Save Our Strays, Inc.

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Please consider our hours of operation and arrive about 20-30 mins before we close. We want to make sure that you will have time to view the animal you are interested in. If you cannot make our adoption hours, please call or email us to see when an appointment may be scheduled.

Monday -- By Appointment
Tuesday -- 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday -- CLOSED
Thursday --By Appointment
Friday -- By Appointment
Saturday -- 10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday-- By appointment, serious inquiries only.


Diamond is a sweet girl who loves belly rubs! She is smaller than she photographs. She came to us neglected, after being surrendered by her "owner" at a NYC shelter. We aren't sure how she was ever owned seeing the condition she came to us in - her very fluffy and probably once beautiful coat had very bad mats and dreadlocks (over her eyes - she couldn't see!) and had to be shaved down. She had terrible ear and skin infections but is doing MUCH better now. She came to us very scared and confused but after a little TLC is a completely different dog! She is VERY loving. She gets along with cats too! We are looking for the best permanent loving home for her. Our little Diamond deserves the best.


Cotton is our newest cat. She is pure white, very cute and she knows it! At about 5 years old she was found on the streets of New York and made her way to us. Cotton is a skinny girl right now so she could use to gain a couple pounds. She is friendly and affectionate to people; she often reaches her paws out to us as we're walking by -telling us to show her some love! She would do best in a home with no other animals due to her fearfulness. Come in and meet her as she is looking for her furever home!.

Who We Are

Save Our Strays, Inc. is a non profit animal welfare organization. SOS was founded by Dr. Joan Poster over 20 years ago. Our facility operates out of Poster Animal Hospital in Westport, Connecticut. Our lucky rescues receive the best of medical care along with lots of love from Dr. Poster's wonderful, compassionate staff as well as time with our dedicated volunteers. We are committed to the welfare of all the animals in our care and community.

The Adoption Process

Save Our Strays, Inc. takes our responsibility very seriously when it comes to adopting out our animals. We hope that as you review the following information, you will understand, appreciate, and support why we feel such a process is necessary. The prospective adopter must complete an adoption application before meeting any of our animals. An interview with an adoption coordinator and the prospective adopter and his/her family is required. At this point, a $25 Non-Refundable deposit will need to be made so we may check your references. We will verify veterinary references and need proof of landlord permission (if applicable). We would like to advise you that the whole adoption process can take anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on the circumstances. Lastly, a non refundable adoption donation will be requested (minus the $25 application fee). This helps to cover the cost of the medical care, feeding, and boarding of our animals.

The donation fees are as follows:
-- Adult Cats--$150.00
-- Kittens (up to five months)--$175.00
-- All Dogs-- $300.00

All donations must be paid by either cash or credit card. All of our adoptees are current on age appropriate immunizations and spayed or neutered before placement, unless their age or health requires it be done at a later time. If the animal has not yet been altered, an Early Spay/Neuter Agreement must be signed and the alteration is covered in your donation fee.

NOTE: As a general rule, we cannot hold animals for anyone. If you are interested in a particular pet, you need to ensure that you are available to see that pet as soon as it is ready for adoption. Also if you are approved for adoption, the animal needs to go home the day they are ready. If you cannot pick them up that day, you may need to pay additional boarding fees, because we need to make room for new animals!

Save Our Strays is proud to participate in the Maddies Fund Pet Rescue Project. Please click the following picture for more information on Maddies Fund:
Maddie's Fund: The Pet Rescue Foundation

To continue helping these animals, money is a necessity. If you can not adopt or foster an animal, please consider donating!! If you would like to sponsor or donate please click the DONATE button below or e-mail us at Your donation will help pay for veterinarian expenses, spay/neuters, shots, food, and other necessities we need in order to keep the dogs and cats healthy and happy! Save Our Strays is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which means all donations are tax deductible. Save Our Strays, Inc. also has a contributor that made The Muffin Fund. This was created in honor of her previous diabetic cat named Muffin. The funds donated towards The Muffin Fund is used strictly for felines needing medical attention, and to assist people in keeping their cats. If you are a cat lover, then donating to The Muffin Fund would be a great cause!

Save Our Strays, Inc.
1677 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 255-0514

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