York County Animal Shelter

Find York 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.


Animal Welfare Society 46 Holland Road Kennebunk ME 04043 207-985-3244


Biddeford Animal Control 189 Alfred Street Biddeford ME 04005 207-286-8029

Buxton Animal Shelter 27 Portland Road Buxton ME 04093 207-929-5505

Creature Comforts Animal 195 State Road Kittery ME 03904

Hemlock Hill Farm Sanctuary PO Box 474 Lebanon ME 04027 207-457-1371

Kitty Cat Lane Rescue PO Box 167 West Newfield ME 04095 207-793-2992

Little Paws Animal Shelter 27 Portland Road Buxton ME 04093 207-929-5505

Marlee Animal Rescue PO Box 552 North Berwick ME 03906 207-676-2248

Sanford Municipal Shelter PO Box 35 Springvale ME 04083

Wells Animal Control 1563 Post Road Wells ME 04090 207-646-9354

West Kennebunk Animal Control 46 Holland Road Kennebunk ME 04043 207-985-3244

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.