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Directions to our shelter:

147 Grassy Plain Street
Bethel, CT 06801

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 1.5 miles
    • DAWS will be on your right
Adoption Open House Hours:

Adoption Open House Hours
Cats: Monday through Friday, 6PM – 8PM
Dogs: Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 6PM – 8PM (no Tuesday Open House)
Cats & Dogs: Saturday and Sunday, 2PM – 4PM

Don’t forget, our online cat and dog adoption centers are open 24 hours a day.