Pets of the Week

Look who had their 15 minutes of fame this week! The pets love the pupperazzi and the chance to share their stories. Sorry, no pawtographs, but they are accepting interviews for new homes.

Fox CT
Tune in on Tuesday mornings.

Maverick is a cute, less than a pound heavy, brown and tan male guinea pig. When Maverick came to CHS with his siblings, he spent some time in a volunteer foster home, growing big and strong. Now, at about a month old, he is old enough for a home and a human of his own. Guinea pigs live an average of 6-8 years, and require a proper diet of guinea pig pellets and lots of fresh veggies —  they need lots of vitamin C! Guinea pigs are relatively easy to care for, and make wonderful pets; they’re docile and enjoy being picked up and carried when properly handled. Maverick may even be willing to learn a few tricks for the right person! CHS and other shelters in the northeast are seeing an abundance of guinea pigs these past few years because of males and female guinea pigs living together and rapidly multiplying. So, it’s important that Maverick is homed either on his own, or with another young male guinea pig. Maverick will make a great companion for anyone!

NBC Connecticut
Tune in on Sunday mornings.

Camille is a staff favorite at CHS, which happened because she has the best ears on the planet and a winning smile and personality! She’s a smart girl who’s been doing plenty of training and knows a lot of commands like sit, lie down, and come. She is always ready to learn and also loves down time to take naps and cuddle up. Camille was heartworm positive when she arrived so her exercise was restricted. Now she’s ready to rock and roll but slowly, please! Just like humans, she’s not yet ready to run a marathon after a several month hiatus due to illness. Camille needs a family with experience to make her happy! This beautiful lady is ready to head out of here as soon as her right match comes along! She is available in Newington.

WBMW Radio
Tune in on Monday mornings.

“Linda and Jinda” are approximately 10 years old. These bonded sisters are looking for a home together. They may be willing to share their home with children over 10 years of age and other pets who are calm and respectful of other pets. Linda and Jinda are available in Waterford.

WICC Radio
Tune in on Wednesday mornings.

Percival is a large cat with gorgeous tabby markings. He is an extremely snuggly cat who enjoys both receiving and giving love. He spends most of his time either lying on a friend’s lap during the day or sitting in his office window perch. He does have strong opinions about certain things, and therefore would not be a good fit for families with children. He is best suited to adults who love cats as he is a real gem. He is available in Westport.

Please note: the pets featured here were available at the time of posting. Pets are adopted daily and so the availability of those pictured cannot be guaranteed. There is always a great selection of companion pets. Visit to view the pets currently available or in person to find the perfect friend for your family!