About Us

Harvest Hills Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization which contracts with 19 towns in Western Maine to accept neglected , stray and abandoned cats and dogs. These animals are brought in by the towns’ animal control officers. When space is available, Harvest Hills also accepts owner surrendered animals from all surrounding communities in Maine and New Hampshire and will assist other shelters by providing a safe place for adoptable animals that would otherwise be euthanized, or did not fit another shelters admission policies. Since

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Things To Consider Before You Adopt

Shelters such as ours are often filled with highly adoptable dogs and cats. Many people have the impression that shelters are filled with destructive, aggressive, or hard to train animals. In reality, many dogs wind up here after their owners die, move away, or when families separate. Do Your Homework. Think about the kind of life you lead: gone all day? kids always underfoot? Quiet and mostly indoors? Do your have other animals? What are your usual activities? Will your new pet be involved in these activities? Think Long Term. A dog is a 10 to 15 year commitment, cats are 15 to 20. Don't go into this relationship lightly.

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Making The Right Choice

Choose personality over beauty. Experts agree that picking a dog on looks alone can be a recipe for unhappiness. There is nothing wrong with wanting a certain type of dog or breed range, but don't get so stuck on it that you overlook an animal that may fit better with your life. The past does not predict the future. The animals you see at the shelter (especially some dogs) may not have the best manners, but they can be trained. They may have been abused or neglected, but they can form new relationships and are usually more than willing to learn.

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We always need more volunteers!

Please click HERE for a Shelter Volunteer Application

Please click HERE for a Nine Lives Thrift Volunteer Application

Our wish list:

Amazon Wish List

Pate style canned cat food

Canned dog food

Grain free dog food

Purina Kitten Chow

Cat food- dry


Dish soap

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Trash bags- kitchen size drawstring

Laundry soap

Hardwood pellets

Clay cat litter- non clumping


Calendar of Events

Through our annual events and fundraisers we want to accomplish two things; First to raise awareness and to educate the public about our our mission to care for and find ‘forever’ homes for our animals. Second is our need to raise much needed funds to support this mission.

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If you can't adopt at this time, please consider a donation to help us care for our homeless dogs and cats. It's easy. Just click the link below to use a credit/debit card or mail a check to the address listed below. We thank you in advance for your kindness!

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Or mail a check to 1389 Bridgton Rd. Fryeburg, ME 04037

Please visit our partners

Don't know quite what to donate? Not enough time to shop? We would love to receive gift cards to places like Wal-Mart, Paris Farmers' Union, and Hannaford. We are also in need of prepaid gas cards. Gift cards are easy to give and help SO much!