Adopt a Pet

Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience, and a little bit of forethought and planning can help you choose the pet that is right for you.

Are you ready to Adopt?

Before you plan to adopt it is important to examine yourself and your household. Our kennel has many adorable stray pets and pets that were left unclaimed by their owners and are currently seeking responsible owners.

Ask yourself the following:


  1. Am I ready to own a pet?

    Assess your household environment, financial situation, and schedule to determine if you're prepared for a new pet.

    Are You Ready to Adopt? »

  2. Am I prepared?

    Learn more about the Shelter's adoption process and requirements.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption »

  3. Why is it important to adopt from a shelter?

    Learning about puppy mills can help make the case for adopting rather than buying at the pet store.

    More Information About Puppy Mills »

Videos & Multimedia »


  • Return of the Swans
    Mayor Menino hosted the "Return of the Swans" to the Public Garden Lagoon. A parade began at the corner of Charles/Beacon Streets and the swans Romeo and Juliet were released from their enclosed carts onto the shore adjacent to the Swan BoatsWatch Video »
  • Tails of Boston - Hawks
    Guest: Marla Issac, HerpetologistWatch Video »
  • Tails of Boston - Happy Endings Part 2
    Guest: Dr. MotamedWatch Video »
  • Tails of Boston - Puppy Mills
    Guest: Representative from the Human Society of United StatesWatch Video »
  • Tails of Boston - Holiday Pet Safety Tips
    Guest: Dr. MotamedWatch Video »

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