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.   


Meet our Featured Cats



Hi, I'm Hank, a three-year old cat looking for an experienced owner. I am an exceptionally handsome young man with a magnificent tail, but looks aren't my only asset--I am a big ball of love, too.  I like to play, but I'm not rambunctious.  I like to interact with people, and I will follow my special human around the house.


I was adopted from Standish a year of so ago, and I was recently returned. It was not my fault, and my adopter kept me as long as she could, because I am an awesome cat. I was returned because of another cat.  I was adopted to be that cat's companion, but that was a huge mistake. The resident cat did not want a feline friend.  She wanted to be an only cat and did everything possible to make me look bad.  She spent her time plotting ways to get rid of me.  Well, I guess she succeeded, because here I am back where I started. 


I have decided that if being an only cat was worth all that effort, I want to be one, too. I don't want to share my special human. I will make my human the center of my universe, and I hope my human will make me a priority, too.


If my human has experience with cats, he or she will be better able to help me settle down when I get over stimulated.  I am just being a cat, but sometimes I like to have special attention. If you know cat body language, you will be the perfect companion for me.


Please take a chance on me.  I will bring great beauty to your home, but even more important, I will bring love and joy to you.





Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page to view available cats
 and for online adoption application.



Please have dinner with Standish friends, other friends, and family at the PLYMOUTH 99 RESTAURANT, 19 Home Depot Drive, Plymouth, MA. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. We are having this event at the Plymouth restaurant. If you give the coupon to your server on November 13, Standish will receive a percentage of your tab.  We will also have great raffle prizes as usual.

Click on the link below to print the coupon and bring it with you to the restaurant. No coupons available at the 99.




 Thank You Planet Subaru in Hanover for the amazing support you provide to Standish Humane Society! During the Share the Love event Planet Subaru customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru can choose Standish to receive a $250.00 donation. If you are in the market for a new car please stop by Planet Subaru between November 15, 2018 and January 2, 2019 so you can choose Standish as your charity! Please visit for more details.

Does your pet require care that you are struggling to afford? 
Thanks to the Share the Love campaingn, Standish Humane has created the Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund for pet owners who need financial help to care for their beloved pets in their forever homes.  
Click here to read more
To read our Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter click the photo below.
Standish Humane placed 364 cats and kittens in forever homes in 2017

We could not do what we do without the support of generous donors.  

Please visit our Supporters and Recognition pages.
The shelter is open by appointment only. Our Adoption Team is made up of volunteers who are not at the shelter full time, but we try our best to schedule appointments at the potential adopters' convenience.