Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England’s largest non-profit animal shelters. Since opening our doors, we have placed over 145,000 cats and dogs in responsible, loving homes.

Our Shelter is located a half hour north of Boston and is easily accessible from all of New England. We’re open 7 days a week to make the adoption of a pet convenient for the general public.

As soon as a dog or cat arrives at our facility, our staff begins searching for the right match — a family or individual who will give the pet a wonderful home. While waiting for a forever home, our dogs and cats receive the best of care. Since each animal’s needs are unique, this may include medical care, training with our behavior team, or a special diet. Our pets are inoculated, wormed, and spayed or neutered prior to leaving the Shelter.

Northeast Animal Shelter is proud of our many programs, such as Saving Homeless Pets Across America, the Community Pet Food Bank, Foster Care, and Senior Visitation. Visit Our Programs Page to learn more about the innovative ways we help animals and our community.


Northeast Animal Shelter receives no local, state or federal funding and is entirely dependent on contributions from people like you to cover its annual operating budget. Please show your commitment to our work and the loving pets we serve. Make a donation today.




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