Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

A Broken Tail Rescue, P.O. Box 60296, Worcester, MA 01606 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals.

Pets at Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Hope


Female, Young
Coonhound / Hound (Unknown Type)

Photo of Dot


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Hilde


Female, Adult
American Shorthair

Photo of BJ


Female, Adult, Bonded Pair
American Shorthair

Photo of Fiona


Female, Adult, Bonded Pair
Domestic Longhair

Photo of Bennie


Male, Adult
English Bulldog

Photo of Josie


Female, Young, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Stevie


Male, Adult
Treeing Walker Coonhound / Foxhound

Photo of Pepa and Felix

Pepa and Felix

Male, Adult, Bonded Pair

Photo of Cleo


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Simon (and Randy)

Simon (and Randy)

Male, Young, Bonded Pair
American Sable

Photo of Randy (and Simon)

Randy (and Simon)

Male, Young, Bonded Pair
American Sable

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Areas Broken Tail Rescue, Inc. Serves

We serve all of Massachusettes and other New England states.

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.'s Adoption Process

The Adoption Process
- Fill out an application for your potential new family member
- One of our volunteers will review the submitted application and do their best to respond within 48 hours
- We will check personal and veterinary records (if applicable)
- After checking references, we will then look to schedule a home visit (for dogs only)
- If the animal is a good match, then a meet and greet will be setup – usually at the foster home or the Cambridge PetSmart adoption center
- We like to have all family members attend
- Finally, the last step if to complete the adoption paperwork and to bring your new family member home

Here are a few items for people to consider before deciding to adopt:

- Renters must have their landlord’s permission
- Adopters must be 21 years of age or older
- All adoptive homes must be stable, supportive, and capable to meet all veterinary and financial needs of the animal
- Some adoptions will require adopters to enroll the dog in training classes as a condition of adoption
- Kittens younger than 6 months must be adopted with another kitten/cat or go to a home with a resident cat for socialization
- There may be additional adoption requirements for puppies (puppy socialization classes, someone home during the day, etc)

Adoption Fees
Adoption fees help defray the cost of transportation, care, and medical treatment.

Our adoption fees are generally between $300 and $400 for most adult dogs and puppies and are decided on a case-by-case basis.

All dogs adopted from Broken Tail Rescue will be spayed or neutered, receive a veterinary exam, be up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested and started on preventive, dewormed, given flea and tick treatment if needed, and microchipped.

Our adoption fee varies by age for cats and kittens:

Kitten (0 - 11 months): $300
Two kittens (0 - 11 months): $550
Adult cat (12 months - 10 years): $225
Two adult cats: $400
Senior cat (11+ years): $150
Special needs cat: $150 or TBD

All cats adopted from Broken Tail Rescue will be spayed or neutered, receive a veterinary exam, be up to date on vaccinations, FeLV/FIV tested, dewormed, given flea and tick treatment, and microchipped.

Ready to Adopt?
Are you interested in one of our adoptable animals, fill out the adoption application to start the process!

About Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

Mission Statement:

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit foster-based rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in urgent need. We work closely with local animal controls, animal shelters and rescue groups to ensure the placement of these forgotten animals. We will not discriminate on basis of health, age, or breed and will only consider humane euthanasia in cases of aggression or for quality-of-life due to untreatable medical conditions.

Our animals are vet examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered as needed and receive any and all medical treatment necessary prior to being placed into carefully screened permanent homes.

Come Meet Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.'s Pets

All of our pets for adoption are in foster homes. You must fill out an adoption application before being considered for adoption. Once your application is received, the foster parent will contact you to discuss whether the animal would be a good fit for your home and set up a meet between your family and the pet.

We also house several cats in our adoption center at the Cambridge PetSmart. Stop by to play with them Monday-Friday from 5pm-8pm and all day Saturday and Sunday!

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.'s Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Broken Tail Rescue, Inc. to help homeless pets find homes