Your new furry friend is waiting for you here at the Connecticut Humane Society!

See who’s looking for love today!

Adoption is a lifelong commitment. CHS’ goal is to help adopters find the right pet for their home and lifestyle.

CHS finds new, loving homes for thousands of pets each year.

Adoption Process

When you’re ready to adopt, come to one of CHS’ locations or check out the available pets here. The online pet listings refresh every 5 minutes. You don’t need an appointment to visit for an adoption. Adoption counselors are on hand during operating hours to meet with you.

Adoption counselors are here to help you find the right match and understand a pet’s particular needs. When preparing to adopt a pet, consider the commitment necessary to keeping your new pet happy and healthy, and what type of pet will fit your lifestyle. Do you want a jogging buddy, or more of a couch potato? A lap cat, or a free spirit?

Potential adopters are asked to complete an adoption questionnaire and participate in a counseling conversation. Once you’ve picked a pet, you’ll be required to sign a legal adoption agreement. Learn more.

Adoption Benefits and Fees

Adopters receive many benefits when they bring a pet home—besides all the love, tail wags and purrs, of course! A tremendous amount of effort goes into each CHS pet before he or she is made available for adoption. Pets receive age-appropriate vaccinations, are spayed/neutered as appropriate, and get treatment for any injuries, illnesses or other ailments diagnosed by the veterinary team.

Interested in giving the gift of a pet? Picking a pet should be a personalized experience, so let your loved one pick out their own pet, and give them the gift of adoption with a gift certificate to cover the adoption fee. Contact the location nearest you for details.

Adoption Success Stories

Meet some CHS alumni and read their adoption success stories here.