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

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.