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

LUCY, The July Dog of The Month

Lucy is a female Boxer/Am Staff mix about 5 years old. She is such a cute girl - with great markings!!! Just look at that face, that "smile", and those ears... they are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, too! :) She is good with children and would prefer to be your one and only pet. She is a happy and energetic girl who would be best suited for an active person/family who will include her in lots of activities, walks and play time. Lucy loves the water, splashing around in the kiddie pool and playing with balls and toys in the play yard with volunteers. She runs around with the biggest "smile" on her face and her tail wagging a mile a minute. You can often hear the volunteers laughing when they are out in the play yard with her. :) She would be a welcome addition to any family and wonderful new "best friend" - bringing lots of love, happiness and companionship to your life.

Lucy even got dressed up for 4th of July - brightening up the whole day for everyone!! (To see her in her patriotic attire, please see her Petfinder write-up and photos... it is total "cuteness" - with a Capital "C" !)

"For me, a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog." (Roger Caras)

Cat of the Month

BUDDY's adoption did not go through so he is also the July Cat of the Month

My owner passed and sadly there was no one who could take me in. Handsome and loving, I greet all who come to my cage door. For you see I love to cuddle, and I miss not having time tp cuddle with the important human in my life. I have slight cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). I am not the most graceful cat that you will meet. But I will be one of the most loving that you will meet! I will kneed my bed and reach my paw out to you in hopes that you will stay to meet me and find out just how wonderful a cat I am! I have a special adoption fee. I have only one expectation of my adoptive home, that it will be a family that loves to cuddle and will never be far from my side. Please come soon.

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

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

  • Order our candles featuring our very own:


    Go to www.CharityWicks.com/TACF to order online or buy them when you visit us at the shelter or at our Paws-itively Purr-fect Day Event on 6/12/16! $19.99 each

    Are you a member? If yes, bring us your Membership Card and receive $1.00 off!

    Charity Wicks all natural, non-GMO soy candles are produced from vegan friendly, kosher certified, soy beans grown in the USA. All Charity Wicks candles are free of any dyes or coloring in order to produce the most natural candle we can. Featuring lead free, self trimming cotton wicks as well as environmentally conscious fragrance oils to ensure superior hot and cold throws of scent further demonstrates their commitment to providing their consumers with the highest quality, all natural candle available in today's market. They found that people prefer soy candles over paraffin wax candles for a number of reasons:

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  • Soy candles are non-toxic
  • Less likely to trigger allergies
  • Clean up off of fabric and carpet with soap and water
  • Produce very little soot compared to paraffin wax based candles
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    Help us "Share the Light"!

  • SAVE the DATE for our 3rd ANNUAL WOOF WALK

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 11am - 3pm

    Pre-register before 9/1/16 and receive 2 free Ruff Raffle Tickets. Go to weblink.donorperfect.com/woofwalkregister to register


    The calendars will be available for sale starting in SEPTEMBER at our Woof Walk, the shelter, and other fundraisers. They will feature photos of dogs and cats adopted from/at the Taunton shelter. Further details coming soon...


    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 paws4blue@aol.com

    The rewards are endless! The love received in 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, Kongs, Disinfectant Cleansers, Copy Paper, Paper Towels, Peanut Butter, Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer and Monetary Donations. (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 massanimalcoalition.com/resources/pet-owners


    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: paws4blue@aol.com for DOG adoptions, questions and applications.
    Email: ds4paws@hotmail.com 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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