Pet Profiles

Extra Care for Long-term Residents

At ROAR most of our residents come through our doors and, a after a short period of loving care here at the shelter, leave for their new homes. But, sometimes, even a sweet, beautiful animal gets passed by due to no fault of his/her own. The timing just isn’t right and the perfect match takes a little longer to be made. Because of their lengthier stay with us, these animals receive a little extra care. Some are given foster homes where they are exposed to real life family noises and smells as well as others animals and a real home life. Others receive extensive training in behavior classes and by ROAR’s trainers. The animals flourish in these situations instead of becoming more and more despondent while waiting for a home. KAI and KATIE & RANGER are some of our favorite examples.


Andy is a young, very sweet, large black cat who was found with ROAR cat Tony on our doorstep in a sealed brown box with holes for air.
While Tony was recently adopted, Andy is still looking for his forever home with a family who will love and cherish him.
Andy is two years old and loves to play.  One of his favorite activities is chasing lasers. You can watch him in action here on ROAR’s Facebook page
Andy gets along with most of the other cats in ROAR’s shelter but it depends on personality. He is house trained, neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations.

***Please remember to keep your cats indoors, especially during this time of year, as predators are active preparing for the harsh weather ahead.***







A staff and volunteer favorite, Sampson is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix who was surrendered locally because his family was moving. This happy-go-lucky, beautiful and playful boy has been waiting very patiently at our shelter for a new forever home. He will make a wonderful, loving companion for the lucky family who adopts him.
Approximately 18 months old, Sampson is still technically a “teenager.” Therefore, he needs a fun, active family who will take him on adventures. He is always ready to chase down whatever toy you’re about to throw, whether it’s a frisbee, ball or rope. Sampson also loves to go on walks, play with other dogs, and cuddle. He’ll go right onto your lap if you sit on the ground, and he loves belly and neck rubs.

Sampson will sit, lay down and spin. He needs some training but is a smart boy. You can watch Sampson doing agility with our trainer on ROAR’s Facebook page.

He is up-to-date on vaccinations and is neutered.



At ROAR, everyone receives what they need to live happy, healthy lives
until the home they are waiting for is found.