Amherst Animal Shelter

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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.