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Avon Adoptions for Dogs

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We are located in Avon, CT and Granby, CT and generally adopt to great families who live within a few hours of where we are.

About Our Rescue Group:

Avon Adoptions is a small non-profit group that works to save the lives of great dogs who are in clear danger of being euthanized if they remain in their present situation. If space permits, we also take in dogs whose owners can no longer keep them. Priority is given to dogs coming from pounds and shelters. While we occasionally have puppies, our focus tends to be on adult dogs. Because we are a small group with only 2 foster homes, we limit the number of dogs with whom we work. Dogs are fostered as family members in our homes, which allows us to assess their personalities, complete medical care, and begin basic training. We do not keep foster dogs in a kennel or shelter type situation, so we only invite families in to meet a dog after they have been pre-screened and determined to potentially be the best match for the pup available. If you are interested in a dog we are currently fostering, please read about "Our Adoption Process" below and then follow the instructions noted for the particular dog. We welcome all inquires, but in placing dogs and pups, we give strong preference to qualified local families and individuals (those in CT or very near CT).

Please note that we also coordinate Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Rescue (Northeast Region), the rescue group for this breed in the Northeast. For more information on Cavalier Rescue, please see our homepage at

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process normally includes an online information form, a telephone interview, vet reference checks, a visit with the dog here, a home visit, and post-adoption follow-up. All dogs will receive veterinary care appropriate for their age and condition (including vaccinations, heartworm screening, spay/neuter and treatment of medical conditions). We ask that adopters contribute a minimum $200 tax deductible donation, which covers about 1/2 of our program costs.

Adoption requirements vary because each dog has individual needs that we seek to meet (i.e. some dogs love other dogs, some don't; some need a fence, some don't; some are fine left alone during the day, others are not; and so on). Our goal is to match good dogs up with individuals and families who can provide them with a loving home and a wonderful life.

Please note that we rarely adopt small dogs to families with very young children as young children often view small pets as toys and can be overly rough, resulting in either an excessively shy dog or one who is snappy.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.