We are deeply committed to the health and well being of every pet, not just the pets in our care. That is why we work with local shelters to help lost and abandoned animals in our community find new homes.
It isn't just our hospital. The entire family of VCA Animal Hospitals works with shelters and humane societies across the United States to promote successful pet adoptions.
Part of that work is helping you prepare for adopting a pet, because we believe that an informed owner is more likely to adopt the right pet and less likely to return the animal to the shelter. Please feel free to call or visit us for educational information and medical resources that will help you understand the ups and downs of pet adoption.
When you're ready to adopt, please consider adopting an animal from one of the shelters listed below. Together we can make sure your adopted pet has a long, healthy, and happy life.
PAWS (Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society) is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization serving many communities north of Boston. PAWS hosts cat adoption hours at VCA Wakefield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.
Poodle Rescue of New England
Poodle Rescue of New England provides medical care, evaluation, and adoptive homes for poodles who are abandoned, mistreated, unwanted, or left in local pounds to await an uncertain fate.
House Rabbit Network
The House Rabbit Network is an organization formed with two primary purposes: to rescue homeless rabbits and find them good indoor homes and also to educate the public about rabbits and their care.
Massachusetts House Rabbit Society
An all-volunteer, non-profit organization with two primary goals: to rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent indoor homes for them and to educate the public and assist humane societies through publications on rabbit care, phone consultation, and classes upon request.
Sterling Animal Shelter
For every animal adopted from a shelter, a space opens up that will welcome another great dog or cat and save its life. The Sterling Animal Shelter has an enormous variety of animals — purebreds, mixbreeds, all ages and personalities.
Greyhound Adoption Service
Greyhound Adoption Service, Inc. of Salisbury, Massachusetts is a volunteer-run, non-profit humane organization dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for retired racing greyhounds that can no longer compete and for young greyhounds not placed on the racetrack.
Quincy Animal Shelter
The Quincy Animal Shelter is a 100% volunteer-run organization that places hundreds of homeless cats and dogs into homes each year. Every animal receives age-appropriate vaccinations and, if old enough, is spayed or neutered before finding its forever family.
PetWatch provides consumers with a science-based list of the Best, Fair, and Worst choices of exotic pets based on extensive research aimed at protecting native wildlife and resources, global biodiversity, and public health. PetWatch is a consumer information program founded on scientific evidence that promotes safe pet purchases for all major animal groups including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds.