Animal Welfare Society

8 Dodd Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Tel. 860.354.1350




 Elmer was adopted!!


2020 AWS Shelter Adoption Hours

   Tuesdays: 11 am - 7 pm

   Wednesdays-Saturdays: 11am - 2 pm

To ensure that staff is available to meet with you during your visit, it is advisable to make an appointment ahead of time – when possible – 860.354.1350. Walk-ins are welcomed during our adoption hours, but we can better accommodate visits if we know you are coming in advance –  whether it is to view our adoptable animals, to tour the facilities or simply to learn more about AWS Programs. Information on AWS animal adoption

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)


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Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AWS) is an independent, nonprofit, non-destroy animal rescue organization. Located in New Milford, we have served homeless and abandoned animals from the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury and Washington, Connecticut since 1965. Learn more about Animal Welfare Society


Your Generosity Of Time and Donations Makes It All Possible

Our shelter and the services we provide our animals are solely dependent upon the concern and generosity of the people and businesses in our community. We do not receive any public funds. We place many dogs and cats over the course of a year, but many more are waiting for the opportunity to come to our shelter. We encourage you to learn more about our organization, mission, work, shelter activities, as well as how you can help make it all possible through your membership, financial donations, sponsorship and volunteer support.

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.

A special thanks to the Connecticut Community Foundation, and their staff, organizers and sponsors for hosting the event. They are truly a valuable asset to Connecticut's non-profit organizations.

KICKS 105.5 FM brings you the Pet Of The Week every Monday at 7:10 a.m. Pet of the Week is presented by the ”Adopt and Save Program” at Agriventures Agway and the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford.


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Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.