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 email@example.com, or visit the shelter's page on Petfinder.com or the shelter's Facebook page.