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. INDY and MILLIE are two of our favorite examples.


Indy is a very affectionate, laid back cat who came to ROAR as a local surrender. A handsome tabby with gray, blue and silver markings, he is very curious and sweet and loves to be petted and held. Indy is 10 years old and came from a home with other cats. Therefore, he would do well with other feline friends and is also good with kids.
Indy is up to date on vaccinations, is FelV/FIV negative and is neutered. His adoption fee is $100. Indy is also eligible for ROAR’s Senior for Senior program where his adoption fee will be waived for an approved senior adopter. Please contact ROAR for further information about this program.

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





Millie loves to play and goof around! She is a Black Labrador and Great Dane mix who will turn two later this year. She loves being petted and having her belly rubbed.
A volunteer favorite at ROAR, Millie would be a great dog for an active household and is good with older kids. She also would do well in a household with male dog companions since she loves playing and hanging out with “the guys.”
Millie needs some training as she doesn’t quite realize how big she is (~65 lbs).
She came to us from a CT shelter that is currently undergoing major renovations. The shelter needed to be cleared so they reached out to ROAR for assistance.


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