Latest Pets Up For Adoption At Boston Area Shelters

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Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Boston community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in and around Boston are still working to find forever homes for dozens of […]

Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Boston community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in and around Boston are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

In the search for a new friend, consider looking around at a local animal shelter like Last Hope K9 Rescue, where Pancake Breakfast the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Zayden Z, a Boxer up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Zayden Z
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: No Good with kids: No Crate trained: Yes House trained:…” Learn more

  • Name: Noel Elf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pointer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Unknown,…” Learn more

  • Name: Mirage
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit Breakfast
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: No House trained: No Biscuit is…” Learn more

  • Name: Pancake Breakfast
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: No House trained: No Pancake is…” Learn more

  • Name: SMITH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “SMITH Smith is an 8 month old lab/border collie mix from Texas! He was rescued form a shelter and is…” Learn more

  • Name: BAMBI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “BAMBI Bambi is a 7 month old 25lb lab/terrier mix from Texas. She is nervous at first but does warm…” Learn more

  • Name: OLIVIA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Description: “OLIVIA 1 YEAR Lab/Pointer mix 40lb Olivia is a very shy girl that will need time to come out of…” Learn more

  • Name: DAISY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “DAISY lab/hound/pit mix 1 YEAR 48lb Daisy is looking for her forever home where she can run and play all…” Learn more

  • Name: PATIO
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “MEET PATIO AND CONTENDER! (BONDED PAIR) These two cuties are Patio and Contender! They are 3 year old males. They…” Learn more

  • Name: CONTENDER
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “MEET CONTENDER AND PATIO! (BONDED PAIR) These two cuties are Contender and Patio!They are 3 year old males. They sometimes…” Learn more

  • Name: DYLAN
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Meet Chad and Dylan! These sweet rats are a bonded pair and love snuggling up together. Rats are very smart…” Learn more

  • Name: NADIA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Meet Nadia! Nadia and her three sisters are softest and sweetest ladies you’ll meet! They are Rex rabbits which means…” Learn more

  • Name: ALY
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Meet Aly! Aly and her three sisters are softest and sweetest ladies you’ll meet! They are Rex rabbits which means…” Learn more

  • Name: BONBON
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Rex
  • Description: “Meet Ponpon and Bonbon! These two bonded chinchillas would love to be your new companions! Chinchillas are super soft and…” Learn more

  • Name: VERONICA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “Meet Veronica and Fiona! These lovely ladies are bonded and will need to go home together. Both are friendly and…” Learn more

  • Name: CECE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Meet CeCe! CeCe and her three sisters are softest and sweetest ladies you’ll meet! They are Rex rabbits which means…” Learn more

  • Name: PONPON
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chinchilla
  • Description: “Meet Ponpon and Bonbon! These two bonded chinchillas would love to be your new companions! Chinchillas are super soft and…” Learn more

  • Name: FIONA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “Meet Veronica and Fiona! These lovely ladies are bonded and will need to go home together. Both are friendly and…” Learn more

  • Name: TOBY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “Meet Toby! Adoption Criteria: -Home with Adults/Teens or kids over 10 -Noise Friendly Housing -No Cats/Small Animals Toby is an…” Learn more

  • Name: CHAD
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Meet Chad and Dylan! These sweet rats are a bonded pair and love snuggling up together. Rats are very smart…” Learn more

  • Name: TYSON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption” Learn more

  • Name: Taz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sweet Taz is ready to find his forever home and whoever is lucky enough to adopt him will be grateful…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Doberman Pinscher Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “If you love playing ball and teaching an older dog tricks, then Lady is the girl for you. This spunky…” Learn more

  • Name: Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, Meet the Bridgerton Pack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Oh Daphne, what a strong young woman you are…you are indeed ready to make your debut into society. We do…” Learn more

  • Name: Benedict – Meet the Bridgerton’s Pack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Benedict, the second eldest brother…Benedict yearns for something other than the endless round of dazzling parties he finds himself…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Darling Toby was on the list to be euthanized so and we decided that this was no place for him…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Princess Bella, or you can call me Bella! I am full of love, kisses and sweetness,…” Learn more

  • Name: Enzo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile at www.blackcatrescue.com/adoption! Do not contact through this…” Learn more

  • Name: TRUFFLE SHUFFLE
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “If you want to adopt me, you gotta do the truffle shuffle! Just kidding – but my name is Truffle…” Learn more

  • Name: GALLETA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Neutered Male Age: 12 Brown Tabby Domestic Short Hair A398667 Meet this seasoned and sweet cookie. Galleta is 12 years-old…” Learn more

  • Name: DAMSELFLY
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “Meet Damselfly, a cute, curious, and cuddly hamster! Dwarf hamsters are social, and Damselfly has successfully lived with other female…” Learn more

  • Name: OTIS
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Francois, Jean Pierre, and Otis! These shy young gents would do wonderfully with an adopter who will…” Learn more

  • Name: LIL BLUE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “A398673 Lil Blue Chihuahua ~5 Years Old Neutered Male If you havent been a big fan of these chilly days,…” Learn more

  • Name: SONDRA
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Sondra, a beautiful mouse! Sondra is curious and sweet, and would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: EMMELINE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Suzette, Colette, Emmeline, Camille, and Juliette! These curious young ladies would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: JEAN-PIERRE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Francois, Jean Pierre, and Otis! These shy young gents would do wonderfully with an adopter who will…” Learn more

  • Name: COLETTE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Suzette, Colette, Emmeline, Camille, and Juliette! These curious young ladies would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: FRANCOIS
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Francois, Jean Pierre, and Otis! These shy young gents would do wonderfully with an adopter who will…” Learn more

  • Name: JULIETTE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Suzette, Colette, Emmeline, Camille, and Juliette! These curious young ladies would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: KING ZOG
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Gerbil
  • Learn more

  • Name: SORCERIO
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Gerbil
  • Learn more

  • Name: SUZETTE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Suzette, Colette, Emmeline, Camille, and Juliette! These curious young ladies would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: CAMILLE
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “Say hello to Suzette, Colette, Emmeline, Camille, and Juliette! These curious young ladies would do wonderfully with an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: CALYPSO
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dutch
  • Description: “Like a beautiful melody, Calypso will hypnotize you with her big eyes and sweet personality! We’re estimating this shy lady…” Learn more

  • Name: Black Angus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Shelter For Cats, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “2/7/21-Black Angus is a feral cat turned sweet and sociable over many years by a very patient friend of our…” Learn more

  • Name: Mai and Tai, sweet puppies!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Mai and Tai! Hi we are Mai (10 lbs, 8 month old terrier) female terrier and Tai (6 lbs, 12…” Learn more

  • Name: Meeko, playful and sweet!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Alaskan Malamute
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meeko! Sweet and playful! Hi! My name is Meeko! I am a 50 lbs 1 year old Alaskan malamute mix….” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzie! Playful and sweet!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lizzie! Playful! Sweet and human oriented! Hi Im Lizzie! Im an 8 month old, 38 lbs sweetheart as my foster…” Learn more

  • Name: George Bailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Mac and Cheese
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Mac and Cheese!!! Mac and Cheese have a weird story. A landlord asked us to help with…” Learn more

  • Name: Edamame
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Salem, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Chickpea
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Salem, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Pinto
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Salem, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Coffee
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Salem, MA.” Learn more

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