Dorchester Animal Control in Boston Massachusetts

Address and phone number for Dorchester Animal Control, an Animal Shelter, at Lawley Street, Boston MA.

Dorchester Animal Control
39 Lawley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02122
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

About Dorchester Animal Control

The Dorchester Animal Control, located in Boston, Massachusetts is an Animal Shelter that provides temporary housing and care for stray, unwanted, and owner-relinquished animals including dogs and cats in Suffolk County. A wide range of additional services may also be offered by the Dorchester Animal Control.

You may contact Dorchester Animal Control for questions about:
  • Finding lost cats and dogs in Boston, MA
  • Adopting cats and dogs
  • Boston pet adoption fees
  • Fostering cats and dogs
  • Kill and no-kill policies
Finding Lost Cats & Dogs

If you have lost your pet cat or dog in or near Boston, Massachusetts then you should contact the Dorchester Animal Control. Your missing pet may have been located and taken to the Shelter. Even if your dog or cat has not been recovered by the Shelter, you may be able to file a report so that if the shelter finds your pet they will be able to contact you for recovery. Pets available for adoption through the Dorchester Animal Control may be held for a set period of time in order to give owners an opportunity to claim and retrieve their lost pets so it is best to contact the Boston Shelter directly regarding policies.

Boston Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Dorchester Animal Control operations, however, the shelter may only take in either dogs or cats, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to visiting. The Suffolk County Animal Shelter may offer educational programs on pet ownership, spay and neuter services, and preventive health services such as vaccinations in order to support its efforts to find permanent homes for lost pets. Dorchester Animal Control may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact the office directly regarding policies.

Animal Control

Dorchester Animal Control may also be operated as part of the Suffolk County or local government Animal Control Agency. Boston Animal Control Departments also undertake a range of activities related to animal control enforcement, including impounding stray animals, investigating animal cruelty, enforcing licensing laws, ensuring animal welfare, and rescuing trapped animals. Animals housed by animal control agencies are usually made available for adoption unless they are determined to be too aggressive, injured, or sick.

Contact Dorchester Animal Control

You may contact the Shelter by calling 617-268-7800, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Dorchester Animal Control, 39 Lawley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02122

Map of Dorchester Animal Control in Boston Massachusetts

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