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Founded in 1881, Connecticut Humane Society is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state and helps thousands of pets every year.
They have three adoption facility locations:
Throughout its history, Connecticut Humane Society has remained at the forefront of the animal welfare world, enriching the lives of both the residents and animals of Connecticut. They have a bold vision for their state:
Animals come to Connecticut Humane Society from families who can no longer take care of them, municipal animal control shelters, private rescue partners, or as strays. The shelter invests love and resources into each animal and never euthanizes for time, space, breed, or age.
Connecticut Humane Society has developed various programs to serve the needs of their community:
Want to learn more about the adoption process and fees at Connecticut Humane Society? Keep reading below.
It's easy to fall in love, but caring for a pet is a big commitment. Before you apply, make sure you're ready for the changes a pet will bring into your life.
Review this checklist to help you prepare.
Connecticut Humane Society's adoption counselors are eager to help you find the right match for your family. The process to follow can be found below:
Connecticut Humane Society has some general adoption guidelines:
While Connecticut Humane Society tries to make the adoption process smooth, the adoption process isn't necessarily a quick one. Just remember, it's time well spent. It's all for your new family member, after all!
Adoption fees at Connecticut Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery for all eligible dogs, cats, and rabbits, flea/tick treatment, deworming, basic age-appropriate vaccinations including rabies for dogs/cats over 3 months old, microchipping, a tag for dogs, cats and rabbits, and 30 days of free pet insurance for cats and dogs.
In addition, dogs receive heartworm testing (if 6+ months old), a collar and leash, a temperament evaluation to help identify potential behavioral needs (if 6 months or older), a starter bag of food, and a discounted rate on obedience classes offered at the Connecticut Humane Society.
Cats receive testing for leukemia and FIV, a stretch collar, a cardboard carrier, and a starter bag of food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.