Pets for Adoption at Animal Shelter in Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton Animal Shelter consistently has an average of 20 or more dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and colors!

You may browse our complete list of pets for adoption at Taunton Animal Shelter and choose a dog or cat from the list.


Dog of the Month

Dog of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

CHUCKIE, The August Dog of The Month

CHUCKIE is a male Pomeranian, about 9 years old. Although he is a senior in "years" - he has the energy and enthusiasm of a pup! What a cute and sweet guy he is - with a "smile" that will just "make your day"! He seems to like everyone and loves to go for walks or run around the play yard. He would be a good companion for a person of any age. We were told that Chuckie does not do well with young children or other dogs. Therefore, we recommend a home with older children/adults and that Chuckie be the only pet in the home. Chuckie was recently groomed and our groomer fell in love with him! She said he not only rode well in the car, but was great during grooming and also got along with her other dogs!

With his new "summer haircut" and outfit, Chuckie was happy enjoying his photo shoot on a beautiful summer day with one of his friends at the shelter. His "smile" was like a ray of sunshine, and he did a little "dance" after the photos when he went for a walk. Chuckie felt like he and his friend were on vacation and the only thing that could make him happier would be if he could enjoy the rest of the summer with a new family and in a new home - where every day would be sunny and bright and warm with love!

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." (Roger Caras)

Cat of the Month

Cat of the Month at Taunton Animal Shelter in Massachusetts

FAMILY TIES, The August Cats of The Month

We are called FAMILY TIES, and are female DSH/DLH. We were rescued with our mom, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Ar first we were unsure about feeling safe, now we are doing so much better. We like attention and will roll on our backs to greet you, and we found our purrs too! We are a close family group and need to go home in pairs. We have been together through thick and thin! We are short haired, except for one of our sisters who is long haired. We are 3 months in age. We have a special adoption fee as pairs. Do you have a home for us? Please come soon.


    WOOF WALK - 2014

    The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility will be holding a Woof Walk on SEPTEMBER 21ST, 11am-3pm, - Rain or Shine - at Araujo Farm, 1522 Williams St, Dighton Kick off the Fall season while helping a great cause. Explore the beautiful scenery as you wind through the pumpkin patches of Araujo Farms with your 4-legged friend! We are offering a shorter and longer walk. Walkers raising $75.00 or more will receive a t-shirt. Walker's pre-registration on-line donation is $20.00 Click here to Pre-Register . Walker's registration the day of the walk is $25.00.

    ACTIVITIES at the WOOF WALK: Woof Photos, K-9 Demos, Ruff Raffle, Food, Microchipping, Free Doggie Bags, Furry Friend Photo Contest, and Face Painting


    The Baha Brothers Sandbar Grill, 64 Weir St, Taunton will be holding their 1st Annual Fundraiser for the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility on SAT, SEPT 6, 2014 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility.

    DONATIONS AT THE DOOR: $5.00/person OR you can donate dog/cat food (canned or dry), towels, blankets, anything pet-related.

    FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT at this outdoor event:Music by: The Baha Brothers, The Goat Roper band, as well as other bands to be announced, Food, Beverages, Beer Tent, Prizes, Raffles, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Bring your pet down for the "Best Dressed Tropical Pet Contest", Free Country Line Dance Class


    The 2015 Friends Calendars are now available ! These beautiful calendars feature dogs and cats adopted from the Taunton Animal Shelter. All profits from the sale of the calendars go to the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility. The cost for the calendars are $15.00 each, and $20.00 each if you would like one mailed to you. Calendars will be available for pick-up at the shelter, at our Woof Walk, and Photos with Santa...The calendars are printed on premium card stock. CHECKS ARE TO BE MADE OUT TO: The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS for 2014...

    Events will be posted as scheduled...

    NOV 23rd: Pet Photos with Santa at VI Pet, 9 Cape Rd, Taunton

    NOV 1- DEC 25: 6th Annual Jingle Paws

  • THANK YOU's...

    THANK YOU to Diane Benjamin and Benjamin's Restaurant for the Taunton Animal Shelter Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Night! The food and music was wonderful, and we all had a great time!

    THANK YOU to all who supported us at our 6th Annual PAWS-itively PURR-fect Day on June 21st!

    "Paws-ing" to THANK our Volunteer, Kim, for doing such a great job on our FACE BOOK page (Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility). Whenever you have a chance - please check it out! You will "LIKE" it, for sure!


    The Chateau/Nocera's Restaurants have welcomed the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility to their "Give Back Gift Card" Program. Simply purchase a Gift Card on-line and choose the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility from the list of non-profit organizations to receive 5% of the sales total. These Gift Cards can be used at any Chateau/Nocera's Restaurant and make an excellent gift for any occasion. By choosing a Gift Card for the Chateau, you are not only giving the recipient a night off from cooking and a delicious meal, but you are also helping to support the animals at the Taunton Animal Care Facility. To reach the Chateau website and make your on-line purchase Click here for a gift card

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

About Taunton Animal Shelter

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. All animals are spayed or neutered once mature, either prior to adoption or if the animal has not yet been spayed or neutered you may purchase a spay/neuter certificate at the time of adoption.

"It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within. We are Rescue." (Kathie Sullivan-Parkes)
"Save them one at a time, love them all, mourn for those we cannot save, and thank doG that we have been given this special gift of love for all those creatures we hold dear to our hearts" (Terry Murphy)
"Rescue dogs aren't broken, they've simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don't pity a rescue dog. Adopt one. And be proud to have their greatness by your side."

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 veternarian/grooming/obediance 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 on-line by e-mailing

"The rewards are endless! The love received in 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 Bleach, Paper Towels, Purina Cat/Kitten food, Canned Dog Food, Trash Bags, and Monetary Donations.. Thank you!

Contact Us

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

Hours of Operation

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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.