Smith Blowers Adoption
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOUND OUR CONTROL THE SMITH/BLOWERS ANIMAL ADOPTION FUND HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND ADOPTION OF OUR ANIMALS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ANIMAL PLEASE CHECK OUT THE EAST HAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER . THEY HAVE WONDERFUL ANIMALS IN NEED OF LOVING HOMES.
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Who We Are
The Smith-Blowers Animal Adoption Program is the result of over 30 years of adoption work within the Valley Vet community. When Dr. David Burnett founded his Veterinary Hospital over 30 years ago he always held a place within for pets that were in need of homes.
In 1993, a fight with breast cancer overcame a beloved Valley Vet staff member by the name of Courtney Blowers. In order to honor the memory of her compassionate spirit, the hospital created an official adoption program and named it the Courtney Blowers Animal Adoption Program.
In February of 2000, the hospital lost another beloved employee to cancer. Her name was Dr. Heather Smith, D.V.M. Dr. Smith had worked at Valley Vet for almost 16 years. She is remembered for her sweet demeanor, excellent knowledge, caring teaching skills, and a unique compassion for all animals, especially wildlife. In the past few years the Valley team has added her name to the Adoption Programís title to further in honoring her memory.
The adoption program is coordinated by a small team of employees at VCA Valley Animal Hospital. It is a non-profit organization with a fund for needy animals and a ward within the hospital to house abandoned or surrendered pets that are in need of homes. Almost all of the Valley employees own pets that have been brought to our adoption program, and most of our clients have adopted a pet from us at least once. We most commonly open our arms to cats and kittens, though we do accept dogs in dire circumstances. The program is funded entirely by donations from clients, patrons, and fundraisers. With this money we are able to vaccinate, deworm, spay, neuter, and generally heal any sick or unwanted animal that is brought to us. We are also able to provide help to needy clients whose pets require extensive treatment and testing.
Adopting a friend
Please note, animals are not adopted on a first come, first serve basis. We need to make sure it will be the best match for both you and the animal.
To adopt a new friend from us you will need to fill out an adoption form and pass a vet check. We can fax or mail you the adoption form if you call us ahead of time. When taking home a new friend you need to have at home the food that they are already eating, a water bowl, a litterbox, a safe room for them to stay until they are comfortable with the family and some toys to play with when you are not home to entertain them. Please keep in mind that we do ask for donations on all of our adoptees.
Donations are always accepted and very much appreciated. We can always use the following items: The adoption program is greatly appreciative of monetary donations and of donated cat food, litter, blankets, towels, toys, and anything else that will help give our pets a more comfortable stay as they await their forever homes.
Come Visit Us!
We are located at 39 Patria Rd. in South Windsor, CT. Directions are listed below or you can get them by calling us.
From I-91 south ( coming from Springfield/North)
Take exit 44 off I-91 ( US-5 in East Windsor ) Take a right off the ramp onto US-5 and go approx. 4 miles. Road divides & expands to two lanes each way as you enter South Windsor. 1/4 mile after the road divides there is a traffic light. At the light take a left onto Rt.194 ( Sullivan Ave.) Go about 1/4 mile and take the first right after the railroad tracks-this is Patria Rd. There is a sign on the corner of Patria Rd. and Sullivan Ave. for VCA Valley Animal Hospital.
From I-91 North (Windsor/Bloomfield)
Take I-291 ( Bissell Bridge) to exit 4 (Rt. 5). Turn left at the light. Go about 2.5 miles. Look for a sign for Rt. 194 ( Sullivan Ave.) Take a right onto Rt.194 ( Sullivan Ave. ) Go 1/4 mile and take the first right after the railroad tracks-this is Patria Rd. There is a sign at the corner of Patria Rd. and Sullivan Ave. for VCA Valley Animal Hospital.
From I-84 East ( Hartford/West)
Take exit 62 (Buckland Rd) . Take a left at the end of the ramp. Go straight about 6 miles. ( After the 2nd light Buckland Rd. turns to Sullivan Ave.) Take the first left after "Rex Lumber" and before the railroad tracks-this is Patria Rd. There is a sign at the corner of Patria Rd. and Sullivan Ave. for VCA Valley Animal Hospital.
From I-84 West ( Boston/Worchester/Sturbridge)
Take exit 63-S ( Windsor/Manchester). Take a left onto Rt.30. Go about 1.8 miles at light take your 2nd right onto Rt. 194 (Sullivan Ave.) Go about 4 miles, take the first left after the " Rex Lumber" sign and before the railroad tracks-this is Patria Rd. There is a sign at the corner of Patria Rd. and Sullivan Ave. for VCA Valley Animal Hospital.
Smith Blowers Adoption
39 Patria Rd
South Windsor, CT 06074
Phone: 860-528-2178 ext.12