The first dog, Sunny, joined First Selectman Pat Llodra in celebrating the first day for dogs at the new animal shelter, located at the end of Trades Lane.
Sunny took the tour, nervous at first, but Kennel Keeper Matt Schaub kept a steady hand on the leash. Llodra and Carolee Mason, joined by Public Works Director Fred Hurley, came in after and marveled at the "first class" building that still has a punch list of minor odds and ends to complete.
The building will officially open to the public on Monday and will also house cats. The dogs are seen to their best advantage in the new building and there are a couple of dogs that would make excellent pets.
Visit the photo gallery and see the new building at the end of Trades Lane, located behind the Governor's Second Horse Guard, and the happy reactions of the new residents.