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Shane American Bulldog Mix Terryville, CT

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats.

Meet Shane

1,934 ... that is the number of days I have been without a home. Today - May 20th, 2019 is just another one of those days...

After more than 5 years of waiting I fear I may never find a home. Days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, months turn to years and I’m still here. I patiently wait, I watch other dogs come and go to their forever homes but I’m still here. I don’t understand why, I am a good boy. I listen to my people, I follow my commands, I walk nicely on leash and I rarely go potty in my room. I try my best to be a good boy, I really really do! So why does no one want me?

My people here take care of me, they feed me, take me for walks, play ball with me and snuggle with me but then they leave me at night and I’m all alone again. They love me and I love them but this place was suppose to only be temporary. I’m not suppose to spend my life here. I’m suppose to find a home to call my own. I’m suppose to have a comfy bed to snuggle in with my family at night. I’m suppose to have toys of my own to play with and a yard of my own to sun bathe in. I’m suppose to go on adventures with my family. So why am I still here? Why don’t I have a family of my own. Why doesn’t anyone want me?

I want to enjoy life to its fullest. I want to explore and go on adventures. Why won’t anyone give me a chance? After being alone for so many years sometimes meeting new people can be tough for me. I’m not mean I’m just cautious at first, but can you really blame me? All I ask is that you give me a couple minutes to warm up to you and sniff all of the interesting smells you carry before you embrace me. If you give me that chance I’ll be your best friend for life, I promise! I bond so closely with my people and I’ve been told I mirror their energy, so if you’re calm and relaxed, I’m calm and relaxed. If your excited and up for an adventure, then I’m excited and up for an adventure!

I would love to find a home with a comfy couch to lounge on. A fenced in yard to run around in and soft grass to lay in while I sunbathe on those warm summer days. I love to swim, roll in the grass, go on hikes and soak up all this world has to offer. I’d prefer to find a calm single pet home, a place with someone who understands that I may need time to decompress after being in a shelter for so many years. I don’t know how to live in a house, I’ve never been given the chance to. I want to be your one and only, your snuggle bug, it’s truly my only wish. Will you help make my dreams come true?

Please give me a chance, please help me explore the world. I know there must be more than what’s within these four walls, this can’t be it. Please be my savior. I know my person is out there somewhere, but why has it taken more than 5 years for them to find me.

For more information on our handsome boy Shane, please stop by ARF during our adoption hours, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm or contact

* A very special thank you to Stacey Lynn Photography ct for taking the time to photograph Shane and make him feel like the king he truly is
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  • American Bulldog
  • Adult
  • Male