Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is the largest shelter in New England that does not destroy any of the pets entrusted to its care. Since we first opened our doors, we have placed over 100,000 dogs and cats in loving homes.
Come Meet Our Pets...
The Shelter is located approximately 45 minutes northeast of Boston, in Salem, MA. Follow these easy directions:
Route 128 North or South to Exit 26, Lowell Street, Peabody. Drive east towards Peabody/Salem for 2.5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto route 107 South. Drive South about 2 miles and make a U-turn at the lights as soon as you pass Puleo's Dairy Bar on the right. Drive North about 1/4 mile.
Our Adoption Process...
In order to make the proper match between you and your new family member, we require the following:
Bring a tax bill or mortgage statement as proof of home ownership OR a lease stating that you are allowed to have a pet. We also require your landlord's phone number in case we need to speak with him or her.
The entire family must be there for the adoption of an adult dog. One family member must be at least 21 years of age. If you are planning to adopt a dog or a puppy, we require that you bring your own dog with you so that s/he can meet your prospective new family member.
We take many things into consideration when making a decision about placing our pets in homes. Every situation is different, so please understand that we are trying to make the best match for both you and our animal friends!
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Northeast Animal Shelter, Inc.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.