight on a transport and it was love at first sight. This old lady ended up in the shelter after her owner was evicted and unable to keep all the dogs she had.


  • Pug
    : 12 years old
  • Mostly Blind and Deaf
  • Adopted: 2/8/2023
  • DOB: 2010

We rescued Archie from a shelter in Long Island. He was the staff favorite there and it’s easy to say, he captured our hearts immediately too.