Animal Adoption

Due to Covid-19 the shelter is adopting animals via appointments only. Please call 203-385-4068 to set up an appointment.


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.

Potential adopters must fill out an application and be approved

All household members must come in at one time to meet the animal. We will not show an animal until all members are present.

Kittens are not available for adoption until they are 8 weeks and a minimum of 2 pounds

You must provide us with up-to-date veterinarian records for your current pet. If your current pets are not vaccinated or spayed/neutered your application may be denied.

If you own a dog, you must provide a copy of your current dog license.

If you have a dog and want to adopt a dog you must bring your current dog in for a meet & greet.

Potential adopters must show proof of home ownership such as a tax bill or mortgage statement. Utility bills do not count as proof of homeownership. Renters must show a lease or a notarized letter from their landlord stating they are allowed to own a pet

Animals are not held while you are gathering the required documentation to have your application approved. Prospective Adopters must understand that animals will not be held for anybody and adoptions are approved at the discretion of the Animal Control Officers. In the case of multiple applications, for the same animal, the animal will be adopted out at the Animal Control Officers discretion.

Every effort is made by the Animal Control Officers to match animals to proper homes and filing an application does in no way guarantee that the prospective adopter will be approved for such animal

Adoption Fees

Unaltered(Not Spayed or Neutered) or (Recently Altered Animals that were not paid for by donations)

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-$400.00 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 DONATIONS. You will also receive a martingale collar/leash for dogs or a safety collar for cats. These animals have been fully vetted using donations from the public. Additional donations are appreciated.

Animals Available for Adoption

Additional Links


Animal Adoption

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