If you’re wanting to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your family, start with these animal shelters in the Watertown area for a pet up for adoption.
About 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered or taken in each year by animal pounds nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Watertown area — are still waiting for their forever homes.
Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We’ve amassed this week’s list of pets 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 Onella, 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 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]