Boston Pets Now Up For Adoption: Naji, Lyric & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend 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. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters […]

Do you want to add a furry friend 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. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new friend is at Last Hope K9 Rescue, where Bluebird the dog 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.

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 dog person, you might like Naji, a Boxer 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: Naji
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • 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: Lyric
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Noel Elf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pointer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • 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: Bluebird
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Yes…” Learn more

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

  • Name: JET
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**ABUSED AND TRAUMATIZED** FEMALE HOUSEHOLD WITH DOG BEHVAIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED. We will not consider homes with kids or men. Jet…” Learn more

  • Name: LIGHTNING
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Meet Lightning! Lightning came to us with her litter of 7 babied and now she is ready for a loving…” Learn more

  • Name: CASHEW
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption” Learn more

  • Name: ATTICUS FINCH
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This group is currently pending adoption” Learn more

  • Name: CASPER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “MEET CASPER! Casper is a 5-year-old neutered male American Bulldog mix who is ready for a fresh start. Look at…” Learn more

  • Name: AMBROSE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption.” Learn more

  • Name: CECE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Meet CeCe! CeCe is an 8-month-old spayed female rabbit who is one of the softest and sweetest ladies you’ll meet!…” Learn more

  • Name: LIL JACQUI
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mouse
  • Description: “This animal has an adoption pending” Learn more

  • Name: BLIZZARD
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “This animal has an adoption pending” Learn more

  • Name: MILO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption.” Learn more

  • Name: PHILLIP
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “MEET PHILLIP! Phillip is a 2-year-old rat that is looking for a home to retire to. This sweet old man…” Learn more

  • Name: TSUNAMI
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Meet our baby rats! These rats are 5 weeks old and ready to explore the world with you! A picture…” Learn more

  • Name: FINN
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Spot
  • Description: “MEET FINN! Finn is a spunky fella who’s been living his best life in a foster home. Now that it’s…” Learn more

  • Name: GUS
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “MEET GUS! Gus is a 2-year-old rat that are looking for a home to retire to. This sweet old man…” Learn more

  • Name: MORRIS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption.” Learn more

  • Name: SANDSTORM
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “This animal has an adoption pending” Learn more

  • Name: FOGGY
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Meet our baby rats! These rats are 5 weeks old and ready to explore the world with you! A picture…” Learn more

  • Name: SANSA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption.” Learn more

  • Name: STORMY
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Meet our baby rats! These rats are 5 weeks old and ready to explore the world with you! A picture…” Learn more

  • Name: COREY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Snowshoe
  • Description: “MEET COREY – Quiet and Sweet Corey is a quiet boy who is a shy guy. But sit with him…” Learn more

  • Name: Haleakala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend goes that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its…” Learn more

  • Name: Zion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Our boy Zion is one of the largest puppies in this litter. The intensity of his colorsthe vivid ruby of…” Learn more

  • Name: Denali
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Denali, meaning the Great One, is available through Paws From Afar. Denali plays a central role in the creation myth…” Learn more

  • Name: Acadia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Acadia, our Idyllic girl, is named after Acadia National Park in Northern Maine. Anyone that has been there will no…” Learn more

  • Name: Sequoia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sequoia, who is named after the magnificent trees in California. Sequoia means Vision; Perspective; Health; Protection; Growth; Durability; Longevity…” Learn more

  • Name: Anubis and Athena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • 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: Pumpkin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, 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: BLUE
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Parakeet (Other)
  • Learn more

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

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

  • Name: IVY WINTERS
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Himalayan
  • Learn more

  • Name: MANILA LUZON
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Himalayan
  • Learn more

  • Name: RAJA
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Himalayan
  • Learn more

  • Name: LEE
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chinchilla
  • Description: “Lee is a special guy with some special medical needs. He is a bit shy but very sweet once he…” Learn more

  • Name: RUDY
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Meet Rudy! He’s a confident pig looking to be the apple of your eye in his new home! This little…” Learn more

  • Name: Spencer! Playful and sweet pup!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Spencer – AVAILABLE Shepherd Mix, 4-5 months, 24lbs, Heartworm NEGATIVE Can you believe this sweet goofball was just tossed out…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon Basset
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting from Gifford please fill out our adoption application at https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/GIFF/Cat” 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 was surrendered due to financial problems with his previos owner. When we got Brimley, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Harry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Harry Harry is a very handsome black and white, medium haired male, who is about 10 years old. He would…” Learn more

  • Name: JoJo— happy girl !
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Blue Lacy Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jojo is a beautiful blue pit with pretty white markings and a glossy coat. She’s about 3 yrs old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Maple & Chai
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Westwood, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Dratini
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “8 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Mix Dratini is a sassy and sweet girl! She has silly ears to match her silly…” Learn more

  • Name: Butter Pecan & Rum Raisin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Netherland Dwarf Lionhead Mix
  • Description: “Rum Raisin: 2.15lbs, DOB 08-2016, Female, Lionhead/Dwarf Mix Butter Pecan: 2.0lbs, DOB 01-2016, Male, Netherland Dwarf This adorable pair love…” Learn more

  • Name: Ponyta
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “8 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Mix Ponyta is a sweet little girl whose eyes will instantly lit up when she sees…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo Peep
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 02-2020, New Zealand I`m the sweetest girl who loves a good cuddle. I enjoy attention and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Tamara
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Lop English Spot Mix
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 12-2019, Mini-Lop/English Spot Mix Tamara is a very sweet one year old lop/english spot mix. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Rusty
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “4.25 lbs, DOB 10-2019, Lop Eared Named for NASCAR`s Rusty Wallace, Rusty has a ton of energy and will need…” Learn more

  • Name: Annie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Florida White
  • Description: “6.6 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Florida White Annie is a young bun with a ton of energy. She is very affectionate,…” Learn more

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

  • Name: LEXI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Lexi is a happy gal that is looking for a family to adventure with and then spent some much needed…” Learn more

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