Somerset County Animal Shelter

Find Somerset 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.


Answered Prayer Acre Animal Rescue Barron Road North Anson ME 04958 207-635-2377


Pittsfield Animal Shelter PO Box 3965 Pittsfield ME 04967 207-487-5104

Save Our Strays PO Box 445 Fairfield ME 04937 207-877-0060

Skowhegan Animal Shelter 123 Middle Road Skowhegan ME 04976 207-474-6493

Somerset Animal Shelter 123 Middle Road Skowhegan ME 04976 207-474-6493

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.