We wanted to send you a little picture of our Bailey (fka Misty), who was with you for a very long time before becoming a part of our family almost 2 years ago now. As you can tell from the enclosed pictures, she adjusted quite well! She’s a very loving and endearing cat, and we simply love her!. She’s also grown to love her brother (also a fellow QAS alum..Reilly, whom we adopted almost 10 years ago now!). There is such a thing as a Happily Ever After…thanks to you guys!

— The Griffins

Molly & Kung Fu

My mom and I adopted Molly and Kung Fu in November, and what a success! The first few weeks, they were very shy and only came out every few hours. But now, they’re running around the house, waking us up in the morning, meowing away and knocking things over! Molly is very skiddish, but loves to play and sleep, while Pumpkin refers to relax (although he does tag along in her mischief too). Pumpkin’s a big lovebug, and Molly is so energetic! Maybe she’ll be like him when shes older :).
Overall, Molly and Pumpkin love it here and we’re glad we gave them a fantastic new home.

Thanks a bunch, 
— Natalie and Susie


My husband and I adopted “Kelly” from QAS last May 2017.  We fostered her first, to see if we could successfully integrate her into our already-one-cat household.  We are the proud cat parents of a wonderful 14 year old senior, Tubby. We brought Kelly (an 8 year old loving and friendly sweetheart) home from QAS, set her up in our spare bedroom, and kept her there (with her many creature comforts) with the door closed for 4 days (we visited her frequently, of course!).

After 4 days passed we opened the door and put up two stackable baby gates.  This allowed Kelly to ‘meet’ (and get used to) Tubby (and vice versa), but eliminated the risk of a fight. We kept this “baby gate” arrangement for almost 2 weeks.  At that point, we took the gates down for the “in-person” (“in-feline”?) meeting and it went remarkably well!

Now, 9 months later, they are almost friends J. They co-exist beautifully with only the occasional scuffle.  When they’re apart, they look for (and miss!) one another.  It’s been wonderful to have two. Also, it’s worth mentioning that we adopted Kelly with some medical issues. She required a tooth extraction and an additional/second spay surgery.  She was worth all of it and then some.  We love her dearly and we are SO happy to have her as part of our family.  SUCCESS!!!

Thank you so much for taking Kelly in, for and giving her food, love, and shelter when she needed it.

Elinor & Erik Kostanski
Melrose, Massachusetts


We adopted Riley (Giselle) in September 2017. She adjusted quickly to our home and is now an mischievous, snuggly goofball. She spends most of her time under a blanket on our bed, on top of our kitchen cabinets, or curled up in her hammock by the window. She loves to play, especially with ribbons and jingly balls – we think she may be training for a major-league soccer career! She also loves playing in paper bags, and bubbles. We are so grateful for the Quincy Animal Shelter for introducing us to Riley.

— Tori and Ben Todd


I just wanted to thank you all for your continued work to make a better life for all the animals you guys see.

My fiance and I adopted Thaddeus in November ’15. He is the most handsome, goofy, lovable guy. Thad has taken over our home and our hearts. We just wanted to give you all an update! He is the best and we are so happy with our experience with QAS. Thank you all again!

— Elizabeth Devine, Dan Shapiro & Thaddeus


We adopted Goose (now Magnus) mid February. He was a nervous cat for the first few weeks. His favorite spot was under the bed. He had to wear a shirt for a bit due to overgrooming, but once he was put on a hypoallergenic diet he began to improve. Today he is very talkative. He enjoys a good window, chasing some toys, being pat with a grooming glove, and sleeping in a uhaul box with a blanket instead of the cat bed. We are happy to have him.

— Gregg Isaacson