Connecticut Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Connecticut dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Connecticut pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Connecticut Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Vernon CT 06066 Amphibian Reptile and Amphibian CT Reptile Rescue
Wantage NJ 07461 (Serving Connecticut) Birds All Under My Wing Avian Refuge Yes
Cats Only
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Darien, CT 06820 Cats All Meezers and Other Pleezers
Middletown, CT 06457 Cats All Catales Yes
New Britain CT 06051 Cats All Animal Friends of Connecticut Yes
Southington, CT 06489 Cats All TOMcst Rescue
Cats and Dogs
All, CT 06489 Cats and Dogs All Pawtectors Yes
Bloomfield, CT 06002 Cats and Dogs All Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Bloomfield, CT 06002 Cats and Dogs All Adams Hope Rescue
Bolton 06043 Cats and Dogs All The Sadie Mae Foundation
Cheshire, CT 06410 Cats and Dogs All Loyal Paws Rescue and Sanctuary
Connecticut Cats and Dogs All Connecticut Humane Society
Connecticut Cats and Dogs All PawSafe Animal Rescue
Dayville 06241 Cats and Dogs (mostly cats) All Passion 4 Paws Yes
Fairfield County Cats and Dogs All New Leash on Life Yes
Manchester Cats and Dogs All Sadie Mae Foundation
Meriden, CT 06450 Cats and Dogs All Meriden Humane Society Yes
Monroe 06468 Cats and Dogs All SPCA of Connecticut Yes
Naugatuck 06770 Cats and Dogs All Flora’s Pet Project
Newington 06111 Cat and Dogs All Connecticut Humane Society – Newington
Newtown, CT 06470 Cats and Dogs All Canine Advocates of Newtown
New Canaan CT 06840 Cats and Dogs All Strays and Others Yes
North Haven, CT 06473 Cats and Dogs All Halfway Home Rescue
North Haven, CT 06473 Cats and Dogs All For the Love of All Animals
Norwalk 06851 Cats and Dogs All Pet Animal Welfare Society PAWS Yes
Salisbury Cats and Dogs All Facebook: Salisbury CT Animal Control
Stamford, CT 06905 Cats and Dogs All STARelief and Pet Assistance
Stratford 06615 Cats and Dogs All New Lease on Life Yes
Stratford 06615 Cats and Dogs All Sarah Rescue
Waterbury, CT Cats and Dogs All Rose Hope Animal Rescue Yes
Waterford 06375 Cats and Dogs All Connecticut Humane Society
West Hartford 06137 Cats and Dogs All Animal Friends of Connecticut Yes
Westport, CT 06880 Cats and Dogs All Connecticut Humane Society
Windsor, CT 06095 Cats and Dogs All Friends of Windsor Animal Care and Control Inc
Woodbridge, CT 06525 Cats and Dogs All Woodbridge Animal Control
Dogs-All Breeds
Bridgeport Dogs All Facebook: Bridgeport Animal Rescue Crew (BARC)
Bloomfield, CT 06002 Dogs All Save Me a Spot! Dog Rescue
Connecticut-Entire State Dogs All-Adoption Only Facebook: CT Rescue Dogs Looking for a Home
East Hartford (All New England) Dogs All BanditsPlace
Ellington, CT 06029 Dogs All Angel Dogz
Enfield, CT 06082 Dogs All Good Dog Rescue
New England Dogs All Friends of Homeless Animals Yes
Southington 06489 Dogs All Pawtectors Yes
Waterbury CT 06704 Dogs All Furry Friends Foster and Rescue
Westport, CT 06880 Dogs All Westport Animal Shelter Advocates Yes (soon)
Dogs By Breed
Connecticut Dogs American Eskimo Eskies Online
Prospect, CT 06712 Dogs American Staffordhire Terrier Hot Water Rescue New England
Connecticut Dogs Border Collie Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue
Connecticut Dogs Border Collie New England Border Collie Rescue
Connecticut Dogs Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Network
Grafton, 01519 Dogs Boxer The Boxer Rescue
Connecticut Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Warren, ME (all New England) Dogs Catahoula Catahoula Rescue of New England
All Connecticut (06033) Dogs Chihuahua The Chi Society
Connecticut Dogs English Springer Spaniel ESS Club of Long Island Rescue
Fairfield CT Dogs German Shepherd Dog Redemption Rescue
Connecticut Dogs German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Rescue of New England Yes
Connecticut Dogs Golden Retrievers Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue 978-568-9700
Connecticut Dogs Golden Retriever Hudson Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 860-388-6437
Farmington, CT 06032 Dogs Golden Retriever Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue, LLC
Connecticut Dogs Great Dane Rescue Referral
Connecticut Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue of New England
Connecticut Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue Rehab
Connecticut Dogs Jack Russell Terrier CT Russell Rescue
Essex , CT 06426 Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Rescue-CT, Inc
Higganum, CT 06441 Dogs Labrador Retriever Connecticut Labrador Rescue Inc
Shelton, Connecticut 06484 Dogs Mastiff-Purebred Rescue Barn Yes
East Lyme 06333 Dogs Pit Bull/Pugs Facebook: Pug/Pit Rescue
Killingworth, CT, 06419 Dogs Labrador Retriever Labs4rescue
Norwalk 06854 Dogs Pit Bull Bully Breed Rescue
Newington 06111 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Connecticut Humane Society – Newington
Prospect, CT 06712 Dogs Pit Bull Hot Water Rescue New England
Southington 06489 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Pawtectors Yes
Connecticut Dogs Poodle Poodle Rescue of New England
Naugatuck, CT 06770 Dogs Poodle Poodle Rescue Connecticut Yes
East Lyme 06333 Dogs Pug/Pit Facebook: Pug/Pit Rescue
Connecticut Dogs Samoyed Minuteman Samoyed Club Rescue
Connecticut Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) New England Sheltie Rescue
Conneticut Dogs Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Club and Rescue of Southern New England
New England Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies Inc
Conneticut Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie
Parts of Conneticut Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue
Other Animals
Connecticut Ferrets All The Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc.
Connecticut Guinea Pigs All Critter Connection
Connecticut Rabbits Domestic Rabbit Allies of CT
Connecticut Rabbits Domestic The Hop Line
Connecticut Reptiles All Reptile Rescue