Our primary goal for all of our shelter animals is to adopt them out to permanent, loving, and suitable homes.
In order to ensure we are placing these animals in the best possible homes we have a strict and detailed application and adoption process.
The Adoption Process
Are you interested in adopting a dog or cat from our shelter? If so, please have a look at the adoption process and get in touch if you have any questions at all!
- Find Your Friend - The first step is to come to the shelter and meet your potential new forever friend. We require that all family members come to the shelter to meet the dog or cat. It is extremely important that we see how the animal interacts with all members of the household. This includes other pets in the home.
- Fill Out an Application - If you are interested in moving forward with adopting a pet, you must fill out an application. Please note: We will not process an application without first meeting you and having you meet the pet of interest. Applications require two personal references, and a veterinary reference. For dog adoptions we require a home visit. We reserve the right to request a home visit for cat adoptions as well.
- Bring Your Friend Home - Once an application has been approved, we will make arrangements for the cat or dog to be altered if applicable. All animals must be spayed or neutered prior to going to their new home.
Please Note: Adoptions are not treated as "first come, first served." We reserve the right to deny any application.
We're Your Matchmaker
Our job and focus is to keep the public and our shelter animals safe and happy!
Each animal is temperament tested, and we interact with these animals on a daily basis. We realize that the shelter environment can be stressful, and may cause an animal's behavior to differ than how they may behave in a home setting. We do our very best in making sure we are matching adopters up with the most suitable pet for their family and home. We ask that you please keep in mind that although we may decline your application for a specific pet, it is possible that we found that animal to be unsuitable for your particular situation, and may suggest you consider adopting a different animal.
Unaltered Dogs & Cats: $50. Unaltered animals are adopted with an APCP voucher. This voucher is issued by the State of CT and is used to reimburse the veterinarian for the cost of your pet's alter, and two vaccines.
Altered Cats and Dogs adoption fees will vary depending on each unique situation.
Please Note: Altered dogs and cats may or may not be vaccinated. If not, it is the responsibility of the adopter to vaccinate the pet at his/her own cost. If vaccination records are available, we will be happy to pass that information along to the adopter.