02171 Animal Shelter

Find 02171 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.


Dorchester Animal Control 39 Lawley Street Boston MA 02122 1.2 miles from 02171 617-268-7800


Ce-Ce & Friends Humane Society PO Box 690005 Quincy MA 02269 2.3 miles from 02171 617-328-5812

New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125 2.4 miles from 02171

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 120788 Boston MA 02112 2.7 miles from 02171 617-479-2323

Quincy Animal Shelter 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 2.8 miles from 02171 617-376-1349

Quincy Animal Control 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 2.8 miles from 02171 617-376-1364

Alliance For Animals 232 Silver Street Boston MA 02127 3.4 miles from 02171 617-268-7800

Friends of the Saginaw Humane Society 1 Post Office Square Boston MA 02109 4.8 miles from 02171

Milton Animal League 1818 Governor Stoughton Ln Milton MA 02186 4.9 miles from 02171 617-698-0413

Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130 4.9 miles from 02171

South Shore Humane Society PO Box 850187 Braintree MA 02185 5.0 miles from 02171 781-335-0061

Boston Animal Control 1 City Hall Sq Boston MA 02201 5.0 miles from 02171 617-635-5348

Milton Animal Control 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton MA 02186 5.1 miles from 02171 617-698-0413

Angell Animal Medical Center 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 5.2 miles from 02171 617-522-7282

Welcome Home 25 Ridgeway Lane Boston MA 02114 5.2 miles from 02171 617-227-1499

City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 5.3 miles from 02171 617-635-1800

Roslindale Animal Control 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 5.3 miles from 02171 617-635-1800

The Greyhound Project 261 Robbins Street Milton MA 02186 5.3 miles from 02171 617-333-4982

Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130 5.3 miles from 02171

Humane Concern 170 Gore Street Cambridge MA 02141 6.5 miles from 02171 617-577-0540

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.