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

SKIPPER, The January Dog of The Month

SKIPPER is a male Beagle, about 13 years old. He is a wonderful senior boy with a non-stop wagging tail and lots of love to give! He has the usual "Beagle Bark" and would not be suitable for anyone in an apartment. He is not used to living in a home, and some house-training would be involved. We recommend no toddlers, as they may be too active for him. Skipper loves snuggling on his big fluffy comforters and going for leisurely walks. He enjoys spending time with the volunteers - getting lots of love and attention, brushing, scratches behind the ears, and snuggle-time. He is such a sweet guy - he already has won the hearts of many of the volunteers and staff! If you are looking for a wonderful new "best friend" to make your life complete, please come meet Skipper. You are guaranteed to fall right in love! He is hoping to spend his "Golden Years" in a new home, surrounded by love... that is his one and only wish for "2017"!.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from SKIPPER and all his friends at the Taunton Shelter!

"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." (Bonnie Wilcox)

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.



    Our 2017 Friends calendar depicts cats and dogs adopted from the Taunton Animal Shelter. The cost to purchase one of these beautiful calendars is $15.00 each. They are printed on premium card stock. The calendars will be available at the shelter, through Friends members/shelter volunteers, at Taunton City Hall (Veterans Office), and special events. (They make excellent holiday and/or birthday gifts!!) If you plan on picking up several at the shelter - please try to let us know ahead of time - so that we can be sure enough are set aside for you! Requests to purchase calendars can also be made on-line by e-mailing (If you would like a calendar mailed, it will cost $20.00 ea to cover postage and mailing.). If paying by check, please make the check out to: Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility". If mailing, please mail to: Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility, PO Box 2231, Taunton, MA 02780 and include a note that it is for the purchase of a calendar. All profits will go to the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility.


    The Taunton Animal Shelter will be holding their 8th ANNUAL HEARTS & PAWS from JAN 14 - FEB 14th ! ...Loving hearts and paws join together to make VALENTINE'S DAY a little happier for everyone... Share some LOVE 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 for Valentine's Day and/or in memory of someone! Please note: if doing this as a gift, to allow us enough time to process your request and mail via US Mail. Forms will be available at the Taunton Shelter, Robin's Corner Flower Shop, Raynham Town Hall, Leahy's Liquors and/or via e-mail (please email Your name and the name of the pet of your choice will be noted on the Taunton Shelter website and also at the shelter itself. In addition, you will receive a special photo of the pet you have chosen to sponsor. Thank you, and Happy Valentine's Day!



    (In Memory of) LEE, (In Memory of) CLINT, (In Memory of) PRINCE, KING, LACEY & BELLA - (Nadine Killion)

  • Our 1st Warm-A-Heart/Send-A-Rose!

    The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility are holding their 1st Warm-A-Heart/Send-A-Rose Fundraiser. Warm a heart this Valentine's Day by sending a rose from your pet to the residents of our local nursing homes. Your rose 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. With a donation of $6 per rose, your name, along with your pet's name, will be announced on our Facebook page and our website. With a donation of $65 per dozen, your name, along with your pet's name and photo (jpegs only please), will be announced on our Facebook page and our website. Roses are one of the most enduring symbols for love and appreciation so Warm-A-Heart and send a rose!! Go to to send your rose in your pet's name.


    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, 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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