Penobscot County Animal Shelter

Find Penobscot 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.


4r Animal Shelter 202 Thomas Hill Road Lee ME 04455 207-738-2248


Animal Orphanage 71 Airport Rd Old Town ME 04468 207-827-8777

Bangor Animal Control 240 Main Street Bangor ME 04401 207-947-7384

Bangor Animal Shelter 541 Maine Avenue Bangor ME 04401 207-947-3205

Bangor Humane Society 693 Mount Hope Avenue Bangor ME 04401 207-942-8902

Husky N Lab Rescue 2946 Bennoch Road Alton ME 04468

Little Wanderers Animal Adoption 383 Corinth Road Hudson ME 04449 207-327-1422

Old Town Animal Control AIRPORT Rd Old Town ME 04468 207-827-8777

Penobscot Valley Humane Society 1 Park Avenue Lincoln ME 04457 207-794-3457

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.