Knox County Animal Shelter

Find Knox 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.


Appleton Animal Control 174 Mitchell Lane Appleton ME 04862 207-845-2888


Camden Animal Control 123 John Street Camden ME 04843 207-230-8285

Camden Rockport Animal Rescue 146 Camden Street Rockport ME 04856 207-236-8702

Humane Society of Knox County 17 Buttermilk Lane Thomaston ME 04861 207-594-2200

Rockport Animal Control 146 Camden St Rockport ME 04856 207-236-8702

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.