Meet this week's Pet of the Week, Adam. He is a 3 to 4 year old Chocolate Lab. This dog is so sweet and gentle, but he has definitely had a rough go of it. He will need a home with someone who has the patience and time to work with a trainer.

Adam is not aggressive, but because of his background, he is very shy. He doesn't like eye contact, and when I pet him, Alex had me kneel on the floor next to the dog and pet him from the side, so I wasn't looking at him. Poor guy gets nervous, but when you hear his back story of how he came from a hoarding situation, and couldn't move without soiling himself, you understand why he gets nervous. Knowing the back story, you can also see how far he has come from where they found him.

I asked Alex to keep us updated on Adam's progress, because if there was ever a dog that deserves a fresh start at life, it's this lovable guy.

Remember that if you adopt our featured pet you get a new best friend and you get a $50 Agriventures Agway gift card. Everybody wins!

For more information on Adam, and all the other adoptable Dogs and Cats, you can call the Animal Welfare Society at (860) 354-1350 or visit them on Dodd Road in New Milford.

They are open on Tuesday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Wednesday through Saturday you can visit from 11 AM to 2 PM, or check them out online at www.aws-shelter.org.

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