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

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.