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We're happy that you are interested in providing a home for one of our animals. We hope that this information sheet will help to explain our adoption process — but if you have any questions, please feel welcome to ask a staff member for more details.

Plan to spend as much time as possible becoming acquainted with the animals in our adoption center. Each animal has his or her distinct personality, as do you. Our goal is to assist you in finding your best match for a lifelong companion.

See our Animals up for Adoption

We'll take you outside with the dogs, or bring the cats and small animals into get acquainted areas. Please ask questions — that's why we're here. 

We'll ask you to fill out a brief application. An adoption counselor will discuss with you some of the particular needs of the animal you have chosen, and how that animal will fit into your particular home situation. During the course of this discussion, we'll ask you for just a few specific things: 

As a courtesy, we'd like to speak with your landlord, and make sure there are no pet policies that you may be unaware of. Please bring that contact information with you. If you own your own home, we will ask to see verification, either through a tax, water or mortgage bill.  Some cities and towns have online taxpayer databases that we can access if you did not bring verification with you.

If you have other animals in the household, please bring information about your veterinarian (the clinic name and phone number are fine) to ensure everyone is up to date on vaccinations (i.e. distemper, rabies...)

We want to help you make the best match for your home. This may require children, other dogs, and all household members to come meet the potential new friend.

Please understand that in order to give our animals the best possible chance for a new home, no animal may be placed on hold. You need to complete the adoption process before the animal can be guaranteed to you.

See our Animals up for Adoption

Adoption Costs:


5 months and under - $550
6 months and over - ranges from $325 to $550

Adoption fee covers the following expenses:

  • DHLPP Vaccination
  • Bordatella Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Heartworm Test and one month’s preventative
  • Deworming
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Flea-Tick preventive
  • ID tag 
  • Martingale collar and 6 foot leash

*Some dogs may have a higher adoption fee to include a behavior consult and/or training classes based on the dog’s needs.


5 months and under - $250
6 months to 8 yrs - $180
9 yrs and over - $150

Adoption fee covers the following expenses:

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • FVRCP Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia Test for kittens
  • Felv FIV Test for cats older than 6 months
  • Deworming
  • Flea preventive
  • Collar & ID tag

*Adoption fee for bonded pairs of adult cats is $150 for the pair.

Other Animals

Rabbits - $85.00 adoption fee includes spay or neuter
Ferrets - $50.00 adoption fee includes rabies vaccination
Guinea Pigs - $30.00 adoption fee
Small rodents - $10.00 adoption fee
Other pets - Adoption fee differs per animal. Please ask staff.

Some animals may have higher adoption fees which include additional veterinary services.

See our Animals up for Adoption

Lloyd Animal Medical Center
1995 Washington St., Stoughton

Mansfield Animal Hospital
619 East St., Mansfield

Brockton Animal Hospital
386 Belmont Street, Brockton
(also includes physical exam / consultation)

Easton Veterinary Clinic
100 Main Street, No. Easton
(also includes physical exam / consultation)

The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) is an open admission animal care & adoption facility, focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education & helping the community. The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

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