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New Dogs: Desi, Milo
Recent Adoptions:  Opal

"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, hour long training session with dog trainer Jane Young.



Desi is a two year old, spayed, female hound who is very friendly and exuberantly energetic. Whoever adopts Desi must be willing to accept her high energy, and be willing and able to spend time with her to burn that energy off.  Therefore, someone needs to be home most of the day, and be willing to exercise her.  Desi could get along with another dog (but not cats) who is not assertive, but it’s  likely that Desi would do better being an only dog as long as her humans are willing to work her and work with her.  The adopter should also understand that Desi needs comprehensive training to channel the great deal of energy that this otherwise delightfully endearing and loving dog has. Desi is up to date with vaccinations, and house trained.


Milo 2017


Milo is an extremely good-looking, 10 year old, neutered, male Terrier mix who was surrendered when his owner moved.  Milo is looking for a patient, experienced dog owner to share his senior years with.  Milo needs a calm home without children (adult children would be fine,) as they scare him.  Milo has lived with another dog but would probably not do well with cats.  Milo can be playful up to a point, but will let you know when he wants some alone time.  Milo is up to date on all vaccinations, walks well on leash, and is fully housebroken.
Milo standing 2017


Private Adoptions Below - Courtesy Postings

The dogs below are not at the shelter. Please don’t call or email the shelter because volunteers have no additional information. All inquires should be sent to the email address next to the dog’s photo.



Tina is a very sweet 4 year old Dachshund mix.  Tina is a bit shy when she meets new people as she did not have the best life.  That said, once Tina is comfortable with her surroundings, she is your best friend. Tina would love nothing more than to sleep at your feet while you work, or cuddle on the couch when you watch TV.  Tina is a quiet dog overall. Tina is house broken and crate trained.  Tina would do best in a home with a fenced in yard and another confident dog to help Tina become more confident herself.  Tina is a smart dog and learns very quickly.  Tina gets along well with other dogs and is fine with cats but would prefer the company of humans.  Tiny rides well in the car and walks well on a leash.  Tina is current on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm tested, and she is spayed.

If you are interested in adopting Tina, please email:



This sweet little rat terrier mix is approximately 2 years old and weighs 14 lbs. Lavinia is a very mellow dog and loves her dog bed.  She gets along with all of the other dogs in her foster home and ignores cats. Lavinia is also good with children.  Lavinia is house trained and crate trained.  Lavinia tested positive for heartworm and has been treated with the required series of injections.  Lavinia is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

If you are interested in adopting Lavinia, please email:

Harper private


Harper is a neutered male Australian Shepherd mix.  Harper is approximately 13 months old and weighs 30 lbs.  Harper just went through a two week board and train program with a professional trainer to gain some confidence.  He gets along really well with other dogs that are larger, or close to his size, as he plays hard.  Harper needs an experienced owner who is willing to work with him and his insecurities.  Hence, we are requiring that he go to a home with a fully fenced in yard and a friend to play with.   Typical of the Aussie breed, Harper can be protective of his family. 

If you are interested in adopting Harper, please email:



This sweet little girl is approximately 18 months old and 14 pounds.  We believe she is a Schnauzer mix.  Spice is a little shy around new people and will need some time to warm up to her new family.  Spice loves other dogs and would benefit from having a canine companion to keep her company.  Spice is learning leash manners and is just about house trained.  Spice will need to go to a home with a fully fenced in and secure yard. Spice is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped. 

If you are interested in adopting Spice, please email:






Scout is a ten year old, neutered, male Chihuahua who is looking for a new home because of his owner's health problems.  Scout is very timid so he would do best in a quiet, adult only home

 Scout is not at the shelter. Anyone interested in getting more information or adopting Scout should call the Foxboro Animal Hospital, which is handling the adoption. 
Their number is 508-543-5350,
ask for Tara or Cal.




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.

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