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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.


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 beautiful girl is Blossom!  She has a stunning coat - blue-gray and white.  She is a playful girl who loves her wand toys and is an avid bird watcher.  She is in a foster home getting lots of attention!  Blossom loves her naps and will find the funniest place to curl up!  She is just a year old!

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Dog of the month ~ 
This is Hera!  She is a beautiful Treeing Walker Hound mix and just 4 years old.  She loves playing outside in the yard with a few of the other dogs.  Hera enjoys her walks and will always let you know when a squirrel is nearby!  She is a little pensive when she first meets you and will come around quickly.  She would love a family who has someone home.  She is dog and cat friendly!

The NFSAW Holiday Boutique is around the corner!

We will be having the Holiday Boutique in person this year!  Save the date! Lots of goodies ~ tabletop trees, quilts, baked goods, ornaments, handmade cat toys, pet beds, and so much more!

Date:             Saturday, December 4th    

Time:              10 am ~ 4 pm

Location:       Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

                                  2 Colonial Rd. | New Fairfield CT

Want to shop early?

We are having a Preview Night on Friday, 12/3 from 6 to 8 pm.  $5 entry fee paid at the door!


The NFSAW 2022 Calendar Contest

was a great success!


The contest is over and calendars are at the printers!  If you want to pre-order please email us at

Thank you for all of your support!

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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.