Tewksbury Pets Up For Adoption: Shadow, Pikachu, Varys & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill […]

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — many of whom are located near you. In the search for a lovable new friend, consider looking around at a local facility like Ruff Tales Rescue, where Mocha the dog 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 in permanent homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, 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 Shadow, 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: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shadow is a very sweet and shy 6 year old boy who needs a lot of time to decompress when…” Learn more

  • Name: Pikachu
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chinchilla
  • Description: “Pikachu is a 2 1/2 year old, fluffy white chinchilla who is patiently waiting to find his forever home! He…” Learn more

  • Name: Varys
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet our adorable little boy, Varys! He is a sweet little man who is looking for his forever family! He…” Learn more

  • Name: Abbey Gayle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Bulldog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Name: Abbey Gayle Breed: English Bulldog Approximate Age: 6 years Approximate Weight: 60 lbs Sex: Female Behavioral concern(s): Food aggressive…” Learn more

  • Name: Mocha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Name: Mocha Breed: Lab mix Approximate Age: 11 months Approximate Weight: 48 lbs Sex: Female Adoption Requirements: Must be willing…” Learn more

  • Name: GRITS
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
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  • Name: ENGLISH MUFFIN
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
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  • Name: EGGS BENEDICT
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
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  • Name: FRENCH TOAST
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
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  • Name: DONUT
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
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  • Name: CHOPSTICK
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
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  • Name: SUSHI
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
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  • Name: BUN
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mini Lop
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  • Name: ZACK
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mini Lop
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  • Name: JELLYBEAN
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
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  • Name: DRACULA
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
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  • Name: Dratini
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “8 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Mix Dratini is a sassy and sweet girl! She has silly ears to match her silly…” Learn more

  • Name: Tamara
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Lop English Spot Mix
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 12-2019, Mini-Lop/English Spot Mix Tamara is a very sweet one year old lop/english spot mix. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Annie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Florida White
  • Description: “6.6 lbs, DOB 10-2020, Florida White Annie is a young bun with a ton of energy. She is very affectionate,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo Peep
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Description: “6 lbs, DOB 02-2020, New Zealand I`m the sweetest girl who loves a good cuddle. I enjoy attention and will…” Learn more

  • Name: Ponyta
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “8 lbs, DOB 09-2020, Mix Ponyta is a sweet little girl whose eyes will instantly lit up when she sees…” Learn more

  • Name: Rusty
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “4.25 lbs, DOB 10-2019, Lop Eared Named for NASCAR`s Rusty Wallace, Rusty has a ton of energy and will need…” Learn more

  • Name: Butter Pecan & Rum Raisin
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Netherland Dwarf Lionhead Mix
  • Description: “Rum Raisin: 2.15lbs, DOB 08-2016, Female, Lionhead/Dwarf Mix Butter Pecan: 2.0lbs, DOB 01-2016, Male, Netherland Dwarf This adorable pair love…” Learn more

  • Name: Ranger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Network Of New England, P.O. Box 1053, Pelham, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing Ranger! A Husky Mix from TN who is 17 months old and 53 pounds. Ranger is playful with dogs…” Learn more

  • Name: Chevy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr, Salem, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound
  • Description: “Hi, My name is Chevy. I’m a 3 year old and I weigh 95lbs, If I’m honest I need weigh…” Learn more

  • Name: Panda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Panda was brought to a vet’s office by an elderly lady, who had been feeding him, and he wanting to…” Learn more

  • Name: Mojito
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mojito is a delightful affectionate and loving saddleback tabby who also happens to be FIV positive. Due to the tragedy…” Learn more

  • Name: Romeo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Romeo, he is a very friendly guy. He is FIV+ and a favorite at the shelter. He came to…” Learn more

  • Name: Beaux
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi my name is Beaux. I’m a very handsome boy but I’m also very insecure. Once I build up trust…” Learn more

  • Name: Brimley
  • 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 Brimley!!!! Brimley was surrendered due to financial problems with his previos owner. When we got Brimley, he…” Learn more

  • Name: JoJo— happy girl !
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Blue Lacy Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jojo is a beautiful blue pit with pretty white markings and a glossy coat. She’s about 3 yrs old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Spencer! Playful and sweet pup!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Spencer – AVAILABLE Shepherd Mix, 4-5 months, 24lbs, Heartworm NEGATIVE Can you believe this sweet goofball was just tossed out…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumpkin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, 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: Anubis and Athena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • 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: SILKY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dachshund
  • Description: “Silky is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know her, but we will be sure…” Learn more

  • Name: ARNETT
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “Arnett is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know him, but we will be sure…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: LEXI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Lexi is a happy gal that is looking for a family to adventure with and then spent some much needed…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: GRISWOLD
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Griswold is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know him, but we will be sure…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon Basset
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting from Gifford please fill out our adoption application at https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/GIFF/Cat” Learn more

  • Name: Naji
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Unknown…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Noel Elf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pointer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Unknown,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bluebird
  • 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, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Yes…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Angel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Safe Tails Animal Rescue, Merrimac, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Angel is an adorable Jack Russel Terrier mix and she’s ready for her forever home! She absolutely loves everything and…” Learn more

  • Name: JET
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “**ABUSED AND TRAUMATIZED** FEMALE HOUSEHOLD WITH DOG BEHVAIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED. We will not consider homes with kids or men. Jet…” Learn more

  • Name: Denali
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Denali, meaning the Great One, is available through Paws From Afar. Denali plays a central role in the creation myth…” Learn more

  • Name: Zion
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Our boy Zion is one of the largest puppies in this litter. The intensity of his colorsthe vivid ruby of…” Learn more

  • Name: Acadia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Acadia, our Idyllic girl, is named after Acadia National Park in Northern Maine. Anyone that has been there will no…” Learn more

  • Name: Sequoia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sequoia, who is named after the magnificent trees in California. Sequoia means Vision; Perspective; Health; Protection; Growth; Durability; Longevity…” Learn more

  • Name: Haleakala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Hound Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend goes that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun from its…” Learn more

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