We will no longer be hosting our open house adoption days until further notice.

We will remain open for private appointments every day. Visitors are limited to approved applicants only.


Lighthouse has remained committed to ensuring that the animals in our care find their forever homes while also keeping our volunteers and our visitors safe during this time. This change in policy will help keep visits to our shelter efficient and timely, as we will already have an idea beforehand of which animals in our care will be a potential match for you based on the information provided on your application.

If you have been sick or potentially exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you please be respectful of others and do not visit our shelter. Many of our volunteers have friends, family, or work with people who are medically compromised. All visitors will be asked to wash their hands upon arrival. Our volunteers will be sanitizing all surfaces in-between each visitor.

We are receiving a high number of applications at this time. Please be patient with us while we adjust to these new changes and keep in mind that our volunteers process the applications as quickly as their schedules allow. Thank you!

Our Story

Lighthouse is a 501c3 organization that consists of all volunteers, providing a temporary home & family to the dogs and cats in our care while they wait for their forever family to discover them!


You look like you're ready to adopt. If we don't have what you're looking for at the moment, new dogs in need of a home are transported to our shelter almost every weekend. We have a few feline residents, too!


We are open by appointment during this time & visitors are limited to approved applicants. Call or email us to set up a day & time to stop by. Our Saturday adoption days have been canceled until further notice.

Browse our amazon wishlist to donate items that go directly toward the animals in our care at the shelter and in foster homes

By walking your dog, your friends dog, or a shelter pet, you can raise funds for our shelter when you use the WoofTrax app on your phone

Choose Lighthouse Animal Shelter as your charity on amazon and
a portion of all purchases
you make on amazon will
go toward the animals

Monetary donations will be used for anything from veterinary care & utility bills to something fun like toys & treats. Either way, monetary donations are always appreciated by us & the animals

Call us: 508.999.7387   |  Email us: lighthouseanimalshelter@gmail.com |  Open by Appointment Only

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Lighthouse Animal Shelter

596 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford, MA




We Are Open Every Day

By Appointment Only (Call/Email Us!)

Adoption Days Are Canceled Until Further Notice

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