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Our Featured Middlebury, CT Partner:

Animals for Life, Inc.

2 Service Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 267-6777

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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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Animals for Life is located in New Haven county Connecticut. We work with animal control officers all over Connecticut to assist animals in need. We also accept owner surrenders from all towns and cities in Connecticut, if the animal meets our requirements. We are Connecticut people helping Connecticut animals. If you are from out of state and want to adopt one of our animals, please send an e-mail explaining why our animal stands out above one in your home state. Please remember there are thousands of animals sitting in animal shelters all across our country. Before you decide to adopt an animal from another state, take a look at your local shelter or municipal animal control facility. We can almost guarantee the perfect four-legged friend is sitting there now waiting for you to rescue them!
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About Our Shelter:

Since 1996, Animals for Life has rescued and rehomed more than 3,800 dogs & cats.

Working relationships have been established with other shelters and humane organizations throughout Connecticut.

All animals receive behavior evaluation and are fully vetted and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

Our mission includes working with families who can no longer care for their animals due to major life changes including divorce, illness, lost jobs, or the loss of a loved one.

AFL maintains a telephone Help Line to address animal related issues in our service area.

In 2005, an AFL website was launched which helps us to distribute information about animals in need, upcoming events and general program information. Visitors can move seamlessly between our website and our list of available animals.

Humane education is an important component of our programs. We offer schools, youth groups and scouting troops educational information on animal care.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Like many charities, Animals for Life is funded entirely through donations of money and gifts-in-kind from individuals and businesses in the community. Animals for Life is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and we do not receive any government funding. Please know that we rely on the generosity of individuals like you to help keep AFL programs going! Every animal rescued has a story and your donation enables us to provide happy endings for many of the homeless animals in our community. Won't you please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today? You can mail donations to 2 Service Rd Middlebury, CT 06762. Donations of any amount are welcome and every penny makes a difference in the lives of homeless animals in our community! We thank you for your donation!

Come Meet our Pets:

Please check out our events page on our website for events near you.
You can also fin us on facebook by searching Animals for Life.
Our shelter is not open to the public, if you cannot make it to an event please call or e-mail us to set up an appointment with our canine or feline coordinator.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process starts with an adoption application. In addition to the general lifestyle questions, you will be asked to provide a veterinary reference. The canine or feline coordinator will review your application. If your application is accepted, the feline or canine coordinator will contact you with any additional questions and set up an appointment for a home visit.
If you are adopting a dog, you will be required to complete a 3-day trial adoption before signing the final adoption contract.
Our adoption fees are $300.00 for all dogs, $125.00 for adult cats and $150 for kittens.
The adoption fees help to cover the cost of routine veterinary care and spay or neutering.
All our animals are up to date on age appropriate vaccines and are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
If you adopt a puppy or kitten that is intact, our canine or feline coordinator will explain the Alter to Adopt program.

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.