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. ALAN and ELSIE are two of our favorite examples.



Three-year-old Alan is the Daddy in our first father-daughter duo at ROAR. We have had many mother cats with their kittens, but never a dad-daughter pair. Alan followed his daughter Ava here from Cape May, NJ. They came from a over-crowded house full of cats, dogs, and children. Ava found her forever home a few weeks ago and now it’s Daddy Alan’s turn.

Alan is a big, well-mannered, mellow guy. Nothing seems phase him as he lounges o n a blanket. Since he comes from a home with both cats and dogs, as well as children, he is most likely very comfortable with a lot of activity. He adores human interaction and loves to be brushed. Alan is super affectionate and purrs readily.

If you want to welcome a new feline family member into your home, one who will adjust to pretty much anything, Alan may be your lucky guy. Come meet him ..he’ll capture your heart.

Alan is FelV/FiV negative, and is neutered. Adoption fee is $200.


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





What a sweetie pie! Elsie, a four-year-old labrador retriever mix, is in foster right now because she just wasn’t adapting well to the shelter situation. Used to a home, Elsie wasn’t thriving. So ROAR decided it would be best for her to be in a temporary home while she awaited her own family. She is a great companion who would love a home with a few dogs to spend the day with her. She walks great on leash and loves to make new doggy friends. Elsie takes her time meeting new people, but warms up greatly if a treat is included with the introduction!

Elsie does come to the shelter on some weekends to meet the public, but call first. She can also be seen by appointment. Contact ROAR at 203-438-0158 to meet this sweet girl. You won’t be sorry you did…she’s a very special dog.

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

Adoption fee is $300.


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