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The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

Country Charm at the Center of Connecticut

Adoption Information

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We show animals by appointment only. Please call 860-828-5287.

Our Adoption Process

You can meet dogs available for adoption by appointment only by calling the shelter at 860-828-7055.

Most of our cats and kittens are in foster homes. We are able to meet almost anytime. We also hold adoption events at the PETSMART in Berlin, which is located at 267 Berlin Turnpike.

Prospective individuals or families must meet requirements set by our group. There is a contract to sign. There is a fee for animals that are in our foster care program. Cats over six months of age are usually spayed or neutered. Sometimes a cat at the shelter might not be spayed or neutered because of availability at the Vet clinic. In that case, the cat will go through the State voucher program instead. Our adoption counselor will let you know if this applies. Our cats/kittens are tested, vaccinated and de-wormed. You are required to spay/neuter by six months of age. (You can do this through your own vet or through low cost clinic.) Thank you!

Our dogs are vaccinated, heartworm tested and de-wormed prior to adoption.

Dogs are adopted through the State Voucher program if not fixed.

The Town of Berlin Animal Control Shelter is lucky to have a NO KILL, non-profit rescue group dedicated to helping the municipal shelter called, “The Friends of Berlin Animal Control (FOBAC)”.  They spay/neuter the animals at the shelter, provide medical assistance, publicity, foster homes and adoption events in order to give animals at the municipal shelter the same opportunity as animals in private shelters. They fund the Central CT Cat Project; a low cost spay/neuter program primarily for feral cats and rescuers, but open to everyone.  They also started the Pet Food Pantry to help people keep their pets in economic hardship. They are currently in need of sponsors for the Pet Food Pantry and foster homes. Thank you!  

Contact Us

Jan Lund,
Animal Control Officer
Animal Control Shelter
600 Christian Ln
Berlin, CT 06037
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Contact Us:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860.828.7000

Town Office Hours:
M-W 8:30am - 4:30pm
Th 8:30am - 7:00pm
F 8:30am - 1:00pm

Police Department:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Dispatch Phone: 860-828-7080
Emergency: 911

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm