Labs are a hot commodity and it's not that often that they become available for adoption from the Animal Welfare Society, but today could be your lucky day.

Now, she's not a pure bred Labrador Retriever, she's a mix between a lab and a Portuguese Podengoa, but Butter Pecan is only two years old, and came to the Animal Welfare Society as a stray from Puerto Rico.

She is a little shy with new people, but it's also an adjustment from life on the streets, so, if you have a home with people who are willing to be patient and earn her trust, you should be in good shape with Butter Pecan.

Butter Pecan does well with other dogs, and if you have another dog, it could help her come out of her shell. She will need slow and steady socialization work to help her feel more confident. Of course, as always, she has been spayed, and is up to date on all her vaccines.

Now, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, if you're interested in adopting one of the featured pets, any dog or cat at the shelter, you must first fill out an application on their website at aws-shelter.org. 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, and 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 their Amazon wish list, and have the items delivered right to the shelter.

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