Adopt A Pet From Wilmington Area Shelters: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in and around Wilmington have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be […]

Want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in and around Wilmington have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Massachusetts — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider beginning at a local adoption center like House Rabbit Network, where Poe the rabbit 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.

If you 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. Whether you’re a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Jazzie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bullied Breeds Rescue, Nutting Lake, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Jazzie in the house! I am a sweet 5 year old gal looking for my forever family. I love to…” Learn more

  • Name: Meatball
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bullied Breeds Rescue, Nutting Lake, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bully
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Will you be the spaghetti to my Meatball? 🙂 I’m a short & stout boy who loves nothing more than…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bullied Breeds Rescue, Nutting Lake, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zeke here! I am a big, goofy 1 year old guy with lots of love to give! I love to…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Bella Breed: Lab mix Approximate Age: 3 years Approximate Weight: 55 lbs Sex: Female Medical Condition(s): Allergies, occasionally needs…” Learn more

  • Name: Paris
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Paris Breed: Mixed breed Approximate Age: 6 months Approximate Weight: 21 lbs Sex: Female I am a typical puppy…” Learn more

  • Name: Benny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Benny Breed: Aussie, Border Collie, Pit Bull mix Approximate Age: 3 years Approximate Weight: 40 lbs Sex: Male Adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: Rowdy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Rowdy Breed: Pit Bull mix Approximate Age: 2.5 years Approximate Weight: 80 lbs Sex: Male Hi everyone! It’s me…” Learn more

  • Name: Troy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mountain Cur
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Troy Breed: Black Mouth Cur mix Approximate Age: 7 months Approximate Weight: 25 lbs Sex: Male I am a…” Learn more

  • Name: Jess
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Jess Breed: Black Mouth Cur mix Approximate Age: 7 months Approximate Weight: 22 lbs Sex: Female I am a…” Learn more

  • Name: Davina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Davina Breed: Pit Bull mix Approximate Age: 1.5 years Approximate Weight: 65 lbs Sex: Female I am a sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Ella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Ella Breed: Black Mouth Cur mix Approximate Age: 7 months Approximate Weight: 22 lbs Sex: Female I am a…” Learn more

  • Name: Pongo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Pongo Breed: Heeler mix Approximate Age: 1 year Approximate Weight: 53 lbs Sex: Male I am a friendly guy…” Learn more

  • Name: Madam
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Madam! She is a chunky 10 year old girl in search of a new home. She is very people…” Learn more

  • Name: Valentine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Valentine is a very sweet and friendly boy with so much love to give. This 11-year-old Jack Russell mix wants…” Learn more

  • Name: Rumble
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Rumble is a 1 month old guinea pig that was brought into the shelter with his siblings and mom. Rumble…” Learn more

  • Name: Tincup
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tin Cup is a sweet 7 year old boy who was originally found as a stray, he is currently looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Magic
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Magic is a talkative 9 year old cat looking for a home after his previous owner and companion dog passed…” Learn more

  • Name: Hank
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Ferret
  • Description: “Hank is a handsome 3 year old ferret who came to us when his owner was moving into college. He…” 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sasha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labradoodle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sasha is about eight months old and a sweetie! She is easy going, good with other dogs and people. Sasha…” Learn more

  • Name: SNOW
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, New Zealand
  • Learn more

  • Name: SKY
  • Species: Horse
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Quarterhorse
  • Description: “Sky is a beautiful senior Quarter Horse mare who is looking for a quiet retirement home! Sky prefers a low-key…” Learn more

  • Name: PEEP
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mini Lop
  • Learn more

  • Name: HERSHEY
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Hotot
  • Learn more

  • Name: MARSHALL
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Ferret
  • Learn more

  • Name: CURLY
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Ferret
  • Learn more

  • Name: LEO
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Ferret
  • Learn more

  • Name: KOVU
  • Species: Ferret
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Ferret
  • Learn more

  • Name: JOSEPHINE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, American
  • Learn more

  • Name: DEXTER
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, American
  • 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: 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

Next Post

Palatine Pets Now Up For Adoption: Marvin, Jett, Bailey & More

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to place […]