02186 Animal Shelter

Find 02186 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.


Milton Animal Control 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton MA 02186 617-698-0413


Milton Animal League 1818 Governor Stoughton Ln Milton MA 02186 617-698-0413

The Greyhound Project 261 Robbins Street Milton MA 02186 617-333-4982

Dorchester Animal Control 39 Lawley Street Boston MA 02122 3.9 miles from 02186 617-268-7800

Ce-Ce & Friends Humane Society PO Box 690005 Quincy MA 02269 4.0 miles from 02186 617-328-5812

City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 4.2 miles from 02186 617-635-1800

Roslindale Animal Control 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 4.2 miles from 02186 617-635-1800

South Shore Humane Society PO Box 850187 Braintree MA 02185 4.4 miles from 02186 781-335-0061

Quincy Animal Shelter 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 4.6 miles from 02186 617-376-1349

Quincy Animal Control 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 4.6 miles from 02186 617-376-1364

Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130 4.7 miles from 02186

Hilltop Humane Society PO Box 553 Randolph MA 02368 4.8 miles from 02186 781-961-3638

Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130 5.1 miles from 02186

New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125 5.2 miles from 02186

Dedham Animal Control 276 Pine Street Dedham MA 02026 5.5 miles from 02186 781-461-0126

Sheltara Humane Society, Inc. 141 Memorial Parkway Randolph MA 02368 5.8 miles from 02186 781-961-5723

Angell Animal Medical Center 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 5.8 miles from 02186 617-522-7282

Randolph Animal Control 41 South Main Street Randolph MA 02368 5.9 miles from 02186 781-961-0946

Alliance For Animals 232 Silver Street Boston MA 02127 6.8 miles from 02186 617-268-7800

Canton Animal Control 150 Bolivar Street Canton MA 02021 6.9 miles from 02186 781-575-6507

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.