Suffolk County Animal Shelter

Find Suffolk 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.


Alliance For Animals 232 Silver Street Boston MA 02127 617-268-7800


Angell Animal Medical Center 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 617-522-7282

Animal Umbrella, Inc. 320 Charger Street Revere MA 02151 617-731-7267

Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130

Boston Animal Control 1 City Hall Sq Boston MA 02201 617-635-5348

Brighton Animal Control 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 617-787-8872

City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 617-635-1800

Dorchester Animal Control 39 Lawley Street Boston MA 02122 617-268-7800

Friends of the Saginaw Humane Society 1 Post Office Square Boston MA 02109

Gifford Cat Shelter 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 617-787-8872

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 120788 Boston MA 02112 617-479-2323

Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130

New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125

Revere Animal Control 400 Revere Beach Parkway Revere MA 02151 781-286-8345

Roslindale Animal Control 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 617-635-1800

Welcome Home 25 Ridgeway Lane Boston MA 02114 617-227-1499

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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.