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. Bailey, Simba & Ham are some of our favorite examples.



Zoe is a sweet American Bulldog mix who came to ROAR as a local surrender a few months ago.

This seven-year old cutie is currently in one of our wonderful foster homes and is learning how much she loves to snuggle.
Miss Zoe was overweight when she came to us. However, with a balanced diet and exercise, she is already 20 pounds lighter. Zoe bonds well with people after she gets to know them. She enjoys walks, and loves hanging out  and watching TV. Zoe really is a great dog!
She also has her own Instagram! You can find her at Zoe.roar
We love Zoe and want to see her find her forever home, and so do our friends at Canine Company! The family who adopts Zoe will not only be getting an amazing companion, but Canine Company will also donate one free at-home Manners Obedience Training lesson and one free Mobile Grooming session if the adopting family lives within their service area.

Zoe is up-to-date on vaccinations, micro-chipped and spayed.

To schedule a meet and greet with Zoe, please call the shelter ahead of time at 203-438-0158.


Are you looking for great cat? Sookie is a gorgeous, two-year old brown tabby cat who is super friendly. This loveable feline will look up at you with her golden eyes and rub up against your leg when you walk into our Cat Room at the shelter. Sookie is so friendly she’s become ROAR’s special greeter in the Cat Room and our volunteers are devoted members of her “fan club” who know she deserves to be in a loving home.
Sookie might make you chuckle a bit when you first see her unique shape … she’s a bit stocky with some small love handles. However, our volunteers work hard to keep her active.
Sookie’s background is a bit of a mystery to us but we know that she must have been in a home. She likes the closeness of sharing a wooden bench with a volunteer.
Sookie would love to be the treasured only pet in a home and would just soak up love and attention. She is current with her vaccinations and has been spayed and microchipped.
Please remember to spay or neuter your cat. 
More than 3.2 million cats enter U.S. animal shelters each year (source: ASCPA).


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