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.  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




I’m Pearl, a 4 year old beautiful girl.  I might look familiar because I was Featured Cat once before—and I was adopted by a very nice man. We hoped to live happily ever after with me sitting in his lap purring and keeping him company. But sadly, he is no longer able to live on his own and I could not go with him.  So, I am back at Standish, and I am being featured again.  I just hope I get a permanent forever home this time. I’m a lap cat, and I also like to be petted as it makes me feel safe and secure.


Everyone tells me what a beautiful silver gray coat I have.  I love it when the volunteers brush my coat. It just feels so good, and it really relaxes me.  Then I start purring, and all is well. Although I love to have my shiny coat brushed, it doesn't really need to be brushed.  It is just something  that I love and I’m happy that the volunteers like to engage in this activity with me.


I’ve always preferred humans over cats, and I need to be my human's only cat to be happy.  Otherwise, I have few demands, and I’m very easy to take care of.  I’d be so thankful if I could be in my forever home by Thanksgiving Day.  It would be a dream come true for me.  Do you think you could make my dreams come true?  I sure hope so.



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“Standish Humane Society is thrilled to be the local charity of Planet Subaru for this year’s Share the Love Campaign which started on November 20 and runs until January 2.   For each new Subaru that is purchased or leased, Planet wants to donate $250 to Standish!


Planet Subaru is located at 596 Washington Street, Hanover, MA.  The showroom hours are Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM; Friday 9AM-6PM; Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday Noon-4PM.


Please visit Planet Subaru to buy or lease a great automobile while helping the animals of the South Shore and don’t forget to bring some goodies with you to Stuff into the Subaru!!!”

Happy group of Standish volunteers who did the initial stuffing of a Subaru at Planet Subaru in Hanover to celebrate the kickoff of the Share the Love Campaign to benefit Standish Humane Society!  Please stop by the showroom at 596 Washington Street with a donation of food, toys or treats to stuff into the car.  The Standish kitties says “thanks so much for caring!”  While you’re there, check out the great deals on fantastic Subaru models!



WISHBONES FOR PETS  October 15 - November 30
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 PetSmart Adoption Center   

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has decided to discontinue Standish’s operation of the adoption center at the PetSmart store in Braintree.  Although we greatly enjoyed working with the staff at PetSmart and appreciated the additional visibility gained by having a presence in Braintree,  we believe that the small adoption satellite is no longer necessary to properly carry out our mission.  Over the past year, Standish has expanded its roster of wonderful foster homes and  we now have the capacity to care for all kittens in a home-like setting, which we believe is the optimum environment for the little ones.  Kittens can run and play and look out windows 24/7 in the foster homes and easily develop into happy, socialized cats and everyone knows that looking out for the kitties’ best interest is what Standish is all about!  We thank PetSmart for being such a gracious host to Standish for the past three years.