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Waterbury Dog Pound

200 Municipal Road, Waterbury, CT 06708

Phone (203) 574-6909
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Areas Waterbury Dog Pound serves

Waterbury, Connecticut in New Haven County

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Additional adoption info

Adoption fees:

$50 fee for All unspayed/unneutered animals.
This fee includes State of CT voucher which covers some or all of the costs of the spay/neuter (depending upon which vet you use) as well as the rabies and distemper

$5 fee for previously neutered/spayed animals.

$5 fee for out of state adopters with proof of residency (ID).

About Waterbury Dog Pound

The Animal Control Division is a division of the Waterbury Police Dept. and we are dedicated and constantly striving to find homes for our homeless dogs (and the occasional cat) here in the City of Waterbury. The struggle continues as we forge ahead...
The mission of the Animal Control Division is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals within the City of Waterbury by:

■Protecting the rights of people from dangers and nuisances caused by uncontrollable animals.
■Ensuring the legal protection of animals from mistreatment.
■Promoting, motivating and enforcing responsible pet ownership.
■Providing animal-related services to the citizens of the City of Waterbury.
■Educating the public through presentations and public relations.
■Responding to citizen questions regarding animals and providing the appropriate referrals as needed.
■Providing a lost and found service for returning lost pets to owners.
■Coordinating with local rescue groups to facilitate the adoption and rehabilitation of animals.

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Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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.