Animal Adoption

Adoption Policy

Adoption Application 

All animals impounded at the shelter must be advertised in a local paper and held for a full seven days to ensure that the proper owner has an opportunity to claim their missing animal. After the 7 day holding period applications will be accepted for the animal and the animal will be adopted to the best qualified candidate which fits the needs of the animal.

All animals are spayed & neutered prior to going home unless veterinarian recommendation prohibits us from doing so.

Adoption Fees

Unaltered(Not Spayed or Neutered) Animals

Cats $70.00 Dogs $85.00 

This entitles the adopter to a martingale collar/leash for dogs or a safety collar for cats, microchip, discount voucher towards the spay or neuter and two free vaccinations at a participating veterinarian under the State of Connecticut's Animal Population Control Program. The animal will be dropped off at a veterinarian prior to adoption. Standard health testing will be performed in addition to the alter & vaccines. The new owner will be responsible for the balance at the veterinarian which ranges on average from $100.00-$200.00 depending on the animal.

Altered (Spayed/Neutered) Animals

Dogs $40.00 Cats $25.00

These animals have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested for disease and microchipped which has been paid for by donation. You will also receive a martingale collar/leash for dogs or a safety collar for cats. Additional donations are appreciated.

Animals Available for Adoption

Additional Links


Animal Adoption

Animal Laws


Dog License

Domestic & Feral Cat Resources


Low Cost Veterinarian Care




Wildlife Control & Rehabilitators