MSPCA-Angell Headquarters

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400
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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
For on-site assistance (check-ins and pick-ups):
(339) 970-0790
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Angell at Essex

565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 304-4648
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Cape Cod

1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9888
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How to Adopt - Cape Cod

COVID-19 Important Information

We are currently closed to general visitors and are conducting adoptions by appointment only. Outlined below you can find important information on the adoption process. Thank you for your interest in adopting!

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Estimated Adoption Fees (and what’s included)

All adoptions include adoption counseling and take home care information in addition to the below. Please note that adoption fees for individual animals may vary depending on the needs of the animals.

Dogs and Puppies

Adolescent Dogs (under 2 years of age): $550 adoption fee
Adult Dog (2 years – 9 years): $475 adoption fee
Senior Dog (10 years and older): $350 adoption fee

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • DHPP (Distemper/Parvo) Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccination (Kennel Cough)
  • Initial General Deworming
  • Heartworm Test
  • Microchip Implantation & Registration
  • Identification Tag
  • Flea & Tick Treatment or Preventive
  • Initial treatment for Ear Mites as Needed
  • Training classes may be included for individual dogs that we believe will benefit from training post adoption.

You can purchase a leash and collar for your adopted dog at the Adoption Center or you can bring one with you.

Cats and Kittens

Kitten (under 1 year): $375 adoption fee
Adult Cat (1 year and older): $200 adoption fee
Senior Cat (12 years and older): $100 adoption fee

  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • FVRCP Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccination (for cats 12 weeks and older)
  • Initial General Deworming
  • FeLV Test
  • Microchip & Registration
  • Flea Treatment or Preventive
  • Initial treatment for Ear Mites as Needed

You can purchase a cat carrier, collar and ID tag at the Adoption Center or you can bring one with you.

Small Animals and Birds

Special Note – Please Read: Many housing units sold in pet stores are too small for the specific species behavioral and medical needs. If you looking to purchase housing, visit our web page for recommendations on the best housing for small animals and the best housing for birds.


Single: $85 adoption fee
Pair: $135 adoption fee

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery

Ferrets: $80 adoption fee

  • Rabies Vaccine

Chinchillas: $50 adoption fee
Guinea pigs: $30 adoption fee
Small Mammals: $15 adoption fee

  • Mice, Rats, Gerbils, Hamsters, Degus, etc.

Birds & Exotics

Small Birds: $15 adoption fee
(Parakeets, Finches, Canaries, Doves, etc)

Medium Sized Birds: $40 adoption fee
(Cockatiels, Lovebirds, etc)

Small Parrots: $125 adoption fee
(Conures, Quaker Parrots, etc)

Large Parrots: $250 adoption fee
(Macaws, Cockatoos, African Greys, etc.)

*Adoption fees will be reduced when adopting pairs or small groups of birds

Animal Supplies: We have most animal supplies available for sale on site. We carry an extensive line of pet food, treats, toys, collars and leashes, pet beds, and crates. Please consider shopping with us for your supplies, as 100% of the proceeds benefits the adoption center.

MSPCA Adoption Philosophy

The MSPCA believes the human-animal bond is important to promote and preserve. We seek to help potential adopters form new bonds that bring the joy and comfort of companionship for both pet and human guardian.

Our adoption program is designed to be welcoming, nonjudgmental, and free of lengthy applications. We strive to engage all prospective adopters in a conversation aimed at matching an adopter’s lifestyle, interests and home environment with an animal’s personality, medical and behavioral needs. Adopting an animal is an extraordinary opportunity to choose your newest family member.  At the MSPCA it is a great privilege for our staff and volunteers to guide that journey for adopters and animals.

As we help to build life-long relationships between adopters and the animals in our care, we also hope to build a life-long relationship between adopters and the MSPCA.  We consider our adopters to be a part of the MSPCA Family; our staff is available to offer guidance and suggestions during the pet’s transition to his or her new home and throughout the pet’s lifetime.

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