Yarmouth Animal Shelter

Find Yarmouth Massachusetts 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.


West Yarmouth Animal Control 597 Forest Road Yarmouth MA 02673 508-394-4422


Scargo Wags and Wiggles Rescue, Inc. PO Box 812 Dennis MA 02638 4.1 miles from Yarmouth 508-400-0222

Centerville Animal Shelter 1577 Falmouth Road Barnstable Town MA 02632 6.2 miles from Yarmouth 508-775-0940

MSPCA Animal Shelter 1577 Falmouth Road Barnstable MA 02632 6.2 miles from Yarmouth 508-775-0940

Friends of Felines 35 Ashumet Road Mashpee MA 02649 13.8 miles from Yarmouth

Sandwich Animal Control 117 Massachusetts 6A Sandwich MA 02563 15.2 miles from Yarmouth 508-833-8004

Plymouth Town Animal Shelter 2199 State Road Plymouth MA 02360 19.6 miles from Yarmouth 508-888-1186

Friends of the Animals Dba A2z Adoption 36 Shoreline Way Plymouth MA 02360 21.0 miles from Yarmouth 508-224-5950

Friends of Falmouth Dogs 150 Blacksmith Shop Road Falmouth MA 02536 21.2 miles from Yarmouth 508-548-7742

East Falmouth Animal Control 150 Blacksmith Shop Road East Falmouth MA 02536 21.2 miles from Yarmouth 508-457-2552

Adopt A Greyhound, Inc. PO Box 512 Falmouth MA 02541 21.5 miles from Yarmouth 508-540-0635

A Helping Paw 3086 Cranberry Highway Wareham MA 02538 22.4 miles from Yarmouth 508-291-7297

Carrie Seaman Animal Shelter PO Box 518 Truro MA 02666 23.8 miles from Yarmouth 508-487-4243

Oak Bluffs Animal Control 347 County Road Oak Bluffs MA 02568 24.4 miles from Yarmouth 508-693-0857

Pet Adoption & Welfare Services PO Box 1636 Edgartown MA 02539 24.8 miles from Yarmouth 508-693-6614

Martha's Vineyard Care and Adoption Center 276 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Edgartown MA 02539 24.9 miles from Yarmouth 508-627-8662

Vineyard Haven Animal Control 66 High Point Lane Tisbury MA 02568 25.5 miles from Yarmouth 508-696-4209

Wareham Animal Control 54 Marion Road Wareham MA 02571 26.3 miles from Yarmouth 508-291-1473

Edgartown Animal Control 165 Meetinghouse Way Edgartown MA 02539 26.3 miles from Yarmouth 508-627-9611

Nantucket Animal Control 21 Crooked Lane Nantucket MA 02554 27.5 miles from Yarmouth 508-228-1491

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.