The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility sincerely thank our financial and Wish List supporters and those who Liked and Shared our FaceBook page of Taunton Animal Shelter cats and dogs. With your support, Friends was able to fund medical procedures, diagnositc testing, medications and special food for numerous shelter animals. These animals received the gift of a caring, loving home because you gave them the opportunity to be adopted!


Taunton Animal Shelter consistently has an average of 20 or more dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and colors! If we do not currently have what you are looking for, please leave your name and number (and an application) for future reference. We may also know of a shelter who may have what you are looking for. The Adoption Fee covers the cost of the spay/neuter and required vaccinations.

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Dog of the Month

RUSTY, The May Dog of The Month

RUSTY is a male Beagle, about 11 years old. Rusty is an adorable and happy senior boy who is looking for a warm and loving home in which to spend his Golden Years. When you meet him, you instantly fall in love with that sweet face, big "smile" and wagging tail. He is the perfect size to snuggle with you on the couch and would make a wonderful addition to any family. As typical with Beagles, he does have a "Beagle Bark" and would not be suitable for anyone in an apartment or condo. A fenced yard would be ideal for Rusty - so he could run and play and just "be a Beagle" while investigating everything in the yard. We have found that Rusty does not get along with some other dogs or cats and may be best as the only pet in the home. Rusty is also not completely housebroken and, therefore, some patience, understanding and training will be involved. A perfect situation would be if someone was home most of the time and Rusty would have the opportunity to get out for "bathroom breaks" and have someone work on house training with him. If you are looking for a new "Best Friend" to make your life complete and bring laughter, love and companionship to each day, please come meet Rusty. Everyone smiles the minute they walk in and see him - he just makes the cares of the day disappear...

"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." (Bonnie Wilcox)

Cat of the Month

Cat of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

Cat of the Month for May is Mystic!

I was abandoned outside of the shelter. I did not want to live the life of a stray, for when a heard a human calling to me, I went as fast as I could to her side. I am a sweet and lovable guy, a gentle soul. I am looking for a place on the couch next to you. When the house cats come near my cage, I am not very excited to see them. A home as the only cat would be best for me. I will be your buddy forever, I just do not want to ever be abandoned again. Please come to visit me, I have a special adoption fee.

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For more information including upcoming events, view our PetFinder Event Calendar.

Save the date for our 4th Annual Woof Walk at Araujo Farm in Dighton! 9/17/17 Sunday


    Would you like to feel loved and appreciated? Are you unable to adopt a pet, but would like to spend time with them? Would you like to get some exercise in the great outdoors? Are you interested in the veterinarian/grooming/obedience training fields? Do you love animals? Please call the shelter/come on down and ask about volunteering! The minimum age requirement is 13 years old. Everything from laundry to yard work, to walking dogs, grooming, feeding, fostering, etc... Volunteer Forms are available at the shelter or you may also request one by emailing

    The rewards are endless! The love received is unconditional. The happiness you can bring to the animals that you will feel in your heart at the end of the day is immeasureable!


    The Shelter is currently in most need of Martingale Collars, Easy-Walk Harnesses, Purina Cat/Kitten food, Canned Dog/Cat Food (no Meow Mix), Kongs, Disinfectant Cleanser, and Monetary Donations. Sorry, but we are no longer accepting rawhide or Ol' Roy dog food. (We have plenty of sheets and towels at this time and are unable to take anymore until further notice). Thank you!


    If you are having trouble paying for veterinarian care or food for your pet, visit


    Please call the shelter for the most convenient directions. Alternatively, you may view the directions to Taunton Animal Shelter on the web.

    Taunton Animal Shelter
    821 W Water St
    Taunton MA 02780
    Phone: 508-822-1463
    Email: for DOG adoptions, questions and applications.
    Email: for CAT adoptions, questions and applications.

    Hours of Operation

    Sunday & Monday Closed

    Tuesday thru Thursday 12pm - 5pm

    Friday 12pm - 2pm

    Saturday 12pm - 4pm

    PLEASE NOTE: Since the shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday, phone calls received on those days will not be returned until Tuesday.

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