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

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.