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 Everyone, I'm Scruffy McMuffin, a very handsome three year old longhaired tabby and white boy.  I am so excited about being the next “featured” cat.  I’ve been dreaming about the day I’d have a family of my own to live with, and now I think my dream is very close to coming true.


I vaguely remember having a home once, but somehow I was either put outside to manage on my own, or I simply got lost.   I remember being very scared and spending many cold nights on the street looking for food and shelter.  Fortunately, I made my way into the yard of a very nice lady who took me in and brought me here to Standish.  That nice lady named me Scruffy McMuffin.


When I first arrived at Standish I definitely looked scruffy, so they decided to keep the name.  Plus all the volunteers liked calling me Scruffy McMuffin.  They would come into my room in the morning and ask for “coffee with a McMuffin”.  It got to be a daily joke . . . some days they would say “don’t forget the egg in my McMuffin”.  Anyway, I’m no longer scruffy . . . I now have a beautiful shiny coat.


I’m an awesome cat . . . a true love bug!  I LOVE people and I get along great with other cats.  I’m also a lap cat, I love being petted, and I love playing with cat toys.  I’m an all around great cat.  I’m your “Diamond in the Scruff”!  If I had to say what my flaw is, that would have to be that I occasionally nip.  It’s no big deal really, it’s sort of a love nip, but because of this I need to be with a family that doesn’t have young children.

I can’t wait to have a forever home of my own.  I have been watching my feline friends leave the shelter for their forever homes, and I can't wait until it is my lucky day.   

If you are looking for an easy going, low maintenance, fluffy love bug in your life, please come visit me at the shelter.  If you take me home you’ll be able to tell your friends that you enjoy coffee (or tea) with your McMuffin every day.



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.

Be sure to visit our EVENTS page 
to see what's happening!
 Winter storms and bitter cold days
 are forecast for the foreseeable future.
Please keep your pets safe indoors.
Visit our Pet Care Tips page.

NEW !!  

We have added an online adoption application form to the Adoptions page.