The Animal Haven


How to give a gift to The Animal Haven:

Donations can be made electronically by selecting ‘Donate’ below.


Donations can also be made in person or mailed to our shelter address: The Animal Haven, Inc.  89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473


Supplies can be donated with our Amazon Wish List or in person at the shelter or any event


We need cat toys, cat food, puppy pads, Dawn detergent, liquid laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, copy paper, dog food, cat litter and of course canned cat food! We’ll even take your used towels to line the cat cages with. 


In a typical week we use: 50 cans of dog food, 700  cans of cat food, 18 gallons of bleach & 65 rolls of paper towels

Donate supplies to Animal Haven through our Amazon Wish List by clicking here


Financially we’ve had a tough year or so……… largely due to many astronomical vet bills for so many animals in need of medical care.  And yet……. at Christmas time with all the goodwill and holiday spirit, we were inundated with donations.  With all the food and supply drives we have had at various stores, we have gotten tons of donations from all the generous shoppers.  And there were SO many donations from other food and supply drives that so many groups of people do for us – mostly a lot of terrific kids!  (we won’t have to buy any pet food or supplies for quite some time, saving us a lot of money).  The response to donations for Meatball’s surgery was OVERWHELMING.  We are continually astounded by the generosity and support of our members and the general public.  So though the need never stops, we know we can count on this amazing community of animal-lovers to pull us through tough times.  YOU’VE DONE THIS FOR 67 YEARS!   May all the love and compassion you show to us come back to you ten thousand times over.  We hope you have an outstanding summer! —The Animal Haven Board of Directors & Staff

There are wide range of options which all help support The Animal Haven.


Become a member  – Members receive four newsletters annually. Levels: Supporting $25.00, Sustaining $50.00 & Guardian Angel $100.00. Click for more details.

Donate! Monetary donation: Donations in any amount can be mailed to the shelter or made online at Donations can be designated for specific purposes. Pet Supplies: We are always in need of any pet related supplies particularly canned and dry kitten & cat food (preferably fish flavored), paper towels and bleach.  Click here for more details.

Earn money for us by shopping online – Go to Search/select Animal Haven, then shop!


Make a bequest in your will to benefit Animal Haven – Friends of Animal Haven can call Deb Wright (203- 777-7073) at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to learn how to make a bequest in your will or create an endowed fund that will generate revenue each year for Animal Haven. To leave money in your will directly to Animal Haven, contact Jeff O’Donnell at 860-584-8168.

Have your employer match your donation – If your employer participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, Animal Haven is eligible to receive funds.

Buy or sell a house with Coldwell Banker and help Animal Haven – List or sell your home with them and they will donate $500.00 to us. Buy your home with them and they will donate $250.00 to us. Contact Joann Digioia, 203.915.1712 at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 24 Washington Ave., North Haven. Don’t forget to mention Animal Haven!

Designed 4 Paws will donate 10% of your order with them to us – Designed 4 Paws offers a wonderful selection of handmade wearable items for dogs, beds and many other accessories for dogs and cats, plus items for dog and cat lovers. Visit their website at or call 860-526-5431. Mention Animal Haven and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the shelter!

Earn Money for Animal Haven just by searching the Internet – Next time you need to search the Internet, please use: It will ask, “Who do you Goodsearch for?” – type in Animal Haven, and be sure you select the North Haven one. Goodsearch will donate 50% of advertising revenue to the nonprofits selected by the user. Goodsearch is powered by Yahoo!

042Donate raffle prizes – Twice a year Animal Haven holds a permitted raffle and we are always seeking donated raffle prizes. We look for prizes that appeal to a wide audience such as gift certificates that are always a great prize. Value should be from $50 up to several hundred dollars. Perhaps you can get together with a group of friends and co-workers to purchase and donate a higher-value prize. If you can donate a prize, please contact Chris at or 203.484.9648.

Donate through the American Express Giving Express Program – AMEX Card members can donate to Animal Haven with a monetary donation or by choosing to donate their Membership Rewards points at

Donate your car, truck, RV or boat to benefit Animal Haven through Cars 4 Causes – Just call 1-800-766-2273 or visit: to fill out the form. We receive the donation and you receive the tax deduction!

Purchase logo merchandise – Shop for a lot of great Animal Haven logo merchandise at and we earn a percentage of the sales!

Buy Wine – Buy wines from Humane Cellars with the Animal Haven logo at and we earn a portion of the sales.

Bring your pet on vacation – Animal Haven is now an approved “pet charity” of We will receive a $5.00 donation when you book a pet friendly hotel room using the following link.

Adopt a Dog – Save on Grooming! Lucky Dog Grooming would like to reward people who decide to share their lives with a shelter or rescue dog. You will receive 50% off an initial dog grooming of a dog adopted from a local animal shelter or rescue organization when you show valid proof of the adoption. For one-time use only. Offer non-transferable. Grooming performed only on dog adopted from an animal shelter or rescue organization. Grooming must be scheduled within 90 days following adoption date. Please notify Lucky Dog Grooming that your appointment will be for a dog from a shelter or rescue organization at the time of scheduling. Call 203.915.2322

Choice Pet Supply “Rescue Me” Program – Adopt a pet from us and receive a free $25.00 Choice Pet Supply gift card. We will receive a $20.00 donation from Choice Pet Supply. Some restrictions apply regarding eligible towns & cities. “Like us” on Facebook and Total Vision will donate $1.00 to us for every new FB fan.

Donate items to Helping Hands thrift stores. Designate Animal Haven as the recipient and we earn 18% of what your items sell for. New store is at 77 State St. in North Haven (across from Agway). Other stores in West Haven and Orange.