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!

To all, we wish a joyous Holiday Season and a New Year of peace and kindness. With each of you by our side, we are able to continue our support of the Taunton Animal Shelter cats and dogs. Please consider a donation this Holiday Season to the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility in support of our mission to assist the shelter animals in finding adoptive homes (click on the DONATE tab at the top of the page).

Thank you and the very best in 2017.


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

DUKE, The March Dog of The Month

DUKE is a male Am Staff, about 2 years old. Duke is a favorite among many of the staff and volunteers. He is somewhat shy at first and is nervous of sudden movements and loud noises, but once he feels safe and secure, he is full of love, snuggles, tail wags and "smiles". Because of his shyness and nervousness, we do recommend no toddlers, as they may be too active and move too quickly for him. He loves to go for walks and socialize with everyone. He is a happy guy who would bring lots of love and companionship to your life. He may be fine with another dog as a companion. He also did not seem to bother with any of the outside cats when out walking. :) We have found that Duke has Separation Anxiety and may be best suited with someone who is familiar with this, is home a lot, and/or able to take him to work with them.

Duke is hoping he will have the "luck o' the Irish" and find a new home and family soon. His "pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow" would just be filled with lots and lots of love! That is all he is wishing for... HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY from DUKE and all his friends at the Taunton Shelter!

"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

JOEY is our New Year Cat for January!

My family moved and left me behind. I was hoping with all my might that they would be looking for me, but I am still waiting. The neighbor said that I was 10 years old. Homeless at this age is difficult. I pass the time by napping and playing with my toys, but that is not how I want to spend my days. Are you looking for a companion? I sure am! I am not that fond of being held, but I love being patted. I would love to be your buddy. I am spending time with the house cats and am doing fine with them all. I have a special adoption fee. Please come soon to meet me. UPDATE: I am now in foster care. My foster care family consists of cats and a senior dog. I am doing fine with everyone. Please email if you would like to know more about me.

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

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


    The Taunton Animal Shelter, in conjunction with the Taunton Animal Hospital, will be holding a RABIES CLINIC on SAT, APRIL 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 at the DPW Garage, 90 Ingell St. The cost will be $12.00 per vaccination (cash only). Cats must be in crates, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog Licenses will also be available on site


    Shelter staff, volunteers and the many dogs and cats at the shelter THANK all who participated in the Taunton Animal Shelter 8th Annual Hearts & Paws.

  • Our 1st Warm-A-Heart/Send-A-Rose Fundraiser has Ended

    The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility held their 1st Warm-A-Heart/Send-A-Rose Fundraiser. Our supporters will be Warming Hearts this Valentine's Day by sending a rose from their pets to the residents of our local nursing homes. Their roses will be delivered by members of the Friends of the Taunton Animal Facility on Valentine's Day to residents at the Taunton Nursing Home, Longmeadow and Marian Manor. Roses are one of the most enduring symbols for love and appreciation so thank you for Warming-A-Heart and Sending-A-Rose!!

    Thank you to the following supporters for Warming-A-Heart and Sending-A-Rose!!!

  • 1 Dozen Roses donated by Janet Marra at Furry Friends Pet Sitting
  • 2 Roses donated by Lisa Wezowicz and Romeo
  • 2 Roses donated by Libby Wheeler In Memory of Misty
  • 6 Roses donated by Joel Sears and Iggy
  • 3 Roses donated by Margie Coole In Memory of Gidget, Scooby & Sandy
  • 6 Roses donated by Kristen Lippert and Siamie, Isis, Maya, Solstice, Moonshadow & Milkweed
  • 4 Roses donated by Kristen Lippert In Memory of my beloved friends: Marblecake, Desiderata, Dorian & Sabbath
  • 1 Dozen Roses donated Anonymously On behalf of all the kitties who have passed through the Taunton Shelter in honor of Diane Saunders
  • 2 Roses donated by Robert Danielczyk and In Memory of Crystal & Noel
  • 4 Roses donated by Erin Prewandowski and Pepe'
  • 2 Roses donated by Holly Labrode and Kabuki
  • 1 Dozen Roses donated by Adrienne Boutin and Toby
  • 4 Roses donated by Kristen Lippert and Moonlight & her 3 kittens: Puff, Jonathon Corduroy & Kingston
  • 3 Roses donated by Scott & Paula Cray and Rocky, Apollo & In Memory of Tiger
  • 2 Roses donated by Steven Cruz and Roxie & Teddy Bear
  • 4 Roses donated by Laurie Koss and Marmalade
  • 2 Roses donated by Paula Ward and Daisy, Chase, Luxee, Rainee & JoJo
  • 2 Roses donated by Dan St. Rock/DSR Truck & RV Repair and Bella & Lacy
  • 3 Roses donated by Lisa Faria and Pumba, Nim & Mew
  • 4 Roses donated by Carly Timmons and Brady & Gusto
  • 1 Rose donated by Kathy Romero and Brooke
  • 1 Rose donated by Kathy Walker and Cali
  • 2 Roses donated by Shelby Andrade and Milton
  • 1 Dozen Roses donated by Julie Lovely and Skittles (left) &-Razzle (right)
  • 6 Roses donated by Carol Mackay and Teddy Duke
  • 1 Rose donated by Kristen Lippert and Twilight (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • 1 Rose donated by Jessica Poillucci and Pepper
  • 6 Roses donated by Kimberly Salamon and Dug & Hazel
  • 8 Roses donated by Catherine Despot and Whitely, Charlie, Lucy, Clarence, Gracie, Sutherland, Sage & Jared Despot
  • 2 Roses donated by Danielle Matthew and Bobo Wrinkles
  • 4 Roses donated by Cheri & Pat Huether and Rosie, the cat
  • 4 Roses donated by Christine Gonnella and Milo & Minky and In Memory of Nala & Simba


    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. (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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