General Adoption Information

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! You’ve made a great decision to give a rescued pet a loving home. We invite you to learn more about our unique adoption process here.

The OC Adoption Program aims to find a pet who will be the best match for each adopter. To accomplish this we know each animal’s personality and needs and we get to know our adopters and their lifestyles.

OC provides our adopters with support from the start of the journey and throughout the animal’s entire life; including pre-adoption counseling, assistance while the animal is settling in and life-long suport. Our goal is to find loving homes for our animals and to facilitate individualized adoptions that meet both the adopter’s and animal’s needs.

Watch our video to learn more about our unique adoption process!


All adoption applicants are assigned a dedicated Adoption Caseworker to work with you throughout the adoption process. During this process you will be asked to complete an Adoption Application, and you can access them at the links in the blue bar to the right.

Click here for more information: Adopting a Pet from Our Companions.

You can reach our Adoption Team via the Helpline, at 860-242-9999 ext. 302 or use our contact page.

Pet listings for cats, dogs, rabbits, and small animals are updated weekly.