Find Litchfield 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.
Animal Rescue Foundation 366 Main Street Plymouth CT 06786 860-583-3089
Animal Welfare Society 8 Dodd Road New Milford CT 06776 860-354-1350
Canaan Animal Control 16 Carlson Road Canaan CT 06018 860-824-1026
Chihuahua Rescue and Transport PO Box 757 Bantam CT 06750 281-855-6533
Crepon Strays, Inc. 89 Deer Run Road Watertown CT 06795 860-274-5650
Goshen Animal Control 511 Sharon Turnpike Goshen CT 06756 860-491-8633
Horse of Connecticut 43 Wilbur Road Washington CT 06777 860-868-1960
Little Guild of Saint Francis 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike Cornwall CT 06796 860-672-6346
Mary's Kitty Korner PO Box 418 Pleasant Valley CT 06063 860-379-4141
Meow, Inc. 10 Naser Road Litchfield CT 06759 860-567-3277
New Milford Animal Control 96 Erickson Road New Milford CT 06776 860-354-2138
Sharon Town Animal Control 57 Main Street Sharon CT 06069 860-364-0504
Terryville Animal Control 366 Main Street Plymouth CT 06786 860-583-3089
Woodbury Animal Control 241 Main Street South Woodbury CT 06798 203-263-7350
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.