Connecticut Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Connecticut.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Connecticut Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Connecticut Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

Adopt-A Pet

Features pictures of dogs and cats up for adoption at Stamford Animal Control Center. Photographs of former residents in their new homes and information on making a financial donation to the organization.


Lists dogs and cats available for adoption from area shelters. Training tips, information on upcoming events, and ways to help. Based in Greenwich.

Animal Adoption Network

Animal rescue group in Monroe. Offers photographs of animals available for adoption, site location, and information.

Animal Friends of CT

An all volunteer organization, based in West Hartford and New Britain that rescues stray, abandoned, abused, impounded and handicapped dogs and cats.

Animal Welfare Society of New Milford

Independent, non-profit, non-destroy animal shelter committed to finding loving homes for abandoned cats and dogs in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties.

Connecticut Humane Society

Adoptable pets, animal protection, lost and found, information for pet owners, programs and services, volunteer program, calendar of events and links.

Danbury Animal Welfare Society

A non-profit organization formed in 1974 with the mission of caring for neglected, abused, stray and abandoned animals in the Greater Danbury area.

District Animal Control of Woodbridge, Orange, Bethany, and Prospect

Directions to the shelter, contact information, and photos of pets in need of homes.

Flora's Pet Project

Provides photographs and information about dogs and cats available for adoption at the Naugatuck, Connecticut Animal Shelter.

Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter

A small group of volunteers working to make shelter animals more comfortable while helping to find them homes. Includes a mission statement, crate training instructions, and a list of upcoming events.

Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter

Volunteer organization dedicated to helping find responsible, loving homes for animals.

Helping Paws

Foster home rescue network listing animals available for adoption. Online newsletter and pet-related articles.

Little Guild of St. Francis for the Welfare of Animals

Animal shelter in West Cornwall that lists cats and dogs available for adoption. Information on upcoming events, things to consider before adopting, and the shelter’s history.

New Leash on Life Animal Rescue

Connecticut based all breed companion animal rescue group.

Northeastern Connecticut Animal Rescue

Nonprofit animal welfare group that finds homes for dogs and cats in municipal pounds. Descriptions of animals in need of homes, contact information, and links to area shelters.

Old Lyme Animal Shelter and Control Department

Offers photographs of adoptable animals, animal population control programs, directions to the shelter, lost and found listings, and licensing information.

Pet Animal Welfare Society

Nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless animals and placing them in new homes. Located in Norwalk.

Pet Protectors

Includes photos of available animals, how to help, and a calendar of events. Based in Fairfield.


Rescues wildlife, reptiles, and exotic pets that have been abandoned. Offers educational information and ways to help out.

Shelter Alliance and Resources for Animals with Handicaps

Nonprofit organization created to help raise funds and public awareness for handicapped animals.

The Alliance In Limiting Strays

Provides low cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats in Fairfield County.

Vernon Animal Control Shelter

Animal pound and multi purpose facility housing stray and injured animals.

Wallingford Connecticut Dog Pound

Listing of the many fine cats and dogs available for adoption.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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