Standish Humane Society

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

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Welcome to Standish Humane Society
Standish Humane Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1969 dedicated to the care of homeless and needy animals in southeastern Massachusetts. We operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center for cats in Duxbury, MA and a reduced-cost Spay and Neuter Program for dogs and cats. We adopt out an average of 345 cats and kittens annually. Standish Humane is dependent on charitable donations to accomplish our missions.   


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STAR (Survivor Tails Animal Rescue) Fundraising page here

Meet our Featured Cat of the Week


Hi! They call me Mr. January--I'm so handsome I could be a  "calendar cat." I am seven years young and very sweet with a lot of living left to do. I can be shy at first, but once I get to know you I'm very affectionate.  I like to be brushed, and I like to be petted. I also like my catnip toys.  But most of all I like to love and to be loved.   

I am quiet, and I would prefer a quiet home with a gentle person.  More than one person would be fine, too. I had a wonderful home, but I lost my home in a very sad way.  My beloved owner passed away, and I was brought to Standish.  I was overcome by grief, but the wonderful Standish volunteers have helped me so much that I am now ready for a new home.   

Please come to see me.  I would be honored to be your feline companion, and I would be the nicest cat ever.


Mr. January


Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page for online adoption application
 Be sure to visit our EVENTS page 
to see what's happening !
 Another "Standish Cats Helping Dogs" Success Story.
Kaylee Rose is an 8 yr old white German Shepherd. Her previous owners had her since she was a puppy. Kaylee Rose's owners had to rent a house and the landlord said NO DOGS. They boarded her for a while until they couldn't afford it any more--all the while thinking they could find another rental that would let them have a dog. Boarding became prohibitive and Kaylee Rose moved from foster home to foster home until they were convinced the best thing for Kaylee Rose was to give her up. Sadly they asked Donna, a Standish volunteer who also helps with dog rescue, to start looking for a home for Kaylee Rose. Kaylee Rose was kept at Kingston Animal Shelter until Donna found her a home with a great couple who also have a 13 yr old shepherd and a 2 yr old French bulldog. Kaylee Rose had never been spayed and her shots were overdue. Donna asked Marilyn, the spay/neuter assistance coordinator for Standish, for a voucher to get these things done. The new family will use the certificate for the spay, and the new family will pay for all the extras including a micro chip, kennel cough vaccination etc. In Donna's words: "I know she will do great with this new home and she deserves it." Thank you Donna and Marilyn for all you do for the animals. And thank you to you, our friends, for allowing Standish to help those in need. We truly appreciate your support. Happy Life Kaylee Rose!
See the results of Planet Subaru's Share the Love Campaign
Does you pet require care that you are struggling to afford?  Standish Humane has created a fund for pet owners who need financial help to care for their beloved pets in their forever homes. 
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Go to Donations page to see Hanover High School Seniors donations !