Melrose Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Minino, Maggie, Kanagawa & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for your new companion, consider starting at a local facility like Melrose Humane Society, where Guppie 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 create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Minino, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Minino
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Two-year-old Minino is a strikingly handsome boy who was dumped by someone who simply didn’t want him any more. It…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Maggie!!! I’m a chatty 12 year old cuddle bug. Nothing makes me happier than sitting with you…” Learn more

  • Name: Kanagawa
  • 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 Kanagawa!!! Kanagawa was surrendered due to the owner moving back to her home to her country and…” Learn more

  • Name: Guppie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sometimes in rescue, we come across situations that are simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting. Here is one of them. Five-year-old Guppie…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Miss Suntan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Miss Suntan is a petite black girl, about two years old, who lost her home when the person who…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiny Tuxie and Model Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Tiny Tuxie and Model Kitty are a petite bonded pair of sisters, about two years old, although they are about…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey and Petey
  • 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 Joey and Petey!!!! Joey and Petey were rescued outside of the PetSmart parking lot. They were both…” Learn more

  • Name: Hunter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Panko & Truffle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Persian
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Oreo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Penelope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Douglas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Fairmont
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Momma Chiffon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All Sentient Beings Inc, Lynn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “If your seeing the kitty on petfinder that means that they are still available. We do keep very up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, 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: FEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rebound Hounds, 100 Main Street, Lynnfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “MEET FEN! This absolutely adorable shepherd/retriever mix (we think) was a mom at a young age, and an incredible one!…” Learn more

  • Name: Fiona
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Spot
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 10-2020, English Spot/Mix Mix Hello! My name is Fiona and my foster mom says it’s time to…” Learn more

  • Name: Santana
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “4.55 lbs, DOB 06-2020, Lop Eared” Learn more

  • Name: Pyrite
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Lop Rex Mix
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 09-2020, English Lop/Rex Mix Pyrite is a 7 month old velveteen lop. Pyrite is a mischievous, adventurous…” Learn more

  • Name: Poe
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dwarf
  • Description: “3 lbs, DOB 03-2020, Lionhead” Learn more

  • Name: Floppy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, English Lop Flemish Giant Mix
  • Description: “7.5 lbs, DOB 01-2021, English Lop/Flemish Giant Mix Floppy is a young energetic big boy who is going to quickly…” Learn more

  • Name: Schnapps
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Lionhead I`m a sweet boy who enjoys pets but wants my feet to stay on the…” Learn more

  • Name: Marta and Pele
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Pele: 4.25lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix Marta: 4.25lbs, DOB 12-2020, Mix Pele (white/black) and Marta (grey) are two sisters that were…” Learn more

  • Name: Celeste! Playful puppy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Celeste! I am a 27 lbs 5 month old puppy! Im spunky, extremely friendly with dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Cole
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, 160 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sleek, mini-panther Cole looks and acts light years younger than his actual 14. This friendly and companionable cat is an…” Learn more

  • Name: Hank Kornbread
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mastiff
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Unknown, older kids Crate trained: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Name: Bear (Male) Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Brenlee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Mostly House trained: Mostly…” Learn more

  • Name: Paisley Newton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boston Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Yes, with…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Blue, the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Indigo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Indigo, the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Coral
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Coral the colorful girl from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, she…” Learn more

  • Name: Gray
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Gray the adorable boy from the Crayon pack is a bright little puppy who is about 3 months old, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Koly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Koly is a short, small dog. She is approximately a year old. She is fully vaccinated and spayed. This cutie…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sandy is a shorty girl with lots of spunk! She is about 2 years old, and looks to be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: D And A Animal Rescue, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Minnie is a 2 year old pointer mix shorty girl. She is fully vaccinated and spayed. She is crate trained….” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rocky is a 3 year old terrier/chihuahua mix that currently weighs about 16lbs. He is an easy going guy that…” Learn more

  • Name: Ted
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ted is a 7 month of lab/shepherd mix that is looking for his forever home! Ted has not had much…” Learn more

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

  • Name: NALA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “Nala is a pretty teenage gal that is looking for a new home! She loves to play chase and tug…” Learn more

  • Name: MARLA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Marla is a sweet gal that is still settling in the shelter environment. She enjoys people, treats, and a calm…” Learn more

  • Name: TOBIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Description: “Tobie is an adorable tripod boy who is used to a quiet home. He is friendly with people when they…” Learn more

  • Name: NELLIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “This pretty lady is Nellie. She is 5 years old and in search of a quiet home to call her…” Learn more

  • Name: BRITT BAKER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois
  • Description: “Britt is a lovely gal that loves to be with people and cuddle the day away! She loves to play…” 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: JOHN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little John is a 1 year old adorable gray tabby. He’s a small, very cuddly little boy. He is very…” Learn more

  • Name: SITKA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Sitka is an energetic boy that loves to play with toys! He is still learning how to share high value…” Learn more

  • Name: WAYLAND
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier American Bulldog Mix
  • Description: “Wayland is an active boy that is ready for an all new adventure… a new family! He loves wiggle his…” Learn more

  • Name: ROSEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Rosey & Princess are a lovely pair that are looking for a home for two. They have lived in a…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: BOOKER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Booker is an energetic teenager with energy to spare! He loves to go, go, go and then snuggle after a…” Learn more

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

  • Name: BRADLEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Bradley is continuing his recuperation from surgery and is ready for adoption!!We knew his surgery would be high-risk, but we…” Learn more

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