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 White Shadow, a stunningly handsome 2 ½ year old white and gray cat.  I arrived at Standish back in February after having already spent a fair amount of time at another shelter.  Basically, I’ve spent a large chunk of my life in the “adoption system” waiting for someone to give me a chance at a good life in a forever home.

I’m a good guy, no, I’m a great guy . . . I just have a few issues . . . but who doesn’t these days.  I’m the type of guy that likes to get to know the people around me before showing affection and trust.  It probably stems back to my childhood but I have few memories of those days.

I love hanging out with people, primarily the adult kind.  I make a good companion cat . . . very low maintenance with few demands.  I’m not the kind of guy you have to dote over.  You don’t have to buy me lots of toys or a fancy bed; I’ve learned to make do with the basics.  All I need is someone to give me a chance.  Someone who understands that a little patience, understanding and love are all some of us need.

I was recently moved into a room of my own at the shelter.  I’m enjoying the fact that I don’t have to share space (and volunteer time) with fellow feline roommates.  I’m hoping that maybe someone will notice me now and take me home.

If you are looking for a low maintenance cat that would love listening to your stories after a hard day at work (or play) and provide you with companionship during these cold fall nights, I’m the guy for you.  In an effort to find me a home sooner my Adoption Fee has been reduced to $75.

I sure do hope someone decides to give me a chance.  My only wish right now is to be in a forever home for the holidays this year.  Thanks for reading my story.

White Shadow


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

More Kittens in Foster Homes Looking for Forever Homes
Go to Adoptions Page to See Photos

New kittens expected to arrive Monday, Oct. 27
Meet & Greet Events at PETCO Pembroke Store
North River Plaza, Pembroke, MA (Route 139, Exit 12 off Route 3)

Come in to meet our volunteers, learn about adopting cats and kittens, and the many services that Standish Humane Society offers to animal lovers.  
Check back for the next Meet & Greet Date

 at the 99 Restaurant in Pembroke
Wednesday, November 5th. 
Go to Events page for details.

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