Way back in 1881, a Hartford High School senior named Gertrude O. Lewis wanted to find a way to help animals of Connecticut. She gathered support in her community - including some of Connecticut’s most prominent citizens of the time - and that very same year, Gertrude founded the Connecticut Humane Society. And all these years later, the work continues. CHS is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, serving more than 10,000 pets every year. As an independent nonprofit organization, CHS does not receive any funding from the government and is not associated with any national animal welfare groups. The pets rely solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers.
CHS adoption counselors are eager to help you find the right match for your family. The first step is to submit an online application. Applications will be responded to in the order in which they are received, and you will be contacted by phone if the pet you’ve applied for is still available. If the pet you’ve applied for is still available for adoption, an adoption counselor will call to speak with you by phone or video chat about what you’re looking for in a pet, the animal you are interested in, the pet’s personality, the pet’s medical care, what to expect down the road, and more. If you and the pet are a match, you’ll make an appointment to visit CHS, complete your adoption paperwork, review the contract and documentation, and send you home with your new pet and a couple of freebies to get you started.
West Hartford CT 06110 | 2.4 miles away
On a daily basis, officers in the Animal Control and Protection Division perform a variety of services that help animals and humans alike. They rescue injured animals; control stray and potentially dangerous domestic and wild animals roaming at large; and bring lost pets into the animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them. The division takes an active role in enforcing local and state ordi
Hartford CT 06106 | 2.9 miles away
The Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc. (FACT) was established in 1991 to offer general care and health information about pet domestic ferrets at a time when little factual data was available about them. We quickly realized New England also desperately needed a species-specific ferret rescue because mainstream shelters were not supporting ferret adoptions. From those humble origins, FACT becam
Berlin CT 06037 | 4.3 miles away
New Britain Animal Control is operated by dedicated and caring Police Officers from the New Britain police Department. We take in abandoned animals and care for them until we can find them loving homes. We also investigate animal cruelty, enforce animal laws, and educate the public on responsible pet ownership. We are not a shelter and we do not always have space for owner surrenders.
West Hartford CT 06137 | 4.5 miles away
Animal Friends of Connecticut, Inc. is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to the protection of animals. It is an all volunteer organization that rescues stray, abandoned, abused and handicapped animals. Pets are also rescued from local pounds when their owners cannot be located. The animals are given needed medical care, all vaccinations, and spayed or neutered, then cared for at our shelter u
West Hartford CT | 4.7 miles away
We try to save as many dogs that are on death row as we can. These dogs come from Texas and face certain death if rescues to not take them. We pay for transport to CT and your adoption fee covers the transportation and vaccinations and spay/neuter. We also use any fees to cover medical costs for any dog that is sick or injured. We are always looking for foster homes in the northeast so if you can
East Hartford CT 06118 | 4.8 miles away
We are a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of all dogs and cats in the communities we serve.
Glastonbury CT 06033 | 6.1 miles away
Animal Control is responsible for enforcing state laws and town ordinances pertaining to animals. We handle roaming, barking, and litter complaints, as well as animal bites, animal cruelty issues, and wildlife complaints. We also monitor for compliance with dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws. Our dog pound, located to the rear of the Parks and Recreation Department at 1086 New London Tpke.
Farmington CT | 7 miles away
Emily's Friends Rescue Group is a 501c3, registered non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing homeless companion animals. We particularly try and take in dogs from high-kill shelters, assist owners who can no longer care for their animals as well as animals in abusive or neglectful situations. All animals are spayed or neutered and brought up-to-date on shots before being placed in thei
Berlin CT 06037 | 7.1 miles away
We are a foster-based rescue group dedicated to finding forever homes for all of our little hidden treasures. We strive to ensure that all adoptions result in optimal conditions for both the adopted feline and the adoptive owner/family. We will work with adopters to resolve any problems that may occur following an adoption.
Kensington CT 06037 | 7.1 miles away
We are a NO KILL, non-profit rescue group dedicated to helping the local municipal shelter in Berlin, CT. We spay/neuter the animals at the shelter, provide medical assistance, publicity, foster homes, and sponsor adoption events in order to give animals at the municipal shelter the same opportunity as animals in private shelters. We also fund the Central Connecticut Cat Project (CCCP); a low cos
Glastonbury CT 06033 | 7.7 miles away
WAG (We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc) is an all volunteer run 501(c)3 non-profit Greyhound Adoption group based in Connecticut. WAG has been placing retired racing greyhounds in homes throughout Connecticut since September of 1992.
Glastonbury CT | 7.7 miles away
The Chi Society is a network of private foster homes in New England and Tucson, AZ. With our partner, PAWS of NELA, we have saved several thousand dogs from needless, cruel deaths during the time we've been operating. We have developed both local and long distance programs that allow a qualified adopter to have just about any dog they fall in love with; long distance is not a barrier. We use
Plainville CT 06062 | 8.3 miles away
Fur-Gotten Tails Animal Rescue was formed to focus on helping animals who need help the most. We strive to help those abandoned or neglected, as well as community cats. We are a no-kill rescue and will do whatever it takes to save those in need.
Unionville CT 06085 | 9.3 miles away
Manchester CT | 9.9 miles away
Our Mission at Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut is to save the lives of dogs and cats both locally, and from the South, that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. We prepare them for a forever home through the three branches of our organization. Our transport service and behavioral training program allow us to rescue, evaluate, and rehabilitate animals, and we place these animals into forev