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 Lola and I’m a beautiful two-year old black and white tuxedo cat.  I’m somewhat unique because if you look at my front paws you’ll notice that I have a few extra toes.  Because of my extra toes they call me a “Hemingway” cat.  Did you know that Ernest Hemingway had hundreds cats on his estate and they all had extra toes?  That’s how they came up with the term “Hemingway” cat.


I’m an awesome cat!  I love people, especially the grown up kind.  When you come into my room I’m the first to greet you.  I jump up on my counter and start head butting you and purring.  I even roll over onto my back and expose by fluffy belly to you.  That’s actually an invitation for a belly rub.  When you’re done rubbing my belly you can rub my chin.  Chin rubs make me purr so loud I sound like a freight train.


In addition to being an absolute love, I’m playful too.  I like catnip toys and playing with mice at the end of a pole (toy mice of course).  I also like chasing bugs and red dots.  The volunteers are always bringing these red dots into the room (they call them laser lights).  I can never seem to catch the red dot but I’m pretty good with regular bugs.


The volunteers are always saying that I have a way of always getting what I want.  They say that there’s a famous song about me titled  "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets"?  Well, I am Lola, and all I want is a forever home to call my own.  Can you please help me with my only true wish of wanting a loving home of my own. 


Did I tell you that I am fun, sweet, affectionate, and lovable?  And don’t forget that I come with extra toes!  Please consider giving me a home, I would love you so much you would wonder how you survived so long without me.  Help bring that song about me called "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets,"  to fruition.  Thanks,  Lola

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
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