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.
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.
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: https://animalsforlife.org/upcoming-events/
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.