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 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

Email us to set up an appointment at:

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Please enter the Calendar Contest!

It's our annual Photo Calendar Contest!  DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE MOST ADORABLE PET? Do you think your pet's picture belongs in a calendar? Well, get ready, here's your chance! Enter your pet's photo in New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare's Pin-Up Photo Contest! Beginning on Monday, September 28th, you can enter your pet's picture for a chance to win some great prizes.... AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SHELTER! Stay tuned for upcoming details!

New dogs need homes!

Are you ready for a little furry friend?  We have wonderful dogs and some puppies that can from a high-kill area in Florida.  Every size, type and age were just brought up this week!  

Please fill out an adoption application and email to us for pre-approval!  We will set up an appointment for you to come and adopt the same day!  









Pets are Family Too

Chandra Bishun-Freeman is helping animal shelters like ours by selling masks handmade by her mom and donating 20% of the proceeds.  Here is a link to Chandra's story of why she is doing this.  We want to say thank you to her for the $300 donation to NFSAW!  If you would like to order masks, Chandra can be reached at  

Pets are Family Too








Cat of the month ~   ADOPTED

Meet Noah!  He is about 3.5 months old and such a handsome boy.  He has been in a foster home getting lots of love from his foster parents and resident kitties!  Noah loves to play with the other cats and then want to be with you for naptime.  He is very shy at the shelter and really want to go to a home soon!  So if you are looking for a quiet kitten, here he is!!

Dog of the month ~ 

This is Champ!  What a friendly hound dog!  Champ is a Treeing Walker Coonhound.  He is 5 to 6 years old but acts like a 3 year old.  He has lots of energy, loves to run and loves to find new smells!  It's what hound dogs do!  Champ is such a handsome boy!

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!


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