Westwood Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Mojave, Karoo, Gobi & More

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Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions. There are thousands of […]

Looking to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout Massachusetts — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for a new friend is at Mainely Rat Rescue, where Gobi the rat is waiting patiently, or another local animal 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 appropriate 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. Whether you’re a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, there are several great options available. 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: Mojave
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Holbrook, MA. “Mojave is the nervous-nelly of the group but tends to calm down once he feels secure…” Learn more

  • Name: Karoo
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Holbrook, MA. “Mojave is the nervous-nelly of the group but tends to calm down once he feels secure…” Learn more

  • Name: Gobi
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Holbrook, MA. “Mojave is the nervous-nelly of the group but tends to calm down once he feels secure…” Learn more

  • Name: Ordos
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Holbrook, MA. “Mojave is the nervous-nelly of the group but tends to calm down once he feels secure…” Learn more

  • Name: Dixie & Darcy
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Dedham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Chelmsford, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Chanel & Coco
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are 8 week old sisters with very different personalities. Chanel is the alpha and Coco is a bit shy….” Learn more

  • Name: Ziva
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ziva is a 6 year old DSH multi colored female. She is very friendly and sweet and loves attention. She…” Learn more

  • Name: OZI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “OZI is a handsome male 1 year old . He’s very fun loving and will be ok with other nice…” Learn more

  • Name: Dandylion
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Canton Rescue Inc, Canton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “Dandylion is a young Calico female. She’s a year old . Very easy going and loving . She is fine…” Learn more

  • Name: Dude
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dude is a 1 year old lab mix. He weighs 60 pounds. Dude came into rescue as a stray. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Ranger
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ranger is 1 year old and weighs 38 lbs. Coordinator is Barrie Ranger was found as a stray. He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Lexi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lexi is a 2 year old pit bull/ lab mix. She weighs about 35 pounds. Lexi is a very sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Nago
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog Shiba Inu Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Nago is a 4 year old male, Catahoula/Shiba Inu mix. He weighs about 35 pounds. Nago is an active, social…” Learn more

  • Name: Quincy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Quincy is 1 yrs old and weighs about 53 lbs Coordinator is Barrie Quincy was found a stray, with medium…” Learn more

  • Name: Vanilla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoption Coordinator: Carol Adoption Fee: $475 Vanilla is a cute Lab mix weighing 21 lbs at 3 months in age….” Learn more

  • Name: Huckleberry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoption Coordinator: Carol Adoption Fee: $475 Huckleberry is a cute Lab mix weighing 21 lbs at 3 months in age….” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy–fostered locally
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ziggy is an adorable, good natured, 12 yr old chihuahua who was picked up abandoned in Boston. He was found…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lola is 13 week old Grey Pyrenees mix. She weighs close to 20 pounds. Lola is a sweet and loving…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel- Adoption Pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hazel has found her forever home in Canton, MA with Patricia and Gregory M. Hazel is 13 week old Grey…” Learn more

  • Name: Mushy Bear – Adoption Pending!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mushy Bear has found her forever home in Chlemsford with Christine and her family! Adoption Coordinator: Carol Adoption Fee: $475…” Learn more

  • Name: Blue Boy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoption Coordinator: Carol Adoption Fee: $400 Blue Boy is a beautiful 2 year old Shepherd mix currently weighing 70 lbs,…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Poppy – Available for Adoption Poppy was recently rescued from the city streets and currently not happy…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This little cutie was rescued from what was sure to be a ruff life in Puerto Rico. -Will be approximately…” Learn more

  • Name: JoJo and Christian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “JoJo (female, black) and Christian (male, orange) are two siblings from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. These are affectionate…” Learn more

  • Name: Umi & Loki/Courtesy post
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “These 5-month-old adorable kittens are not at the Medfield Animal Shelter and must be adopted together. Please contact their owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Booker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 2072, Natick, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Booker is a 1 1/2-year old Labrador retriever mix weighing about 65 pounds. Booker is admirably loyal, obedient, and playful….” Learn more

  • Name: Trouble
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: TERIYAKI
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “These adorable dumbo rats are named after something as sweet and special as them – Japanese sauces! Teriyaki, Yakiniku, Unagi,…” Learn more

  • Name: MIRIN
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “These adorable dumbo rats are named after something as sweet and special as them – Japanese sauces! Teriyaki, Yakiniku, Unagi,…” Learn more

  • Name: UNAGI
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “These adorable dumbo rats are named after something as sweet and special as them – Japanese sauces! Teriyaki, Yakiniku, Unagi,…” Learn more

  • Name: SHOYU
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “These adorable dumbo rats are named after something as sweet and special as them – Japanese sauces! Teriyaki, Yakiniku, Unagi,…” Learn more

  • Name: YAKINIKU
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “These adorable dumbo rats are named after something as sweet and special as them – Japanese sauces! Teriyaki, Yakiniku, Unagi,…” Learn more

  • Name: EDAMAME
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Say hello to Edamame! This squishy 7-month old boy is looking for a new home! Edamame previously lived with other…” Learn more

  • Name: MR. STRIPEY
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: SUPER SAUCE
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: SUN KING
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: CALIFORNIA WONDER
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: BEEFSTEAK
  • 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: “Fresh from the garden, we have 6 new baby rats! Named after the finest vegetable seeds, Super Sauce, California Wonder,…” Learn more

  • Name: Radiant Raelee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Raelee! Raelee and her siblings come from Miami Beach Florida where the stray population on the beach alone is…” Learn more

  • Name: Natasha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet sweetie pie Natasha. Natasha was found on the streets of Puerto Rico with a heartbreaking upper respiratory condition that…” Learn more

  • Name: Zesty Zoro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Zoro. Zoro comes to us from Miami Beach where our shelter partner Saving Sage works endlessly to address the…” Learn more

  • Name: Moxie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Shore Humane Society, P.O.Box 850187, Braintree, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Meet Moxie – she is a young, all black medium fur sweetie pie, who is ready for her new home….” Learn more

  • Name: CHELSEA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEET CHELSEA! Chelsea is a 2-year-old spayed female cat who came to us as a stray. We don’t know much…” Learn more

  • Name: RAVEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “MEET RAVEN! Looking for a running partner? Hiking buddy? Playmate for your active pup? That’s SO Raven!! This 9 month…” Learn more

  • Name: DUKSUN
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hamster
  • Description: “MEET DUKSUN! This animal has been seen by our vet team. If you are interested in adopting this animal, please…” Learn more

  • Name: BALOO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Description: “Thanks for inquiring about Baloo! He is currently on hold for adoption. Please check out our other adoptable animals!” Learn more

  • Name: PEBBLES
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Pebbles! She is currently pending adoption. Please check out our other adoptable cats!” Learn more

  • Name: ZOE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEET ZOE! Adoption Criteria: – No other animals in the home – Teens and adults only Zoe is a beautiful,…” Learn more

  • Name: CRISTO
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “MEET CRISTO! Cristo and his brothers were all born in our care after their pregnant mama Monte came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: CARLO
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “MEET CARLO! Carlo and his brothers were all born in our care after their pregnant mama Monte came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: RAYMOND
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “MEET RAYMOND! LOVES LAPS! As with many cats who come to us, we don’t know much about Raymond’s background. What…” Learn more

  • Name: PYTHON
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Description: “MEET PYTHON! Python and his brothers were all born in our care after their pregnant mama Monte came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: PENNE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Penne! She is currently pending adoption. Please check out our other adoptable cats!” Learn more

  • Name: MOON
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue League Of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “MEET MOON – A Gentle Guy Moon’s story starts out a little sad. He lost the only home he’s ever…” Learn more

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