To adopt call: Newtown Pound 203-426-6900
or Canine Advocates 203-426-5327
Requirements: A veterinarian's reference
A meeting with the entire household and the Animal Control Officer, who will try to make the best match for the animal and the family.

Adoption Fees:

$150 fee for dogs who came to the shelter unaltered. This fee will help defray the cost the town paid for spaying or neutering.


$5 Fee to Newtown Pound

$5 Fee to Newtown Pound

Misty, is a beautiful spayed female Akita who happens to have three legs. This doesn't stop her from being a real sweet well manured lady! She is easy going, and doesn't require much but flat exit to get to the bathroom. She loves to spend her day with her person and laying around enjoying the sunshine. Misty would like to be your one and only or can share you with a low key dog. She would love a fairy tale ending and be treated like the princess she is.
You can meet her at the Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Care and Control Center located on Old Farm Road in Newtown, CT (203) 426-6900.

Still waiting for the right family to call her own, Sunny, a beautiful, gentle, well-mannered, two-year old Pit/hound mix has been returned to Newtown’s Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Care and Control Center for the second time.
Why has this loving dog failed to meet the expectations of these two families? The answer is easy- separation anxiety - not an unusual outcome in a short life filled with trauma.
Found as a stray in Newtown and brought to Newtown’s municipal shelter, it was soon discovered that Sunny had recently given birth. Her puppies were never found. Was she neglected? Abused? On the street rummaging for food and shelter for herself and her puppies? We just don’t know. There is no other history for this girl.
Unfortunately, her vagabond life has taken a toll on her. She does not like to be alone. Who can blame her after what she’s been through?
To make her the best family member she can be, a comprehensive long-range plan has been established to assure Sunny that her next trip out will be with her forever home.
• Her trainer and shelter staff will meet with all prospective families to determine the best “fit” for Sunny.
• Her trainer will begin working with her and the shelter staff now, to build up her confidence and self-esteem.
• And, her trainer will initially work with her and her family after she’s adopted or fostered.
The good news is that Sunny is SUCH a great dog she now has a fan club of dedicated animal lovers ready to give her every chance to find the perfect forever home. And, her initial training, both at the shelter, and after she’s adopted or fostered, will be paid through a generous donation from Canine Advocates of Newtown, Inc. : In addition, Canine Advocates is paying for a yearly supply of her current anti-anxiety medication.
Sunny can be seen at the Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Care and Control Center located on Old Farm Road, Newtown, CT. (203) 426-6900.
Canine Advocates of Newtown, a 501(c)3 non profit, volunteer group, raises funds for spaying or neutering, rabies, and DHLPP shots for all of the Newtown Pound cats and dogs. CAN also provides a free training DVD and one free individual training lesson from Beyond Obedience Dog Training. If you cannot adopt but would like to help, donations can be sent to Canine Advocates, PO Box 236, Newtown, CT. Please call 203-426-5327 to volunteer. Follow us and Sunny on Facebook.