URGENT request for contributions
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

Coming Soon… a new and improved website…The Animal Haven is updating our website to better showcase our adoptable pets and give our community an improved user experience.
Until then, 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


Part-time Kennel Assistant Wanted

The Animal Haven is seeking a qualified person to fill a part-time kennel assistant position. Interested applicants are encouraged to stop by the shelter to fill out an application and speak with Michelle, the Shelter Manager. To schedule a time, please call 203-239-2641.

The Animal Haven Receives Service Organization Award

The Animal Haven in North Haven was chosen as the 2016 Service Organization honoree by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of The Animal Haven received the honor during the Celebration of the 20th Annual Hamden Regional Chamber Choice Awards held on November 10, 2016 at Cascade Fine Catering.


Each year the chamber asks its membership for nominations for the award, according to Nancy Dudchik, chamber president. Nominees are successful businesses and community leaders that are actively involved in the community during the past year, emulating the chamber’s mission. Nominations are reviewed by the chamber’s board of directors and awardees are selected by a majority vote.