Here are a just a few of the special animals that are available for adoption at The Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. If you are interested in meeting these or our other adoptable animals, please stop by the shelter at 627 Cottage St. Springfield, MA during open hours (see below for hours). To set up a meeting with a dog in foster care please call 413-781-1484. A full list of available animals can be found on the Thomas J. O’Connor website.

Sweet Linda is in a foster home so she can feel as comfortable as possible until she finds her forever family. If you would like to meet her, please call us to schedule a visit! Her foster mom reports that she loves any dog she meets! (No cats, please!) She is a 7 year old brown and white colored Pittie type. Linda is house broken and knows a few commands. She will need daily walks to hopefully shed some of those winter pounds. Linda is super playful outside. This happy, loyal, and loving lady will keep you smiling and warm with her cuddles. If you think you can give Linda a loving forever home, please come meet her today!

Mr. P
Are you looking for a sweet senior kitty with a big personality? Then look no further than 11 year old Mr. P! This guy loves sunny windows, laps and playing with all the toys he can get his paws on! He is very independent, but still very affectionate. He has quite the personality and can be a little sassy at times, but that’s what makes him such a great kitty! This guy has been waiting for his forever home for a very long time, and he definitely deserves it. He likes other mellow cats, and would prefer a quiet household. He has a hyperthyroid condition, so he has to take medications twice a day, but it is under control and he takes his pill with cheese with no problems! Let’s help Mr. P find his furever retirement home!

This gorgeous big boy is named Shadow. He is a 3 year old gray colored Pittie type. He could potentially get along with another sturdy doggie, but we are unsure about cats. Shadow is house trained and knows a few commands, but will still need to learn manners in his new home. Training classes are always fun, and can teach Shadow more commands, house rules, and allow him to makes lots of new doggie friends. Shadow will need lots of play time and daily walks in his new home. Shadow has spent the majority of his life in a crate. We promised him that his new family would adore him as much as we do, and never confine him for days like that again. Shadow is a happy, loving, and friendly boy who will make a house a home. If you think you can give Shadow a loving forever home, please come by and meet him today!

Tuukka is a 3 year old English Bulldog mix. He seems to do better with smaller females dogs and can be stiff with males. Tuukka should likely be in a home with no young children. Tuukka is house trained and knows a few commands, but we still recommend training classes. Classes are lots of fun and can teach Tuukka more commands, house rules, and give him more chances to socialize with other people and dogs. Tuukka can be weary of men, and may need continued management around male strangers. He will also need daily walks and possibly a couple games of fetch a week. Any potential adopters should research Bulldogs regarding health issues and concerns; his adopter should have a good vet relationship. If you think you can give Tuukka a loving forever home, please come meet him today!

Shelter Hours

Monday: 12pm-4pm

Tuesday: 12pm-4pm

Thursday: 2pm-7pm

Saturday: 12pm-4pm