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

TYSON, The November Dog of The Month

TYSON is a male Am Staff, about 5 years old. He is a handsome and sweet boy who likes everyone and is also good with most other dogs. He does have a tendency to chase cats, and therefore, would be best in a home with no cats. He is as beautiful inside, as he is outside! He would be a welcome addition to any family. Tyson would love a fenced yard and an active person/family who would include him in lots of activities, walks and play time. He loves snuggling and gives the best "doggie kisses"! :) He walks well on the leash with the use of a martingale collar and easy-walk harness. One of Tyson's favorite treats is a kong filled with peanut butter, and he enjoys playing with tennis balls in the play yard! If you are looking for a fun new "best friend" to make your life complete and bring lots of love and companionship to your life, come meet Tyson! You are sure to fall in love.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Tyson and all his friends at the Taunton Shelter! Tyson is hoping he will soon be in a new home for the holidays and be able to share a special Thanksgiving dinner with a new family.

"Of all the things we have to be thankful for, some of the dearest are the children and animals in our lives. For there is no greater blessing than to be able to share our hearts and homes with those we love. In return, they bring us joy, they teach us to wonder anew at life, and they enrich each day through the wonderful bond we share." (American Humane Association)

Cat of the Month

Cat of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

The Cat of the Month is Sidney!

Sydney was Adopted!!!

I wear my heart on my nose! And have a half black/white chin! How unique am I? My owner could no longer care for me, the shelter was the safe place to bring me. I am 5 years old. Here at the shelter I am on the quiet side. I have not lived with other animals or children, so a home where I am the only pet would be best for me. Older children would be fine, I am not to sure about young children. A buddy is what I would like most, are you looking for one? I have a special adoption fee, please come soon!

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

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

  • Thank you to all who participated in our "SIP & SIGN" at Christopher's Lounge in Raynham for Gigi's acupuncture therapy!

  • 2018 Adopted Shelter Pets Calendars

    2018 Adopted Shelter Pets Calendars sponsored by the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility are available for sale now. You can get them at the shelter during adoption hours or email friendstauntonanimalshelter@gmail if you need one mailed to you. They are $15 each for pick up and $20 each for mailing. Order yours here: Calendar Orders. Each calendar sold supports the animals!


    The Taunton Animal Shelter will be holding their 9th ANNUAL JINGLE PAWS from NOV 1 - DEC 24. Share some special holiday cheer with a pet currently awaiting a new home and family at the Taunton Animal Shelter! Make a donation in honor of a particular pet at the shelter and/or deliver/send a special toy/treat/gift for the pet of your choice. (This can also be done as a special "gift" for someone and/or in memory of someone!) Forms will be available at the Taunton Shelter, via e-mail (, Raynham Town Hall, Robin's Corner Flower Shop, or Leahy's Liquors. Your name and the name of your pet of choice will be noted on our website and also at the shelter itself. In addition, you will receive a special photo of the pet you have chosen to sponsor! Checks are to be made out to The Taunton Animal Shelter ...Happy Holidays... and Thank you for your support!


    KING, BEAR, MERCEDES,TYSON, (In Memory of)LEE, (In Memory of)CLINT, and (In Memory of)PRINCE - (Nadine Killion)


    CUJO (In Memory of Loki, Rosie, & Tara) - (Marsha Silvia)

    CAMIEL - (Mary Lopes)


    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.

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    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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