Standish Humane Society

P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA  02331   781-834-4663

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Welcome to Standish Humane Society
We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of volunteers founded in 1969 dedicated to the care and placement of stray and abandoned pets in southeastern Massachusetts. We operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center in Duxbury, MA and an Adoption Center in the PetSmart store in Braintree, MA. Through an active placement and reduced cost spay-neuter program, Standish works to reduce the critical pet overpopulation problem.  Standish Humane is dependent on charitable donations to provide for the care of cats and kittens awaiting adoption.  We find Forever Homes for more than 350 cats and kittens annually.


Meet our Featured Cat of the Week





Hi, I’m Salem, a stunningly gorgeous two-year old boy with a shiny black coat and copper colored eyes.  I’ve been patiently looking out the shelter windows waiting for the snow to melt and for spring to arrive.  Like the spring flowers, I’m ready to go to my forever home where I can grow and blossom into the wonderful member of your family.


I have my own room at the shelter where I call out to the volunteers as they approach my room.  I love people so much that I sit at the door and wait for someone to come in and play with me and pet my head and beautiful coat.  I’m not a rambunctious guy . . . I play quietly and really enjoy the interaction with the volunteers.  My all time favorite thing is to have my chin and neck scratched until I drift off to sleep.


I’m an all around perfect cat!  I’m loving and playful and full of purrsonality.  If you had to name one flaw it would be that I have to be an ONLY cat.  Personally, I don’t consider that a negative.  In fact, once you meet me and see how wonderful I am you would probably never even want to consider a second cat.  With me you get it all . . . love, purring, lap sitting, and affection.


So, if you are looking for a very social, affectionate guy that is low maintenance, and fun to have around, please come see me.   I promise to be a wonderful, lifelong furry friend. 


Adopting me would be a great way to welcome spring into your home.  While your tulips and daffodils are blossoming outside, I will continue to grow and blossom inside your home.


Featured Cats at PetSmart Adoption Center   
 located in The Marketplace, 250 Grossman Drive in Braintree
An Adoption Counselor will be in the Adoption Center on Saturdays from 10 - 2
 You can contact us by phone or email for more information about the kitties.
Some find homes before they get to PetSmart so we can't always know when they will be here.
Note: at PetSmart we can accept only cash or check for adoption fees

All cats were adopted.  The Adoption Center is now empty.

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to see what's happening!

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