We ask that interested applicants introduce all potential human/pet family members during a brief trial period at home before making a final decision.
Donations of towels and dry food are always welcome & greatly appreciated!
Finding forever homes for dogs has been part of our mission at Passage East from the beginning.
Our rescues will always have a safe and loving home here, but our greatest hope is that they'll find a wonderful person or family someday soon. We know you're out there!
for All Breeds
Sara is a female adult shepherd mix who likely contains some Husky or Belgian Malionis. She's a cheerful bundle of energy and we love watching her bounce around the yard at Passage East, tossing her favorite toys in the air for herself to catch. Sara doesn't like all dogs, but would be very excited to have a canine sibling with the right temperament - check her out loving playtime and practicing her manners with Slate here! This sweetheart needs lots of activity and would do best with a large fenced-in yard and regular hikes or long walks. No electric fence, please!
Sara's ideal human or family of older humans (13+ preferred) would have lots of prior experience owning high-energy dogs and the time and willingness to help her focus her energy positively and acclimate to the world outside of our shelter. Sara has already made excellent progress with basic obedience skills & leash walking, and loves to show off the tricks she's learned! Miss Sara is up to date on all her shots, spayed, and both crate and clicker trained, She's ready to love you to pieces and can't wait to meet you!
Mama is a female adult American Staffordshire around 8 years old. Mama was pregnant while in the shelter and had a litter of beautiful puppies that were all adopted quickly, leaving her alone. She now resides with us here at Passage East and enjoys every minute she is doted upon. Mama would do best as the only dog in the household as she enjoys having the attention to herself. She loves everyone but might unintentionally knock small children down in her excitement, so a home with bigger humans would be just right.
This girl loves to run around & rough house but has no problem settling in at your feet to cuddle. She'd be a wonderful pet for someone with dog experience and the time, space, and lifestyle to keep her active and happy. She loves to please & is always working on expanding her collection of tricks - she knows everything from sit to roll over. As you can see, she also enjoys dressing up, stopping to smell the flowers, and generally being a big smushy goofball.
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Congratulations to Manny and his new family on the beginning of a beautiful relationship! Happy Tails to all!
Fate is a young adult female labrador mix looking for a patient, confident, loving owner to make her feel comfortable and safe. While it takes her a bit of time to warm up to new human friends, the love and joy she'll bring once you win her trust is more than worth it. Fate is a big cuddlebug and loves to curl right up in your lap. She plays very well with most dogs, and would thrive in a home with a confident canine family member to help her adjust to her new life.
Fate loves being around older children, but would do best in a home without toddlers, cats, or small dogs. She is up to date on her shots, spayed, crate trained, & regularly practices her leash walking and manners. We'd love to adopt her out to a person or family willing to visit a few times and build a positive relationship with her before taking her home. If you or your family are missing a sweet & snuggly dog in your life, Fate is your girl!
Each of our available dogs are spayed/neutered, current on all vaccines, and crate trained with basic obedience and leash walking skills.
Please call (203) 762-7998 or email us to schedule a meet & greet at our facility.
Jethro is an adult male Staffordshire Terrier mix and our resident senior golden boy. He's most likely around 10 if not older, but age is just a number for this guy. He still has tons of energy and loves nothing more than chilling with his favorite humans at Passage East, having a chew on a bone or toy, enjoying a good neck scratch (you'll hear him groan with joy!), and most of all, a nice long game of fetch. We sometimes have to remind him to take a break now that he's older or he'd play until he dropped! This young at heart boy would do wonderfully in a family with older children. He is generally well-behaved with other dogs but would be happiest as your only pet to receive your full attention and cuddles.
Jethro is very healthy for a senior dog and on no medications besides Cosequin for his joints. He is neutered, up to date on all his vaccines, and crate trained with basic obedience skills. During his time with us, this "old dog" has even learned a few new tricks! Jethro does have a strong drive and is a chewing enthusiast, so his future owner should be willing to continue to work with him on refining his drop commands and directing his energy appropriately. We really love this good boy and want nothing more than to see him enjoy the rest of his years in a comfy home with a person or family to smother him with endless love. We promise he'll give it back to you and then some!