Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

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The shelter is now open to the public from 11 am until 3 pm every day. Feel free to visit the many guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, dogs, puppies, cats and kittens! Oh and our chickens and ducks are here too (they are not for adoption but are providing education for children at animal camp.)

If you need an application to adopt go to https://www.branford-ct.gov/departments/animal-shelter/adoption ! If you do not have access to fill out the application online feel free to come to the animal shelter with your drivers license , vet information, housing info (including lease if you rent) and we will help you fill it out online .

Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

Our mission is to protect the public, provide excellent animal care, find good homes for our animal guests, to promote responsible pet guardianship, to work to end the overpopulation of feral cats in our community, and to run a well organized, efficient shelter with rehabilitation through education philosophy.


Support our animals by purchasing much-needed food and supplies from our Amazon Wishlist!  These items will definitely help our furry friends and our staff to keep them clean and healthy. The best part is you can help right from your computer or cell phone. You simply place your order and Amazon will deliver the items right to our shelter!


Pet-Friendly Housing!

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Please let people know about our pet-friendly search engine. MyApartmentMap has the largest list of currently available pet-friendly housing. The inability to find pet-friendly housing is one of the leading causes of cat & dog abandonment. 


Animal Camp 2023- See information and forms below!

June 26 - June 30 --FULL

July 10 - July 14

July 18 - July 21

July 24 - July 28

July 31 - August 4

August 7 - August 11 --Call for Availability