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 Leo, a loveable, longhaired four year old boy, who looks a lot like a Maine Coon.  I'm not pedigreed, but I do have the tufted ears, the large size, and the long hair of a Maine Coon. I also have big feet, because I am a Hemingway cat with double paws.

Even though at first you might think I am full figured, actually I just have a thick luxurious coat that makes me look very fluffy.  And, oddly enough, the volunteers who clean my room have learned that I hardly ever shed.  In fact, I shed less than most shorthaired cats.


I had a great home, but my owner had to move and could no longer keep me, so I am at Standish.  I am known as a sweetie pie by the volunteers, and I have personality plus.  I like to play, I like to be hugged and petted, I am outgoing, and I get along with other cats.  I am a gentle giant of a cat . . . laid back and very content with pretty much anything.

 You won't find many other cats with all my attributes.  I can't think of anything negative to tell you about me, except that I don't have a home, and I want one so much.  Everyone says I am "the total package" and that I have "that wow factor."  Please come see me so I can totally wow you!  I'd love that.


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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Assistant Shelter Director      Read Job Description Here

Adoption Coordinator / Office Worker    Read Job Description Here