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Yes, we have many other pets who are not listed on our Petfinder site so please call us if you are interested in learning more about the animals available for adoption!

All pets can be seen by appointment by calling 203-966-6556.

We are Fairfield County based. If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor one of our homeless pets, or assist in the rescue of another, your tax deductible contribution can be sent to Strays and Others, Inc., P.O. Box 473, New Canaan, CT 06840 or you can donate through PayPal by clicking on the following button now:

ATTENTION ALL CAT LOVERS! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at our CAT SHELTER. Can you spare 2 hours a week? Come make new friends and make a difference to a whole lot of homeless felines!

And temporary FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED for DOGS rescued from high kill shelter and local dog pounds. Help us save another!

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DONATE YOUR CAR, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to Strays and Others and receive a tax deduction! This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension, 2314. Or you can go to and complete the Vehicle Donation Form on line. Make sure to select Strays and Others from the dropdown list. Please have your title in hand when you donate. IF YOU HAVE A MINIVAN OR SUV IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION, PLEASE CALL STRAYS AND OTHERS DIRECTLY AS WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF ONE TO USE FOR THE ORGANIZATION. Thank you!

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5000 Calls a Year...

Strays & Others, a New Canaan-based nonprofit group known both for its unusual success in matching homeless animals with adoptive homes and for its community-based programs to educate and assist pet owners, receives close to 5,000 calls a year from people who need assistance. Since its founding in 1985, Strays & Others has provided medical care, vaccinations, spaying and neutering for more than 4,400 animals rescued from homelessness. Strays & Others operates a low-cost Spay/Neuter program and offers information and referrals on a variety of pet-related topics and concerns, including how to locate lost pet. For information about pet adoption or any of Strays & Others' programs, call Strays & Others at (203) 966-6556.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for office work and pet care at cat shelter. We really need help here! Please call if you can spare some time each week. 203-966-6556. FOSTER HOMES NEEDED - Both Dog and Cat. Please call if you can offer a room for a limited time. 203-966-6556.

Who We Are

Strays and Others is a nonprofit, no-kill, all volunteer-run animal welfare rescue agency based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. One of the oldest in the county, it was founded in 1985 and has provided medical care, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and shelter for thousands of animals rescued from homelessness. Strays and Others has always been committed to the rescue and responsible placement of homeless and abandoned animals. Our volunteers work intensively with our animals, mostly cats and dogs, preparing them to be adopted into loving homes. Thanks to the careful matching of family and pet, our organization is proud of an exceptionally high permanent adoption rate. We also serve as an information source for the public on a wide range of topics. Our current programs include: Pet Adoptions, Emergency Rescue, Lost and Found, Humane Education, and Low-Cost Spaying and Neutering. We also have a Foster Home Program which is always searching for new participating families. We rent a small, privately housed cat shelter where we always have 20 to 30 cats and kittens to choose from. Our dogs and puppies are usually kept in foster homes or rented boarding facilities.

Adopting a Friend

Our volunteer Adoption Counselors will take the time to talk with you about the type of pet you are looking for and discuss the options available at Strays and Others. At this time we can only adopt and place for adoption within the State of Connecticut, and close by towns in Westchester County, New York. We believe in life-long adoptions, so we are very careful in matching the right pet with the right family. If it's a good match, everyone wins! Our pets have been vet-checked, vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed or neutered if old enough. Dogs are heartworm tested; cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV; our house rabbits have been spayed or neutered. Any other necessary medical care is always given first.

Volunteering and Donations

We are a local group of good people doing a great job despite the overwhelming demand for our help. We are in need of serious volunteers who share our positive outlook and commitment to all creatures "great and small." Volunteers are needed in the following areas: * Fundraising and Event Planning * Public Relations * Community Outreach * Humane Education * Web Master * Writers * Photography * Grant Writing * Direct Animal Care * Feeding Feral Cats * Fostering *Adoption Counseling. If you have an expertise or interest you'd like to share, please give us a call! We have so many pets in need, in need of caring individuals, and loving homes. Please call us! We need you! Strays and Others is tax-exempt and 501(c)(3) registered. We survive solely on the generosity and financial support of people like you. Even the smallest donations make a difference. Please act now and help us save another little life... or care for a friend who hasn't found a permanent home yet. Your support is truly appreciated. Donations may be sent to Strays and Others, PO Box 473, New Canaan, CT. 06840

Come Visit Us!

We make our home in the New Canaan/Darien/Norwalk/Stamford area of Connecticut. Give us a call we would be happy to show you around.

PO Box 473
New Canaan CT 06840
Phone: 203-966-6556