The Medfield Animal Shelter’s mission is to rescue lost or abandoned animals and provide for their comfort and safety until they are reunited with their owners or placed in new homes. We are a no-kill shelter, which means no pet will ever be euthanized because it has run out of time to find a home. We are committed to ending the overpopulation of pets that results in an estimated 5 million companion pets being euthanized at shelters in the U.S. every year, therefore all cats, rabbits and dogs adopted from us are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. We also sponsor a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats at our shelter once or twice a month, as well as two feral cat clinics each year.

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The Animal Control Officers from both the towns of Dover and Medfield bring all of their stray pets to the Medfield Animal Shelter, and we take in pets from the surrounding area as space permits.

We host open adoption hours on Saturdays from 11:00 – 1:00 and by  appointment Sunday – Friday.


Keep up with the latest shelter news on Facebook

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Does anyone recognize this dog seen loose in Westwood yesterday? ... See MoreSee Less

DO YOU RECOGNIZE ME? #Westwood, MA This dog was seen last night, Friday 3-24-17, around Buckmaster Pond in Westwood. Would not come close enough to check collar/tags. **If you have any information a...

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Medfield Animal Shelter added 2 new photos to album: Happy Tails 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Photos of pets adopted from the Medfield Animal Shelters in their new homes

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Meet Paws! Paws is a loveable, high-energy, and cuddly guy looking for a new home. He's 11 months old and weighs in at 28 lbs. Paws would love a home with older children and no cats please. Though he's only been at the shelter for a few days, he is quickly becoming a volunteer favorite with his cute white feet and affectionate personality! ... See MoreSee Less

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This guy is missing from his home in Franklin. Please contact his owner using the information below if you see him. ... See MoreSee Less

Lost Cat in Franklin. Please share. He does not have a microchip or collar.

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Sebastian is a 6-month-old lionhead rabbit. He is really cute. He will be neutered on Thursday and ready for a home once he has recovered from the surgery. His adoption fee is $75. Fill out an application if you are interested in adopting him. www.medfieldshelter.com/adoption-forms/critter ... See MoreSee Less

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We depend on donations of food, cleaning supplies and cat litter to care for the shelter residents.
In addition to the list here, we also have a wish list on Amazon.com. You can go to our Amazon Wish List to find some of the items we use the most often listed there. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t send us donors’ contact information so we are unable to send thank you notes when we receive donations from Amazon.

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  • Cat carriers (used are fine)
  • Wild bird seed (for the feeders we have outside the cat rooms to entertain the cats)
  • 33 gallon trash bags
  • Purina Cat Chow Naturals dry cat food
  • Canned kitten food. Any brand is fine but please no fish flavors
  • Scoopable cat litter (this is the one item we ALWAYS need)
  • Fancy Feast canned cat and kitten food
  • Canned adult cat food in beef, turkey or chicken flavors. The cats prefer the type that isn’t shredded
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Canned kitten food (any brand is fine, but no no fish flavors, please)
  • Dog and cat treats
  • High quality dry dog food
  • High quality canned dog food
  • Advantix, Revolution or Frontline for dogs
  • Advantage, Revolution or Frontline for cats
  • Dishwashing liquid (the kind for washing dishes by hand)
  • Timothy hay for the bunnies and guinea pigs
  • Oxbow or Sweet Meadow bunny and guinea pig food
  • Wood stove pellets (available at Rocky’s Ace Hardware, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart – we use them in the kitten and rabbit litter boxes)
  • Used medium or large size dog crates
  • Gift card to Shaws, Roche Bros, Stop & Shop, Petco, Especially for Pets, Home Depot, or any pet supply store


Meet the pets currently looking for loving homes. We update the list daily.

Meet our Pets


We depend on donations to fund our operating costs, and are grateful for donations of any size.

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We are always in need of adult volunteers and have some opportunities for students age 16 and up.

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