Adopt A Pet From Malden Area Shelters: See New Dogs, Cats

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Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Malden community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in and around Malden have dogs, cats and other pets […]

Do you want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Malden community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in and around Malden have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home across Massachusetts — and many of them are located in your area. In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider starting at a local animal shelter like Melrose Humane Society, where Guppie the cat 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 in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Maggie, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Maggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Maggie!!! I’m a chatty 12 year old cuddle bug. Nothing makes me happier than sitting with you…” Learn more

  • Name: Kanagawa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Kanagawa!!! Kanagawa was surrendered due to the owner moving back to her home to her country and…” Learn more

  • Name: Minino
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Two-year-old Minino is a strikingly handsome boy who was dumped by someone who simply didn’t want him any more. It…” Learn more

  • Name: Guppie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sometimes in rescue, we come across situations that are simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting. Here is one of them. Five-year-old Guppie…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey and Petey
  • 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 Joey and Petey!!!! Joey and Petey were rescued outside of the PetSmart parking lot. They were both…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Miss Suntan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Miss Suntan is a petite black girl, about two years old, who lost her home when the person who…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiny Tuxie and Model Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Tiny Tuxie and Model Kitty are a petite bonded pair of sisters, about two years old, although they are about…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, 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: Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Name: Bear (Male) Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Hank Kornbread
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Unknown, older kids Crate trained: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Paisley Newton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boston Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Yes, with…” Learn more

  • Name: Brenlee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Mostly House trained: Mostly…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby Rainey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Ruby Rainey (Female) Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Fairmont
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Douglas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Hunter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Panko & Truffle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Persian
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Chiffon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Oreo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Penelope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Blue, the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Indigo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Indigo, the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Coral
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Coral the colorful girl from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, she…” Learn more

  • Name: Gray
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Gray the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Celeste! Playful puppy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Celeste! I am a 27 lbs 5 month old puppy! Im spunky, extremely friendly with dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Cole
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, 160 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sleek, mini-panther Cole looks and acts light years younger than his actual 14. This friendly and companionable cat is an…” Learn more

  • Name: Koly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Koly is a short, small dog. She is approximately a year old. She is fully vaccinated and spayed. This cutie…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sandy is a shorty girl with lots of spunk! She is about 2 years old, and looks to be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Minnie is a 2 year old pointer mix shorty girl. She is fully vaccinated and spayed. She is crate trained….” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rocky is a 3 year old terrier/chihuahua mix that currently weighs about 16lbs. He is an easy going guy that…” Learn more

  • Name: Ted
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ted is a 7 month of lab/shepherd mix that is looking for his forever home! Ted has not had much…” Learn more

  • Name: QUEEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Husky
  • Description: “MEET QUEEN! Queen is a 1-year-old Husky mix who came to us when her owner’s health was declining. Queen is…” Learn more

  • Name: BUNBUN
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “MEET BUNBUN! Bunbun is a 2-year-old spayed female rabbit who is ready for her new furever family! She is a…” Learn more

  • Name: SNOOPY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Black Mouth Cur
  • Description: “MEET SNOOPY!! My wishlist for my new home: ~A quiet home with a fenced in yard outside the city ~No…” Learn more

  • Name: KITTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEET KITTY! CHECK OUT HER VIDEO! Kitty’s people were moving and could not take her with them. Kitty was sad…” Learn more

  • Name: KHALEESI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Maine Coon Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “MEET Khaleesi! This gorgeous lady is a 4-year-old spayed female Maine Coon mix from the Martha’s Vineyard case that has…” Learn more

  • Name: BRADY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “MEET BRADY! Brady is a 10-year-old neutered male cat who came to us for being too active. Though he is…” Learn more

  • Name: LYNNETTE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEET LYNNETTE! Lynnette is a 2-year-old spayed female cat who came to us as a stray intially. Lynnette is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Santana
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “4.55 lbs, DOB 06-2020, Lop Eared” Learn more

  • Name: Schnapps
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Lionhead I`m a sweet boy who enjoys pets but wants my feet to stay on the…” Learn more

  • Name: Fiona
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Spot
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 10-2020, English Spot/Mix Mix Hello! My name is Fiona and my foster mom says it’s time to…” Learn more

  • Name: Marta and Pele
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Pele: 4.25lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix Marta: 4.25lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix Pele (white/black) and Marta (grey) are two sisters that were…” Learn more

  • Name: Poe
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dwarf
  • Description: “3 lbs, DOB 03-2020, Lionhead” Learn more

  • Name: Pyrite
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Lop Rex Mix
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 09-2020, English Lop/Rex Mix Pyrite is a 7 month old velveteen lop. Pyrite is a mischievous, adventurous…” Learn more

  • Name: Floppy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, English Lop Flemish Giant Mix
  • Description: “7.5 lbs, DOB 01-2021, English Lop/Flemish Giant Mix Floppy is a young energetic big boy who is going to quickly…” Learn more

  • Name: FEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rebound Hounds, 100 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “MEET FEN! This absolutely adorable shepherd/retriever mix (we think) was a mom at a young age, and an incredible one!…” Learn more

  • Name: DISCO JUNKIE
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Disco Junkie is ready to party! This one-year-old pig is super friendly and always wants to be where the action…” Learn more

  • Name: PINTO BEAN
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Learn more

  • Name: MORITA
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Unknown, Parakeet (Other)
  • Learn more

  • Name: TWEET
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Unknown, Parakeet (Other)
  • Learn more

  • Name: GRILLED CHEESE
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Hamster
  • Learn more

  • Name: HAM SANDWICH
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Hamster
  • Learn more

  • Name: SPLIT PEA
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Learn more

  • Name: CROQUE MONSIEUR
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Hamster
  • Learn more

  • Name: ACACIA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, New Zealand
  • Description: “Acacia is a handsome, 6-month-old New Zealand White, a breed known for their sweet dispositions. New Zealands are large rabbits…” Learn more

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