Looking to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the Needham community at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Many shelter animals are still looking for their forever home and animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions.
Over 6 million companion animals are taken in each year by animal rescue organizations nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new four-legged companion is at Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, where Panther 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.
With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has amassed this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family. If you’re a cat person, meet Tiger and Picklewick, a Tabby mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing to learn more about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]