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

This Fundraiser is to Benefit the Homeless animals at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter. To buy tickets go to Department links and click on donate. Once you buy your ticket(s) your name will be added to the list.


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!

Share this Tool with Friends and Family for finding pet-friendly housing!​

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 2024

This is a week long camp. The dates below represent the start of that week. For example, if you choose June 24, 2024 you will be signed up for the week (June 24th - June 28th).
Please fill out the application on this link

For ages 4 & 5 year olds

Camp operates 10AM - 1PM
Price for the week - $200
Weeks for this age group include:
August 12th - August 16th

For ages 6, 7 & 8 year olds

Camp operates 9AM - 3PM
Price for the week - $300
Weeks for this age group include:
June 24th - 28th
July 8th - July 12th
July 15 - July 19

For ages 9,10 & 11 year olds

Camp operates 9AM - 3PM
Price for the week - $300
Weeks for this age group include:
July 22nd - July 26th
July 29th - August 2nd
August 5 - August 9th

If you register before March 18th. You will receive $10 off the price shown above.