The East Haven Animal Shelter




You can also visit us on our East Haven Animal Shelter Facebook page - We love hearing from everyone!


Our Adoptable Pet List

Click here to see our Happy Tails!

Our little Flower has been with us since Feb 2014, and we are getting worried about her. Flower is a fun and happy girl, she's good with older kids, and she knows when to cuddle and settle down. We hope her new family finds her soon!




Our Ernie has also been here since Feb - he's such a beautiful, fun, handsome big boy, we really want to see him in a home! Ernie would do best as the only pet, which may be why he is still with us, but we do believe there is a home out there for him.



Who We Are

The East Haven Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter serving the town of East Haven, CT. We are committed to helping all animals that come into our care, and adopting them out to loving homes. Unfortunately, we are not a no-kill shelter, but with the help of our compassionate Animal Control Officers and our volunteer group, we do everything within our power to insure that an adoptable animal is not euthanized. If an animal is marked as URGENT, that means we will need to find a home for it soon.

Adopting a friend

To adopt from us, you will need to fill out an application, which will then have to be approved by our Animal Control Officers. If you already have another dog, we encourage you to bring it with you to meet the animal you are interested in. We have areas set up at the shelter to introduce dogs and see how they get along together.

Please note, animals are not adopted on a first come, first serve basis. We need to make sure it will be the best match for both you and the animal.


Donations are always accepted and very much appreciated. We can always use the following items: Dog and cat food, cat litter, old blankets and towels, cleaning supplies, and cat toys. We also are very happy to accept cash donations, which all goes towards medical expenses for the animals in our care.

Our Hours

Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm

Saturday, 8am-3pm

Closed Sunday and Holidays


From 91: Take I-91 South all the way to the merge with I-95 North (it is a left lane exit). Take I-95 North all the way to the merge, and you will end up on the "Q" bridge. You'll want to make your way into the right hand lane.

Take Exit 51 (Frontage Rd); the right lane of the highway turns into the exit (you'll see a Chili's and TJ Maxx on your right).

Go down 2 lights and at the second light take a right onto Hemingway Ave (Stop & Shop will be on the right).

Go down 4 lights and at the 4th light take a right onto Silver Sands Rd (you will see a stone monument for the East Haven Industrial Park).

Take your first right onto Commerce St (you will see another stone monument on the right). We are the second building on the left, with a wire fence around it.

East Haven Animal Shelter
183 Commerce Street
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 468-3249

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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