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

Quincy Animal Shelter 56 Broad Street Quincy MA 02169 617-376-1349

Randolph Animal Control 41 South Main Street Randolph MA 02368 781-961-0946

Sheltara Humane Society, Inc. 141 Memorial Parkway Randolph MA 02368 781-961-5723

South Shore Humane Society PO Box 850187 Braintree MA 02185 781-335-0061

Stoughton Animal Control 499 West Street Stoughton MA 02072 781-344-1294

The Greyhound Project 261 Robbins Street Milton MA 02186 617-333-4982

Wellesley Animal Control 485 Washington Street Wellesley MA 02482 781-235-8460

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.