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
My name is Handsome and I am a one year old, extremely handsome, exceptional tabby boy cat. As you can see from my picture, in addition to being handsome, I have what’s called a “cauliflower ear”. We think my ear got disfigured either at birth, or due to untreated parasites when I was a baby. Either way, I think my ear adds a little character to my looks, and I’m actually quite proud of it.
I had a home once but something must have happened because all of a sudden, without notice, I was living outside with no food or shelter. It was very scary to be abandoned like that! Fortunately I found my way into the yard of a very nice couple that fed me and gave me shelter. They contacted everyone in the neighborhood trying to find my owners with no success. After a few weeks of caring for me they contacted Standish to see if they could help find me a new and permanent forever home.
I am a great cat! I love people, and I love to play, and I love being held, and I love to sit on laps. I could go on and on about how great I am but instead, maybe you could adopt me and YOU can tell everyone how great I am.
I would fit into just about any type of household, with only one exception . . . I would like to be your only feline companion. I love people sooooo much that I just don’t want to share them with other cats. A dog would probably be okay because I don’t consider them competition. And, if you have kids that would be great too . . . it would be a lot of fun playing with some kids!
So, if you are looking for an awesome cat that wants nothing more than to love you, play with you and be your best friend, please come see me at Standish. Except for me not wanting to share life with other cats, the volunteers consider me a “10” at the shelter. Please let me be your “10”.
Thank you for reading my story.
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 the kittens have moved to the shelter in Duxbury.
Call the shelter if you would like to meet them.
New kittens are expected to arrive after Thanksgiving.
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PETCO's Annual Photos with Santa Fundraiser Event
at Pembroke Store
North River Plaza, Pembroke, MA (Route 139, Exit 12 off Route 3)