The Mission of the Little Guild is to shelter and care for homeless cats and dogs, to find them loving new families, and to support their transition into homes through education and enrichment for both animals and adopters. We also serve the broader community through such programs as reduced-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, a free pet food pantry, and pet-related education events.

The Little Guild, the only limited admission shelter in northwest Connecticut, was founded in 1960 by Muriel Alvord Ward and Eleanora Kleinschmidt. The current 3,000-square-foot facility accommodates 16 dogs and 25 cats comfortably at any time.

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
12:00 to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM