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

JAKE, The July Dog of The Month

JAKE is a male Black Lab, about 11 years old. Jake is a favorite among all the volunteers at the shelter. He loves everyone and his "smile" and wagging tail brightens all our days. He is a big bundle of love and energy from his head to his tail and would be best suited for an active family/person who will include him in lots of activities and play time. He may be a senior in years - but acts like a young pup! :) A fenced yard would be ideal. He loves to go for walks and using a martingale and easy-walk harness makes it much easier and more enjoyable for both of you. Jake may be happiest as your "one and only" and would prefer a home with no cats. He is choosy about other dogs and, if with another dog, may prefer a female. If you are looking for a new "best friend" to make your life complete - come meet Jake! You will fall right in love!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY from Jake and all his friends at the Taunton Shelter... How his eyes would "Sparkle" if he was able to spend the rest of the summer in a new home, with a new family to call his very own... How he would "Celebrate" with special "kisses"...

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." (Unknown)

Cat of the Month

Cat of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

Cat of the Month for July is Nalia!

My family was moving and did not want to take me. I had been with them since a kitten. Now at 10 years I am in a cage, confused and scared. Why families do this to their pets, I do not know, I am gaining courage every day, now when I hear my name, I speak back. Life can throw some curve balls. I am hopeful that one of those voices calling my name, will be the person wanting to bring me home. I hope it is your voice I hear. Come soon!

***EVENTS!!! Come join us***

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(/li>
  • 2018 CALENDAR - SHOW OFF YOUR PET YOU ADOPTED FROM US! If you adopted a pet from the Taunton Animal Care Facility,send us a photo to be featured in our 2018 Calendar. Email your high-quality (for printing) jpeg photos to Traci at with a subject line of "TAS Photo". Deadline is 8/1/17


    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 or come on down and ask about volunteering! The minimum age requirement is 18 years old. Everything from laundry to yard work, to walking dogs, grooming, feeding, fostering, cleaning kennels, 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 Peanut Butter, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Purina Cat/Kitten food, Canned Dog/Cat Food (no Meow Mix), Paper Towels, Kongs, Disinfectant Cleanser, and Monetary Donations. Sorry, but we are no longer accepting rawhide, Kibbles n Bits or Ol' Roy dog food. (We have plenty of blankets 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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