Worcester Area Pets Up For Adoption

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Looking to add to your family and give back to the Worcester community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in the Worcester area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready […]

Looking to add to your family and give back to the Worcester community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities in the Worcester area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

In the search for your new friend, consider starting at a local facility. 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.

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. 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: Pie (sweet as…)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Passion 4 Paws, Worcester, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Description: “PIE is a 4 year old cat who was surrendered to our organization when her dad moved out of town….” Learn more

  • Name: Pally 1 year application&appointment
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Courtesy post not at our shelter clik4info
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Asya…” Learn more

  • Name: Perri LabX 4mths application&appointment
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Allie LabX 4mths application&appointment
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Pippi 2yrs application&appointment
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Keala LabX 4mths application&appointment
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Aviv LabX 4mths application&appointment
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Lorelei – PetSmart Framingham
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Lorelei! You can find me relaxing at PetSmart in Framingham on Saturday where I can be…” Learn more

  • Name: Spunky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Spunky and I am a two-year-old lady looking for her forever home. My previous owner had…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Girl
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, My name is Baby girl! aren’t I strikingly beautiful? just look at my big green eyes, my looks aren’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi there! My name is Ivy and I’m a big ball of sweetness and energy! I love to run, play,…” Learn more

  • Name: Murphy – PetSmart Framingham
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, my name is Murphy! I’m a sweet curious boy looking for my people. I love all the good…” Learn more

  • Name: Hannah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “My name is Hannah! I have beautiful soft, long fur that will need to be kept brushed so I don’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Marscapone
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Marscapone! I have a very pretty face as you can see, as soon as you see me…” Learn more

  • Name: Rigatoni
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Rigatoni. I’m a sweet senior girl who enjoys lots of attention and laying in my nice…” Learn more

  • Name: Spartas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Spartas! I’m a chill girl who likes my space, so if a lap cat is what…” Learn more

  • Name: Salem
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Salem has special medical needs. Despite these, he has one very special way he greets everyone at the shelter. Check…” Learn more

  • Name: Yosemite
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “I am quite the big boy, but a sweetheart non the less. I expect nothing less than lots of pets!…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Max! This handsome guy is about 1.5 years old, 45lbs, and looks (and sheds!) like a Shepherd mix. In…” Learn more

  • Name: Alaska and Montana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “PLEASE: fill out an application at www.browndogcoalition.com/cats after reading the entirety of the adoption profile. Inquiries will slow down the…” Learn more

  • Name: Colorado and Georgia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “PLEASE: fill out an application at www.browndogcoalition.com/cats after reading the entirety of the adoption profile. Inquiries will slow down the…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Spaniel Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Hazel! Hazel is a 14 week old retriever/spaniel mix from Georgia. Hazel was another stray left to fen for…” Learn more

  • Name: Tessie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Tessie! She is an 11 week old lab mix from Georgia. Her mom was left behind at the house…” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Lizzo! She is an 11 week old lab mix from Georgia. Her mom was left behind at the house…” Learn more

  • Name: Monday
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Monday! He is a 13 week old lab mix from Florida. Monday and his siblings were abandoned down there!” Learn more

  • Name: Thursday
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Thursday! He is a 13 week old lab mix from Florida. Thursday and his siblings were abandoned down there!” Learn more

  • Name: Noah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Orphans Inc, 90 Webster St. Rt. 16, Douglas, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Noah!! (Tan)Noah is a 6 month old shepherd/retriever mix from South Carolina. Noah was yet another lost soul wandering…” Learn more

  • Name: Spaghetti W. (Must be adopted with Ronnie M.)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carmah Cat Rescue Of Marlborough And Hudson, Hudson, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.CaRMaH is an all volunteer, no-kill cat rescue group…” Learn more

  • Name: Ronnie M (Must be adopted with Spaghetti W)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carmah Cat Rescue Of Marlborough And Hudson, Hudson, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.CaRMaH is an all volunteer, no-kill cat rescue group…” Learn more

  • Name: Minty North
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carmah Cat Rescue Of Marlborough And Hudson, Hudson, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.CaRMaH is an all volunteer, no-kill cat rescue group…” Learn more

  • Name: Lupa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovehandlers, Thompson, Thompson, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lupa (Femaie, 5yrs, 7lbs) Lupa is the most lovable sweetest little souther gal. She’s a lap dog that will melt…” Learn more

  • Name: Savanna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovehandlers, Thompson, Thompson, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Savanna (Female, 12lbs, 10wks) Savanna is all puppy and curiosity. Super fun, playful she’s has fun’tastic personality and is ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Sedona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovehandlers, Thompson, Thompson, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sedona (Female, 12lbs, 10wks) Sedona is all puppy and curiosity. Super fun, playful she’s has fun’tastic personality and is ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Finn
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Finn is a young 35 lb, neutered mixed breed male who came to us from South Carolina. He was an…” Learn more

  • Name: Toni, Leslie, & Chauncy
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Fostered in Feeding Hills, MA. “Toni is the explorer of the group. When out of the cage he is the…” Learn more

  • Name: Elizabeth
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Susan
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Carol
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Kerry
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Greg
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Luka
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Kevin
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Jerry
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Mark
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Doug
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: John
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Abby
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Jeannie
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Ray
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Mainely Rat Rescue, Fitchburg, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Fostered in Athol, MA.” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 2072, Natick, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Frankie! This cutie is a 5 month old Labrador Retriever mix, about 24 lbs. He is friendly with people…” Learn more

  • Name: Skye
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ahimsa Haven, Templeton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Siamese Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Skye!! She is a lovable, sweet and cuddly 3 year old girl. She loves attention and would be great…” Learn more

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