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

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.