5 Rafferty Rd., Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938

Our mission

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is dedicated to providing
shelter, care, humane treatment and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. We serve our community by fostering relationships, educating and making a positive impact on pet overpopulation.

Our work

Finding the right fit

Our goal is to help you and your new pet have a happy life together. Our adoption counselors are on-site daily to help you find the dog or cat who will be the best fit for their family. Last year alone, Baypath Humane found loving homes for more than 1,200 dogs and cats. We’re proud to have earned a 5-Star Guidestar rating from our adopters.
Animal enrichment

We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteers, who ensure that the animals get plenty of daily exercise and playtime. The shelter also offers a stimulating environment for the animals. The cats can sun themselves in the screened in climbing area, while the dogs can enjoy a large fenced play area as well as miles of wooded trails. We also create tailored plans for dogs & cats who need more attention.

Loving care

No matter how nice the accommodations, living in a shelter can be a very stressful experience. Our staff is dedicated to finding the best solution for each individual animal’s needs. This may include: Teaching agility skills to give an anxious dog something fun to work on; Providing positive reinforcement to a frightened dog or cat; Investing in training classes to help a dog become a better companion; or socializing a stray cat.

Animal education and outreach 

We host Girl Scout troops and corporate groups who are interested in community service. In addition, our staff and board members participate in outreach events focused on creating awareness of animal adoption, animal overpopulation, and pet care.