Welcome to Born Free Pet Shelter, Inc!

Born Free Pet Shelter, Inc. is a no-kill 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue organization that has been helping homeless dogs since 1981.

40th Anniversary Summer Fundraiser Alert!

Starting June 21st dollar for dollar match up to $40,000!

Due to the pandemic, our annual fundraiser and primary source of income was cancelled, resulting in overdue veterinarian bills and delayed maintenance of our grounds and kennels. To celebrate our 40th anniversary and help us cover our costs until our next fundraiser, Born Free Pet Shelter is launching a summer fundraiser on June 21st lasting 40 days.  Our goal is to raise $40,000 in that period.  The Mark and Carol Zemmel Fund for Human/Animal Connection has generously pledged to match every dollar raised, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.  Please consider donating $40, $400, $4,000 or whatever you can afford.  

Born Free Pet Shelter thanks the Mark and Carol Zemmel Fund for the Human/Animal Connection for their generous support; please help us celebrate our 40th anniversary of saving abandoned or orphaned dogs.

Please use the QR Codes to the right to donate or visit our Donate page.


Our Mission at Born Free

At Born Free Pet Shelter we are dedicated to providing our dogs with a happy and healthy quality of life while they await adoption to a permanent and loving home. Please enjoy this short video about Born Free Pet Shelter.


2021 Annual Fundraiser

Please join us for our annual fundraiser on December 4, 2021, at the Crandon Park Golf Course. All tickets to our canceled 2020 fundraiser will be honored. Please Contact Lucille Zanghi @ 617-519-3649 if you have any questions.