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 everybody, I'm Shadow, a beautiful all black longhaired two year old girl.  I arrived at Standish approximately 6 months ago and have been waiting patiently for someone to take me home ever since.


A few weeks ago all my dreams came true when the perfect couple came into my room at the shelter and fell in love with me on the spot.  We were all excited to get me home and make memories together.  Unfortunately, they had another cat that wasn’t as excited about seeing me.  He kept pouncing on me and pestering me trying to get rid of me.  He was making everyone’s life miserable so my new mom and dad decided that the best thing to do was return me to Standish.


I must admit I am very sad and confused right now.  While in this home, although it was just a short time, I got to experience what it is like to be loved and pampered, and I miss that very much.  I am desperate to find a new forever home of my own.  I am desperate to be somebody's “shadow”.


I’m a very laid back girl.  My favorite pastime is sitting on laps and being brushed . . . this makes me purr non-stop.  I love relaxing with my people and catching up on the days activities . . . maybe watch a little TV with you, listen to some music or sit back with a good book.  I am a very low maintenance easy-going feline.


Would you please consider taking me home . . . please?  If I were yours and people asked what you were doing, you could respond by saying “Another perfect day with just Me and my Shadow!”  I think there’s actually a famous old song about us with that title.  


Did I tell you that my adoption fee has also been reduced to $75 in hopes of finding me a forever home sooner?  Please come see me, and you won’t be disappointed.





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

More Kittens in Foster Homes Looking for Forever Homes
Go to Adoptions Page to See Photos

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Where are they hiding the treats now ???