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 

Come visit us: 

        11 am ~ 5 pm           Wednesday through Sunday!


Donations should be sent to:

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare 

 P.O. Box 8232 |New Fairfield CT 06812

  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 138 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 season we would be able keep rescuing  and caring for those who cannot fend for themselves.  Won't you help dogs like Peaches, Hank, Brutus,Ritz and little Pancake to name just a few?  
We thank you in advance for considering us for your holiday giving! 


With the AWESOME pets available, why not consider adopting? MAYBE that special kitty or dog is waiting just for you!  More dogs are coming in the near future!

We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am till 5pm so feel free to come by.  If you want, complete an application in advance and be ready to adopt same day!

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NFSAW is excited to have a Pampered Chef 🎉FUNDRAISER PAW-ty on Facebook! Our consultant Diane will share NEW PRODUCTS, recipes, and tips! PLUS, there will be games and you win raffle tickets toward a PRIZE! NFSAW will get 20% back from all sales! So share our party with friends! Please click on this group page to be added to the party.



Check out all the new products and favorites in the online catalog here:

To order amazing products, click on this order link:






Our annual Holiday Fair is going to have MORE unique items all donated and many handmade!  Lots of perfect gifts for pets and people alike!  Unique quilts and quilted items, decorative table top trees, holiday swags, ornaments, knitted, felted, and crocheted items, handmade cat items, beautiful dog beds in every size, special handmade items like bath salts/bombs, stocking stuffers, teachers gifts, and so much more!


When:  Saturday, December 7th  from 10 ~ 4


Location:   Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Community Room

2 Colonial Rd off Route 37

New Fairfield

NEW THIS YEAR:  Come for a preview sale Friday night, 12/6! 

Only $5 to enter and you will have first pick! 

The Bellas will be playing at the event again this year!

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 Bowdie!  He is a very sweet 2 year old Treeing Walker Hound who although is bow-legged, never misses a beat!  He loves hugs and kisses and does think he is a lap dog.  He enjoys playing outside and is an all around great boy! 

Cat of the month

This is loveable Spike!  We are shocked he is still with us since he is a sweet boy.  Spike loves to pose for pics and enjoys pets and chin rubs.  He is a sweetheart!

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