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Ready to Fall in Love? Your

New Best Friend is Waiting

for You! 

Where the Love Is rescues animals not only in Connecticut, but from all over the country. Many come from high-kill

shelters, and we are their only hope for a second chance at life. While they may have had a difficult start, they have an endless amount of love to give. 
Hours of Operation: Adoption by appointment only


The Process

All rescued animals are examined by a veterinarian and given any medical treatment they require. Before going to their forever home, we make sure all animals are microchipped, up to date on shots, as of  spayed/neutered date. You can see all the animals available for adoption or foster below (use the right inner scroll bar). Please note as part of our vetting process, we will require a home/apartment visit. Hours of Operation: Adoption by appointment only.

Fill out an application and one of our volunteers will be in touch within 5 to 7 business days. If not interested in a particular dog, please complete the "general" app below. We’ll schedule a meet-and-greet appointment with the dog and get you on your way to that all important “gotcha” day!

The Costs: Why We Require Adoption Fees

Welcoming a new furry family member is a big commitment. The ASPCA estimates the average yearly cost to own a pet is $700-$1,100. The first year is the most expensive with average costs ranging from $1,500 to $2,000.

Now, imagine caring for dozens of animals at a time! In addition to the cost of rescuing a pet and bringing them to Connecticut, many were abused or abandoned and have immediate medical needs. Vet bills to get these innocent animals back on their paws can often top $30,000!

That’s why we require an adoption fee: to help cover incurred medical costs and to enable us to rescue more dogs. The fees also ensure your new pet is healthy and ready to go home. The adoption fee includes the cost to spay or neuter and microchip your new pet. It also ensures they have all the vaccines necessary to keep them healthy and that they are heartworm negative. All pets will go to their forever homes with copies of all medical records. 


Puppies (age 12 weeks – 2+ years): $650
Adult (age 3 – 6 years): $450

Senior (age 7 years and older): $350

Purebred dogs: Puppies (age 2 weeks - 2 years): $850

Purebred dogs: (age 2 - 6 years): $650


Kitten/Cats (age 12 weeks – 4 years): $250

Two Kittens (age 12 weeks – 4 years): $425

Adult (5 years and older): $125

*Each adoption fee includes a $150 non-refundable deposit. We accept cash and Venmo – no personal checks.

To put the cost into perspective, below is a list of services we provide each animal upon rescue. This does not include the daily expenses required to run the rescue, such as utility bills, food, bedding, and supplies. Adoption fees and donations help make all this possible. Plus, you can’t put a price on saving a life and receiving a lifetime of love and companionship.

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