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Helpful Resources


Spay & Neuter

Pet overpopulation remains a serious problem in New England, and adoptable animals are euthanized every day due to the lack of available homes. The Milton Animal League spays or neuters all animals adopted from our shelter, and we support community efforts to reduce pet overpopulation. If you already have a pet and need low cost spay/neuter services, contact one of the following groups in the Boston area:


Merwin Animal Clinic

541 Cambridge St. Brighton

Phone: (617) 782-5420

Walk-in clinic open 12-3 Mon-Sat (cash only)

Low cost spay and neuter by appointment


Spay Waggin'

Phone: (877) 590-7729

Low cost spay and neuter for cats and dogs under 40 pounds, fee includes initial vaccines.



Friends of Animals

Certificates may be purchased for low cost spay/neuter at participating local vets

Cat-Only Shelters

Standish Humane Society

Town: Duxbury, MA

Phone: (781) 834-4663


Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home

Town: Brighton MA

Phone: (617) 787-8872


Friends of the Plymouth Pound

Town: Manomet, MA 02345

Phone: (508) 224-6651


Stray Pets in Need

Town: Wellesley, MA

Phone: (781) 235-1218


Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

Town: Salisbury MA 01952

Phone: 978-462-0760


The Pet Cabaret (Do it yourself)

4404 Washington Street. Roslindale, MA

(617) 323-7387


Barking Beauties

120 Jackson St. Canton, MA

(781) 828-9080


Feline Fancy Spa and Hotel

198 Bridge St., Weymouth, MA

(781) 803-3108

K9 Ranch

9 Main St., Avon, MA

(508) 580-4700

Veterinary Care

Canton Veterinary Hospital

190 Turnpike Street. Canton, MA

(781) 828-0762

Canton Vet does most of our veterinary work.


Tufts VETS: 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital.

525 South Street. Walpole, MA

(508) 668-5454


South Coastal Animal Health

1389 Main Street. Weymouth, MA

(781) 340-0800


Hancock Animal Hospital

55 Hancock Street. Quincy, MA

(617) 773-0008


Dedham Vet Associates

326 Bridge Street. Dedham, MA

(781) 326-2800


A list of dog trainers in or around the Boston area. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. The Milton Animal League recommends finding a trainer that uses positive, reward-based training, such as clicker training, and does not recommend the use of choke or prong collars.


Clear Skies Dog Training Maura Porter volunteers for the Milton Animal Shelter and adopted her certified therapy dog Blueberry from Milton. (781) 724-5610 or


Spring Forth Dog Services:   Katherine Ostiguy. Consultations, Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Dog Walking, Pet Sitting. (Providence area) (781) 510-1898


Wicked Good Dog - Offering group classes, agility and more in Holbrook.  (617) 934-4955


Blue Max Dog- Offering group classes and training in Sharon. (617) 827-6514


Turn Around Training- Offering group classes and training in Norwood. (781) 690-4497


Canine University  – Private Lessons, Seminars, Group Classes, Behavioral Consultations in Malden. (617) 553-0445


Masterpeace Dog Training  - Private Lessons, Group Classes in Franklin. (508) 553-9300


Gemini Dogs Inc  – Private Lessons, Group Classes, Behavior Consultations, Day Care & Boarding in Littleton. (978) 486-9922


PRIME Your Dog – Terri Bright, CPDT. Group Obedience, Agility, Private Lessons, Behavior Consultations in Boston. (617) 983-2121




Pet Care Services

Comfy Cozy Pet Sitting Comfy Cozy Pet Sitting. - Milton Animal League volunteer Kathy Henderson and her team provide dog walking and in-home care. 617-953-4500.
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