Newton Pets Up For Adoption: Wayne & More

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Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! During the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in the Newton area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted. Across Massachusetts, there are thousands […]

Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! During the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in the Newton area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for your new friend is at Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, where Wayne the cat is waiting patiently, or another local 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.

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 cat person, meet Sally Ride, 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: Sally Ride
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sally Ride is a timid young cat looking for a home with an experienced cat owner who has experienced with…” Learn more

  • Name: CIRCUS PEANUT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Circus Peanut! I’m a handsome, 3-year-old boy. I have a cute, goofy face and long hair. I…” Learn more

  • Name: WAYNE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hey there, I’m Wayne! Like my brother Stewart, I’m a bit nervous at first but cuddly and playful once I…” Learn more

  • Name: STEWART
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Stewart! I’m a bit nervous at first, but I love to play and snuggle once I warm up….” Learn more

  • Name: BEAKER
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: DR. TEETH
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: THE GREAT GONZO
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: YOLANDA
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: JANICE
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: MISS MOUSEY
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: LINK HOGTHROB
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: ZOOT
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: FLOYD PEPPER
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: SWEETUMS
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: BEAUTIFUL DAY MONSTER
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: THOG
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: BEVERLY PLUME
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: ELECTRIC MAYHEM
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to meet the Muppets on the…” Learn more

  • Name: KING BARN CAT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*I’m looking to live in a barn!* Hi there, I’m King! I’m a 2-year buff tabby, and I love to…” Learn more

  • Name: Beebee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Stray Pets In Need Of Ma Inc Spin, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “We are looking for a permanent foster home. Beebee was a stray cat who came to our shelter after not…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilibeth, playful and docile!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lilibeth, playful, friendly and docile. Hi! My name is Lilibeth! I am a 12 month old, 56 lbs, boxer mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Tai, tiny and shy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Tai, shy and tiny. Hi! My name is Tai, Im a 5 lb, 12 month old boy. I am crate…” Learn more

  • Name: CARMELA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “CARMELA female chi/dachshund mix 10 months 15 pounds Carmela is very sweet and easy going. gets attached to her person….” Learn more

  • Name: SCOOTER (and SQUEAKY)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Toy Fox Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “SCOOTER (and SQUEAKY) **BONDED PAIR** male 1 year old 10 pounds toy fox terrier SCOOTER is Very friendly and out…” Learn more

  • Name: SQUEAKY (and SCOOTER)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Toy Fox Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “SQUEAKY (and Scooter) **BONDED PAIR** 1 year old male toy fox terrier 10 pounds Squeaky is very friendly and out…” Learn more

  • Name: COOKIE
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “MEET COOKIE! Cookie came in with his brother Bandit, but we are not requiring that the two go home as…” Learn more

  • Name: BANDIT
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “MEET BANDIT! Bandit came in with his brother Cookie, but we are not requiring that the two go home as…” Learn more

  • Name: BUTTERCUP
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “MEET BUTTERCUP! Buttercup is an energetic and spunky 4-month-old rabbit who is ready to go to her forever home! She…” Learn more

  • Name: Martha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Joaquin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown, likely no Good with kids: yes, older kids (16+)…” Learn more

  • Name: Dante
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Great Dane
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Dante (Male) Breed: Great Dane Mix Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Emma Lou
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Coonhound
  • Description: “Emma Lou is a 4 – 5 year old Redtick Coonhound.  She weighs around 50 lbs, is friendly with everyone…” Learn more

  • Name: Redford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Description: “Redford is a 5 year old Black and Tan Coonhound Mix. He weighs 60 pounds, is very friendly and loveable….” Learn more

  • Name: Rolo & Cream Puff
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Rolo & Cream Puff are bonded sisters that must be adopted as a pair. They are 5 months old. They…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Baby is a 5 yr old female. She is a very nice cat with an alpha personality and would like…” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie & Boo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “These 2 sisters must be adopted together. They are 8/9 months old. Frankie is the outgoing sister. Boo is very…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Handsome Clyde is a little over a year old. He’s friendly and likes attention when he’s ready. Young at heart,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyler–Adoption Pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Tyler has found his forever home in Boxborough with Suzanne C. Adoption Coordinator: LK This great boy is Tyler, an…” Learn more

  • Name: Sally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “NOTE: Sally is still in the south and not here for you to meet. She will most likely be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoption Coordinator: Carol Adoption Fee: $400 Goldie is a great 18 month old hound mix weighing 46 lbs. She was…” Learn more

  • Name: Peppermint
  • 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 Peppermint!!!! Peppermint was surrendered due to her owner passing away. She’s a very sweet girl but really…” Learn more

  • Name: Rose and Estelle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Rose and Estelle!!!! Rose and Estelle were surrendered when their owner went into a nursing home. No…” Learn more

  • Name: Gramps
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Gramps!!!!!! This sweet old man was surrendered when his owner passed away. Gramps was pretty neglected when…” Learn more

  • Name: Oblio and Arrow
  • 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: “Despite their names, Oblio and Arrow are a pair of delightful sister kittens, about six months old. When they’re not…” Learn more

  • Name: Emily & her daughter 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
  • Description: “To adopt these cats contact rescuer Ellen by her email. [email protected] Emily is a gentle black & white tuxedo who…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Bloodhound Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cookie is a sweet playful five month old Bloodhound/Lab mix who loves to give kisses and in spite what she…” Learn more

  • Name: Sasha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Beagle Setter Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sasha is a 4 year old spayed Lemon beagle mix who was picked up on a rural road in Louisiana….” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy and Bean
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Daisy & Bean (there are separate sets of pictures of them). Must be adopted together. Meet Daisy & Bean! These…” Learn more

  • Name: Muffy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Muffy is a laid back 9-year-old beauty who is ready for her next adventure. She was found stray as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Charles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittielove Rescue Inc, Framingham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Please contact PittieLove Rescue, Inc. ([email protected]) for more information…” Learn more

  • Name: Carter
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Florida White
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Florida White Carter is a friendly young guy who has just recently been neutered and is…” Learn more

  • Name: Big Mac & Nugget
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Flemish Giant
  • Description: “Nugget: 10lbs, DOB 2018, Chinchilla/Flemish Giant Mix Big Mac: 12lbs, DOB 2018, Silver Fox/Flemish Giant Mix Big Mac & Nugget…” Learn more

  • Name: Gary
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Spot
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 10-2020, English Spot/Mix Mix Gary is a playful, sweet, energetic young bunny. This boy holds his own…” Learn more

  • Name: Hi-C
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dwarf Lionhead Mix
  • Description: “4 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Lionhead/Mix Mix” Learn more

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