Norfolk County Animal Shelter

Find Norfolk 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.


Bellingham Animal Control 234 Pulaski Boulevard Bellingham MA 02019 508-876-2026


Boxer Buddies Rescue, Inc. PO Box 120 Bellingham MA 02019 508-966-3944

Canine Connections, Inc. 18 Washington Street Canton MA 02021 781-793-7879

Canton Animal Control 150 Bolivar Street Canton MA 02021 781-575-6507

Ce-Ce & Friends Humane Society PO Box 690005 Quincy MA 02269 617-328-5812

Commonwealth Cares Humane Society PO Box 902 Cohasset MA 02025 781-749-8668

Dedham Animal Control 276 Pine Street Dedham MA 02026 781-461-0126

Franklin Animal Control 15 Public Works Way Franklin MA 02038 508-520-4922

Hilltop Humane Society PO Box 553 Randolph MA 02368 781-961-3638

Holbrook Town Animal Control 1 Maple Avenue Holbrook MA 02343 781-767-5259

Medfield Animal Shelter 101 Bridge Street Medfield MA 02052 508-359-8989

Medway Town Animal Control 155 Village Street Medway MA 02053 508-533-3251

Milford Humane Society PO Box 171 Medway MA 02053 508-473-7008

Millis Animal Shelter 47 Railroad Avenue Millis MA 02054 508-533-5855

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

Neponset Valley Humane Society, Inc. PO Box 544 Norwood MA 02062 781-769-1990

Pet Parents Foundation 1132 Main Street South Weymouth MA 02190 781-340-1234

Purr-Fect Cat Shelter PO Box 548 Medway MA 02053 508-533-5855

Quincy Animal Control 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 617-376-1364

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.