The Medfield Animal Shelter's mission is to rescue lost or abandoned animals and provide for their comfort and safety until they are reunited with their owners or placed in new homes. We are a no-kill shelter, which means no pet will ever be euthanized because it has run out of time to find a home. We are committed to ending the overpopulation of pets that results in an estimated 5 million companion pets being euthanized at shelters in the U.S. every year, therefore all cats, rabbits and dogs adopted from us are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. We also sponsor a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats at our shelter once or twice a month, as well as two feral cat clinics each year.
The Animal Control Officers from both the towns of Dover and Medfield bring all of their stray pets to the Medfield Animal Shelter, and we take in pets from the surrounding area as space permits. Because our facility is staffed primarily by a group of dedicated volunteers, we don't have regular adoption hours. We ask that all visits to the shelter be scheduled in advance by calling (508) 359-8989.
You can read our most recent newsletter here.
Planning a visit to the Shelter? Please be sure to follow the driving directions since our actual address appears on no map and your GPS will take you to the wrong place.
Our Wish List
We depend on donations of food, cleaning supplies and cat litter to care for the shelter residents. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter.
- Laundry detergent (HE only, please)
- Collars for small dogs (10 - 20 lb. dogs)
- Canned dog food
- Scoopable cat litter
- Paper towels
- Timothy hay for the bunnies and guinea pigs
- Canned cat food. Any brand is fine but the cats don't seem to like the shredded variety
- Oxbow or Sweet Meadow bunny and guinea pig food
- Wood stove pellets (available at Rocky's Ace Hardware in Millis, Gilmores in Walpole, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart - we use them in the kitten and rabbit litter boxes)
- Dry cat food - we use any brand and find Science Diet Sensitive Stomach good for the kitties that are stressed out.
- Canned and dry kitten food (any brand is fine as long as it is for kittens)
- liquid hand soap
- Cat and dog beds (used are fine)
- Used dog crates
- Dog treats (the dogs all seem to love Beggin Strips)
- Top loading Cat carriers
- Advantix, Revolution or Frontline for dogs
- Advantage, Revolution or Frontline for cats
- Gift card to Shaws, Roche Bros, Stop & Shop, Petco, Especially for Pets, Home Depot, or any pet supply store
- 13 gallon trash bags and 33 gallon trash bags
You can make a donation online (or pay an adoption fee) using your credit card or Paypal account.
The Medfield Animal Shelter is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization Fed ID# 04-3508728. We depend on donations to fund our operating costs, and are grateful for donations of any size. If you wish to help by making a tax-deductible contribution, please mail your donation to:
PO Box 271
Medfield, MA 02052