Standish Humane Society

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

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Welcome to Standish Humane Society
We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of volunteers founded in 1969 dedicated to the care and placement of stray and abandoned pets in southeastern Massachusetts. We operate a no-kill shelter and adoption center in Duxbury, MA and an Adoption Center in the PetSmart store in Braintree, MA. Through an active placement and reduced cost spay-neuter program, Standish works to reduce the critical pet overpopulation problem.  Standish Humane is dependent on charitable donations to provide for the care of cats and kittens awaiting adoption.  We find Forever Homes for more than 350 cats and kittens annually.


Meet our Featured Cat of the Week







Hi, I'm Farrah, a super sweet tortie girl.  Although I'm only a year old, I have already had kittens, and they are going to their forever homes.  Now I am looking for my own forever home.


I am very affectionate.  I've never met a human I didn't love immediately, but I don't feel quite the same about other cats.  I need to be your "only" cat so that I can concentrate all my love and attention on you and not be distracted.


One of my favorite memories is having my fur brushed by my foster mom, even though it didn't need it, because I have short hair.  I loved the attention so much that I would climb up and sit on her shoulder to show my gratitude and affection.  It would be a dream come true if my forever family loved me as much as my foster mom.

Other than being loved, my needs and wants are simple; food, shelter, and a warm lap.


Oh, by the way, do you remember Farrah Fawcett, the actress who played the part of one of Charlie's Angels in the original series?  The volunteers at the shelter refer to me as an angel as well.  In fact, I would love to be your angel more than anything in the world. 



Laughing Please read what a volunteer says about Farrah's recent visit to her home here
SNICKERS, a sweet girl who was recently featured, was adopted.  Happy News!

Featured Cats at PetSmart Adoption Center   
 located in The Marketplace, 250 Grossman Drive in Braintree
An Adoption Counselor will be in the Adoption Center on Saturdays from 10 - 2
 You can contact us by phone or email for more information about the kitties.
Some find homes before they get to PetSmart so we can't always know when they will be here.
Note: at PetSmart we can accept only cash or check for adoption fees

All cats were adopted.  The Adoption Center is now empty.

Be sure to visit our EVENTS page 
to see what's happening!


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Standish Humane Society is pleased to welcome Linny Pritchard as our Assistant Shelter Director. Linny has over 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician, with the bulk of her time spent in a “cats only” animal clinic. Linny has also been a longtime volunteer at the Plymouth Animal Shelter and has extensive experience in cat rescue work. Linny cares passionately about cat rescue, adoptions and spay/neuter and we are thrilled to have her join our team!
Standish Humane Society welcomes Dawne Goncalves to our staff as our Adoption Coordinator/Office Specialist. Dawne has spent most of her adult life working on the administrative side of several veterinary hospitals and she is a person who is very dedicated to the rescue, sheltering and placement of cats and dogs. Dawne is a purrrfect fit for Standish and the kitties are thrilled to have her join the Holmes House staff!