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Hi friends! 
It's officially midsummer and WOW! It's a hot one!  Please remind your friends to keep pets indoors during these temperature extremes and make sure you always have plenty of water on hand. For more tips on keeping your pet safe in the heat, check out this article from the ASPCA.

May and June seemed to fly right past us! We had some amazing fundraisers and events, including a birthday fundraiser by an extremely generous 11 year old. You can read all about that -- and all of our other events -- in our events section belowWe are also proud to report we rescued hundreds of pups!


In total, CPR saved and found homes for 226 dogs in May and 221 dogs in June!


Seventy-one of these pups were saved thanks to our shelter partners, Sterling Shelter, New Fairfield/Sherman AWS and New Milford AWS. A huge thanks to these great organizations for being part of this lifesaving partnership! 


Some of the dogs rescued in the past two months were pulled from Louisiana -- a state that still uses gas chambers to euthanize.  If you've seen the new documentary One Nation Under Dog on HBO, you'll understand why we believe it's worth the extra expense, time, and effort to save these pups.

In more happy and exciting news, please save the date of July 28. We are having an adoption event and adopter reunion at Blue Ribbon Kennels in Bethlehem, Conn., and we would LOVE to see you and your pups there for some fun and games and great socialization. There will be vendors, activities for dogs and kids, CPR merchandise for sale for our spay/neuter and shelter funds, and more!  The adoption event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the reunion is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m..  Please keep an eye on the announcements page in the week's ahead for more details.

As always, thank you for your support of rescue dogs!
Molli Bowen

P.S. - We're on Twitter! Follow us @CPRDogs.

Meet Freckles (aka Bernie)freckles
A personable pup with a passion for "The Office"
Adopt Freckles!  
Brace yourselves -- the puppy we're about to spotlight will steal your heart. Playful and quirky, Freckles is 5 to 6 months old and if you live for puppy hugs and kisses, this is the boy for you.


His current foster mom writes:  I've never seen such a happy-go-lucky, confident pup. He loves people -- especially men! He has several favorite toys -- including stuffed angry birds, which go everywhere with him. We also bought him a kiddie pool, and good god does he love his pool! He splashes around in it, biting the water, and then he just sits down in it -- lounging.


Freckles is also a big fan of "The Office". We've actually been calling him Bernie, after Andy Bernard (character on the show), and I've never seen a dog quite as mesmerized by a T.V. show as this little man. 


I have been working on some basic commands with him, and he catches on quick and only wants to please. He's crate-trained and doing well on the leash. 
We just adore this little guy and we know that he will make a wonderful addition to someone's family!
Freckles and his foster family
Freckles (Bernie) (far right) loves playing with his foster family's pups (also CPR dogs!) so he'd do well in a house with four-legged companions.

 If you're interested in adopting Freckles (Bernie),  please apply at


Filling out the application helps us see if you're the right match, and if so, we can put you in touch with her foster mom to learn all about her! 

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Last month was busy with intake, with so many pups in need of rescue. One of our shelter partners, Tupelo-Lee, was at critical capacity and we were able to make three trips to assist them -- totaling 76 dogs pulled to safety and adopted through our rescue.  Big thanks to Sarah and Eric for driving, and of course, thanks to Debbie, Emily, and the dedicated staff at Tupelo-Lee for their compassion for these dogs and their help in coordinating such a massive undertaking. Lots of wags, puppy kisses, and smiles were exchanged all around, and many of these pups -- like Bo (pictured below) -- are now adopted and living their new lives to the fullest!  
Bo was one of the 76 dogs pulled from Tupelo-Lee and now he's living the good life with they Beyer family in Bristol, Conn. 
Of course, these life-saving trips would not be possible without the support of CPR's donors and adopters, so we thank you for making this happen!
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Petsense Adoption Event: June 2
Petsense eventThis event was a huge success with 48 pups finding their forever homes! Thank you to our Petsense supporters, the adopters, and all of the CPR volunteers that dedicated their Saturdays in horrible weather. The sun even decided to peak out by the end-- what a great day!


Petco Adoption Event: June 9  
Skye adoptedMany of our volunteers and adopters remember sweet Skye (featured in May's newsletter), who was waiting patiently for her forever home. We're happy to report Skye and many of her friends found their new families at the Southington, Conn. Petco!   
Petco Adoption Event: June 14 
Petco adoption eventWatts, pictured left with his new sister, was one of several dogs who found his forever home at our event at the Petco in Lisbon, Conn. 


Tag Sale Fundraiser: June 16
Tag SaleThe CPR tag sale in Derby, Conn. raised more than $900! A HUGE thank you to all those who volunteers and donated items. Keys on Kites Tattoo and Gallery came through with the gift certificate and we sold a ton of tickets! 


Katie Schenk's Birthday Fundraiser: June 22 
Katie Schenk a student at Rochambeau Middle School in Southbury, Conn., decided she didn't need anything for her eleventh birthday. Instead, she had all her birthday party guests bring an item for the shelter! Thanks to Katie, the CPR Adoption Center in Southbury received dog food, treats, feeding dishes, toys, etc. Thank you Katie for thinking of the dogs at CPR!
Paws on the Promenade: June 23 
CPR made its first appearance out on Evergreen Walk in South Windsor Connecticut, for the annual Paws on the Promenade. There were more than 30 vendors and rescues in attendance, including our friends at Camp Bow Wow. Many local families were eager to meet the dogs available for adoption and learn more about the journey they made from Tennessee to New England.  
Night Out on Main Street: June 29 
This event in Watertown, Conn. was  a hit, with lots of support from donors including Idolwood Skate & Snow (former adopter Justin), Rena's Bling, Petco, and Bone Appetite. And the adoption center saw many adoptions, especially at their open houses. Don't forget that the adoption center is by appointment during the week, but is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. almost every Saturday! Email for more info.
See more photos from these events on the CPR Facebook page!


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Come one, come all! First annual CPR reunion
Saturday, July 28: We are so excited about the upcoming reunion for CPR adopted dogs and their families! We will have fun for the whole family from 1 to 3 p.m. at Blue Ribbon Kennels and Doggy Daycare in Bethlehem, Conn. 

If you have a business you'd like to promote, we are not charging
vendors to set up a table. Please email for more information!

As we finalize details we'll be posting them on in announcements section, so please keep an eye on the site!
Volunteer Coordinator
Adopter and long time volunteer, Cathy Bergstrom, is our new volunteer coordinator! Cathy will be maintaining a database of all of our amazing volunteers along with their contact information, areas of interest, location, where they work, etc. We'll use this database for adoption events, PR, fundraisers, pup transport, fostering, and more!
Cathy's email address is Please email her to become a CPR volunteer, add to your information in the database, or with any questions or information you would like to share with us!
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Help support CPR and its efforts -- and look cool doing it. Check out the brand new online store (part of a complete website redesign) here!


For a $100 donation to CPR, we'll let you name a recently rescued pup! In addition, we'll recognize you as a sponsor in the dog's online posting! Please email to get started.

Click here to check out all the fantastic pups up for adoption through CPR (including the above pictured  Sissy).

We rely on the generous support of caring individuals like you! 


In addition to cash donations --which help with vet bills, medication, gas, shavings, and supplies -- CPR also needs:

  • Purina Puppy Chow (dry)
  • Purina Puppy Chow (canned)
  • Adult dog food (dry)
  • Toys 
  • Blankets, towels, and bathmats (used is fine! great excuse to redecorate!)
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Crates (if your dog is "over it" when it comes to crate training, consider donating it to us!)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Doghouses

If you can meet a transport with the donations please email  If you'd like to drop them of at our adoption center please email


Thank you for all your support! 


Hi there, dog lovers! My name is Bianca Strzelczyk and I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself.

I'm honored and excited to be compiling CPR's newsletters! Both my dogs -- Peggy Sue and Little Greg (who you may have read about here) -- are CPR pups, and naturally they're the best dogs EVER. We go running almost every morning (they're my marathon training partners) and do A LOT of cuddling in our free time. I also take about a million pictures of them (and they're cat brother) each week, which I post to my blog, Here's one of my recent favorites -- The Seven Steps of Hello.

CPR is a phenomenal organization with some of the kindest people I've ever met and I'm so happy I can help them spread their message and mission! If you have any comments or suggestions for the newsletter, I'd love to hear them! Send an email to
-- and feel free to include pictures of your adorable pup!
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