Arlington Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Pedro, Indy & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Arlington and environs have dogs, cats […]

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Arlington and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Massachusetts — many of whom are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new fur child, consider starting at a local adoption center like Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, where Margie 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together 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 Sweet and playful lab mix puppies!, a Labrador Retriever 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: Sweet and playful lab mix puppies!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi! We are a litter of super friendly and sweet 3 month old and around 18 lbs puppies! We are:…” Learn more

  • Name: Pedro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pedro and Paola are a 4-year-old sibling pair who came to Broken Tail from a partner rescue in Mexico. Pedro…” Learn more

  • Name: Indy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Indy is a timid cat who we think will do well in home with a little bit of patience. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Belle Star
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Belle Star is a timid cat who needs a quiet home with an experienced cat owner. If you are interested…” Learn more

  • Name: Margie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Margie is a shy lady who is looking for an experienced cat owner that has the time and patience to…” Learn more

  • Name: Shawshank
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shawshank is a timid cat looking for a home with an experienced cat owner. If you are interested in adopting…” Learn more

  • Name: Matthias
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Matthias is a shy cat looking for a home with an experienced cat owner who understands that it is going…” Learn more

  • Name: Chitta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Chitta is a timid but sweet girl.” Learn more

  • Name: Peaches ‘n Cream
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Peaches ‘n Cream is a mellow girl looking for a quiet home when she can be the only animal around.” Learn more

  • Name: King Piccolo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “King Piccolo is a sweet older cat who is good with other cats and dogs. He is diabetic, and is…” Learn more

  • Name: Chief
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Somerville Rescue, Charlestown, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Beauceron Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This is chief, he is about a year and a half and is an absolute love! He is the sweetest…” Learn more

  • Name: Gingerbread
  • 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 Gingerbread!!!!! Gingerbread is now ready for adoption!!! Gingerbread was surrendered due to the owner passing away. When…” Learn more

  • Name: Gloria and Polly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gloria and Polly – 2 bonded sisters Gloria, black/tan/some white – 40 lbs. and Polly, lots of white/black/tan – 37…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Sam
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sam is an orange-and-white tabby girl, a little over three months old. She’s a bit of an oddity in that…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Kyra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “12-year-old Kyra’s world was turned upside-down when the person to whom she belonged died. No family wanted to give her…” Learn more

  • Name: Robin: Boy Wonder
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Six-month-old Robin is an adorable little imp who needs a home for the rest of his life. Like most kittens,…” Learn more

  • Name: Poncho
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “One-year-old Poncho is an engaging buff-orange little guy who loves attention and lots of play, so he should be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Elke & Everly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Connection, P.O. Box 541435, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet these two beauties – Elke and Everly. Elke is a 10-year-old grey and white fluff ball, “built for…” Learn more

  • Name: Vance
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Connection, P.O. Box 541435, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We would like to introduce you to Vance, a handsome, four-year old all-around good guy. Vance arrived at his foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Bill
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Connection, P.O. Box 541435, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We have all heard the phrase, “There is someone out there for everyone.” Well, Bill is hoping that that is…” Learn more

  • Name: Jessie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Female, Flemish Giant
  • Description: “7 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Flemish Giant” Learn more

  • Name: Claire & Denise
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dutch
  • Description: “Claire: 4lbs, DOB 02-2016, Dutch Denise: 4lbs, DOB 02-2017, Dutch Hi! We are a sweet mother daughter pair looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Jimmy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 02-2020, Lionhead Jimmy is a sweet boy who loves to run and do binkies. He is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Harlequin
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 02-2020, Harlequin Google “cuddle bun” and the first result might be Maggie. She is curious enough to…” Learn more

  • Name: Lula
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Lop
  • Description: “4.5 lbs, DOB 02-2020, Mini-Lop” Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “4.5 lbs, DOB 10-2019, Lionhead” Learn more

  • Name: Ziti
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Dwarf
  • Description: “3 lbs, DOB 02-2019, Dwarf Ziti is small but mighty. She is slow to trust, but when finally warms up,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kes
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “5 lbs, DOB 07-2019, Mix I`m a sweet girl that can take a little time to warm up to new…” Learn more

  • Name: Yelena
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Lionhead” Learn more

  • Name: Freddy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 11-2020, Mix Freddy was living outside as a stray, and was very nervous at first, but he…” Learn more

  • Name: Neymar
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “5 lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix Neymar is a young and active bunny who enjoys playing hide and seek with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr Breakfast
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mini Rex
  • Description: “5 lbs, DOB 04-2019, Mini Rex” Learn more

  • Name: Prim
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • 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: Yumi Paw Patrol
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Yumi Paw Patrol (Female) Breed: Pit Bull Mix Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs:…” Learn more

  • Name: Preston
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • 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: Ruff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Ruff (Male) Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: No Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Drago
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rottweiler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Von Drago (Male) Breed: Rottweiller Mix Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Monroe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: MAY
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Rat
  • Description: “MEET MAY! My information is pending. This animal is currently up to date on all vaccinations, has been spayed/neutered, microchipped…” Learn more

  • Name: TATER TOT
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mouse
  • Description: “MEET TATER TOT! Tater Tot is a sweet 8-month-old boy mouse who is looking for his new family! He is…” Learn more

  • Name: LOLA
  • 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 LOLA – Remember the shy girl from high school who was super nice but didn’t attract a lot of…” Learn more

  • Name: Davis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ This dog is with Survivor Tails Animal Rescue…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Husky Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ This dog is with Survivor Tails Animal Rescue…” Learn more

  • Name: Suzie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Hound Mix
  • Description: “Sweet adorable Suzie needs a home. She loves her humans alas is not too fond of other dogs. This darling…” Learn more

  • Name: Pacific
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Our beautiful girl Pacific was rescued in Alabama and taken out of a high kill shelter with her sister Atlantic….” Learn more

  • Name: Atlantic
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Our beautiful girl Atlantic was rescued in Alabama and taken out of a high kill shelter with her sister Pacific….” Learn more

  • Name: Gracelyn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Beautiful, goofy, active girl rescued in Puerto Rico! – Flies to NY on April 10. – 2 years old -…” Learn more

  • Name: Monroe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Monroe – Available for Adoption Monroe is a handsome boy of about 3 years. After living out on the mean…” Learn more

  • Name: Ralphie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Ralphie – Available for Adoption After 5 months in foster, six year old Ralphie is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Gus and Scoops
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Gus (black male) and Scoops (torti female) are best pals from the Virgin Islands and made their freedom trip up…” Learn more

  • Name: Brooklyn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Brooklyn is a 7 month old dilute tortoiseshell from the US Virgin Islands. She is a sweet purr machine who…” Learn more

  • Name: GRACE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “This is Grace. She is very nervous here at the shelter and will need time in a home to decompress….” Learn more

  • Name: REVA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Reva is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know her, but we will be sure…” Learn more

  • Name: SUNNY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sunny is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know him, but we will be sure…” Learn more

  • Name: LULA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Feist
  • Description: “Lula is described as a lovely family dog. She is friendly, loves to play, and can show you how high…” Learn more

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