Suffolk County Animal Shelter

Find Suffolk County 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.

Alliance For Animals 232 Silver Street Boston MA 02127 617-268-7800

Angell Animal Medical Center 350 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 617-522-7282

Animal Umbrella, Inc. 320 Charger Street Revere MA 02151 617-731-7267

Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130

Boston Animal Control 1 City Hall Sq Boston MA 02201 617-635-5348

Brighton Animal Control 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 617-787-8872

City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 617-635-1800

Dorchester Animal Control 39 Lawley Street Boston MA 02122 617-268-7800

Friends of the Saginaw Humane Society 1 Post Office Square Boston MA 02109

Gifford Cat Shelter 30 Undine Road Boston MA 02135 617-787-8872

Greyhound Welfare, Inc. PO Box 120788 Boston MA 02112 617-479-2323

Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130

New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125

Revere Animal Control 400 Revere Beach Parkway Revere MA 02151 781-286-8345

Roslindale Animal Control 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 617-635-1800

Welcome Home 25 Ridgeway Lane Boston MA 02114 617-227-1499

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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.