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

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.