The Animal Haven is Temporarily Closed to the Public while We Renovate

Exciting changes are in the works at The Animal Haven! We are replacing the shelter’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and making some other renovations at the same time.  As a result, the shelter is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Please check this site or our facebook page regularly for information on our re-opening. Though we are closed for visitors, we are continuing to care for the animals and in need of funds, as ever, for the shelter. One fun way to help us is to support our largest event of the year on Oct 22 (see details below).

The Animal Haven is excited to announce that on Sunday, October 22nd, we will be hosting our 23rd annual Walk-A-Dog-Athon on the North Haven Green from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This will be a fun event for the entire family, 2 or 4 legged! Event activities will include a 1 mile dog walk, vendor booths, a pet parade and costume contest, treats for all members of the family, raffle prizes, and much more! Click here for more details

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abandoned dogs found

These abandoned dogs were brought to The Animal Haven to be saved. Donations are appreciated to help with their care. Make My Donation

You can search for your next companion from our list of adoptable cats and dogs on Petfinder or watch a video of our featured pet. For the most-up-to date information, please call the shelter at 203-239-2641.


6 Ways You Can Help while Our Friends Wait to be Adopted
  • Make a tax deductible donation to help cover the costs of providing food, shelter and medical care
  • Donate supplies through our Amazon Wish List or in-person at The Animal Haven. Some items include:
    • Balls (tennis balls that squeak and soccer-size balls)
    • Skinneeez toys (plush animal toy without stuffing)
  • Subscribe to The Animal Haven’s You Tube channel  for new videos featuring animals up for adoption
  • Follow The Animal Haven on Facebook and share information about adoptable pets with your friends and family
  • Subscribe to receive The Animal Haven’s e-newsletter
  • Volunteer. Opportunities include:
    • Dog walking
    • Fostering a pet in your home for short period of time