Featured Pet: Marty
Handsome, loveable Marty wants to be your new best friend! 4-year-old Marty has already experienced some hardships in his life, but has proven to be a tough cookie! He was found on the side of the road dragging his back legs in the town of Columbia. We believe he was hit by a car, and had a fractured and dislocated pelvis. He didn’t seem to be a stray, as he looked well-cared for and healthy, but no owner ever came forward to claim him.
Since being at our Sanctuary and going through physical therapy with the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers, Marty’s wounds have healed and he is happy as can be. And he can finally enjoy the interactive play he loves so much! Marty is playful, friendly and outgoing and is ready to find his forever home!
Even while Marty was healing from his injuries, he still adored the company of people, jumping right into your lap when you sat down. Careful if you sit down with a laptop, he’ll jump right on top of it! While he loves company, Marty can be sensitive to petting and may get overstimulated. His ideal home would be one with experienced cat owners with no younger children, and one where he gets lots of playtime. He may do well with a mellow cat or dog, but would also be perfectly happy as king of the castle as your one and only pet!
If you think you might be a good match for our magnificent Marty, please call 860-242-9999 x302 or email Michelle@OurCompanions.org.
Featured Pet: Tripp
Tripp is indeed a trip! He is a spunky, playful little guy who loves to snuggle. A favorite of our volunteers, Tripp is a happy pup but it can take him a little while to warm up to new people. But once you are in, you are IN!! This 9-year-old Chihuahua/Schipperke mix is hoping to find his very own person to love and spoil him. He would do best in a quiet home where he is the one and only pet (and gets all the toys and snuggles to himself!).
Tripp was originally adopted by one of our volunteers from a local pound. That volunteer sadly passed away 6 years ago, leaving Tripp behind. We were recently contacted by the surviving family members letting us know that they could no longer care for Tripp, so now he is in our care. He does have some hair loss on his back we expect be from chemical burns from an incident that happened very early in his life. While the injuries are no longer a physical issue for him, they may explain some of his nervousness around new people. But he doesn’t let that experience slow him down as a fun-loving pup!
Tripp recently graduated from his Level 1 training classes, walks well on his leash, and loves his basket of toys. He will happily hang out with you in the living room and keep himself entertained. And when you’re ready to cuddle, he’ll jump up on the couch and sit with you! When his day is over, he is happy to snuggle up and tuck himself into bed—he always covers himself with his blankets so he stays toasty warm!
If you think you can provide a patient, loving home environment for this adorable pint sized pup, please call 860-242-9999 x302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to check out his Petfinder profile and watch the video above!
Featured Pet: Quincy
Quincy’s life began as an outdoor kitty where he was part of a feral colony. While many feral cats are not capable of bonding with humans, Quincy was one of the few who managed to develop a relationship with his colony caregiver. He was socialized by his mom and blossomed into a vocal, friendly boy who bonded strongly with her and felt so comfortable around her. Unfortunately, life happened to Quincy’s mom and she had to enter an assisted living facility, leaving poor Quincy in quite a predicament. He was no longer able to be part of a feral colony, but he was too shy to move into a new home.
We made space for him at the Sanctuary with his own room and his very own “catio” where he could spend time reminiscing about his days as an outdoor guy. At first, Quincy did a lot of harmless hissing and ran away when volunteers and staff entered his room. His entire world had been turned upside down and he was not having any of it! But over time, he started to realize that we weren’t that bad, we were only there to help him and he started to trust us, little by little.
Initially, it took this handsome boy several times meeting someone before he was comfortable enough to approach them for pets and snuggles. Now, Quincy will happily climb into any friendly lap for a cuddle session, often having to be physically moved when it’s time for his pals to leave his room. He has come so far, we can’t even believe he’s the same cat! Sometimes, he prefers his space and won’t come down from his comfy bed or inside from his sunny spot outside, but his hissing days are behind him and he’s turned into your typical cat. He loves attention when he’s in the mood for it and when he’s done, he’ll simply walk away. Sounds about right for a cat!
Although he has come a long way, it may be tough for Quincy to move into a new home. Initially, he may hide and do some hissing, but now that he has made dozens of new friends and is often being greeted by newcomers during public hours, we are confident that his move home will be a much smoother transition than his move to the Sanctuary. He understands that people are good and once he trusts you, he is sure to be an absolutely amazing companion - just as long as you like lap cats!
Quincy would do best in a quiet, adult home. He may be just fine with teens and may do well with another mellow cat, but could become overwhelmed by dogs and overly rambunctious feline friends. He would love an outdoor space where he can spend his days, but it would need to be secure, like a screened-in porch or a “catio” of his own. These are super easy to find on Pinterest and some of our own staff members have built them at their own homes! But this is not a necessity for our sweet boy and we would happily send him home with the right family without a catio area for him to sunbathe and watch the birds.
If you’re looking for a super sweet and lovable kitty to call your own, please consider our lovely Quincy. He is about 6 years old and is sure to be an amazing family member and friend to whomever is lucky enough to call him theirs. For more information, please call 860-242-9999 x302 or email email@example.com.
And don’t forget to check out his Petfinder profile here, along with his video on YouTube.