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.


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A big thank you to the Luke and Lily Lerner clinic at Tufts Vet school in Grafton for letting us bring six cats to the spay/neuter clinic today. Five of the boys that were abandoned when a tenant moved out and their adorable friend, Edna, all had surgery and had the rest of their care updated so they are ready for adoption. And even better, one of the vets fell in love with Felix & Malcolm so it looks like they are going to have a new home! Bernie & Phil, pictured here, are looking forward to interviewing potential families. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization and make it possible for us to do what we do. Here's a big thank you during National Volunteer Week to all the volunteers who help in ways big and small. ... See MoreSee Less

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"Hi!! Here is Gucci and Prada now known as Hammie and Jillyboo. We love them❤️ thank you for letting us adopt!! This is a picture taken of them today after they were groomed. Feel free to share on your page that they are doing well and very happy in their new home!" ... See MoreSee Less

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Update: Evey has been adopted!

Evey has the most gorgeous green eyes. She is playful, sweet, easygoing, and doing well in our cage-free room with other cats.
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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.

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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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