Middlesex County Animal Shelter

Find Middlesex 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-Cat 13 Peter Spring Road Concord MA 01742 978-369-9467


All Dog Rescue, Inc. PO Box 2072 Natick MA 01760 617-507-9193

Animal Control of Wakefield & Stoneham 1 Lafayette Street Wakefield MA 01880 781-231-0474

Arlington Animal Control 51 Grove Street Arlington MA 02476 781-316-3950

Ashland Animal Control 101 Main Street Ashland MA 01721 508-881-0122

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton 5 Rafferty Road Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938

Beaks and Noses, Inc. 19 Fuller Road Billerica MA 01821 978-663-4547

Billerica Cat Care Coalition PO Box 141 Billerica MA 01821

Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc 151 Boston Post Road Sudbury MA 01776 978-443-6990

Cambridge Animal Control 344 Broadway Cambridge MA 02139 617-349-4376

Crested Guardians, Inc. 7 Cynthia Road Billerica MA 01821 978-375-2942

Dayglyn Kennels 41 Cranberry Road Pepperell MA 01463 978-433-2332

Everett Animal Control 210 Ferry Street Everett MA 02149 781-391-6019

Framingham Animal Control 50 Western Avenue Framingham MA 01702 508-532-5870

German Shepherd Rescue of Ne PO Box 299 Wayland MA 01778 978-443-2202

German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of New England 452 Chandler Street Tewksbury MA 01876

Grey2k Usa PO Box 442117 Somerville MA 02144 866-247-3925

Greysland Greyhound Adoption 177 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6023

House Rabbit Network PO Box 2602 Woburn MA 01888 781-431-1211

House Rabbit Society PO Box 999 Melrose MA 02174 781-663-9962

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.