Barnstable County Animal Shelter

Find Barnstable County 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.


Adopt A Greyhound, Inc. PO Box 512 Falmouth MA 02541 508-540-0635


Carrie Seaman Animal Shelter PO Box 518 Truro MA 02666 508-487-4243

Centerville Animal Shelter 1577 Falmouth Road Barnstable Town MA 02632 508-775-0940

East Falmouth Animal Control 150 Blacksmith Shop Road East Falmouth MA 02536 508-457-2552

Friends of Falmouth Dogs 150 Blacksmith Shop Road Falmouth MA 02536 508-548-7742

Friends of Felines 35 Ashumet Road Mashpee MA 02649

MSPCA Animal Shelter 1577 Falmouth Road Barnstable MA 02632 508-775-0940

Sandwich Animal Control 117 Massachusetts 6A Sandwich MA 02563 508-833-8004

Scargo Wags and Wiggles Rescue, Inc. PO Box 812 Dennis MA 02638 508-400-0222

West Yarmouth Animal Control 597 Forest Road Yarmouth MA 02673 508-394-4422

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.