Bedford Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Bessie, Dufus, Moon & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place […]

Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new fur child is at Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, where Moon the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal 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 permanent homes.

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. If you’re a dog person, you might like Bessie, a Mixed Breed 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: Bessie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Bessie. I am a sweet senior lady just looking for the perfect, quiet home to retire in. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Dufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi, Dufus here! Don’t mind my name. I am a little bit of a dufus, but aren’t we all? I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Moon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ah, the many changing phases of the moon… and the dynamic nature of Moon (the cat). Moon here is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Baylee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi, Baylee here! I am a sweet and outgoing lady just looking for my forever home. I am friendly with…” Learn more

  • Name: Carla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “HI! I’m Carla! I’m an exuberant young lady looking for my forever home. I traveled all the way up here…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger – I’m at Petsmart!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Manchester Animal Shelter, 777 S Willow St, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Calico
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Ginger, an 8 year-old lady who’s looking for a calm home to retire in. People say I’m very…” Learn more

  • Name: Bev in NH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Motley Mutts Rescue, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “We’re beginning the search to find Beverly her home. ? Bev is an 8-10 year old pup and is around…” Learn more

  • Name: Finnegan in NH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Motley Mutts Rescue, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Finnegan! He is a one year old retriever mix (best guess!). He’s a really good boy who loves people….” Learn more

  • Name: Heidi in NH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Motley Mutts Rescue, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Heidi is a 10 year old hound dog. She was brought to a shelter in Tupelo, MS where no one…” Learn more

  • Name: Hunter in NH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Motley Mutts Rescue, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hunter is a lovely male hound who will make a great pet for and adult family or one with teenagers….” Learn more

  • Name: Pecan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Pecan. This 8 year old lady was found as a stray. She has very silky, soft fur…” Learn more

  • Name: Stormy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of The Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “For up-to-date info like events, closings, new animals, success stories please LIKE Manchester Animal Shelter on Facebook! Stormy is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Puppet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Say hello to Puppet! This 2 year old long haired cutie was brought to the shelter as a stray and…” Learn more

  • Name: Gilligan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of The Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Gilligan. I am just 2 years old, but I was left here at the shelter and…” Learn more

  • Name: Zuko
  • Species: Gerbil
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Merrimack, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Gerbil
  • Description: “Fostered in Derry, NH. “His personality is funny. He loves to burrow deep and run fast. He stands up like…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England English Springer Spaniel Rescue Inc, Merrimack, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, English Springer Spaniel
  • Description: “Sampson is a sweet and extremely handsome 42 lb 9 year old gentleman! He has been in NEESSR foster care…” Learn more

  • Name: MAGGIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sato Heart Rescue Wiltonnh, Milford, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet MAGGIE Rescued: 12/26/2020 Age at the time of rescue: 8+ years Current weight: 13 pounds Arriving to NH on…” Learn more

  • Name: Gidget
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Greater Derry Humane Society Inc, P. O. Box 142, East Derry, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “All interested people should submit an adoption application as their first step. Gidget is an 8 year old chihuahua who…” Learn more

  • Name: Reeses
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Greater Derry Humane Society Inc, P. O. Box 142, East Derry, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tiger
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “All interested people should submit an adoption application as their first step. Reeses is a spayed female tiger who is…” Learn more

  • Name: Felicity
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Felicity. I’m about 8 weeks old now. I don’t have much of a personality yet… because I’m only…” Learn more

  • Name: Caster
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Balboa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Looking for a loving sidekick? Balboa might be your guy! This incredibly sweet 5-7-year-old dog loves hanging his head out…” Learn more

  • Name: Perseus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Andromeda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Lyra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Libra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Luke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Luke is ready for summer! He’s an incredibly sweet boy who loves being outdoors, laying out on the deck, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Danica
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the Constellation Litter! These little stars will be arriving in New England in May when they are about 10-12…” Learn more

  • Name: Cole
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Harveys Hope Animal Rescue, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Cole (fka Pepperoni) is a little bit like most of us after the past year- introverted and unsure he’s ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts And Tails Animal Alliance, Weare, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sophia! Look at that BEAUTIFUL white, chocolate and black coat! And you will be happy to know that she…” Learn more

  • Name: Duncan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts And Tails Animal Alliance, Weare, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Duncan! Duncan is a SOFT, young, happy boy, who is very affectionate and intelligent. He is even more handsome…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts And Tails Animal Alliance, Weare, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jack! Jack is a beautiful, SWEET boy who is eager to please, and after a walk he is happy…” Learn more

  • Name: Cole
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts And Tails Animal Alliance, Weare, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Black Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Cole! This gorgeous, gentle boy loves to go for walks, and he’s very good on a leash! He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hearts And Tails Animal Alliance, Weare, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Rat Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Rosie! This sweet girl loves to be loved! She is an intelligent, gentle girl who loves to snuggle with…” Learn more

  • Name: South
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Operation Delta Dog Inc, Hollis, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Great Dane Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello world! My name is South and I am looking for a wonderful home of my very own! I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Charlie is a shy and sweet boy looking for a special lady to be his one and only companion. He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Tommy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Watch out world here comes Tommy! He’s a little cutie who wants to be part of your pack. He’s quite…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Lilly is a beautiful girl who is quite confident. Once comfortable with her special someone she is very friendly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Vanilla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Vanilla is a very nice gal who loves everyone! She’s a talkative kitty who enjoys snuggle-time with her special person….” Learn more

  • Name: Alaska
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Alaska is a sweet but shy girl who wants to be the only kitty in her new home. She doesn’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Pinky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pope Memorial Spca Of Concord Merrimack County, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Pinky is a mature kitty who enjoys hanging out with her special someone. She’s front declawed so is looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Colin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Colin is a petite gentle-natured boy who is tentative at first, but wams up to cuddles and play. He finds…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Live And Let Live Farm, 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Luna is available for adoption from Live and Let Live Rescue and can be seen by appointment. She is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Live And Let Live Farm, 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Miss Kitty is available for adoption from Live and Let Live Rescue and can be seen by appointment. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Nalah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Live And Let Live Farm, 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nalah is available for adoption from Live and Let Live Rescue and can be seen by appointment. She is super…” Learn more

  • Name: Fan & Fenster
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Live And Let Live Farm, 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Fan (smaller female tabby) and her brother Fenster (larger male tabby) are available for adoption from Live and Let Live…” Learn more

  • Name: Shandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi My name is Shandy and I am 5 years old. I am seeking a partner who is athletic and…” Learn more

  • Name: tabitha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Tabitha is a sweet girl that loves to be patted and find a comfy spot to sleep when she tires…” Learn more

  • Name: slim and cinnamon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “SLIM AND CINNAMON ARE A BONDED PAIR THEY MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHERE Slim and Cinnamon love to play together running…” Learn more

  • Name: cleo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Cleo is a loving girl that loves her humans. She gets nervous until she settles in to her new surroundings…” Learn more

  • Name: Finnegan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Darbster Foundation, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Finnegan! He is a one year old retriever mix (best guess!). He’s a really good boy who loves people….” Learn more

  • Name: Miller
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Darbster Foundation, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Bully
  • Description: “Miller is a 4+ year old pup, 59lbs, and a sweet happy dog that always greets you with a tail…” Learn more

  • Name: Zumi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Darbster Foundation, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Bully Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zumi is a sweet, happy girl who is happy to be anyone’s friend! She is energetic and loves to run…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Darbster Foundation, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Tom, 5 years old, 59lbs, Tom is sweet guy who loves cuddles and giving affection. He also is active and…” Learn more

  • Name: Diesel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Darbster Foundation, Chichester, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Diesel, 2-year-old blue Bulldog mix boy, 55 lbs. This well mannered, gentle pup came from a home with 6 neglected…” Learn more

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