Andover Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Cookie, Benny, Snickers & More

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Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Andover community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming […]

Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Andover community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in Massachusetts — and many of them are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for an adorable new family member is at Mspca At Nevins Farm, where Snickers the gerbil is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. 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 appropriate homes.

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 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: COOKIE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, English Spot
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  • Name: BENNY
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Benny is a sweet guinea pig who is ready for a new home with his pal, Lenny! Benny is the…” Learn more

  • Name: SNICKERS
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Gerbil
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  • Name: MILKY WAY
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Gerbil
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  • Name: REESES
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Gerbil
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  • Name: MR BEAR
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Hamster
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  • Name: LOLLY
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Parakeet (Other)
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  • Name: DUDLEY
  • Species: Duck
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Duck
  • Description: “Meet Dudley! This lovely 2 year old Khaki Campbell came in with his best buddy Flower. They are looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: WAYLON
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chicken
  • Description: “Meet Waylon! This handsome boy is about one year old and looking for a flock to call his own. He…” Learn more

  • Name: MARCH
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mini Lop
  • Description: “Cheshire and March are a bonded pair of rabbits that are looking for a new home together. We recommend providing…” Learn more

  • Name: CHESHIRE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Mini Lop
  • Description: “Cheshire and March are a bonded pair of rabbits that are looking for a new home together. We recommend providing…” Learn more

  • Name: COMET
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: ZAZU
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: RINGO
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: BECKY
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: PIXIE
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: HENDRIX
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Pigeon
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  • Name: GUS
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
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  • Name: SMOKEY
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, English Lop
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  • Name: Odin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Hello My name is Odin and I just turned 1. I weigh 50lbs. Although I am young I know some…” Learn more

  • Name: Eclipse
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Eclipse. I am a 9 month old American Bulldog Mix. I weigh around 50lbs. I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Downy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Hello My name is Downy and I am 4 years old, I weigh 65lbs. I just arrived recently from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Hubble
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hello My name Is Hubble and I am 1.5 year old. I weigh 76lbs. I am just one big love…” Learn more

  • Name: Squeaky
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Squeaky is a loveable boy with a lot to say! This big guy weighs over 3 pounds and has an…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Daisy is a very sweet and loving 12 year old girl who is waiting to find her forever family! She…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Puggle
  • Description: “Get ready to fall in love with adorable Mia! This sweet 10-year-old lady is a little lovebug who just wants…” Learn more

  • Name: Dewey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Standard Poodle
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dewey is a one year old, 60lb standard poodle who is a total ball of energy! He is a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Popeye
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bullied Breeds Rescue, Nutting Lake, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Popeye here! I am a fun 4 year old guy looking for an active family! I love to get out…” Learn more

  • Name: Liam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bullied Breeds Rescue, Nutting Lake, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi I’m Liam. Are you looking for a new best friend? Do you have a soft comfy lap I can…” Learn more

  • Name: Phantom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends, PO Box 2452, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Phantom is a sweet and loving 2 year old boy. He is an adorable tuxedo cat that loves cuddling and…” Learn more

  • Name: Pratt
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends, PO Box 2452, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Pratt, domestic neutered male all black. Pratt is a gorgeous 10 month old baby. Sweet, friendly but a little shy…” Learn more

  • Name: Svedka
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dwarf
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Dwarf” Learn more

  • Name: Aslan
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 08-2020, Florida White I`m the friendliest boy. I give nose boops for more pets and LOVE LOVE…” Learn more

  • Name: Moo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Lop
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 09-2019, Mini-Lop I`m a sweet girl who can be a touch shy when I first meet you….” Learn more

  • Name: Eevee
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Rex
  • Description: “4.25 lbs, DOB 03-2020, Mini Rex” Learn more

  • Name: Langston
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dwarf
  • Description: “3.5 lbs, DOB 11-2020, Dwarf” Learn more

  • Name: Krieger
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Tumnus
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 08-2020, Florida White” Learn more

  • Name: Walker
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Dwarf
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 12-2020, Dwarf Mix I`m as sweet as I am adorable. I tolerate being picked up and love…” Learn more

  • Name: ROMEO AND BELLA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rebound Hounds, 100 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “MEET ROMEO AND BELLA! This beautiful bonded pair, Romeo (black guy) and Bella (gold/red) lost the home they’ve known forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Benny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog 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: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Name: Lucy Breed: Shepherd mix Approximate Age: 5 years Approximate Weight: 70 lbs but I am on a diet Sex:…” Learn more

  • Name: Ralph
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Rat Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Ralph Breed: Rat Terrier mix Approximate Age: 6.5 years Approximate Weight: 28 lbs Sex: Male Medical Condition(s): Bilateral knee…” Learn more

  • Name: Jada
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Jada Breed: GSD Approximate Age: 4.5 years Approximate Weight: 90 lbs Sex: Female I was used as a breeder…” Learn more

  • Name: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane
  • Description: “Name: Rufus Breed: Great Dane mix Approximate Age: 6 years Approximate Weight: 103 lbs Sex: Male I am a sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Blue Breed: Mixed breed Approximate Age: 9 months Approximate Weight: 55 lbs Sex: Female I haven’t had the best…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Network Of New England, P.O. Box 1053, Pelham, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jackson is a 8 year old, 75 pound happy mutt! He is house trained and crate trained and walks well…” Learn more

  • Name: Avatar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is Avatar….our extremely handsome brown tabby who we think (by looking at his amazing face) may have some exotic…” Learn more

  • Name: Brimley
  • 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 Brimley!!!! Brimley is back up for adoption. He’s not working out in his new home. He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Kitkat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Three-year-old Kitkat is an engaging tuxedo boy who was found trembling in the hallway of an apartment building, frightened and…” Learn more

  • Name: Cuddles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, Arlington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “This 10-year old calico beauty has yet to grow into her name, but maybe one lucky adopter will be the…” Learn more

  • Name: Cutie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, Arlington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Ms. Cutie, a 7 year old sleek tabby, is a true cutie patootie! She is still settling into her foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Rick
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, Im Rick! Im a 3 yr old, 65 lbs pittie mix and I love everyone. I love humans: big…” Learn more

  • Name: Cuttles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Cuttles! This playful young girl is bursting with love and energy. She never turns down a meal and has…” Learn more

  • Name: Oriana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Basenji Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Oriana will be approx. 5 mo old when she makes her way to New England mid May. She was abandoned…” Learn more

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