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Metrowest Humane Society is a cat-only shelter that's home to close to 70 cats at any given time. They also have numerous fosters across the country, caring for even more cats waiting to find their forever homes.
As a non-profit, no-kill shelter, Metrowest Humane Society is dependent on volunteers and generous community donations. The shelter was founded in the basement of the home of one of their founding members in 1976. Due to the generosity of residents, they were able to purchase a property and expand in 1994 into what is today known as Metrowest Humane Society.
The friendly staff at Metrowest Humane Society takes pride in helping people adopt a cat (or two!) in a responsible way. They do whatever they can to ensure the adoption will be a long-term success. The steps you'll need to take to adopt a cat from Metrowest Humane Society are as follows:
Adoption fees at Metrowest Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (including distemper and rabies), feline leukemia and FIV blood tests, deworming, and flea, tick, and ear mite treatments.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.