Hartford County Animal Shelter

Find Hartford County Connecticut animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Aid to Helpless Animals, Inc. PO Box 434 Bloomfield CT 06002 203-666-3276


Animal Alliance Welfare League PO Box 1775 New Britain CT 06050 860-518-6579

Animal Friends of Connecticut PO Box 370306 West Hartford CT 06137 860-232-1393

Animal Shelter Hartford 50 Jennings Road Hartford CT 06120 860-722-8301

Bristol Animal Control Center 126 Vincent P Kelly Road Bristol CT 06010 840-584-7993

Burlington Animal Control 200 Spielman Highway Burlington CT 06013 860-673-6424

Burlington Dog Pound 200 Spielman Highway Burlington CT 06013 860-214-5640

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue PO Box 151 North Granby CT 06060

Connecticut Cat Connection 40 Stevens Mill Road Windsor CT 06095 860-219-9396

Connecticut Humane Society 701 Russell Road Wethersfield CT 06109 800-452-0114

East Granby Town Animal Control 7 Memorial Drive East Granby CT 06026 860-653-5385

East Windsor Animal Shelter 27 Mill Street CT 06016 860-292-1962

Enfield Animal Control 293 Elm Street Enfield CT 06082 860-763-8944

Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc. 14 Sherbrooke Avenue Hartford CT 06106 860-247-1275

New Britain Animal Control 643 Christian Lane Berlin CT 06037 860-223-5021

Newington Animal Control 131 Cedar Street Newington CT 06111 860-666-8445

No Animal Left Unfed, Inc 181 Oakwood Avenue West Hartford CT 06119 860-231-1859

Northeastern Great Dane Rescue 45 Birch Street Bristol CT 06010 860-681-1115

Protectors of Animals, Inc. PO Box 24 South Glastonbury CT 06073 860-569-0722

Rocky Hill Town Animal Control 699 Old Main Street Rocky Hill CT 06067 860-258-2765

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.