© 2019 Standish Humane Society

Standish Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) charity.  Tax ID 23-7085127

Standish knows that people do not want to give up their pets because of a [temporary] financial inability to feed, medicate or provide veterinary care for the animals and, most importantly, that the pets are in most cases better off staying in their current “forever homes” than being abandoned or surrendered to a shelter.

Helping to keep animals in their own homes during times of crisis

Planet Subaru Forever Home Fund

There are actions that we require applicants to explore prior to applying for assistance.


  1. Please discuss the possibility of a discount with your veterinarian.

  2. Set up a Go Fund Me Page to collect funds from friends and family. Please be ready to share the link to your GFM page with Standish. www.gofundme.com

  3. Apply for or utilize all available Care Credit  www.carecredit.com


If you completed item 1,2 & 3 please click the link below to fill out the application for assistance. Assistance is not guaranteed and can be denied for any reason. Assistance, if granted is on a one time basis. Any further assistance may require the applicant to start over in the application process. Special consideration may be given to supporters, volunteers, adopters and animal rescuers connected with Standish Humane Society. 

Please complete the application here


Please do not use this application for low cost spay/neuter. For our low cost spay neuter program please visit our reduced cost Spay and Neuter page

The Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund (PSHFF) was established by Standish Humane Society in 2016 as a result of the generosity of Planet Subaru of Hanover.  Planet Subaru is widely known as the “un-dealership” for its wonderful and honest business practices and for its committed community citizenship. 

Planet Subaru first became a top corporate sponsor in 2007 and then increased its support in 2013 by naming Standish as its “local charity” for Subaru of America’s national “Share the Love” fundraising campaign.


Over the first two years of this campaign, Standish received over $51,000 and put those funds to work to carry out its mission to reduce the problem of animal overpopulation and animal suffering through its rescue/adoption and spay/neuter programs. 


In March, 2016, Standish received its latest Share the Love donation in the amount of $48,434  and knew that it now had the capability to expand its programs to help the animals of the South Shore by creating the PSHFF, a program designed to help people in need KEEP THEIR ANIMALS IN THEIR OWN HOMES!