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 If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application and email it to us for processing. Once approved, we will schedule an appointment for you to visit the shelter.


Masks are required in our facility.  Thank you!

Our Mission


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. 

NFSAW is located at:

223 CT State Route 37 | New Fairfield CT | 06812

Phone ~ 203.746.2925

Donations should be sent to:

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare 

 P.O. Box 8232 |New Fairfield CT 06812

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Email us to set up an appointment at:

Cat of the month ~  

This beauty is Bonnie!  Bonnie is a petite girl who is very polite!  She doesn't meow unless she needs your attention, she loves watching the birds and wildlife outside, and like chin rubs!  She will be so happy once she goes to a home where she can be herself!  It gets crazy in the cat room!  

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Dog of the month ~ ADOPTED!
This is Elwood!  This little guy is such a cutie and has a great personality.  He loves to play and loves TOYS and Nylabones!  He is just a year old, enjoys his walks and likes his play group with some of the other dogs.  He is a fun boy who will make you laugh! He has puppy energy so expect to be entertained!

The NFSAW 2022 Calendar Contest

has begun! 



Do you think you have the most adorable pet?  Is you pet unique or has that irresistible pose that makes you smile?   Please snap a picture and enter it in the NFSAW Calendar Contest!  

Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, fish, horses ~ ALL PETS WELCOME!  


Entering your pet costs only $10 and voting only costs $1 per vote!   Get your friends, family and co-workers to vote for your pet's picture and win some great prizes!



Please help us raise much needed funds for medical and daily care!  

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We need your help in two ways





First, our donations are way down and we need your help.  We know that this is a very difficult time for all Americans ~ job uncertainty and the possibility of illness is in all of our minds.   We can only hope that you, our community, can give just a small amount to help us help the animals that cannot help themselves.  We still are caring for the pets in fosters and with Spring, comes kittens (they are coming in already) and medical bills.


Second, we need foster homes ready for cats, moms and kittens, and orphaned kittens! If you have some time and a quiet area in your home, would you please consider being a foster parent?  Please go to our Foster Program page to find out more.