Adopt A Puppy This Weekend at Petco in Stratford

Puppy adoption event this weekend at Petco, 955 Ferry Blvd. in Stratford. Click here for puppy photos...

Please come to Petco of Stratford this weekend to check out the approximately 80 puppies who will travel up from Georgia to be adopted by loving forever homes in our area.

Of course we advocate rescuing dogs from local shelters, but there aren't always puppies available. So, if it is a puppy you seek and you have room in your home and love to share, come to Stratford Petco 955 Ferry Boulevard, Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meet puppies and dogs available for adoption.

There will be 75-80 puppies and dogs available. All potential adoptive families will be asked for veterinarian reference and personal references, so bring phone numbers.


  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for article on previous puppy adoption event in Stratford.

Please consider rescuing one of several dozen dogs and puppies pulled from high-kill animal shelters in Georgia.

The adoption fee is $350 and all the dogs are spayed/neutered, have all the age-appropriate shots (unless the adopters choose to have any other vaccinations given after adoption), have been dewormed, and have been started on heart worm prevention. The adoption fee includes 6 months of the heartworm prevention for dogs over 6 months of age and younger than 8 years of age.*

*The type of heart worm prevention this age brack were put on lasts for 6 months. The others will have one month's free and a coupon for a discount off a six-month supply if they choose to use that particular brand

The rescue saves animals from high-kill shelters and also takes in many abandoned dogs running lose or puppies that are dumped on their door step. They have taken in many animals that are on death's door in the past few weeks that they are overrun with animals that have no shot of being adopted down there.

If you see a dog/puppy photo you are intereted in just email colbertvet@yahoo.com and they can email them the adoption application ahead of time. Otherwise, paperwork will be available the day(s) of the event.

955 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 378-9004

Petco's Adoption Mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets being euthanized and to increase the number of adoptable pets being placed into forever homes.

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CtLynn5 October 28, 2012 at 11:45 PM
We were at the event and found a dog we fell in love with. We were going to go back with our pup so we could introduce them before making a final decision. We never got back b/c we got busy preparing for the storm. Can someone please update me as to how many pups were adopted and where we might find the ones who were not adopted?
Leslie Yager October 29, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Hi CtLynn5... Wondering if you were the nice person who liked the 3 year old mini retriever mix with the short tail and sweet, calm disposition. She did not get placed as of 4:30when I left. Maybe Deirdre or Scott can reply... But The numbers were astounding. I believe 50 dogs went to great homes by yesterday afternoon, and about 10 more today. If there is a specific dog you loved but couldn't be back for, and still available, the volunteers will do everything to help you. They are EXTRAORDINARY!
Joan October 29, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Just curious as to why you would never consider a breeder?
Deirdre Cannon October 29, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Thank you for everyone on their support. No one should pay mind to Baffled. He has his right to his opinion even if he is being very ignorant and close minded. Who cares what he says. CtLynn5...which dog were you interested in? We closed the event earlier than we normally would have to get the rescue back on the road to get ahead of the storm, so there were a few dogs remaining...but 61 found amazing homes!!!!! I would love to find out which one you were interested in and see if they are still available. But thank you for everyone who made this event a success (including the local Stratford gentleman who helped the RV get back last night on the back roads to avoid the low overpasses)!!! We look forward to being back even despite local trolls. ;o)
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 02:00 AM
You rescue crazies are all the same. If someone dares to question anything, they're ignorant and a troll.
Deirdre Cannon October 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
NO...we welcome questions. First of all don't hide behind an alias. Second, you aren't just asking questions, you are attempting to cause problems and make something seem like its not. We aren't the crazies, you are the one that is obsessed with trying to bring this rescue down and its just not going to happen. you are the one that has kept this going on and on. stop asking the same question when we give an answer that proves that you are wrong, just because you keep asking doesn't mean the answer is going to change when our answers are truthful and honest
Scott Norton October 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I am sorry but i have been busy volunteering the last 3 days to try to find homes for 73 dogs. I am also too intelligent to be lured in by your loaded question. The answer is for 95% of the dogs that came north, Colbert Vet Rescue performed the spaying and neutering. There are occasionally animals that CVRS pulls for kill shelters in the south that are already spayed or neutered as well as sometimes there are owner surrenders that have been previously fixed. As for any other vaccinations, unless the dog comes in with full medical history they are treated as a blank slate and given everything that is age appropriate plus some optional vaccines such as canine influenza. I to have adopted animals in the past from shelters and they have been wonderful animals who lived long happy lives. I happened upon CVRS almost 3 years ago when I went to an event they attended just to see dogs with no intention of adopting one. That was before this crazy 6 month old black dog grabbed my sleeve, pulled my arm into his pen and wanted me to pet him. 4 hours later I went home with my Toccoa. He was joined a year later by another CVRS dog that was a throw away who only weighed 10 lbs at 7 months old. Not only did Doc find him a home, she literally saved his life. These dogs have changed my life for the better and it is mt sincere hope that every one of the 61 dogs that were adopted today can do the same for their new families. .
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 02:08 AM
OK then Deidre. If you answer my questions, whatever your answers may be, i will be satisfied. My questions were: 1. Did Colbert personally spay/neuter each of the dogs at the event? 2. Did Colbert personally microchip each dog at the event? 3. Did Colbert personally give all required shots to each dog at the event?
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
There's nothing loaded about the question. Unless you have something to hide. I'm done with the thread. I'll see if i can get answers from Petco.
Deirdre Cannon October 29, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Baffled.... 1. Every single dog that came up with Colbert was spayed or neutered. Approx. 85-95% of the dogs that Colbert brought up were spayed or neutered specifically by the vet and her staff. A small portion of the dogs who are usually owner surrendered were already spayed or neutered when the rescue took them in. Unless a dog came in with paperwork saying what they have had done as far as medical care, each dog is treated like it has never had vaccines before. So unless there was official paperwork that came in with the dog saying otherwise, yes Colbert personally gave all the required and additional vaccinations . Also yes Colbert scans every single dog for a microchip, if they have one and the chip isn't registered they use that one, if they don't have a chip, the rescue personally microchips every single dog before its adopted.
Scott Norton October 29, 2012 at 02:18 AM
no, there is something loaded about your question. had i simply said yes which is what you wanted me to do you would have called me a liar and claimed that CVRS was misrepresenting themselves. Why don't you quit being a muck raking troll and come out from behind your anonymous screen name so that we can all see who it is that is attempting to bring down a great organization and a great event.
Deirdre Cannon October 29, 2012 at 02:18 AM
answers from petco?? what answers are you not getting. but go right ahead and ask them. the store manager is Patrick and he will be more than happy to speak with you about us...you can also ask the district manager who came and supported us this evening and helped clean up.
Deirdre Cannon October 29, 2012 at 02:20 AM
im sorry to all the innocent people who have to endure your nonsense. if you would like to discuss further please feel free to contact me at GA2CTdogrescue@yahoo.com
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Had you said yes to all of my questions Scott, i would have said the $350 fee sounds reasonable. But hey, carry on with calling me a troll and telling me i would have called you a liar and i'm trying to undermine your efforts.
Scott Norton October 29, 2012 at 02:37 AM
We would also like to extend a HUGE thank you to Leslie Yager from The Patch for coming to talk to adopters. I am sure there will be a forthcoming article about the event. also a special thank you to Ann from Natural Balance Pat Sarah Jessie all of the Petco staff and management and finally to all of the families that came in and adopted a dog we wish you nothing but the best and many years of happiness with your new family member. please keep in touch, upload pictures to the CVRS facebook page(or send them to ga2ctdogrescue@yahoo.com), and come back and visit the next time we hold an event.
Kclegs October 29, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Well, well, well. Baffled, may I ask why you have such a problem with this particular rescue? I would be more than happy to discuss anything you would like to know about Colbert veterinary rescue, seeing how I am the CEO of the rescue.
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 03:56 AM
What name is your organization registered as with the Georgia SOS office?
Scott Norton October 29, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Really? you need to ask this question? if you really cared you would stop wasting your time here and simply do a Google search to get the information. I'm sure if Kclegs wants to answer you she will but personally I would like to see you just go away.
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 04:56 AM
I ask the question because i am having difficulty finding a listing for Colbert Veterinary or CVRS on the Georgia SOS website.
Scott Norton October 29, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Well apparently you are not as bright as I was giving you credit for. It really is not that difficult.
Ted B October 29, 2012 at 05:50 AM
It appears Baffled Resident that they have answered your questions so I don't understand what is the problem -- since you seem to be desperately looking for some kind of problem. If you don't like the fact that they're bringing dogs up from the south, don't adopt one. If you think they're too expensive, don't adopt one. No one is trying to force you to adopt one. It's pretty obvious that at $350 a dog they're not making hoards of money off this when they are transporting them from Georgia to Connecticut and doing the services they do to the dogs. They're saving these dog's lives -- why do you have such a problem with that? Or do you just take pleasure in finding problem in everything, as I suspect might be your personality. And unfortunately the internet was made for people like you, who can hide behind anonymous names and cause all kind of trouble for honest people.
Leah E. October 29, 2012 at 08:51 AM
There are some that truly enjoy being the rotten apple in the bushel basket...very sad. Baffled, are you a dog owner? If so, how did you obtain that dog? And, if so, wouldn't you hope that others are experiencing that type of bond? I say, "Please don't spoil the gift that others are receiving through volunteering and through adopting."
Patricia Zablocky October 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Colbert Veterinary is clearly listed on the Georgia Secretary of State site. The Corp. Control Number is 0460548. Status is Active/Compliance. All officers are listed. A simple search found the listing literally in three seconds. I cannot understand how you might have had difficulty finding the listing.
CtLynn5 October 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Baffled, I thought you were done on this thread. I told you, based on my experience, $350 for neutering is a bargain and representatives from the rescue told you what percentage of dogs they personally neuter. What more do you want?
Baffled Resident October 29, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Yes. Ginger came from the Stamford pound, Oscar from the Fairfield pound, and Trevor from the Westport Humane Society. None of them are pit bulls, in case anyone was wondering.
Kclegs October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM
My apologies on late response. Baffled, the name you need to look for is Colbert veterinary rescue service. Not only am I CEO I'm also a vet assistant working side by side with doc. We personally perform every necessary procedure to each and every dog that comes to us. I personally just like all the others here in Georgia that are involved with the rescue emotional, physically, and even financial invest in each and every dog that comes to our rescue. I, again, PERSONALLY pull most of these dogs for high kill shelters and animal control and spend my time and money to pick them up. Which around here that's not just right around the corner it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour an half one way to pick the dogs up.
Kclegs October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Also, baffled instead of bash this event, our rescue and the angels that help us, why not EDUCATE yourself first! Come meet us, talk to us, ask us what we do, ask us how we know each and every dogs name and personality traits, ask us why we do what we do!!!! After that if you still have harsh thing to think and say that is fine, everyone is entitled to their opinion. And FYI, the civil war is over and if our southern dogs can bring happiness to their new northern families, live and let live. I applaud you for your local rescues, wish we in the south had more local people to rescue but it is quite the opposite here. Good luck and god bless you baffled I hope you can see the truth thru your rosé colored glasses.
JRP October 31, 2012 at 02:32 AM
For anyone who doesn't understand why adoption fees exist and are often hundreds of dollars, just read the article at the below link. It is sort of a "Dog Adoption Fees 101" or "Adoption Fees for Dummies" sort of article that just hits the basics. Link: http://dogs.about.com/cs/rescue/a/aa031503a.htm
Leslie Yager October 31, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thanks JRP. Great link! I hope all the fabulous families who adopted over the weekend took comfort in their new pups and vice versa! I hope all are safe and sound.
Jordan November 05, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I have an idea, let's all bash a great cause with stupid comments. $350 for a puppy is extremely reasonable. I had gotten a puppy last year for "free". Well, she was free, until we had to have her broken tail amputated, get her shots and vaccinations, and have her spayed. I think the price of all that was around $2,000 for a puppy we got for nothing.


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