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




Clover and June, both sweet and gentle girls about a year old, met originally in a Standish foster home and became very closely bonded. Clover is black and white and June is a tabby.


Clover, a very sweet, trusting, and outgoing cat took shy June under her wing. Clover treated June like a mother would a child, and she helped June trust people and lose some of her shyness. They remain closely bonded even after moving to the Standish shelter.


June is blossoming under Clover's tutelage. June is rapidly overcoming her shyness. They love each other so much that it would be harmful to separate them, so they must find a home together. They groom each other, sleep together, and play together. For anyone wanting two beautiful, loving companions, Clover and June will make wonderful pets.


It was the worst of times for Clover and June when they were lost outdoors before they were taken into a foster home. It will be the best of times when they are adopted into a loving home. Please consider making them your best friends.




Fund Raising Event for Standish Humane

Stray Cat Strut 5K Walk/Run   September 22, 2018
A beautiful autumn day for the race !
Go to our Facebook page for photo album


We won! Thanks to all who voted for The Shelter Challenge--Standish Humane Society received the most votes in Massachusetts and we will receive $1000 from The Shelter Challenge. This is a huge accomplishment, we are truly humbled by the support we received from all of you. Our staff, volunteers and cats all THANK YOU!! 

To see all the winners, please click on this link.


Interested in adopting?  Go to Adoptions page to view available cats
 and for online adoption application.
Planet Subaru on Rte 53 in Hanover MA has again chosen Standish Humane Society as one of local charities to be the beneficiaries of Subaru USA's SHARE THE LOVE CAMPAIGN in 2018.  Standish received $22,890. We thank Planet and their customers once again for helping us receive such a generous donation. Please visit their site Planet Subaru
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.