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






Hello, this is Snickers, the two year old girl with the sweet name and the beautiful swirls on the side of her coat.  I have been the featured cat for the last two weeks, and this is my last week to be featured.  Nobody knows if my owner was too sick to take care of me, or if something else happened that made her have to give me up.  Anyway, I was in another shelter that was too crowded, so I came to Standish.


When I got to be featured, I was so excited.  I posed nicely for my photo, and I was very cooperative in getting my video done.  I felt like a movie star, and I just knew the next person coming in the door of my little room was going to adopt me and sweep me off my feet to my wonderful new life.  But a lot of people have been at the shelter, and no one has adopted me.  This makes me feel unwanted and also makes me very sad.


I don't know why anyone would not want me.  Maybe it is because they already have a cat, and I need to be an only cat.  I love, love, love people, but I prefer not to have other cats around.  I want to devote all my love, time, and attention to my humans.  They are the ones I love.


I am very sweet--just like the candy after which I was named.  I would love to sit with you on your lap and watch television with you.  Or we can play with some of my toys.  I have only simple needs, and I am a laid back, very affectionate kitty, whose only request is that I have someone to love me enough to give me a forever home.

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

All cats were adopted.  The Adoption Center is now empty.

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to see what's happening!


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Standish Humane Society is pleased to welcome Linny Pritchard as our Assistant Shelter Director. Linny has over 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician, with the bulk of her time spent in a “cats only” animal clinic. Linny has also been a longtime volunteer at the Plymouth Animal Shelter and has extensive experience in cat rescue work. Linny cares passionately about cat rescue, adoptions and spay/neuter and we are thrilled to have her join our team!
Standish Humane Society welcomes Dawne Goncalves to our staff as our Adoption Coordinator/Office Specialist. Dawne has spent most of her adult life working on the administrative side of several veterinary hospitals and she is a person who is very dedicated to the rescue, sheltering and placement of cats and dogs. Dawne is a purrrfect fit for Standish and the kitties are thrilled to have her join the Holmes House staff!