Adopt a Dog or Cat

In-Shelter Adoption Hours
(56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm to 8:00pm  •   Saturdays: 10:00am to 4:00pm


The Adoption Fee for our DOGS starts at $250, depending on age, breed and medical history of the dog.

What You Get - Adoption Fees for Dogs


The Adoption Fee for our CATS starts at $150 depending on age, breed and medical history. Kittens start at $175.   

What You Get - Adoption Fees for Cats

Fees and Donations:
Your non-refundable adoption fee helps us to continue our high level of care for all the animals. QAS accepts cash and credit cards.
All Quincy Animal Shelter residents are current on vaccinations appropriate for their age before being cleared for adoption. All of our animals are spayed/neutered prior to being adopted. Kittens are spayed/neutered when they reach a minimum weight of 2 lbs. and are at least 8 weeks old. 
Please read our Adoption Considerations before you decide to adopt.

Not quite ready to Adopt? How about becoming a temporary Foster Family?
All adopters must agree:
  • To provide a loving home, including proper medical care and humane treatment at all times.
  • The animal will not be used for experimentation or be sold.
  •  If the animal is too young to have been spayed/neutered before leaving the Shelter, it will be promptly altered at six months of age.
  • Dogs will NEVER be allowed off leash outdoors except in a completely fenced in area.
  • The animal will receive annual veterinary checkups that include rabies vaccinations as required by law.
  • Dogs will be licensed annually as required by local law.
  • If for any reason the adopter needs to give up the animal, it will be returned to the Quincy Animal Shelter.
  • Ownership of the animal will be terminated if at any time the adopter does not live up to these terms.
  • The Quincy Animal Shelter does not sell animals. Adoption donations are tax-deductible, voluntary contributions, and are not refundable under any circumstances.

Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet's unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.

Here's how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter's website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!