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Visiting Us

Open house hours are posted below. Don't forget, our online Cat and Dog Centers are open 24 hours a day

Adoption Hours:

Mon-Fri: 6pm - 8pm

Sat & Sun: 2pm- 4pm

Directions to our shelter:

147 Grassy Plain Street

Bethel, CT 06801



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From Route 84 East or West:

  • Take exit 5
  • Make a right at the traffic light onto Main Street
  • Follow the directions below from Downtown Danbury

From Downtown Danbury:

  • Follow Main Street until you get to the end (the War Memorial and CVS will be directly ahead of you)
  • Make a left at the traffic light onto South Street.
  • Follow the signs for Route 53 - Bethel, bearing left at the second light
  • Stay on Route 53 and follow for approximately 2 miles until you reach the traffic light with the Sycamore Diner ahead
  • Go straight through the traffic light (this is Grassy Plain Street) and follow for approximately 1 1/2 miles
  • DAWS will be on your right.

Contact Us

Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

147 Grassy Plain St

Bethel, CT 06801

Phone: 203-744-DAWS (3297)

Fax: 203-748-6791

By Email:

Have a question about one of our programs?

Cat rescue and adoption: cats@daws.org

Dog rescue and adoption: dogs@daws.org

Fundraising and donations: giving@daws.org

Becoming a volunteer: volunteer@daws.org

Low-cost spay/neuter for your pet: clinic@daws.org

General inquiries: daws@daws.org

Media Inquiries:

Please contact our community outreach coordinator by email at daws@daws.org, to schedule an interview or visit the shelter.