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
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.
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.
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.