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 Theodore, a six-year old, handsome, black and white boy, and I'm about as perfect a cat as you will ever meet. My owner moved and couldn't take me with her. I'm sad but the Standish volunteers assure me they will find me a great home with people who will love me forever.

I am very good looking. I love people, and I have a wonderful disposition. I accept petting from anyone, I love to sit near my people, and even though I am really laid back, I still like my play time. People say I follow them around like a dog (whatever that is).  When anyone leaves the office where I live, I sit at the door waiting for them to come back. I haven't had any problem getting along with feline roommates after a proper introduction. I don't know about dogs, because I don't know any.

I have been at the shelter way too long, and I really want a forever home. The office staff will miss my help, but I'm sure another cat can become proficient at removing papers from the printer as they shoot out, sleeping on the keyboard to keep it warm, and pushing the receiver off the phone so it can be answered more quickly.

Many people have been interested in adopting me, but I am a large cat, and when they meet me, they decide they need a smaller pet. I admit I am, as the girl cats would say, "full figured." However, I have been on a controlled diet since I have been at the shelter, and I have already lost two pounds. I'm sure I will have my svelte physique back soon.  Families, older and younger people, and just about anyone who wants a big ball of pure love would be perfect to give me a home.

I hope you will consider adopting me.



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

Our New Year Resolution for 2019 is to find homes for all our cats.

Standish Humane Society volunteers and supporters recently got together for a group photo showing their love of their Subarus. We wish to thank PLANET SUBARU for their continued support of our mission to help find homes for unwanted cats and kittens, ,expand our spay/neuter program, help feral cats in local communities and expand our factilies to include recovery areas for medically needy cats. 
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.

To read our Fall/Winter 2018 Tall Tails Newsletter click the photo below.
2019 February Annual Calendar Raffle

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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

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

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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.