Due to our recent Parvovirus exposure, we will be having restrictions on our adoptions until June 1st.

We are open for cat adoptions, walk-ins welcome!

Dog adoptions will be by appointment only until June 1st. To ensure the health and safety of our dogs and yours, we ask that if you have dogs at home to wait until June 1st or after to adopt.

Cat of the Month


Meet John and Judas!

We are a bonded pair of brothers who love each other very dearly. We are quiet cats who enjoy birdwatching and snuggling up together for a nap. We have been in foster together for a while now and would love to finally find our forever home. Our dream home is quiet and laid back so we can feel comfortable. Do you have room at home for two handsome boys?

Dog of the Month

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Meet Copper!

Copper is a 4 year old Treewalker Coonhound who was originally transferred to our shelter from Tennessee. He was adopted and spent about 2 years in a home before being returned to us.

When you look at Copper the first thing you'll notice is his extremely bowed legs that are thought to be caused by a genetic deformity. Fortunately, this condition does not cause him any extreme pain but he may need additional medical treatment as he ages. We think Copper's legs makes him extra special and have been affectionately calling him a "tree-hugging coonhound".

Despite his condition, Copper enjoys life to the fullest. Copper enjoys playing with toys of any kind, going on walks, belly rubs, playing with other dogs, and napping. Copper is truly a "people dog".

While we really enjoy Copper's company, we would love to see him get adopted into a family that loves him as much as we do!


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Come for a visit!   We are now open to the public

from11:30 am ~ 3:30 pm, 7days a week.

223 State Route 37, New Fairfield, CT  06812


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Our Misson

The mission of the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is to offer refuge, medical care, and the opportunity for a second chance for life to needy dogs and cats; to protect animals from cruelty or neglect; to foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward all living creatures; to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership; and to reduce companion animal overpopulation through humane education and spay/neuter advocacy.

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