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.
The Sadie Mae Foundation partners with local pounds and shelters that must use euthanasia for various reasons, such as overcrowding. Our primary partnership is with the Hartford Pound, as dogs are only provided 10 days to be adopted before being euthanized. On occasion we will offer assistance to long distance pounds and shelters. We rescue as many animals as we are able to, regardless of breed, age or those with special needs.
Our organization typically does not accept animals that an individual owner is looking to surrender; however we have been known to make an exception when an animal is in danger or the animal's living conditions are such that immediate action must be taken in order to ensure the animal's safety. Still, we are always glad to speak with individual owners. We can answer any questions an owner may have if s/he is being forced to give up an animal and we can also place a courtesy posting on Petfinder. We don't want these animals to end up in a local pound or abandoned on the street.
The Sadie Mae Foundation kept limited shelter space, rented from a local kennel, until it recently lost use of the facility. The shelter was maintained by volunteers. Until a new facility is found, our animals are placed in foster homes with volunteers that are dedicated to giving these animals the chance they deserve. Our volunteers evaluate our animals' personalities and temperaments. They care for the animals and provide necessary socialization. These foster homes are our most valuable resource in placing our animals in their permanent 'forever home'. We know that without them this would not be possible.
To meet an animal, an appointment must be made by emailing us.
A representative will check the references provided within the Adoption Application.
The representative may call to get additional clarification on answers provided in the Adoption application and may schedule an appointment for the potential adopters to meet the animal.
A home visit is conducted prior to adoption. Adopters must sign an Adoption Contract. Typical adoption donation is $300.
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.