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New Dogs:  Samara, Guinness, Ella
Recent Adoptions: Velma

"You can't change the world by adopting one animal,
but you can change the whole world for that one animal."

Free Training Session

Dogs adopted from Mansfield Animal Shelter are eligible for a free training session with local dog trainers:
Lee DesMarais:
Sue Thibedeau:



Samara side 2020


Samara is a two year old pit mix. She is a friendly and exuberant dog who is good with people, but she is very strong and needs training. Samara requires a home where there are no cats or small animal pets. Because of her size and strength she will have to go to a home with no young children. An experienced dog owner is preferred.
Samara front 2020

Ella sit 2019


Ella is an extremely sweet, gentle, and playful  Cane Corso who enjoys people and playing with other dogs. She is estimated to be about 4 years old. Ella spent her whole life in a kennel, missing out on crucial early socialization. As a result, she is afraid of everything outside of the kennel including ordinary things like stairs and cars. We've noticed at the shelter that Ella is braver and more willing to explore in the presence of another dog.  She's too afraid to go on walks alone, but is willing to follow another dog.  Ella will need a very patient owner, preferably one with another playful dog. (At this time we are accepting applications only from homes where there is another friendly dog who would be a buddy for Ella.) Because of her size and lack of socialization, no children under 14, and no small pets.  Ella is spayed and up to date on shots.

Ella side 2019
Ella and friend 2020

Ella (right) and friend.

Ella play w me
Ella wants her buddy to join her in the kennel.




If your dog is LOST, contact Missing Dogs Massachusetts via their Facebook page:

Missing dogs will not be posted on this website. Only dogs available for adoption are posted.


Guinness - Private Adoption

Guinness is not at the shelter.
For information about him, or to meet him, email:

Guinness sitting 2020


Guinness is an 8 year old, neutered male,
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

I am a big cuddle bug and will sit with you on the couch or bed. I also like to play and chase tennis balls. When I get excited I jump around like a kangaroo. I am super friendly and I am usually quiet, but I do bark at the doorbell.
I like kids and girl dogs, but I am not really good with other small animals. I am super smart and know commands for sit, down, off,  and I’m working on leave it. 
I'm a good walker but could use some work when approaching other dogs or small animals because I wants to give chase and pull.  I could also use some help with learning not to jump up on people or counters.
I just had a physical and got all my shots, but my doctor says I should get some more exercise because I need to loose 8 pounds.  I am also neutered.
I would love a family that will give me lots of attention, take me on long walks or adventures in the car.

Guinness side 2020
Guinness head 2020

Mansfield Shelter Friends, Inc.
PO Box 25, Mansfield, MA 02048
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Mansfield Animal Shelter
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