The shelter is closed to the public due to Covid-19 indefinitely.  If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application and email it 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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Adoptable dogs ~

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

 Won't you help us?

Medical bills continue, donations are down, and we need your  help! Even a small monetary donation will help us rehome more dogs and cats and provide the care they need.  COVID~19 has affected all of us, some more than others.  We are helping our homebound seniors and our local residents by providing animal food to them since we are not taking in new animals yet!  

Use the Donate Now button on top of the page!  Thank you!!!

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!


Adoptable cats ~ 

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

Dog of the month ~ ADOPTED!
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!


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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