Effective immediately NFSAW is closed to the public and is only open by appointment for dog and cat adoptions.  Please call 203.746.2925 or send an email to nfsaw@att.net to schedule an appointment if your application is already approved or you have questions about our pets.

We apologize for any inconvenience but protecting our staff, volunteers, & animals is our top priority. If you have further questions, please email nfsaw@att.net.

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 


The shelter is closed to the public due to Covid-19 indefinitely.  If you are interested in adopting, please call or email to set up an appointment.  We ask that you complete an application and email it to us before your appointment.  Thank you!


Donations should be sent to:

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare 

 P.O. Box 8232 |New Fairfield CT 06812

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A Time for Giving
So many animals are in need of loving homes and we have been very lucky to have the opportunity to help save them from an uncertain fate.  Although we are small and in a more rural area, we were able to find wonderful homes for 149 animals this year because of you.
Many times the dogs and cats are in dire need of medical care, need medications, need spay/neuter surgery, and routine shots.  All of this is costly even with a veterinary discount.  Please consider making a monetary donation to help us save more!  For the cost of 2 cups of coffee we can provide preventative shots for one dog.  If every person in our area & network donated just $10 this month we would be able keep rescuing  and caring for those who cannot fend for themselves.  Won't you help animals like Pancake, Hank, Brutus, Ritz to name just a few?  

Adoptable cats ~ 

go to "Adopt Me" for more information on each cat!

Adoptable dogs ~

go to "Adopt Me" for more information on each dog!

Dog of the month ~
This is Glover!  He is a a happy boy who just loves people!  He is very sweet at only one year old and loves to play.  He also enjoys spending time with us and we think he's probably going to be a lap dog after going for walks and playing!  Glover is very smart and knows his basic commands.  He is definitely one to meet!


Evie needs your help!



Evie is a beautiful girl both inside and out who needs surgery.  She came to us with an unexpected injury; an ACL tear in her right hind leg. Evie's surgery and care is expensive and with a specialist would be $5000 to $6000.  We luckily have a wonderful veterinarian in our area that will do the surgery for Evie at a reduced rate.  We need to raise about $3000 to over the surgical procedure, X-rays, office visits, and medications.  Please help us help Evie by donating in her name.

Thank you!


Cat of the month ~  FOSTERED!

This is Ophelia!  This little girl is just 3 years old and so scared!   Ophelia is very sweet and loves to be petted, even when she won't come out of her tunnel bed.  She will come out when she knows you and she is very affectionate.  She would like a quiet home for sure. 

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