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Shelter and Charity Listing:  Pets Helping Pets will donate a portion of service charges in your pet's name to an animal charity of your choice.  Following is a listing of suggested animal shelters, breed rescue and wildlife/environmental charities for you to consider.  Check back often; we're constantly updating this page.

If you or someone you know is looking to add a pet to the household this is a great place to start.  Many of the animal shelters have on-line catalogs of pets available for adoption.  Follow the links included on this page to each organization's home page.

Warning:  Extended viewing of the pets available from shelters may lead to an unexpected pet adoption!

424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128-6804
(212) 876-7700

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and they continue to battle cruelty today.

350 South Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA-Angell) is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States.

MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA  01844 
(978) 687 -7453

Nevins Farm is one of the seven MSPCA animal care and adoption centers that take in and adopt out thousands of homeless and unwanted animals each year.  They shelter a wide variety of purebred and mixed-breed dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, and many other small animals.  In addition, the Nevins Farm & Equine Center is a unique shelter for horses and other farm animals, including donkeys, mules, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, and ducks.


All Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 2072
Natick, MA  01760
(617) 507-9193

All Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of Massachusetts' dogs in need and matching each with appropriate and responsible owners.  Every day, ADR gets calls from shelters, Animal Control Officers and individuals who, for a number of reasons,  can no longer care their dogs.  If you are up for it, you could also assist ADR by becoming a foster home for a local dog in need.  The commitment is short, the love is everlasting.


Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc.

5 Rafferty Road
Hopkinton, MA  01748
(508) 435-6938
Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. has been serving the community for over 30 years by providing care and treatment and home placement of dogs and cats in need.  In adddition to public outreach programs, Baypath is one of the only shelters in New England that does not discriminate against any breed of dog.

Billerica Cat Care Coalition
P.O. Box 141
North Billerica, MA  01
(617) 507-919862

The Billerica Cat Care Coalition, started in 2004 by concerned residents, is a cat rescue and adoption organization which assists feral (wild) and abandoned cats and their kittens.  The BCCC mission is to reduce the suffering and death of animals in our town by implementing the Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) Program for feral cats.

Boxer Buddies Rescue, Inc.
P.O Box 120
Bellingham, Ma 02019
(508) 657-8348

Based in Bellingham, MA., Boxer Buddies Rescue's main goal is to provide the many unwanted, abandoned, mistreated Boxers with the tender loving care that they truly deserve.

Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc.
151 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-6990

Founded in 1961, "Buddy Dog", as it is affectionately known, is a not for profit animal welfare organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats.

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
(National Headquarters) P.O. Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA  95402-0446
(800) 572-BARK (2275)

Founded in 1975, CCI is a non-profit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.  CCI is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. 

Friends of Animals
777 Post Road, Suite 205
Darien, CT  06820
(203) 656-1522

Friends of Animals was founded in 1957, advocates for the right of animals.  From it's beginning in 1957, FoA has assumed a leadership role in advocating low-cost spaying and altering as the most effective means of preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats, and their subsequent abandonment, suffering and mass killing.  Visit the program section of their website to purchase a low-cost spay/neuter certificate for cats and dogs.

GreyHound Friends, INC
167 Saddle Hill Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 435-5969

Greyhound Friends Inc., located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is a small non-profit organization dedicated to saving racetrack greyhounds and placing them in responsible loving homes.  (And is this not the cutest picture ever published?)

House Rabbit Network
P.O. Box 2602
Woburn, MA  01888-1102
(781) 431-1211

The House Rabbit Network is an organization formed with two primary purposes; to rescue homeless rabbits and find them good indoor homes and also to educate the public about rabbits and their care.

Labrador Retriever Rescue
P.O. Box 77
Hamilton, MA  01936
(978) 356-2982

LRR, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to placing purebred Labrador Retrievers in suitable, loving homes. Incorporated in 1988, LBR is the original rescue organization for Labrador Retrievers in New England.  Coverage area includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, rhode Island and Vermont.

New England Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 84

New England Basset Hound Rescue (NEBHR) was founded in 2001 by lovers of the breed who wanted to help the homeless, abandoned, and unwanted Basset Hounds of New England.  Everyone involved with NEBHR is on a volunteer basis and members reside throughout New England.

New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc.
760 East Road
Stephentown, NY 12168

New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (NEBCR) is a group of volunteers working to find homes for stray, abandoned or unwanted Border Collies.  Coverage area includes the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as Eastern New York State and Northern New Jersey.

Northeast Animal Shelter
204 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9888

The Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England's largest nonprofit shelters that does not destroy any of the pets entrusted to its care.  The Shelter has developed many programs such as Puppies Across America, Sato Rescue, Greyhound Rescue, Mother Animal Spay Humane Education, Foster Care, Stray Cat Rescue, and Senior Visitation.

Patriot Siberian Husky Rescue 
Tewksbury, MA
(413) 498-4455
(Please Note:  All calls are returned collect)

Patriot Siberian Husky Rescue (PSHR) is a group of volunteers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts whose goal is to find permanent, loving homes for Siberian Huskies in need.

Paw Prints Dog Sanctuary & Canine Corps

P.O. Box 161
Shermans Dale, PA 17090
(717) 789-3236

In addition to caring for Central Pennsylvania's senior and special needs dogs, Paw Prints developed the Canine Corps program to provide a loving "home away from home" for dogs whose owners are deployed overseas in the military.

The Pedigree Adoption Drive Foundation

PO Box 683006
Franklin, TN 37068-3006

Help Pedigree Help Dogs.  The Pedigree Adoption Drive Foundation makes donations to tax-exempt dog adoption and breed rescue organizations in the US.  Who doesn't get choked up when the Pedigree Adoption Drive commercials air on television?  To quote Pedigree, "nothing makes us happier than when a "shelter dog" simply becomes a "dog"".

Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue
P.O. Box 808
Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 568-9700

Established in 1985, YGRR is a voluntary nonprofit charitable organization which is dedicated to providing veterinary care, comprehensive evaluation and adoptive homes to Golden Retrievers who are abandoned, mistreated, neglected or left in pounds throughout New England.

New England Wildlife Center
500 Columbian Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190

The New England Wildlife Center is a 22-year-old humane, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and the environment through the operation of a wildlife teaching hospital, education, advocacy and public health and habitat intervention.

Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 385-9712

Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is one of the country’s leaders in science-based, results-oriented wildlife conservation.  The organization has evolved to take on the task of preserving our nation’s native wildlife species and habitats.


National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(800) 822-9919

National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.  Their conservation work focuses on three major areas that will have the biggest impact on the future of America’s wildlife, confront global warming, protect and restore wildlife habitat, promote programs to connect adults and children with nature.

A Portion Of Proceeds Donated In Your Pet's Name To An Animal Shelter Or Animal Charity Of Your Choice!

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