Newton Pets Now Up For Adoption: Orlena, Este, Orville & More

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Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes […]

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for a lovable new friend, consider checking out a local adoption center like Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, where Stan 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 cat person, meet Orlena, 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: Orlena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Orlena is a shy kitten who must be adopted with Orville. They need a quiet home with experienced cat owners….” Learn more

  • Name: Este
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Este is a shy girl looking for an experienced cat owner with a quiet home. She needs an adopter who…” Learn more

  • Name: Orville
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Orville is a shy kitten who must be adopted with Orlena. They need a quiet home with experienced cat owners….” Learn more

  • Name: Whitten
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Whitten is a sweet and playful girl! She needs time to prove herself, but with patient humans she will be…” Learn more

  • Name: Stan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Stan is a 2 year old local stray who has been at Gifford since May of 2019. This big lovable…” Learn more

  • Name: Potato
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Potato is very independent. She would do best in a home where she can mind her own business and receive…” Learn more

  • Name: Frank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Frank is an absolute love and if you let him, he will give you his whole heart. He is playful…” Learn more

  • Name: Raven
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua Schnauzer Mix
  • Description: “Meet Raven! This super cute active 6 months old Chi Schnauzer mix girl (best guess) is looking forever home. Raven…” Learn more

  • Name: Harmony
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “JUST ARRIVED TO NEW ENGLAND!! And apparently loving the snow: https://youtu.be/MR_oBmxJm-M Foster mom says she loves throwing her toys around!!…” Learn more

  • Name: TANK- handsome senior!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Chocolate Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “TANK is a 12 year old chocolate lab mix about 70 pounds. He he’s a sweet handsome boy and in…” Learn more

  • Name: RILEY- happy boy!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pointer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “RILEY Is a Pointer mix- a pup just about 7-8 months old and about 45 lb. he will grow a…” Learn more

  • Name: ROSE- sweet girl!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pointer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “ROSE is a pointer mix, about three years old and 40 pounds.! Rose is a sweet quiet girl who loves…” Learn more

  • Name: SUNNY— sweet girl!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Looking for a sweet young adult just over a year old to share your life with? Sunny is a wonderful…” Learn more

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

  • Name: BRASS MONKEY
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Learn more

  • Name: PUNKY BOYBIS
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Learn more

  • Name: PUNCHIE GORGUS
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Guinea Pig
  • Learn more

  • Name: SMEE
  • Species: Parrot
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Unknown, Parrot (Other)
  • Description: “Smee is ready to meet you! Smee is a 30 year old Amazon parrot looking for a very special parrot-experienced…” Learn more

  • Name: Marty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Noels Dream Bully Rescue, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Beagle American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Meet MARTY! **YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION & EMAIL A COPY OF YOUR ID TO BE CONSIDERED** NO…” Learn more

  • Name: Abel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Abel is a 2 year old male Siamese mix from St. Thomas. Raised by a cat lover who took him…” Learn more

  • Name: Bodhi and Cricket
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Siamese Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bodhi (chocolate tabby) and Cricket (buff) are two male kittens taken in with their mother and siblings. They are sweet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus — READ DESCRIPTION
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “** ONLY apply if you have another dog ** This handsome boy was rescued in Puerto Rico after being abused…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Tiger – Available for Adoption Tiger’s human passed away and a friend took him in, but cannot…” Learn more

  • Name: Pip
  • Species: Mouse
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mouse
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Carver, MA. “Pip is full of energy, loves to run on his wheel and dig tunnels in his…” Learn more

  • Name: GABY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “GABY Border Collie Mix 6 Months 21lbs Black & White Female GABY is a sweet puppy, she can be a…” Learn more

  • Name: JELLY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pointer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “JELLY 2yo. female pointer mix Jelly is a 2 year old pointer mix that is looking for a very special…” Learn more

  • Name: REX
  • Species: Reptile
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Lizard
  • Description: “Meet Rex! Rex is an active and curious 5 year old bearded dragon. His favorite activities are soaking in his…” Learn more

  • Name: BOY GEORGE
  • Species: Parrot
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cockatiel
  • Description: “MEET BOY GEORGE and GEORGE ELLIOT! – (Bonded Pair) Boy George and George Elliot are a bonded pair of 5-year-old…” Learn more

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

  • Name: TSUNAMI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This animal currently has an adoption pending.” Learn more

  • Name: GEORGE ELIOT
  • Species: Parrot
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cockatiel
  • Description: “MEET GEORGE ELLIOT and BOY GEORGE! – (Bonded Pair) George Elliot and Boy George are a bonded pair of 5-year-old…” Learn more

  • Name: CHIPS
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “MEET CHIPS and AHOY! Chips and Ahoy are a pair of 2-month-old male guinea pigs who are looking for a…” Learn more

  • Name: THUMPER
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Holland Lop
  • Description: “MEET THUMPER! Thumper is a 4-year-old neutered male Holland Lop rabbit who is looking for a new family to bond…” Learn more

  • Name: DEXTER
  • Species: Reptile
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Lizard
  • Description: “Meet Dexter! Dexter is a 5 year old bearded dragon with a very sweet temperment. She likes lounging on her…” Learn more

  • Name: RADAR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever Mix
  • Description: “This animal is currently pending adoption” Learn more

  • Name: BEEP
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Finch
  • Description: “MEET BEEP and BOOP! – (Bonded Pair) Beep and Boop are a bonded pair of 2-year-old zebra finches that are…” Learn more

  • Name: BOOP
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Finch
  • Description: “MEET BEEP and BOOP! – (Bonded Pair) Beep and Boop are a bonded pair of 2-year-old zebra finches that are…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazelnut & Heathbar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Our names are Hazelnut (female brown tabby) and Heathbar (white and black male).We are four month old brother and sister…” Learn more

  • Name: Chunky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Chunky and I am an 8-9 year old male. My owner moved away and left me with…” Learn more

  • Name: Gisele & Gabriela
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are Gisele (red bow) and Gabriela, seven month old sisters. We love to groom each other and snuggle in…” Learn more

  • Name: Eddie Z
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Eddie Z (Male) Breed: Hound/Pit Bull Mix Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar Pie
  • 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 Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Yes, older children Crate trained: Yes House trained: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Major
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Major is looking for a home because his owner recently passed away. Major is a 5 yr old lab/shepherd mix,…” Learn more

  • Name: Mickey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Urgent situation for Mickey and Roscoe! FOSTER or ADOPTER urgently needed. Placing together or separately. Their owner died several months…” Learn more

  • Name: Roscoe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Urgent situation for Mickey and Roscoe! FOSTER or ADOPTER urgently needed. Placing together or separately. Their owner died several months…” Learn more

  • Name: Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, Meet the Bridgerton Pack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Oh Daphne, what a strong young woman you are…you are indeed ready to make your debut into society. We do…” Learn more

  • Name: Gus-Adoption Pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gus has found his forever home with Cindy and Brian S in Rockland. Adoption coordinator Kathy Note: Gus is still…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Feist
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Daisy is 14-week-old, 10 pound Feist mix puppy. She is a typical, energetic pup who enjoys playing with other dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Bari
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Spaniel
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Adoption Coordinator: LK Bari is a 7-8 year old Spaniel mix. He ended up in rescue when his owner entered…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Gracie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bobtailed Little Gracie is about five years, but don’t tell her that she’s not still a kitten because she wants…” Learn more

  • Name: Moe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Three-year-old Moe is a striking grey tabby boy who was one of over 20 cats taken out of a hoarding…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bella is an adorable little calico girl, about six months old. Like most kittens, she’s a tad shy with strangers,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cajun and Catfish
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cajun and his sister Catfish are a three-year-old pair who once belonged to an elderly person who needed to go…” Learn more

  • Name: Ferris found in Bellingham
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ferris has spent a week with the Bellingham Animal Control Department when he was picked up as a stray. He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Emma and Smokie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Special cats require special adopters who are happy to give a cat a home that may be passed by others….” Learn more

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