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Our Featured New Canaan, CT Partner:

Strays and Others, Inc.


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

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Strays and Others is based in New Canaan, CT, and serves Fairfield County, CT and neighboring towns in Westchester, NY.

About Our Rescue Group:

Strays and Others is a nonprofit, all volunteer-run animal welfare rescue agency based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. One of the oldest in the county, it was founded in 1985 and has provided medical care, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and shelter for thousands of animals rescued from homelessness.

Strays and Others has always been committed to the rescue and responsible placement of homeless and abandoned animals. Our volunteers work intensively with our animals, mostly cats and dogs, preparing them to be adopted into loving homes. Thanks to the careful matching of family and pet, our organization is proud of an exceptionally high permanent adoption rate.

We also serve as an information source for the public on a wide range of topics. Our current programs include: Pet Adoptions, Emergency Rescue, Lost and Found, Humane Education, and Low-Cost Spaying and Neutering. We also have a Foster Home Program which is always searching for new participating families.

We rent a small, privately housed cat shelter where we always have 20 to 30 cats and kittens to choose from. Our dogs and puppies are usually kept in foster homes or rented boarding facilities.

We are a local group of good people doing a great job despite the overwhelming demand for our help. We are in need of serious volunteers who share our positive outlook and commitment to all creatures "great and small."

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: * Fundraising and Event Planning * Public Relations * Community Outreach * Humane Education * Photography * Grant Writing * Board Development * Direct Animal Care * Feeding Feral Cats * Adoption Counseling.

If you have an expertise or interest you'd like to share, please give us a call! We have so many pets in need, in need of caring individuals, and loving homes. Please call us! We need you!

Strays and Others is tax-exempt and 501(c)(3) registered. We survive solely on the generosity and financial support of people like you. Even the smallest donations make a difference. Please act now and help us save another little life... or care for a friend who hasn't found a permanent home yet. Your support is truly appreciated. Donations may be sent to Strays and Others, PO Box 473, New Canaan, CT. 06840

Our Adoption Process:

Our volunteer Adoption Counselors will take the time to talk with you about the type of pet you are looking for and discuss the options available at Strays and Others.

We believe in life-long adoptions, so we are very careful in matching the right pet with the right family. If it's a good match, everyone wins!

Our pets have been vet-checked, vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed or neutered if old enough. Dogs are heartworm tested; cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV; our house rabbits have been spayed or neutered. Any other necessary medical care is always given first.

At this time we can only adopt and place for adoption within the State of Connecticut, and close by towns in Westchester County, New York.

Both an adoption application and an adoption fee will be required.

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.