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Lighthouse Animal Shelter

596 Hathaway Road
New Bedford, MA 02740

Our Mission

At Lighthouse Animal Shelter, an all volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, we promote the welfare of animals at risk of euthanasia. We also work with the community to maximize efforts in reducing pet overpopulation.

We rescue our dogs from high-intake shelters down south (the majority being from Kentucky, South Carolina & North Carolina) and get them transported to our New Bedford shelter for adoption.

The cats in our care are all local strays or surrenders and are generally adults to seniors.

Adoption Policy

We do not adopt on a first-come-first-serve basis, but rather by the best match between dog and family, although we will factor in the order of applications if there are equally good matches.

Visitors at our shelter are by appointment only and are limited to those who have submitted applications.

1. Submit Application:
2. Volunteers review your application.
3. After review, you will be contacted to set up an appointment.
4. Home Check: Some pets require a home visit. In some cases, a home visit is not required. It depends on factors such as fencing, children, & other pets.
5. Sign Adoption Contract: You will receive all medical paperwork, a new leash and collar, and food your new pet is used to eating.

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