How to Adopt

Our Adoption Policies

Below are the basics of adopting from MWHS. If you have any special concerns or requirements, please email us at or call the shelter at (508) 875.3776.

Planning Your Visit
Our process includes a number of steps and may take an hour or more.

To adopt an animal from our shelter please be prepared to present these to the adoption counselor upon request:

Adoption counselors, may, at their discretion, contact the applicant’s landlord and/or veterinarian for additional information.

MWHS adopts kittens in pairs unless there is already another young cat at the residence and there is an available “single” kitten at the shelter. Sometimes kittens in a litter will be particularly bonded to one another, and we may require those kittens to remain together, even if there is another cat in the household.

Adoption Fees

Kittens: (6 months or less): $225 each | two kittens $400
Adults: $150 each | two adults $250
Sr. Cats: (10+ years old) $75
Sr. Citizen Discount: (65 + years old ID required) $25

Adoption fees include:
MWHS Adoption Application

Download MWHS Adoption Application (Word Doc 126 KB)

Adoption Hours

TUE & FRI 1:00- 4:00 PM
WED 6:30 - 8:00 PM
SAT & SUN 12:00 - 4:00 PM


30 Pond Street
Ashland , MA 01721
Phone:(508) 875.3776

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1068
Framingham, MA 01701

We are located on Rt 126 South (Pond St), across the street from the Market Basket Plaza.
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