Surrender Information: Boston MSPCA

Contact Information

350 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: (617) 522-5055

Surrender Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 1pm – 4pm

If you are thinking of surrendering an animal to our Boston Adoption Center, you can email us at and we may be able to help troubleshoot the situation you are facing with your animal. You can also call us at 617-522-5055 – we try our best to answer our phones during our open surrender hours.

More on Our Surrender Process

The MSPCA is an open admission Adoption Center, which means we never turn an animal or an owner away. We receive more than 9,000 animals at our Adoption Centers each year. We have many wonderful success stories of finding homes for pets who are brought to us. At the same time, while we try our best to find homes for every animal that is brought to us, we are often faced with difficult euthanasia decisions when an animal is not medically or behaviorally sound for adoption. We do not make this decision based on length of stay or space. The adoption center environment can be a very stressful place for a pet. While we do our best to make each animal feel as comfortable as possible, it is not a home. It is for this reason that we look to you to try everything you can to work on the situation you are facing before surrendering your animal to us.

You may also want to look into placing your animal in a foster based rescue groups. A full list of animal shelters and foster based rescue organizations can be found on the Department of Agricultural Resources website.


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