Lighthouse Animal Shelter


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    Volunteers working directly with our animals must be at least 18 years old.  If you are over 18 and wish to volunteer at the shelter caring for our resident animals and keeping their indoor and outdoor space clean, please print and fill out our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and scan and email it to or mail or drop it by the shelter at 596 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, MA  02740.

     We also need help with transporting animals to our veterinarians, running errands, walking dogs and other odd jobs that don’t require as much of a time commitment.

     If you are interested in helping out for short term projects, please complete the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and return it to the shelter.  Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch and let you know when we have small tasks to complete.

    Please email us at if you’re willing and able to help with one of our “Pet Projects”.  Every task completed helps to make the shelter a better place for the resident animals, volunteers and visitors.  This is a great opportunity to get involved without committing a lot of time.


  • We are always in need of foster homes for our adoptable animals. If you are interested in helping out by fostering a homeless animal, please fill out our adoption forms to FOSTER A DOG or FOSTER A CAT.


  • Sign up for Woof.Trax’s, WALK FOR A DOG program. Walk for a Dog is smartphone app that supports a local animal organization every time you walk your dog (or a shelter dog). Download the app from and take your phone with you when you walk.  Press the “Start walking for…” button and the app will keep track of your walk.  When your walk is stopped, the miles are credited to your selected shelter (in this case Lighthouse Animal Shelter) to benefit our homeless animals.  Every walk counts whether it’s a quick walk around the block, or a longer walk in the park, or a three mile hike through the woods – the more people actively walking with the app, the greater benefit for Lighthouse Animal Shelter.  Please spread the word and encourage your family and friends to sign on.


    Support us without even leaving your chair as you shop for yourself and others.  It costs nothing extra, and a percentage will be donated to Lighthouse Animal Shelter.  If you’re ordering through Amazon, be sure to sign in through Amazon.Smile, or shop at a large variety of participating stores through iGive.



    Click on the image below to see a  list of items we can use at the shelter, or print and share our WISH LIST or order supplies for our residents on our AMAZON WISH LIST.    Any and every donation, helps us save more animals.  Items may be dropped off at the shelter at 596 Hathaway Road, New Bedford, MA.

  • Like us on FACEBOOK, share our page, our posts and our adoptable animals’ PETFINDER LINKS. You never know when a Facebook friend has a family member or friend in search of a companion animal. Networking saves lives.fb

    You can also promote our shelter, our adoptable dogs and our fundraising events by printing out a flyers and posting them on community bulletin boards.