About Us


Meriden Animal Control is PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE A 100% SPAY/NEUTER FACILITY! All animals who are adopted from our facility will be spayed and neutered before they go home. This is not option, we will not allow any animals to leave or be adopted without these procedures.

MAC has amazing volunteers formed under the 501c3 group Saving Paws who work tirelessly via Facebook and Petfinder to get our animals into new homes. MAC also has amazing adopters! Since our volunteer group was formed in 2011 we have rehomed over 1000 dogs and cats! Our adopters keep in touch with us and always send us photos and updates! If you adopt from us, PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH! Email us pictures and updates at adopt@savingpawsct.org

If you have questions or concerns on animals up for adoption or you adopted an animals in the past from us please email us at adopt@savingpawsct.org or FB message us for more info. We are commited to our animals and the people who rescue them!

Adopting A Friend

PLEASE CALL before you come to visit-203-235-4179 We don't want to miss you! Appts can be made 7 days a week. Please call first!

In order to adopt an animal, you must fill out an application as well as follow the below info:

  • You must be 21 years old with valid proof of id
  • Proof of home ownership
  • If you rent, you must have letter from landlord or copy of lease that gives you permission to own a dog. Bully breed specific permission is required.
  • Any other dogs in the home must be brought to MAC prior to adoption
  • All children in home must be declared and brought to MAC prior to adoption


Who We Are

MERIDEN ANIMAL CONTROL is the city pound. We strive to return lost pets to their owners and help the community keep their animals safe. Meriden Animal Control works to re-home all adoptable animals who are not claimed after 7 days. There is NO TIME LIMIT on our animals. We do not euthanize adoptable animals. All our animals are spayed and neutered before they go home. We have a dedicated staff who care about the animals in our shelter. The ACO's can be reached at 203-235-4179 Please leave a message, ALL CALLS are returned within 24hours, usually same day.

Our volunteer group, Saving Paws, runs our Facebook and Petfinder page and works daily to find amazing homes for all our animals. They can be reached on Facebook under Meriden Animal Control-Saving Paws or by email adopt@savingpawsct.org  You can see all our adoptable animals on the FB page or at Petfinder.com   www.mac.petfinder.com

WE ARE NOT THE MERIDEN HUMANE SOCIETY. WE ARE LOCATED IN THE SAME FACILITY (to the right when you enter) BUT MHS IS RESCUE. MERIDEN ANIMAL CONTROL (MAC) IS A CITY RUN POUND. We take in all lost animals, owner surrenders for Meriden residents ONLY, all stray animals. We are an independent operation governed by the laws of the City of Meriden.

ALL "LOST/FOUND" animals must legally be turned into MAC. We advertise all animals in the paper and hold the animals for 7 days in hopes that their owner will find them. Owners missing animals call us, looking for their beloved pets. Please bring any lost animals to MAC, its the law.



Come Visit Us

Please come and visit us at 311 Murdock Avenue Meriden, CT 06450

ALWAYS CALL BEFORE YOU COME..we want to know you are coming so we can be sure to be there. The officers are often called out on emergencies. Please call 203-235-4179, leave a message and we will call you back promptly.

MAC is open 7 days week (M-F 8-4) (Sat-Sun 9-4) We can always schedule appointments to suit your schedule. Please call us and we will arrange a time that works for you to meet a dog or cat. 203-235-4179 Please check out all our available animals on our Facebook page and our Petfinder page (mac.petfiinder.com) THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT ON OUR ANIMALS. WE DO NOT EUTHANIZE ADOPTABLE ANIMALS. ALL OUR ANIMALS ARE SPAYED AND NEUTERED BEFORE THEY GO HOME.

Contact Meriden Animal Control/Saving Paws


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