Standish Humane Society

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

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves

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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





Hello!  My name is Sweetie and I am a strikingly beautiful one-year-old tabby girl.  I have stunning golden eyes and a fur coat that feels like silk.   All I need now is a forever home.   

I had a very rough start in life, but thanks to my foster mom I became a very lucky and fortunate feline.  My foster mom found me in her yard when I was only 6 months old. I survived as a little kitten through a terrible winter dodging cars, coyotes and stormy weather. It was so cold and I had nowhere to sleep until I found shelter in an old barn.  That was when my luck started to turn around.   

My foster mom saw me over near the barn and brought me some food. Then she gently reached over and started to pet my head . . . I liked it!   Before I knew it I moved into a nice warm room in her home with plenty of blankets and food.  My foster mom loves me very much but is unable to keep me.  She brought me to Standish in hopes of helping me find my own forever home.


I am a girl with few demands . . . I don’t need diamonds and fancy cars . . . all I need is a warm home with someone to love.  My preference would be a quiet household with patient caring people.  You see, I still get a little nervous when I hear new and loud noises, so someone who understands that and is willing to give me a chance would be great.   

Once you get to know me you’ll see that I love belly rubs and having my cheeks massaged.  The volunteers call me their “little princess” and say that I am the prettiest girl in the world.  They say that the name “Sweetie” is perfect for me.


What I am really wishing for is a forever home to call my own!  Do you have room in your hearts and home for the prettiest girl in the world?  Thank you for reading my story.  I hope you will come see me at the shelter.    Sweetie


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

  The Adoption Center Showcase is empty until after Christmas.

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to see what's happening!
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