The Meriden Humane Society





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Text Box:        A Poem To My Foster Dog
                    Diane Morgan
I am the bridge between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed,
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand 
I will love you with my whole heart 
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
When your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go -- not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever -
A new dog needs me now.
















Never underestimate the power of one person. Are you willing to open your heart and home to an animal who is lost and scared? Fosters are a crucial resource in doing the work that we do. We try to place animals in our shelter with temporary homes until they can find forever families. This can sometimes be days, weeks, or even months.


Are you up for the challenge? If you are interested please contact us at the Shelter.

Please stop by and visit us during normal business hours.

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday through Sunday:
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Appointments are available if requested in advance by contacting

We are located at:
311 Murdock Ave
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: 203-238-3650