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.
Westport CT | 0.5 mile away
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Westport CT | 1.1 miles away
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Westport CT 06880 | 1.1 miles away
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Westport CT 06880 | 1.5 miles away
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Westport CT 06880 | 2.3 miles away
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Stamford CT | 3 miles away
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Norwalk CT 06855 | 3.9 miles away
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Norwalk CT 06851 | 4 miles away
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Fairfield CT 06824 | 5.2 miles away
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Wilton CT 06897 | 5.3 miles away
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Rowayton CT | 6.6 miles away
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New Canaan CT 06840 | 7.6 miles away
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Animal Shelter to house homeless animals in Easton, CT.