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Pet of the Week: Quentin

Looking for a new furry friend? This playful male pooch rescued from the Q-Bridge is available for adoption from the East Haven Animal Shelter.

Update at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19

Won't you be Quentin's hero?

The playful and loving pooch was first . He was then brought to the East Haven Animal Shelter, where he has been ever since.

And that's a long time for any animal to be without a forever home.

Here is the latest update from shelter volunteers via the shelter's Facebook page:

Quentin needs a home! He is a 2 year old beautiful soul who was rescued off the Q bridge. Quentin is a very sweet, gentle boy. He has a silly playful side & a shy, quiet, mellow side as well. He is neutered, vaccinated & microchipped. He li kes other dogs. He recently met some children & just adored being with them, he loved when they pet him ♥ Quentin really needs that special person to come for him soon. He really needs a best friend, someone to trust & make that connection with who won't let him down. Won't you be Quentin's hero??

Original Story (Posted Feb. 26, 2012)

You have to wonder if Quentin the dog knows somehow — on some level — how lucky he is to be so happy, healthy and well. And he's waiting to find his forever home.

The young male dog, a brindled mixed breed who is one year old, was found in New Haven last fall.

Thankfully, Quentin was rescued by a passerby who brought him to the safety, security and care of the East Haven Animal Shelter.

Animal Control Officer Kristina Ruszczyk said considering all he has been through, Quentin is a rather well-adjusted animal, who gets along well with other dogs.

"But he would certainly progress quicker in a home environment," Ruszczyk said.

She added that he's also a "good size" for a family dog, weighing in at about 35 to 40 pounds.

"He's very compact," Ruszczyk said.

He is also very friendly dog, giving out plenty of kisses and attention to East Haven Patch when we visited him at the shelter.

For more information about Quentin or other animals available for adoption at the the East Haven Animal Shelter, call (203)-468-3249, email vtashmoo5454@att.net, or visit the shelter's page on Petfinder.com or the shelter's Facebook page.

Lise Cavallaro February 27, 2012 at 02:34 AM
While no one can seem to stop talking about this ridiculous March, on Saturday, I went to the shelter and adopted Apollo. The volunteers and officers who work at the EH Animal Shelter do great work and really need to be recognized for it.
Lesley Ferguson Simoni February 27, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thank you Lise - we are so happy you came down and that Apollo was the perfect dog for you and your family!! It was just meant to be!
Rebecca August 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Hi my name is Rebecca I have a question. My daughter brought home what appeared to be a perfect mixed breed pit about a year ago. She was cramped in a small apt. She was perfect in every way. she is about 40 pounds. She loves to play, she will be in your lap constantly if you let her. She is just the friendliest dog in the world. There seemed to be nothing wrong with her until.... . I was walking her and she saw another dog. She is overly aggressive. She turns into Cujo. My daughter is going to be going to school and we can not give her the time and attention she needs. She needs a home with a yard and no other dogs. She is okay around cats. Any ideas out there?
Flowers August 19, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Lesley, You are doing wonderful work but old Quentin here looks like he's pondering what ear to bite off.

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