Animal Control Open House: A Peek Inside

IMG_0103Saturday, May 3 is an exotic pet day and a general open house at Greenwich Animal Control.


This is Carly. She’s been at animal control in Greenwich about a month. She’s a gem. Credit: Suzanne Carlin

The shelter is not bursting with desperate dogs and cats. That said, there are about a half dozen dogs and a half dozen cats in the shelter currently.


This is Charlotte who came to the shelter last May. She is a very pretty girl with a lovely brown and tabby white coat. She’s about 2 years old and spayed. She’s friendly and active. She’s not happy about being at the shelter and wants a new home. Credit: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Free Press paid a visit to animal control last week and met the dogs and cats. While there, this editor had the chance to witness a local family bring their 14 year old dog in to meet a cat with an eye to bringing her home. (Hint: it works out well and the story is in the works). 


Ginger is a 3 or 4 year old Chow-Pit mix. She is as pretty as she is playful and just loves to go for a walk. Stop by and meet her. Credit: Leslie Yager


Right in the midst of bustling North Street School and the busy north-south corridor that connects central Greenwich to the Merritt Parkway, animal control is hidden in plain sight.

IMG_0135 And though most Greenwich residents are simply not interested in adopting pit bull mixes or pit bulls, eventually each is given a chance.


This is Dodger. He’s a Chuahua mix in need of a home. Credit: Leslie Yager


This is Stylez, a wonderful girl who will make a great family pet. She’s about 7 years old and is the perfect combination of playful and calm. She loves to go for walks and play ball. She’s very sweet and friendly. She just goes wit the flow. Credit: Leslie Yager

Take for instance Carly. Her case of “Happy Tail” notwithstanding, she is a bundle of love.


This is Ruby. She’s a bit shy, but warms up to people and loves to play with toys. She’s about 3 or 4.

When kennel manager Bill Peterson let Carly run toward the end of her leash  toward this editor, it took  a split second to know the only risk was of being showered in kisses. Smitten.

Proceeding inside the shelter, Ruby, Merritt, Ginger and Dodger were ready to say hello.

The open house runs from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. If you haven’t seen the facility, it is a state-of-the-art, located next door to North Street School at 393 North Street in Greenwich.


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