|Officer Stephani Johnson, Municipal Animal Control Officer for the City of New Haven
81 Fournier Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
Sundays Emergencies ONLY
Monday through Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30
Sundays by appointment only
Jerome Davis - Assistant Animal Control Officer
Tammy Hewston- Assistant Animal Control Officer
Barbara Uscilla - Kennel Worker
Dalila Ortiz- Kennel Worker
The Robin I. Kroogman Animal Shelter is a division of the New Haven Police Department. The overall goal of the animal shelter and its staff is to service the community as effectively as possible. Members of this unit will care for all animals with compassion, using the safest and most humane treatment.
The Robin I. Kroogman Animal Shelter is the largest animal shelter in the State of Connecticut, with over 60 dog runs, attracting over 3,200 visitors annually. The animal shelter takes in about 2,000 dogs and cats each year. Through its partnership with the Humane Commission, Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter, and the North Shore Animal League, the animal shelter sponsors several adoption events throughout the year, leading to an adoption rate of 75 percent, or roughly 1,500 dogs and cats. Nearly all pets for adoption find homes.
The Humane Commission is a group of seven (7) individuals appointed by the Mayor who make certain the animals within the city limits and at the shelter are treated humanely, and also serve as an advisory board to the Robin I. Kroogman Animal Shelter. If you would like to serve on the Humane Commission, you may contact Patricia Lawlor at 946-7802 for further instructions.
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State law requires all pet owners to license their dogs.*
- All dogs over six months must be licensed.
- All dogs must be licensed by June 30th of each year. A one dollar fee will be charged for each month late.
- All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination.
- A license is a lost dog’s ticket home.
Licensing provides vaccination and sterilization benefits for pets.
Bring proof that your dog has been vaccinated for rabies and is spayed or neutered to:
The New Haven Animal Shelter
81 Fournier Street – New Haven
open 12:30 to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday
The City Town Clerk’s Office
200 Orange Street – New Haven
open 9am to 5pm, Mon. thru Fri.
Licensing $8 spayed/neutered
$19 is not spayed/neutered
*Failure to register/license your dog(s) can result in a fine.
• You must be 18 years of age and apply in person.
• Have a valid identification with your current address.
• Be able to verify that you can have a pet where you live. Those who wish to adopt must provide proof of home ownership (mortgage statement or tax bill) or provide your landlord’s phone number or lease.
• Understand that the Robin I. Kroogman Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny an adoption for any reason.
• All pets of age will be spayed or neutered prior to pick-up once adoption is complete.
• Those looking to adopt a companion for their dog must bring the dog to meet the shelter dog to ensure it is a good match.
• Cost for adoption is $80 CASH and includes vaccinations and spay/neuter voucher. There will be an additional $75 payable to the Veterinarian for pain medications and heartworm test.