Cumberland County Animal Shelter

Find Cumberland County Maine 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.


Animal Refuge League 449 Stroudwater Street Westbrook ME 04092 207-854-9771


Brunswick Animal Shelter 30 Range Road Brunswick ME 04011 207-725-5051

Cat Coalition of Western Maine 206 River Road Naples ME 04055 207-310-3011

Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Road Brunswick ME 04011 207-725-5051

Dogs Deserve Better PO Box 6103 Portland ME 04105

Friends of Feral Felines PO Box 8137 Portland ME 04104 207-797-3014

Homeless Animal Rescue Team 302 Range Road Cumberland Center ME 04021 207-829-4116

Loyal Heart Puppy Rescue 68 Shepherd Lane New Gloucester ME 04260 603-205-5900

Maine Greyhound Placement Service PO Box 682 Bridgton ME 04009 207-647-8944

Maine State SPCA PO Box 10 North Windham ME 04062 800-482-7447

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals 279 River Road North Windham ME 04062 207-892-8007

Standish Animal Control 175 Northeast Road Standish ME 04084 207-642-4343

The Green Ark 38 Vermont Avenue Portland ME 04103 207-807-1362

Westbrook Animal Control 690 Stroudwater Street Westbrook ME 04092 207-887-7215

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.