Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter
Upcoming Adoption Events

All animal meetings are by appointment only. Please call us or email us if you are interested in adopting one of our animals.
Adoption Requirements
  • You must be 18 years of age and apply in person.
  • Have a valid identification with your current address.
  • Be able to verify that you can have a pet where you live. Those who wish to adopt must provide proof of home ownership (mortgage statement or tax bill) or provide your landlord's phone number or lease.
  • All household members who will be living with the dog will be required to meet the dog before adoption approval.
  • Understand that the New Haven Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny an adoption for any reason.
  • All pets of age will be spayed or neutered prior to pick-up once adoption is complete.
  • Those looking to adopt a companion for their dog must bring the dog to meet the shelter dog to ensure it is a good match.
Adoption Cost
  • Cost for adoption is $90 and includes vaccinations and spaying or neutering. CASH ONLY PLEASE.
Adoption Application
  • Our Adoption Application is not located online. If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please email us at for an electronic copy or visit the shelter in person during public hours to fill out an application by hand. Completing an application is the first step in our adoption process.
Adoptable Pets
This is not a complete list as some of these pets may already have found new homes.
Petfinder Link


Monday to Saturday
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Phone: 203-946-8110

Mailing Address

Friends of The New Haven Animal shelter
P.O. Box 9056 Brewery St. Station
New Haven, CT 06532