Portland Pets Now Up For Adoption: Dean & More

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Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the Portland community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and […]

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the Portland community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home throughout Maine — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new friend is at When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, where Dean the dog is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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: -Windy (bonded with Maggie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Old Dogs New Digs, Westbrook, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Windy (9) and Maggie (7) are a bonded pair that are looking for a family that wants to welcome this…” Learn more

  • Name: -Maggie (bonded with Windy)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Old Dogs New Digs, PO Box 244, Cumberland, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Windy (9) and Maggie (7) are a bonded pair that are looking for a family that wants to welcome this…” Learn more

  • Name: Dean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, Biddeford, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “This happy, bouncy, shepherd boy is Dean! He is an absolute sweetheart. He wants to show you how much he…” Learn more

  • Name: Tasha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, Biddeford, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “This beautiful girl is Tasha! She is around 1-2 years old and the sweetest thing we ever did meet. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Rotel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, Biddeford, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pug Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Hey guys, my name is Rotel! I’m around a year old and 25-20 pounds. I am a shy boy that…” Learn more

  • Name: Stanley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, Biddeford, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Description: “Meet stanley, a happy bouncy boy. He loves to play with other dogs and get attention from humans. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Carla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: When The Going Gets Ruff Animal Rescue, Biddeford, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Golden Retriever Shiba Inu Mix
  • Description: “Carla is a perfect dog looking for her perfect home. She spent the last two years in a shelter waiting…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Maya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Leia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Leia was unsure when she came to the shelter and after her buddy got adopted, she shut down in the…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Willow! I ‘m a beautiful girl looking for a home where I can be the only…” Learn more

  • Name: Scarlett (bx)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Whippet
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out the Dog Pre-Adoption Survey. With any further questions please…” Learn more

  • Name: Hadley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Hadley. I’m a reserved gentleman waiting for that special adult home. The adult humans interested in…” Learn more

  • Name: Momo (bx)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out the Dog Pre-Adoption Survey on midcoasthumane.org. With any further…” Learn more

  • Name: Turbot
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Turbot! I am an older gentleman, but do not let my age fool you! I love…” Learn more

  • Name: Brownie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Lord Lux
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “A lord in search of a kingdom! As his name suggests, Lord Lux is a handsome, luxurious boy is looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Rogue
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Persian
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Rogue. I’m a gorgeous boy & I absolutely know it. Right now I am sporting my…” Learn more

  • Name: Jordan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Heather
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Russian Blue
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  • Name: Mini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Spay Neuter Clinic, Topsham, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Description: “Mini is a little less willing to be pet any old time but is still very friendly and you can…” Learn more

  • Name: Minou
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Spay Neuter Clinic, Topsham, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Minou is a big cuddle bug; and though he hasn’t graduated to being picked up or sitting in laps, he…” Learn more

  • Name: HOPE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Four Legged Freedom Rescue, Kennebunk , ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Bulldog American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hope was brought into a high kill shelter in Texas as a stray, and unfortunately she was a familiar face…” Learn more

  • Name: Batman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Safe Haven Humane Society, 1420 Post Road, Wells, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Batman and his brother Harold were surrendered by their owners when they could no longer care for for them. Batman…” Learn more

  • Name: Harold
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Safe Haven Humane Society, 1420 Post Road, Wells, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Harold and his brother Batman were surrendered by their owners when they could no longer care for them. Harold is…” Learn more

  • Name: Loki
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Safe Haven Humane Society, 1420 Post Road, Wells, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Loki and her brother Coco were surrendered by their owner when she could no longer care for them. Loki is…” Learn more

  • Name: CoCo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Safe Haven Humane Society, 1420 Post Road, Wells, ME
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Coco and his sister Loki were surrendered by their owner when she could no longer care for them. He is…” Learn more

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