Massachusetts Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Massachusetts dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Massachusetts pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Massachusetts Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Massachusetts Pets Adoption Massachusetts Animal Coalition
Massachusetts Birds Parrots Beaks and Noses
Massachusetts Birds All Foster Parrots, Ltd
Cats Only
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Lunenburg, MA 01462 Cats All Pat Brody Shelter for Cats Yes
N. Billerica, MA 01862 Cats All Billerica Cat Care Coalition
Plainville, MA 02762 Cats All Angelcat Haven
Revere MA Cats All Animal Umbrella Yes
Salisbury, MA 01952 Cats All Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society Yes
Tyngsboro, MA 01879 Cats All Kitty Angels Yes
Cats and Dogs
Boston Cats and Dogs All MSPCA Boston Adoption Center
Boston Cats and Dogs All City of Boston Animal Care and Control
Braintree, MA 02184 Cats and Dogs All Rescue Angels, Inc
Braintree, MA 02185 Cats and Dogs All South Shore Humane Society, Inc
Baldwinville MA 01436 Cats and Dogs All Bosler Humane Society Yes
Bloomfield, CT 06002 Cats and Dogs All Our Companians Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Boston, MA Cats and Dogs All Boston Animal Care and Control
Boston, MA 02116 Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Boston
Brookline, MA 02446 Cats and Dogs All Calliope Rescue, Inc. Yes
Dracut, MA 01826 Cats and Dogs All Pets In Need Yes
East Brookfield, MA 01515 Cats and Dogs All Forever Paws Animal Shelter,Inc Yes
Fall River 02721 Cats and Dogs All Second Chance Animal Shelter
Hopkinton MA 01748 Cats and Dogs All Baypath Humane Society
Leverett, MA 01054 Cats and Dogs All Dakin Humane Society
Massachusetts Cats and Dogs All MSPCA-Angell
Massachusetts Cats and Dogs All PawSafe Animal Rescue
Milton, MA 02186 Cats and Dogs All Milton Animal League Yes
New England, MA 02035 Cats and Dogs All All Pets Rescue, Inc
Palmer, MA Cats and Dogs All Destiny’s Road Animal Rescue
Pittsfield, MA 01201 Cats and Dogs All Eleanor Sonsini Shelter
Randolph, MA 02368 Cats and Dogs All Hilltop Humane Society Yes
Quincy, MA 02169 Cats and Dogs All Quincy Animal Shelter Yes
Scituate, MA 02066 Cats and Dogs All Scituate Animal Shelter Yes
Springfield, MA 01105 Cats and Dogs All Dakin Humane Society
Springfield, MA 01104 Cats and Dogs All Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center
Sudbury MA 01776 Cats and Dogs All Buddy Dog Humane Society
Dogs All Breeds
Massachusetts Dogs To Assist Vets Operation Delta Dog
Bondsville, Ma. 01009 Dogs All New Beginnings Dog Rescue
Boston, MA 02135 Dogs All Underdog ResQ
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Dogs All Boston Dog Rescue
Fitchburg, MA 01420 Dogs All Help A Hound
Granby 01033 Dogs All Rover Stays Over Dog Adoption, Granby, MA 01033, 413-530-0311
Hopkinton, MA 01748 Dogs All Pound Hounds
Massachusetts Dogs All A Place For Us
Massachusetts Dogs All New Beginnings Dog Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Toys Beaks and Noses
New England Dogs All Friends of Homeless Animals Yes
Palmer, Massachusetts and New England Dogs All Destiny’s Road Animal Rescue
West Springfield 01090 Dogs All F.A.C.E.S. Dog Rescue and Adoption, 413-783-3078
Sudbury 01776 Dogs All Save A Dog Rescue
Boston, MA 02135 Dogs Special Need and Senior Dogs Underdog ResQ
Dogs By Breed
Massachusetts Dogs Afghan Hound Amy Peake – 413-268-0208
New England, Eastern NY, NJ Dogs American Eskimo Eskies Online
Massachusetts Dogs American Eskimo Chuck Bruno – 781-289-6202
Massachusetts Dogs American Pit Bull Terrier Claudia Siniawski – 781-477-9470
Massachusetts Dogs Argentine Dogo Argentine Dogo Club of America – Robert Pruitt – 978-422-7664
Massachusetts Dogs Basenji Basenji Companions Clube – 978-458-8108
Massachusetts Dogs Basenji Andrew Fowler – 617-524-8003
Massachusetts Dogs Basset Hound Linda Fowler – 508-672-6780
New England Dogs Basset Colonial Basset Hound Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Bearded Collie Barbara Marshall – 781-275-0637
Massachusetts Dogs Bernese Mountain Dog Paul Emerson – 978-448-3183
Massachusetts Dogs Bloodhound American Bloodhound Club – Gina Hayes – 508-693-7299
Massachusetts Dogs Border Collie Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Border Collie New England Border Collie Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Border Terrier North American Border Terrier Welfare – Kate Murphy – 978-372-1775
Massachusetts Dogs Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Network
Massachusetts Dogs Boston Terrier Minuteman Boston Terrier Rescue – Jennifer Tripp – 508-753-5074
Massachusetts Dogs Bouvier Des Flandres Maureen Patterson – 508-358-6657
Massachusetts Dogs Bouvier Des Flandres Deborah Abeles – 413-743-4084
Massachusetts Dogs Bouvier Des Flandres American Bouvier des Flandres Club – Dale Cuddy – 508-948-5110
Massachusetts Dogs Boxer Jane Scott – 413-367-9292
Grafton, 01519 Dogs Boxer The Boxer Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Massachusetts Dogs Briard Marsha Clamp – 508-793-2948/508-839-5302
Massachusetts Dogs Brittany Michelle Saltzman – 781-275-1532
Massachusetts Dogs Brittany Ellyn Packard – 781-383-2595
Massachusetts Dogs Brittany Fran Phillips – 978-724-3325
Massachusetts Dogs Brittany Nancy Dempsey – 978-774-3502
Massachusetts Dogs Bulldog Kathy Bernardi – 978-386-5541
Massachusetts Dogs Bulldog Pat Garrity – 508-842-8848
Massachusetts Dogs Cairn Terrier Diana Sibley – 413-533-2611
Massachusetts Dogs Cane Corso Tammy Kickey – 508-725-6945
Warren, ME (all New England) Dogs Catahoula Catahoula Rescue of New England
Massachusetts Dogs Caucasian Ovcharka Audrey Chalfen – 617-361-3289
Massachusetts Dogs Chesapeake Bay Retreiver Paulette Nolan – 508-457-1537
Massachusetts Dogs Chow Chow Rita Enwright – 978-688-7288 (Referrals Only)
Massachusetts Dogs Collie Collie Network – Mary Lenertz – 978-456-8473
Massachusetts Dogs Curly-Coated Retriever Sheila Callahan-Young 978-281-3860
Massachusetts Dogs Dachshund Jeanne Fisher – 781-581-1854
Massachusetts Dogs Dogue de Bordeaux Anna – 617-776-2814
Massachusetts Dogs English Cocker Spaniel Mrs. Jane Doty – 978-897-3883
Massachusetts Dogs English Shepherd Mary Ann Dwight – 413-774-5888 (Referral)
Massachusetts Dogs English Springer Spaniel Eastern English Springer Spaniel Hotline – 781-237-4751
Massachusetts Dogs Fila Brasiliero Fila Brasiliero Club of America – Ida Estep – 978-772-4892
Massachusetts Dogs Fox Terrier Jean Derench – 978-683-8361
Massachusetts Dogs Fox Terrier Holly Peterson – 978-663-8093
Brockton, MA 02305 Dogs French Bulldog French Bulldog Rescue Network
Massachusetts Dogs German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Rescue of New England Yes
Massachusetts Dogs German Shorthaired Pointed Jean Ellen Kenney – 508-697-6425
Massachusetts Dogs German Wirehair Pointer German Wirehair Pointer Club of America – Linda Strathman – 978-249-8360
Massachusetts Dogs Golden Retrievers Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue 978-568-9700
Massachusetts Dogs Gordon Setter TarTan Gordon Setter Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Great Dane Great Danes Around New England Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue of New England
Massachusetts Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Friends – 508-435-5969
Massachusetts Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Adoption Service – 978-462-7973
Massachusetts Dogs Greyhound Millie Merritt – 617-472-4055
Massachusetts Dogs Greyhound Kathy Morrill – 508-947-3654
Massachusetts Dogs Irish Setter Irish Setter Rescue and Adoption Newtork – Paula Peckol – 413-529-9542
Massachusetts Dogs Keeshound Mary Ellen Grace – 508-222-3300
Massachusetts Dogs Labrador Retriever Laura Cook – 413-568-8764
New England thru Georgia Dogs Maltese Atlantic Maltese Rescue, Inc
Massachusetts Dogs Norfolk Terrier Contact: Mrs. Joseph Mattison, Phone: 617-326-0950
Massachusetts Dogs Papillon Contact: Jackie and Ray Potocki, Phone: 508-462-7607-h,-462-6534-w
Massachusetts Dogs Papillon Contact: Jan Burger, Phone: 508-948-2275
Abington and Brockton Dogs Pit Bull We Love Pit Bulls, Inc  781-421-3027
Boston, MA 02135 Dogs Pit Bull Underdog ResQ
Massachusetts Dogs Pit Bull A Place For Us
Massachusetts Dogs Poodle Poodle Rescue of New England
Massachusetts Dogs Samoyed Minuteman Samoyed Club Rescue
Ware, Ma 01082 Dogs Schnauzer Schnauzer Paws Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) New England Sheltie Rescue
Massachusetts Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie United
New England Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies Inc
Other Animals
Massachusetts Ferrets All Luv of Ferrets Shelter and Rescue
Massachusetts Ferrets All Gimmee Ferret Shelter
Massachusetts Ferrets All Massachusetts Ferret Friends
Massachusetts Ferrets All New England Ferret Foster Education and Rescue
Massachusetts Ferrets All The Educated Ferret
Massachusetts Rabbits Domestic The Hop Line