Dr. Paula Ruel
Animal Shelters are great resources for families and individuals interested in adopting a pet. Some animals are found abandoned, some are  brought  by owners who had unrealistic expectations about the time and effort needed to continue a long-term relationship with their pet. Unfortunately national statistics show that nearly 50% of all animals in shelters are euthanized due to the lack of homes.
Save a life and make a new friend.
Adopt a pet today!

Before you commit to adoption, please contemplate the following:
  • When choosing a pet, please consider the life span of the animal in question; dogs and cats live between 10 and 18 years, making them a long-term commitment
  • Pets require training, regular health checks, and the occasional vaccination
  • There is a continual financial commitment associated with pet ownership; hidden costs are associated with the purchase of food, leashes, collars, litters, toys and licenses
  • Some pets in shelters have troubled pasts; please be aware that they may initially exhibit negative behaviors such as biting, chewing, scratching or biting - most behaviors can be corrected by proper training
Proper care is needed for an animal to lead a happy life.
HOW TO ADOPT A PET

Airedale Rescue NEW ENGLAND (ME, VT, MA, NH, RI AND CT)
Coordinator: Barbara Curtiss
Phone/Fax: 860 927-3420 Email: sculpturedale@hotmail.com

All Paws Rescue
P.O. Box 569, Accord, MA 02018-0569
To adopt Cats: (781) 848-8065
To adopt Dogs: (508) 543-7958
To place Dogs for Adoption: (781) 585-9215

Alliance for Animals
232 Silver Street South Boston, MA 02127-2206

American Humane Education Society Boston MSPCA/AHES
Animal Shelter 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055

Attleboro Friends of Cats
(508) 431-6700

Baypath Humane Society
508-435-6938
www.baypathhumane.org

Buddy Dog Humane Society
978-443-6990
www.buddydoghs.com

Cape Cod MSPCA/AHES 1577
Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940

City of Boston Animal Control: Shelter & Adoption Center
26 Mahler Road, Roslindale, MA 02135   
(617) 635-1800 / (617) 635-1913

Greyhound Friends, Inc.
508-435-5969
www.greyhound.org

Greyhound Rescue of New England
508-478-1617
www.greyhoundrescuene.org

Kitty Angels
978-649-4681
www.kittyangels.org

Just Cats, Inc., Mansfield, MA
(508) 339-6717

Mansfield Animal Shelter, Mansfield, MA
(508) 261-7339

Martha's Vineyard MSPCA/AHES
Vineyard Haven Road, Box 2097, Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-8662

Massachusetts Ferret Friends
978-957-9886
www.ma-ferrets.org

Medfield Animal Shelter
508-359-1128
www.petfinder.com/shelters/MA57.html

Methuen MSPCA/AHES Animal Shelter  
400 Broadway, Box 455 Methuen, MA 01844  
(978) 687-7453




Metrowest Humane Society
508-875-3776
www.metrowesthumane.petfinder.org

Milford Humane Society
508-473-7008
www.milfordhumane.org

Millis/Medway Animal Control
508-533-3251

MSPCA Shelter, Methuen
978-687-7453
www.mspca.org

Nantucket MSPCA/AHES  21 Crooked Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-1491

Neponset Valley Humane Society
(617) 341-2675

North Attleboro Animal Control
508-699-0128
www.nashelter.org

Purr-fect Cat Shelter
508-533-5855
www.purrfectcatshelter.org

Southeastern Mass. MSPCA/AHES 1300 West Elm Street Extension, Brockton, MA 02401  
(508) 586-2053

Stray Pets in Need of Mass., Inc.
508-653-9221
www.straypetsinneed.info

Springfield MSPCA/AHES Animal Shelter  171 Union Street, Springfield, MA 01105  (413) 736-2992

Animal Rights Coalition University of Massachusetts - Amherst 306 Student Union Building, Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545.1925

Animal Shelter Inc. 17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-8585

Volunteer Humane Society Shelter
978-365-9470
www.volunteerhumanesociety.org


Boston - Animal Rescue League 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02117
(617) 426-9170


Boston - Brewster Shelter Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 255-1030


Canine Connections, Inc. 25 East Hoyle Street, Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 440-0477