My name is Dexter!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in New Milford, Connecticut - Dexter
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

Facts about Dexter

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Dexter is a handsome new face at the shelter! He came to the shelter when his owner did not want him anymore. He is an absolute love and a huge mush ball! He does need to eat a special food to prevent urinary crystals and goes have a 2 out of 6 heart murmur. But we hope that someone will be able to overlook his minor health issues and give him the home where he will be loved the way he deserves!

For more information on Dexter, call AWS at 860-354-1350 email or visit us during adoption hours (Tuesday from 11 a.m until 7 p.m and Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Adoption fee for cats is $100 and kittens are $125.

About Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

About Our Shelter...

Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, non-destroy organization founded in 1965.

Our Mission is to aid and find loving, permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused cats and dogs in New Milford, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury, and Washington, Connecticut.

Each year hundreds of dogs and cats find refuge at our shelter located at 8 Dodd Road in New Milford, Connecticut. Abandoned dogs are rescued from the Regional Canine Facility in New Milford after the mandatory 7-day waiting period. AWS also makes periodic trips to New York City's overpopulated dog pounds and brings their animals to our shelter for placement. Our cats are found abandoned in the areas we serve.

From the moment these animals enter the shelter, they are no longer unwanted. Each is a special pet waiting for a caring, responsible, permanent home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can view our animals on our website or come in and visit them at our shelter.

AWS Adoption Hours:

Tuesday - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday through Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Closed

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Our Adoption Process...

AWS Adoption Procedure

If you are interested in adopting an animal, please contact us in one of the following ways:

1. Telephone the shelter at (860) 354-1350

2. Visit the shelter during adoption hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday)

3. Email us at:

Get Assistance From Our Experts

The staff works patiently to ensure each animal's chance for a successful adoption. As caregivers, our staff is well-equipped to advise on an animal's temperament and suitability for children, senior citizens, people with special needs, or homes with other pets. Please contact us for more information or drop by the shelter during adoption hours and discuss your needs with a member of our staff.

Adoption Applications

When you arrive at the shelter, you will need to complete an adoption application. Please note that applications must be filled out in person and cannot be emailed or faxed. All adoptions are subject to review

Adoption Fees

A donation of the following amount is requested at the time of adoption:

Cats $100 Kittens $125

Dogs $275 Puppies $325