SAFE Pet Rescue Courtesy Post


Our transport partner SAFE Pet Rescue in Florida has an urgent need to place dogs in their care to make room for more.  

There are many healthy, adoptable dogs that are euthanized every day and there is an urgent need to help them get out of harms way. SAFE Pet Rescue has asked for our help to do a courtesy post for a direct adoption through their rescue.

Cat of the Month


Meet Gouda!

Gouda's Hope

I have been here since early spring.

Each new day's dawn, I hope will bring.

A new family that'll make my heart sing.

I love playing with all kinds of kitty toys.

Especially those that make some noise.

After playing, I'll be at the water dish lapping.

Into a sunny window, I'll go for some napping.

There is one important thing I should mention.

I need to be the only pet, for I want the attention.

I do not like dogs or other cats, they drive me batty.

If you don't like cheese, I just might be little bratty.

In the shelter, I have got my own special domain.

Maybe in my forever new home, I can also reign.

This is my simple plea, I'd love an owner's knee.

I could lay upon filling me with untold glee.

I often wonder if anyone visiting will see me.

And decide to adopt me - then I will be free.

Written By:

Karen Ann Gagnon

June 2022

Dog of the Month


Meet Walker!

This is Walker!  He is a sweet boy with the best personality.  He is a big boy at over 65 lbs but what a mush!  Walker loves hugs, enjoys spending time with the volunteers and staff, and is very smart.  He knows his basic commands, loves to play and the rescue he came from said he is good with other dogs and kids.  From what we've seen, we believe it!


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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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TNR is helping reduce the cat population in our community.


***Urgent dogs in need at SAFE Pet Rescue***