Pet Adoption In Massachusetts

Are you considering Pet Adoption in Massachusetts? There are a lot of choices. I encourage you to start at the local SPCA …

Massachusetts SPCA and Humane Society is a Great Place to Start

If you are going to adopt a pet in Massachusetts then I suggest the consideration of a local Humane Society or SPCA. The SPCA and Humane Societies do a lot of great work and do their best to save pets lives. I have had a few great pets in my lifetime from the local Humane Society. They were healthy and have lived long lives.

Many people, including me, get upset when pets are euthanized in animal shelters. Do you avoid shelters because of this?

I now understand that this is usually reserved for very ill or very aggressive animals. The shelters have limited funds and have to focus on saving the most adoptable pets (the vast majority).

I have focused more of my energy on encouraging pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered to control overpopulation. I also suggest considering adopting a pet instead of purchasing. These two actions reduce the pressure on shelters – enabling them to do more for the ill and aggressive pets that sometimes get put down.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1868 they provide care for more than 250,000 animals each year. I encourage you to learn more about the local SPCA to get a better idea of how much they care and how much they do to help pets right in your community.

If you are ready to adopt, or at least ready to start your search, you should go for a visit. They have several locations – I suggest visiting their site at to find one near you.

Pet Adoption in Massachusetts – Other Ideas

It is a great idea to consider a pet rescue. There are lots of breed specific dog and cat rescues. When you adopt from a rescue you will get a pet that has been trained and taken care of. The rescue will want to be sure that you and the pet are a good match for each other. This helps to ensure a great long term adoption.

If you run a rescue in Massachusetts we would love to list it here. Please Contact us with your information.

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