Mansfield Animal Shelter - Mansfield Pet Shelter

The Mansfield Animal Shelter is one of the most active shelters in Southeastern Massachusetts. The shelter has one of the highest adoption rates and an excellent reputation. The animals are cared for twice daily, 365 days a year, by a group of volunteers, in conjunction with the Animal Control Officer. Veterinary expenses are paid for by your donations and adoption fees, not by the Town of Mansfield, through the non-profit Mansfield Shelter Friends, Inc. The shelter accepts animals that are surrendered or found stray in the Town of Mansfield.

  • Shelter Address
  • 175 Fruit Street
    Mansfield, MA 02048
  • Phone
  • (508) 261-7339
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats
  • Location served

Adoption Process

You must be 18 years or older. Introducing a new pet to your home should be a decision that involves all members of the family. If you have children living in your home, they should come to the shelter and be a part of the adoption process. We also recommend that if you currently have a dog and are adopting a new one, that you bring your current dog with you to the shelter to meet the new potential family member. If you rent, you must have written permission from your landlord - or parent if you are living at home. Please complete both sides of the adoption form (available at the shelter) and answer all questions. Our adoption counselors will evaluate the form and will speak with you about your responses. This process may take several days. All adoptions must be approved by one of our adoption counselors. Filling out an application does not guarantee approval; Mansfield Animal Shelter has the right to deny your application. All required adoption fees must be paid in full at the time of adoption. We will provide all medical information that is known about the animal. You become responsible for any veterinarian bills once the animal has been adopted. If for any reason, you do not keep the adopted animal, you must return the animal to the Mansfield Animal Shelter. You must provide proof that you have spayed or neutered the adopted animal within 60 days of adoption (for animals that are not already spayed or neutered), or at the appropriate age for kittens and puppies. In some cases, if the shelter is unable to spay or neuter the animal before adoption, we can provide you with low cost spay/neutering options, including the Spay Waggin mobile clinic that performs spay/neuter surgery at local Petco stores. Ask your adoption counselor for more information. Dog Adoptions: The adoption process for dog adoptions takes a little longer. Applicants are asked to come to the shelter for several visits, to interact with the dog and see if he is the right fit for their situation. All members of the family, including any current dogs, should come in at some point to meet the shelter dog prior to approval of the application.

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