Save Our Strays

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Please consider our hours of operation and arrive about 20-30 mins before we close. We want to make sure that you will have time to view the animal you are interested in. If you cannot make our adoption hours, please call or email us to see when an appointment may be scheduled.

Monday -- By Appointment
Tuesday -- 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday -- CLOSED
Thursday -- By Appointment
Friday -- By Appointment
Saturday -- 10:00-1:00PM
Sunday-- By Appointment: SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!!

Meet Melo!

Melo is a one year old puggle, still a puppy! He loves toys and going for long walks! He even knows some tricks already; sit, down, and high five!! He is a high energy dog that would make the perfect addition to any family.

Meet Simba!

Simba is a sweetheart!!! He's a very mellow boy who just loves to be rubbed! He would be great with kids, dogs, or other cats.

Who We Are

Save Our Strays is a non-profit animal welfare organization, founded by Dr. Joan Poster over 20 years ago. Our current facility is run by Amy Lapierre and operates out of Haven Dogwalking in West Haven, Connecticut. Our lucky rescues receive lots of love and time with our dedicated volunteers along with the best of medical care from Dr. Poster's wonderful, compassionate staff. We are committed to the welfare of all the animals in our care and community.

The Adoption Process

Save Our Strays takes our responsibility very seriously when it comes to adopting out our animals. We hope that as you review the following information, you will understand, appreciate, and support why we feel such a process is necessary. The prospective adopter must complete an adoption application before meeting any of our animals. An interview with an adoption coordinator and the prospective adopter and his/her family is required. At this point, a $25 Non-Refundable deposit will need to be made so we may check your references. We will verify veterinary references and need proof of landlord permission (if applicable). We would like to advise you that the whole adoption process can take anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on the circumstances. Lastly, a non refundable adoption donation will be requested (minus the $25 application fee). This helps to cover the cost of the medical care, feeding, and boarding of our animals.

The donation fees are as follows:
-- Adult Cats--$150.00
-- Kittens (up to five months)--$175.00
-- All Dogs-- $300.00

All donations must be paid by either cash or credit card. All of our adoptees are current on age-appropriate immunizations and spayed or neutered before placement, unless their age or health requires it be done at a later time. If the animal has not yet been altered, an Early Spay/Neuter Agreement must be signed and the alteration is covered in your donation fee.

NOTE: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. If you are interested in a particular pet, you need to ensure that you are available to see that pet as soon as it is ready for adoption. Also if you are approved for adoption, the animal needs to go home the day they are ready. If you cannot pick them up that day, you may need to pay additional boarding fees, because we need to make room for new animals!

Save Our Strays is proud to participate in the Maddies Fund Pet Rescue Project. Please click the following picture for more information on Maddies Fund:
Maddie's Fund: The Pet Rescue Foundation

To continue helping these animals, money is a necessity. If you can not adopt or foster an animal, please consider donating!! If you would like to sponsor or donate please click the DONATE button below or e-mail us at Your donation will help pay for veterinarian expenses, spay/neuters, shots, food, and other necessities we need in order to keep the dogs and cats healthy and happy! Save Our Strays is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which means all donations are tax deductible. Save Our Strays also has a contributor that made The Muffin Fund. This was created in honor of her previous diabetic cat named Muffin. The funds donated towards The Muffin Fund is used strictly for felines needing medical attention, and to assist people in keeping their cats. If you are a cat lover, then donating to The Muffin Fund would be a great cause!

Save Our Strays
120 Highland Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 600-3266

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