Standish Humane Society

P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA  02331   781-834-4663

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Jimmy Henderson is working toward achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, and he has undertaken, as part of the requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, a project to help Standish.  Jimmy is installing a sign that will be placed in the front of the shelter not only to identify the shelter but also to make it much easier for adopters to find the shelter.  The project, which has already begun, is being planned and supervised by Jimmy.  To raise funds to pay for the materials needed to design and erect the sign, he is having a fundraiser at the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Pembroke.


The Share the Love donations have made it possible for Standish to help pets in need through the Home Forever Fund. To learn more, go here


Congratulations to Animal Pharm, one of Standish’s  most generous supporters, on its move into bigger and better space in Pembroke!  Animal Pharm is now conveniently located at 20 Corporate Park Drive (Oak Street), Suite 130, Pembroke 02359, right off Exit 12 on Route 3! The phone number remains 781-544-3010. 

Animal Pharm’s hours are Monday 9:30-5; Tuesday 9:30-6; Wednesday 12-5; Thursday 9:30-6; Friday 9:30-4:30; Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Standish and its kitties greatly appreciate all that Animal Pharm does for us and wish them best of luck in their new quarters!

 Another "Standish Cats Helping Dogs" Success Story.
Kaylee Rose is an 8 yr old white German Shepherd. Her previous owners had her since she was a puppy. Kaylee Rose's owners had to rent a house and the landlord said NO DOGS. They boarded her for a while until they couldn't afford it any more--all the while thinking they could find another rental that would let them have a dog. Boarding became prohibitive and Kaylee Rose moved from foster home to foster home until they were convinced the best thing for Kaylee Rose was to give her up. Sadly they asked Donna, a Standish volunteer who also helps with dog rescue, to start looking for a home for Kaylee Rose. Kaylee Rose was kept at Kingston Animal Shelter until Donna found her a home with a great couple who also have a 13 yr old shepherd and a 2 yr old French bulldog. Kaylee Rose had never been spayed and her shots were overdue. Donna asked Marilyn, the spay/neuter assistance coordinator for Standish, for a voucher to get these things done. The new family will use the certificate for the spay, and the new family will pay for all the extras including a micro chip, kennel cough vaccination etc. In Donna's words: "I know she will do great with this new home and she deserves it." Thank you Donna and Marilyn for all you do for the animals. And thank you to you, our friends, for allowing Standish to help those in need. We truly appreciate your support. Happy Life Kaylee Rose!
Plymouth area pet-sitters present the piles of goodies that they gathered for Standish Humane Society of Duxbury during their annual Wishbones for Pets Campaign.  Standish says thanks!
Pictured, left to right: 
Back row-Nancy Cullen, Standish; Mary Kuemmeth, Pets Plus; Janet Depathy. Under My Wings; Alison Davidson, Standish
Front row-Carol Shapiro, Paws in Paradise; Kevin and Linny Pritchard, Standish.  Not pictured: Pam Ranheim, Just Around the Corner Pet Sitting.




RESCUE ME is a custom line of sterling silver jewelry designed specifically for pet owners.  Each piece is customized to represent the special bond between you and your pet.  

The owner of RESCUE ME is an animal lover, just like you.  She understands that the connection between a person and their pet runs deep.  No matter how bad the day, our loyal companions can turn it around with their unconditional love and affection.  Some may even say they “rescue us”, which is why she has designed this unique line of jewelry for pet owners - to symbolize that special bond…please visit to see the jewelry and place an order.

 Visit our website here

If you mention Standish Humane Society when placing your order, a donation equal to 6% of the purchase price will be made to Standish!



 A great way to help Standish and also get a start on holiday shopping!  Shop at our on-line Tupperware Party Fundraiser and 40% of proceeds will be donated to Standish Humane Society.
 Please join us and invite your friends!

Click Here to Join the Party and follow these steps:

1. Click on Find a Fundraiser 
2. Click on MA in list of states
3. Click on Standish Humane Society
4. Click on Shop this Fundraiser

More Pet Care Tips here

NEWS about Recent Massachusetts Legislation
Pet Trusts
In 2011, the Legislature passed bill H.1467 regarding Pet Trusts.  Read about the law on MSPCA website
Humane Law
In 2012, the Legisltature passed bill S.2192 to Update Municipal Animal Control Laws.  Read about the Humane Law on MSPCA website.
To report suspected animal abuse, call MSPCA Law Enforcement
617-522-6008 or 800-628-5808 from anywhere in Massachusetts