About Us

Paws of Plainville, Inc. was started by a group of concerned citizens under the leadership of Sue Jones, a 17 year Plainville resident.

The collective experiences of the group’s members showed that the town’s of Plainville and Wrentham desperately need an animal shelter.

The Paws of Plainville Animal Shelter is envisioned to be built and operated as an independent nonprofit entity, not municipally controlled, which will care for and adopt out dogs, cats and other small animals as necessary.

The shelter will lease land and contract with the towns to take in their domestic stray and surrendered animals for a nominal annual fee.

The Paws of Plainville Animal Shelter will primarily serve the host towns of Plainville and Wrentham; but other animals may be accepted depending on the circumstances.

Did you know?

With the rapid increase of residential and commercial development in this area in the past 20 years and proposed new projects on the horizon, the need for an animal shelter continues to increase more every day while potential sites for such a facility are being dramatically reduced.

A Shelter Will:
  • Provide temporary, high-quality care and shelter for lost, stray and surrendered cats and dogs, without any time limits for placement.
  • Improve the chances for lost pets to be reunited with their owners by providing one resource and more exposure.
  • Reduce the homeless pet population and the associated health hazards by providing a place for owners to surrender their pets and by finding homes for strays whenever possible. Every unclaimed animal is fixed and given necessary vaccinations.
  • Host low cost spay/neuter/rabies clinics.
  • Provide education on proper pet care and training.
  • Provide positive and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
    • Exercise/purpose/social benefit for seniors.
    • Help to teach responsibility and structured programs for youth.
  • Enhance the job of an animal control officer with help to care for animals and adoptions.

To name just a few.

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23 West Bacon Street, Building C, Plainville, MA (map)

Unfortunately, our location is not handicapped accessible but we are willing to work with you on your needs. Please call to make alternate arrangements for visits and adoptions.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Closed Federal Holidays

Other times by appointment; send an email to: pawsofplainville@comcast.net.

Grapes and Raisins are poisonous to dogs. Other toxins include chocolate, avocado, coffee, alcohol, garlic, onions and salt.


We work to bring stray and feral cats off the streets so that they may miss:

  • Being hit by a car
  • Being stolen
  • Getting lost
  • Fights with other cats, dogs, skunks, coyotes, foxes, bears and raccoons
  • Fleas, worms and ticks
  • Feline Leukemia, Feline AIDS and Feline Infectious Peritonitis
  • Infections from puncture wounds
  • Getting collar caught up on something
  • Pranksters mistreating and abusing
  • Rain, wind and cold temperatures
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Ritualists, animal dealers and animal traps
  • Antifreeze and rat poison
  • Intentional poisoning by cruel people
  • Used as bait in dog fighting
  • Dying alone and unloved