Services during the covid-19 crisis


Phone Pal Program

Are you a senior pet owner who is more isolated at this time because of the Corona virus pandemic?  We have volunteers who would love to check up on you and your pets regularly by phone to see how you are both doing.   

Interested seniors:  We know you may have questions now, or simply want another animal-loving friend to talk to during this lonely time!   If you are interested, please do NOT call or email the shelter. Instead, please click the link below and follow instructions.  

Want to be a volunteer for this program?  We've received an overwhelming response for volunteers for this program! At this time, we are no longer accepting new phone pal volunteers.  Thank you so much for your interest! 

Free Pet Food Pantry

We are offering a free pet food and supplies pantry to all who need it now.  The pantry is restocked daily and is set up in front of our headquarters  (780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate MA 02066) 24 hours a day, weather permitting.  

We ask those using the pantry to  practice social distancing if someone else is 'shopping' when you arrive, and to please only take what you need to conserve supplies.

Donations:  We do need additional supplies, particularly dry SENSITIVE STOMACH dog food and Friskies dry cat food.  To donate, please have the items sent directly to the address above, or you may simply place unopened items on the food pantry itself. Thank you!   Here is a link to our wishlist.  Thanks!

Your Pets and COVID-19: do you have questions?

We are hearing from many about their concerns about the corona virus and their own pets.   We have researched the most up-to-date information and answer your most frequently asked questions at the button below. 


Our pets have been moved to foster homes, but we are still currently adopting.  We have changed our procedures in order to do it safely.  

First, look at our list of adoptable animals at the button below.  If you see a pet you are interested in adopting,  please contact us at the email address on the pet's page.  We will then be in touch, helping you to fill out an application on line, and scheduling a virtual 'visit' with the pet in its foster home.  Please be patient as we are receiving a large number of contact requests now.  Thank you!

Emergency Boarding

If  a pet owner is hospitalized with COVID-19, we are being told that it is best to keep the pet in the home and quarantined for 14 days versus moving the animal. If that is not possible,  your local animal control could help you determine a safe boarding facility or shelter. 

If your household is affected by COVID-19 and you need emergency boarding or vet care for your pet there are grants available:

Vet Care:


Pets and Domestic Violence

Sadly, with more people staying at home, domestic violence is expected to increase. If you or someone you know is trying to leave an abusive relationship,  Red Rover Relief can help families with pets safely escape domestic abuse together.