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Our Featured Naugatuck, CT Partner:

Animals for Life, 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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

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!
Thank You!

About Our Shelter:

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

Animals for Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization serving communities in Connecticut since 1996. Our organization is dedicated to the rescue, placement, and care of animals in need via adoptive placements, advocacy, and providing educational resources. Our passion is to improve the quality of life for all homeless, abused, or neglected animals in our communities.

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: PO Box 1481 Naugatuck, CT 06770 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:

Shelter Hours:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To schedule an appointment at a time not listed, call and leave us a message at (203) 267-6777. A board member checks our voice messages at least once a day, and we will get back to you about making an appointment ASAP!

Our shelter is located at 195 Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck, CT, in the first unit of the strip mall.

You can also check our Upcoming Events page for adoption and fundraising events in the near future, found here:

Our Adoption Process:

All of our prospective adopters must fill out an adoption application and review the application with one of our adoption counselors. The adoption application will enable us to get to know you and your family a little better and help us to better match you with a pet that will suit your lifestyle.

We request that all members of a family be present at the time of application. It's important to us that all members of your household be comfortable with the animals that you are considering for adoption. We try to ensure that the animals you are looking at are a safe and compatible match for all members of your family by giving you information about the activity level, training needs and general personality traits of the animals in our care.

We try very hard to make the best possible match between your home and one of our pets, so we do reserve the right to deny any application. We also will accept multiple applications on the same animal in an effort to find it the best home.

We require written permission from your landlord or management company in the event that you rent your residence.

Animals for Life checks veterinarian references and may make a home visit either before or after a pet is adopted. We do not ship any animal.

We remain available for assistance and follow-up advice after a pet goes to a new home. Remember, our job begins with an adoption -- we are always happy to hear from you! Our adoption counselors are available to answer any training or behavior questions you may have.

Our adoption fee for dogs over 6 months of age is $300.00. Puppies under 6 months of age are adopted out at $350.00. These fees include all age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm test, deworming and spay/neuter. No puppy or adult dog will be adopted without being spayed or neutered.

Our adoption fee for adult cats is $150.00. Kittens 6 months of age and under will be adopted at $175. The adoption fee includes all age-appropriate shots and spaying or neutering. No cat will be released without first being spayed or neutered. Cats are also tested for FeLV and FIV.

No animal will be "reserved" for a family without an approved application. Our adoption fees are crucial to us being able to continue our work, and therefore are not refundable

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.