8 Dodd Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Tel. 860.354.1350



The shelter will be closed November 4 and will reopen November 12.

We will be moving the offices back into the building.


Shelter construction continues. The cats and dogs in the shelter will be shown between the hours of 11am-7pm on Tuesdays and 11am-2pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, please call 860-354-1350 or email for an appointment to meet our residents and find your new furry family member.

Upcoming Events


First Sat/Sun Each Month

AWS Petco Weekend

Meet with us and a few of our cats at the New Milford Petco. AWS representatives will be there from 10 am - 2 pm to answer your questions, and introduce you to some of our feline friends. Petco, 169 Danbury Rd, New Milford (in the Kohls/Home Goods Plaza)


Visit Calendar/Events Page


Your Generosity Of Time and Donations Makes It All Possible


Our Special Partners

Animal Welfare Society would like to thank absolutely everyone that was involved in contributing to the success of the 2019 AWS Give Local Fundraiser. Your generous giving during this event truly assists AWS in providing food, shelter, medical care and affection to abandoned and neglected dogs and cats until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes. We are so very grateful for your support.


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