02026 Animal Shelter

Find 02026 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.


Dedham Animal Control 276 Pine Street Dedham MA 02026 781-461-0126


The Greyhound Project 261 Robbins Street Milton MA 02186 3.9 miles from 02026 617-333-4982

Neponset Valley Humane Society, Inc. PO Box 544 Norwood MA 02062 4.2 miles from 02026 781-769-1990

Roslindale Animal Control 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 4.4 miles from 02026 617-635-1800

City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 4.4 miles from 02026 617-635-1800

Milton Animal Control 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton MA 02186 4.6 miles from 02026 617-698-0413

Newton Highlands Animal 89 Needham Street Newton MA 02461 4.9 miles from 02026 617-969-2515

Milton Animal League 1818 Governor Stoughton Ln Milton MA 02186 5.0 miles from 02026 617-698-0413

Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130 5.3 miles from 02026

Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130 5.3 miles from 02026

Angell Animal Medical Center 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 6.3 miles from 02026 617-522-7282

Brighton Animal Control 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 6.6 miles from 02026 617-787-8872

Gifford Cat Shelter 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 6.6 miles from 02026 617-787-8872

Wellesley Animal Control 485 Washington Street Wellesley MA 02482 6.7 miles from 02026 781-235-8460

Canton Animal Control 150 Bolivar Street Canton MA 02021 6.8 miles from 02026 781-575-6507

West Newton Animal Control 25 Chestnut Street Newton MA 02465 7.4 miles from 02026 617-796-2109

Canine Connections, Inc. 18 Washington Street Canton MA 02021 7.6 miles from 02026 781-793-7879

Dorchester Animal Control 39 Lawley Street Boston MA 02122 7.7 miles from 02026 617-268-7800

New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125 7.8 miles from 02026

Hilltop Humane Society PO Box 553 Randolph MA 02368 8.2 miles from 02026 781-961-3638

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.