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Stamford Animal Care & Control and OPIN, Inc.

201 Magee Ave
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-4437

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Stamford, CT is where we accept animals from - we are the town animal shelter. We adopt out mostly locally in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, but we do out of area adoptions as well with thorough checks.

About Our Shelter:

In 2006, we became Connecticut’s first Municipal Animal Control Shelter to add the word “Care” to our title. Our treatment and attitude toward our pets is top notch. While in shelter care, it is our intention to make each adoptable animal’s life count, to make his or her stay bearable and comfortable until a loving home is found.

We have a no-kill philosophy which simply means, every adoptable animal is guaranteed a second chance. Dogs are given fair evaluations by a highly respected, professional dog trainer and behaviorist. With this ambitious approach, adoption becomes the most vital aspect for our success, therefore we value and are most appreciative of your support, through either adoption or referrals to friends and family.

In an effort to reduce the population of homeless animals, we promote spaying & neutering. Therefore it is the shelter policy that NO animal leaves our shelter unaltered.

We shelter a variety of animals, primarily dogs and cats but also rabbits, ferrets, little furries like hamsters & guinea pigs and on occasion, birds & reptiles.

You can find our featured pet of the week in the Sunday edition of The Stamford Advocate and the weekly Stamford Times newspapers.

We work to create a mutually beneficial environment for animals and the public at large. We provide rabies control, impound stray animals, investigate and prevent cruelty to animals, attend to sick or injured animals, and find homes for adoptable animals.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Everyday, 7 days, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, or, Wed. night till 8pm.

Our Adoption Process:

1st is the application. Once approved, any current dogs (if applicable) must come for a meet and greet in which the whole family is present. If this works out, agreement is then signed. The adoption fee is $75 and includes spay/neuter and all vaccines.

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.