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


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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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 126 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 animals like Pancake, Hank, Brutus, Ritz to name just a few?  
We thank you in advance for considering us for your holiday giving! 

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 Scarlett!  She is a medium sized hound and is around 10 years old.  Scarlett LOVES people!  She enjoys spending time with us and loves belly rubs, lots of hugs, and lots of kisses.  She would love a home where someone is home with her since she is a people dog after all!   She is fine with cats too! 


Cat of the month ~ 

Meet Scout! - She is a beautiful chocolate tabby with the best personality.  Scout loves to be petted and enjoys sitting on your lap.  She is just 3 years old and also enjoys playing with toys.  She is very sweet!  This little princess needs to be the only cat in the home!

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