New England animal shelters

THE LISTINGS

Welcome to the Animal Shelter Directory – New England. Here you will find a list of organizations where you can adopt a pet in the area.  This includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. If you’re looking for a particular breed, click on the button to go to Breed Specific Rescues.  And, if you click on Other Non-Profit Services for companion animals and their owners, you’ll find everything from assistance with spay and neuter services to charities providing blankets for shelter pets. I hope you find your perfect pet in these pages!

While you’re here, check out the blog.  Lots of good information there including how to foster kittens, and learning how to spot a puppy mill.  There are general posts, too, covering training, dog breeds and much more. Subscribe to my email list to received a free printable to take with you to the shelter.  This will help you ask the right questions to find the perfect pet for you.

ADD TO THE PAGE

If you know of any domestic animal rescues not listed in this directory where you can adopt a pet in New England, please click on the Add A Shelter link.  I’m always happy to add another organization to the list.

 
 

ADOPTION FEES LEGEND

A = Up to $150.00

B = $151.00 to $299.00

C = $300.00 to $499.00

D = $500.00 and up

MAINE

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

  • Name of Shelter: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
  • Address:  55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240 
  • Physical Shelter or Foster-Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs, Cats, and other small companion animals
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A to B
  • Performs Euthanasia: Yes
  • Website: https://www.gahumane.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 207-783-2311

YORK COUNTY

  • Name of Shelter: The Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk, Maine
  • Address:  46 Holland Road, West Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Physical Shelter or Foster-Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs, Cats, and other small companion animals
  • Adoption Fees:   Dogs – A to C;  Cats – A to B
  • Performs Euthanasia: Unknown
  • Website: https://animalwelfaresociety.org
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 207-985-3244

  • Name of Shelter: Lucky Pup Rescue
  • Address:  Kennebunkport, ME
  • Physical Shelter or Foster-Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees:  Dogs – B to C
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: http://www.luckypuprescue.org/
  • Email: [email protected]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
  • Name: Humane Society for Greater Nashua
  • Address:  24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served: Cats, Dogs, and other small companion pets
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Website: http://www.hsfn.org
  • Telephone:  603-889-2275

  • Name: Peace and Paws Dog Rescue
  • Address:  P.O. Box 1155, Hillsborough, NH 03244
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – Unknown
  • Website: https://www.peaceandpaws.org/
  • Email: [email protected]

STRAFFORD COUNTY

  • Name: FuRRR
  • Address:  10 Main Street, Unit 99, Gonic, NH 03839
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based with some animals in local pet stores
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Cats
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A to B
  • Website: http:/www.furrr.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone:  603- 969-5508 

VERMONT

CHITTENDEN COUNTY

  • Name:  All Breed Rescue Vermont
  • Address: 491 Industrial Ave, Williston, Vermont 05495
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C
  • Website: https://www.allbreedrescuevt.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (802) 489-5889

WINDSOR COUNTY

  • Name:  Long Trail Canine Rescue
  • Address: P.O. Box 1115, Wilder, VT 05088
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: http://longtraildogs.org
  • Email: [email protected]

CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD COUNTY

  • Name:  Connecticut Cat Connection
  • Address: 40 Stevens Mill Road, Windsor, CT 06095
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Cats
  • Adoption Fees: Cats – A to B
  • Website: https://ctcatconnection.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 860-219-9396

  • Name:  Dog Star Rescue
  • Address: Canton, Connecticut
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: https://dogstarrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]

MASSACHUSETTS

WORCESTER COUNTY

  • Name: Sterling Animal Shelter, Inc.
  • Address:  17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter with some foster
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – A to D; Cats – A to B
  • Website: https://www.sterlingshelter.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone:   978-422-8585

  • Name: Dog Orphans Humane Society
  • Address:  90 Webster St, Douglas, Massachusetts 01516
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: http://www.dogorphans.com/index.htm
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 508-476-1855

RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE COUNTY

  • Name: Providence Animal Rescue League
  • Address:  34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter 
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs, Cats, and other companion animals
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A to B
  • Website: http://parl.org/
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone:  401-421-1399

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES

  • Name:  Berner, Inc.
  • Address:  P.O. Box 202, South Berwick, ME
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served:  Dogs – Bernese Mountain Dogs
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – C
  • Website: https://www.bernerinc.org

  • Name:  Tall Tails Beagle Rescue
  • Address: 81 Pleasant Hill Rd.,Freeport, ME 04032 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter with some fosters
  • Types of Animals Served:  Beagles and beagle mixes
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B
  • Website: https://www.talltailsbeaglerescue.org
  • Telephone: 207-797-5392
  • Email: [email protected]

OTHER NON-PROFIT SERVICES FOR COMPANION ANIMALS

  • Name: Wrapped in Love
  • Address: Run through the web only
  • Purpose/Services: Connecting crafters with dog and cat rescues with a primary focus on making blankets, belly bands, and diapers.  These items are often sent home with newly adopted pets to ease their transition into a forever home.
  • Website: http://www.wil4u.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission/
  • Statistics:  
  •   Total Number of Blankets pledged as of June 18, 2020: 25,656

  • Name: Sterling Animal Clinic (run through Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling, MA
  • Address: 17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564
  • Purpose/Services: Provides low cost spay and neuter services to companion animals
  • Telephone: 978-422-8449
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: https://sterlingshelterclinic.org/