All meet and greets with our adoptable animals are made by appointment-only. We want to make sure each applicant has enough time to spend with their animal of interest and for our staff to answer any questions that may arise. VSAWL does not do same day adoptions due to our screening process. Each animal will be matched to their ideal home and each applicant is carefully screened and considered before finalizing the adoption. 


All animal surrenders of cats or dogs are made appointment-only. We understand that this can be a very difficult time and want to make the transition as seamless as possible. Intakes are accepted on a case-by-case basis for the safety and well-being of our staff and existing animals. 

Dogs will be evaluated for common behavioral issues by one of our trained staff members and cats will undergo an examination for common health problems prior to intake.


Volunteer tours are a great way to meet our amazing staff, get a quick tour of the facility, and fill out an application to be a part of what we do here at VSAWL! Appointments run usually around 15 minutes. 

Please note that appointments must be made at least 3 days in advance. 

The office is located at

647 Horse Hill Rd

Westbrook, CT


Monday: 11-5

Wednesday: 11-5

Friday: 12-5

Saturday: 11-5

Sunday: 11-5


We are closed Tuesday and Thursday

and all holidays.