Don't ask us what kind of a dog Arlo is, he's simply the Mystery Mutt, but he's cute and now available for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford.

He came from one of those high kill shelters in the south, but now he's got a second chance, and another opportunity to find his forever home.

His name is Arlo, and he's what we call a mystery mutt. He's just two years old and weights about 35 pounds. He's a sweet and gentle guy, who would love to spend some time right on your lap doing what he does best, giving love. He loves to take walks, and play around in the yard.

Since Arlo is pretty strong, he would be best in a home with older children, and he's not a big fan of cats. If your looking for a great companion, then Arlo could be just what your looking for. Of course, like all the animals at the Animal Welfare Society, he's had all his vaccines, and has been neutered.

Now, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, if you're interested in adopting one of the featured pets, or any dog or cat at the shelter, first fill out an application on their site at Then, once your application is approved, you can call them at 860-354-1350 and schedule your one-on-one limited contact meeting.

The shelter is always in need of items to help keep the animals safe and clean. Right now, they are looking for bleach, paper towels and dry cat food.

If you can contribute, you can drop off the items at the shelter at 8 Dodd Road in New Milford. Just let them know you're going to drop something off, then you can do it with no contact by just leaving it in front of their building. You can also check the Animal Welfare website for the Amazon wish list, and have the items delivered right to the shelter.

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