All steps of the adoption process are now taking place in person for Newington. In order to best serve pets in CHS' care and to efficiently serve the community, the Waterford and Westport locations are operating on an appointment-only schedule. Adoptions for pets at these locations will begin online via online application.

Your new furry friend is waiting for you here at the Connecticut Humane Society. See who’s looking for love today!

Adoption Process

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?

Adoption counselors are here to help you find the right match and understand a pet’s particular needs. Potential adopters are asked to start the process by completing an adoption questionnaire for the pet you are interested in. You’ll then meet with an adoption counselor if the pet is still available. Once you’ve picked a pet, you’ll be required to sign a legal adoption agreement. Learn more about the process here.

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.