Find Amherst Massachusetts animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Amherst Animal Control 111 Main Street Amherst MA 01002 413-256-4011
Northeastern Boxer Rescue PO Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375 6.6 miles from Amherst 413-367-9292
Dakin Animal Shelter 163 Montague Road Leverett MA 01054 6.6 miles from Amherst 413-548-9898
Paws of Granby Ma, Inc. PO Box 472 Granby MA 01033 7.9 miles from Amherst 413-323-8310
Soi Dog Rescue PO Box 381 Haydenville MA 01039 9.1 miles from Amherst 413-268-7951
Easthampton Animal Control 50 Payson Avenue Easthampton MA 01027 10.9 miles from Amherst 413-529-1418
Turners Falls Animal Shelter 10 Sandy Lane Montague MA 01376 14.4 miles from Amherst 413-676-9182
Pioneer Valley Humane Society PO Box 786 Greenfield MA 01302 14.8 miles from Amherst 413-773-3148
Dakin 83 Highland Avenue Ludlow MA 01056 15.3 miles from Amherst 413-610-0070
Cat Pack Adoptions & Rescue, Inc. PO Box 277 Ludlow MA 01056 15.4 miles from Amherst 413-547-8025
The Beak Retreat PO Box 442 Thorndike MA 01079 16.4 miles from Amherst 508-699-6891
Springfield Animal Control 627 Cottage Street Springfield MA 01104 16.5 miles from Amherst 413-781-1484
Thomas J. O'connor Regional Dog Pound 701 Center Street Chicopee MA 01013 17.9 miles from Amherst 413-781-1484
House Rabbit Connection, Inc. PO Box 83 Springfield MA 01101 18.3 miles from Amherst 413-525-9222
The City of Westfield Animal Shelter 178 Apremont Way Westfield MA 01085 18.4 miles from Amherst 413-564-3129
Western Massachusettes Lost Pet and Adoption Webpage 146 Bowdoin Street Springfield MA 01109 18.6 miles from Amherst
Dog Adoption Network 1367 Parker Street Springfield MA 01129 18.7 miles from Amherst 413-783-2642
Athol Animal Control 450 Thrower Road Athol MA 01331 18.9 miles from Amherst 978-249-2494
Friends Assisting Canines With Essential Services PO Box 704 West Springfield MA 01090 19.5 miles from Amherst 413-783-3078
Western New England Animal Care and Adoption Center 171 Union Street Springfield MA 01105 19.6 miles from Amherst 413-736-2992
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.