Because we are a non-profit, all-volunteer, no-kill rescue, we need all the help we can get! If you want to work directly with the animals or help our animals through other meaningful tasks, consider volunteering!

Apply to be a foster family if you have room in your heart & home for a homeless dog or cat who needs a temporary place to stay. We can always use long-term or short-term fosters.

Want to help but don't have the time to volunteer or foster? There are really easy ways for you to help us raise funds right from the comfort of your own home. Some things on the list are as simple as downloading an app on your phone and it doesn't cost a thing! Learn about it by clicking on Raise Funds above.


Even connecting with us on Facebook or Instagram and sharing our adoptable animals on your page can help get a homeless animal in touch with their forever family. Click on Network to see a list of our social media accounts and start sharing us with your friends & family!

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: |  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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