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

MERCEDES, The September Dog of The Month

MERCEDES is a female Am Staff, about 2 years old. Mercedes is a pretty girl with the most beautiful hazel eyes! She would be happiest as the only pet in the home and your "one and only". She is much more relaxed and comfortable when out of the kennel and, once outside, seems to like almost everyone. We recommend no toddlers, but older children would be fine. We also recommend breed knowledge. Mercedes could benefit from training, but will learn quickly, is eager to please, and responds well to positive reinforcement. She already appears to know some basic commands. She enjoys going for walks and walks well with the use of a martingale collar and easy-walk harness. A fenced yard would be ideal, as well as an active family/person who would include her in lots of activities and play time. She is a bundle of energy and enthusiasm from her head to her toes! Mercedes would benefit from a diet of grain-free food, daily dry skin supplements, and occasional medicated/oatmeal baths (which she LOVES!). When getting baths, she just "smiles" from ear to ear and enjoys every single moment of being "pampered". Mercedes also loves a gentle spraying with the hose, and may enjoy a sprinkler, kiddie pool, or a lake.

Fall is the beginning of a new season, with many leaves turning warm shades of gold... let Mercedes bring "gold" to your life with her love, let her "warm" your home with laughter, and give her a new "leash on life" by adopting this sweet and happy girl!

"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." (Thom Jones)

Cat of the Month

Cat of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

Cats of the Month for August are Our Seniors!


  • Put your mind at ease,
  • Age is not a disease!
  • It is just a number in years,
  • So put away your fears.
  • They tend not to demand too much,
  • Just happy to be fed and have your touch.
  • Kittens need attention and want to always play,
  • But that much energy in older cats has gone away.
  • They want to be loved and like to sleep,
  • They will be your friend-one to keep.
  • Come to the shelter and visit our older dames,
  • Nalia, Holly, Emma and Nora are their names!

  • ***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
  • Calendars will be available for sale come the end of summer/beginning of fall.

    YARD SALE, SEPT 23, 2017, 10am - 3pm, UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 265 W BRITANNIA ST, TAUNTON. ALL proceeds will be donated to the TAUNTON ANIMAL SHELTER and C.A.R.E. Southcoast Animal Rescue.


    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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