500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton MA 01748 508-435-6938
At Baypath, we do our best to collect both behavior and medical histories on our animals, as well as do our own evaluations and observations. We gather as much information as we can to suggest what we believe to be the ideal situation for each animal. We do this in the interest of the animal's quality of life as well as to assist our potential adopters. As always, safety is of the utmost importance in our decision making process.

We are always more than happy to discuss our animals with you and highly encourage you to call or email the shelter at info@baypathhumane.org if you have any questions or want more information regarding any of our animals.

All available animals (30)

1 year old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Archie is a very sweet outgoing boy! He loves everyone he meets and seems like he would do well with children. Archie likes to be king and wants to be the only cat in his household. He enjoys cat nip and playing with toys. Archie is in a foster home if interested please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org
4 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Joey is a very special boy looking for the right home. He is very sweet and loves to be petted. Joey does get frisky and has a playful side. He will need a slow introduction into his home because he gets overwhelmed and will act out. Joey has been around small dogs and loved to play with them. He is looking for an adult home only
5 year old male mixed breed
Meet Matthew! This sweet boy likes nothing more than to sit close to his human. Once he knows you are a friend, you are immediately considered a close friend and he will be by your side. He is full of energy and starts to wiggle with excitement when he hears the word "walk". He is strong on a leash and will need to learn not to pull. He knows "sit" and "stay" and is eager to learn more. We think Matthew would be best suited for a quiet adult home.
1 year old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Meredith! This sweet lady is ready to meet her new family. She came to us with her 4 kittens and was a great mom but is now ready to be the center of attention. Meredith is looking for a home where she can be the only animal. She is very friendly with the people she knows. She will even sit in you lap and wants to be with you as often as possible! She can be scared of kids though so is looking for a home with adults or kids over 10 pending meet. She is in a foster home right now, so please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org for more info!
4 month old male domestic longhair in foster
Studio is a sweet boy who needs a home that will help him adjust. He loves to be held and will talk to you nonstop. Studio gets scared of big areas so will need to slowly get use to a house. He loves others cats and try's to sit on them; some do not like this. He must go home with a cat to help him feel more comfortable. He is looking for a home with older children that are quiet 10 and up or an adult home. Studio is in a foster home so please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org for more information on him.
1 year old female domestic shorthair
Faye is a girl who knows what she wants. She enjoys the company of people but other other animals. Faye is small girl with big double paws. She likes to be petted and loves to play. Come and meet her today
3 month old male mixed in foster
Cayenne is the only boy in our "spice" puppy group. We think he looks just like a deer, at least his marking and his ears do! He can be a little shy so we don't think young children would be a good match for him. He is as curious as any young puppy can be, and would benefit from puppy socialization/positive training. Taking on the care of a new puppy requires time with them, so we ask that someone in the family be home with them to help them meet their development milestones. Cayenne is living his best puppy life in a temporary foster home, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about the application process!
3 month old female mixed in foster
Oh, those ears, Ginger! You are as cute as can be! Ginger also has some great white marking making her truly distinguishable. She is as curious as any young puppy can be, and would benefit from puppy socialization/positive training. Taking on the care of a new puppy requires time with them, so we ask that someone in the family be home with them to help them meet their development milestones. Ginger is lucky to be living her best puppy life in a temporary foster home, so please email foster@baypathhumane.org to find out more about her application process!
7 month old female mixed
Kobe is a shy girl who is just dying to come out of her shell. She enjoys the company of another dog and learns a lot from watching them and playing with them. For this reason she will need to join a family with older children and another confident dog. When she warms up, she is very playful and happy to be part of the gang. She will need slow positive introductions to new people and environments, but you will find she really is very sweet when she finds her groove! If you feel like she might be a good addition to your family, she is here waiting.
7 month old female mixed
Leia is a very social girl who wants to be the center of attention. She is on the playful side and really enjoys playing with other dogs. She is still a young dog so proper socialization and positive training will be needed, along with house-training. If you are looking for a little fun in your life, please come meet her today!
3 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Catan! This cute kitten is very playful and ready to meet his family. He can be shy at first so is looking for a home with kids over 10. He needs a home with a cat companion. He is scared of dogs so would prefer not to live with them. Please email to kfarrell@baypathhumane.org to find out more
3 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Candy Land! This cute kitten is very playful and ready to meet her family. She can be shy at first so is looking for a home with kids over 10. She needs a home with a cat companion. She is scared of dogs so would prefer not to live with them. Please email to kfarrell@baypathhumane.org to find out more
1 year old female domestic shorthair
Shasta is a cute, quirky little girl! She's incredibly sweet and loves to be petted. She's a lap cat that truly loves human attention once she gets to know you. She goes crazy over cat nip and prefers the toys with cat nip on or in them. Shasta has successfully lived with other cats but we do not know about dogs or children at this time. We're learning as much as we can about her as she settles in, so come and meet her today!
3 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Hickory is a very shy girl and is desperately looking for a quiet home alongside another cat to help her feel more comfortable and show her the kitty ropes. She comes out of her shell when it's playtime and loves her toys! Even as a young kitten, she is still getting comfortable with humans and being petted with hands. Because of this, Hickory is looking for a home with only adults who will go at her pace and watch her thrive. If she sounds like the fit for you, please Please email to kfarrell@baypathhumane.org to find out more
3 month old male mixed breed in foster
Introducing Ziggy! This wiggly little fellow came up from the south and is ready to be the star of your show. He is a young puppy who is a little nervous with all the new surroundings and sudden changes, but loves to play with toys and cuddle up to his person. All it takes is patience and definitely some yummy treats! He is looking for a patient home that is committed to his basic obedience and housetraining. Ziggy is looking for an experienced dog owner. He needs an adult only home without kids. If you're ready for a puppy in your life, please email foster@baypathhumane.org.
1 year 1 month old male husky mix
Introducing Odin! This boundless, energetic guy is ready to leap right into your life. He can have some challenging behaviors that will be best met with patience and positive reinforcement training. He's looking for a home with adults who are ready to work with his strong husky personality! He's still young, and by continuing with positive training he'll be able to mature into the best dog he can be. Odin is highly intelligent and looking for a healthy balance of mental and physical stimulation! Odin should be the only pet in the home. Please stop by to meet him if he sounds like a good fit!
1 year 1 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Luna is a refined girl - she prefers lounging in fleece, kneading her paws, and melting into head scratches than bounding around the room and getting herself into trouble. She's laid back and such a sweetheart! She just likes to be a little bit of a wallflower when things get hectic. But she does have a playful side and likes most toys, particularly a mouse toy attached to a wand. She has moments of being frisky with other cats, so she'd like to be the only cat in her home as the star of your show. We are looking for a home with children 10 and up for her. Please call to find out more!
1 year 1 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Meet Hope! Hope is a beautiful, shy girl who came to us after being found with her 8 kittens. She was a great mom, and now she is ready to be the center of attention in her new home. She is looking for a quiet, patient family with adults and kids over 13. Hope adores chin, head, neck and back scratches - and you’ll know you’ve won her heart once she seeks you out for a tummy rub! Some of her favorite pastimes include basking in the sunlight and looking out the window to observe the surrounding wildlife. Hope has also demonstrated an interest in catnip-filled goodies on occasion! Hope will be shy initially, but once she warms up she is a sweet girl. Come meet her today!
3 year 2 month old male hound / mix
Fred is a smooth country boy new in town from South Carolina. He is accustomed to a slow and steady lifestyle and can be spooked by sudden movements or loud noises. He will need a family that will help him overcome his anxieties and learn to just enjoy the world around him! He warms up very quickly. He enjoys stuffy, squeaky toys and will chase a ball...he just needs to learn to bring it back! We think he would do best with mature children due to his nervous nature and abundant energy. With the proper introduction, he loves to play alongside dog friends.
10 month old female mix in foster
Without a ton of human experience, this goofy girl starts out shy when in a new environment, but once she warms up she is silly and sweet. Her favorite pastimes are chasing balls, toys, and sticks; snuggling on the couch; and drive by leg licks. Super food motivated, Daisy has the potential to learn quickly once she settles in. Extremely playful, she loves other dogs and cats - in her current foster home she is the one most likely to initiate play with the other pets. She has one eye and a few scars from her time on the street, but nothing seems to bother her, this tough girl was ready to run around and play just hours after having surgery. She does not need a quiet house but she will do better in a home with older or no children and with other pets. Her foster mom tells us that in the morning Daisy can be found waiting on the stairs for the family to come down and is in the middle of the fray of all the dog morning greetings, standing on her hind legs, waving her front paws in the air with her black-speckled tongue hanging out the side of her mouth. Funny and fast she loves to zoom around the backyard exploring, so a fenced in area would be ideal. She is not fully house trained but is working on it and is excellent at using pee pads as she is learning. Please email us at foster@baypathhumane.org to learn more about Daisy!
6 year 2 month old female beagle mix
Twinkie has come to us through the Paws Behind Bars program. She is a super sweet dog that loves to be outdoors! She has a typical hound "bay" and potential adopters need to be tolerant of this style of communication! She prefers human company over dogs so we think she may be best as a one and only. She would love a family that would be home with her rather than spending time alone. She is a true companion who wants nothing more than a couch to curl up on and lounge the day away! We are unsure of children at this time. Please come meet her if you think she may be a good fit for you!
1 year 9 month old female mixed in foster
Before you fall for this sensible-sized stunning girl, Dara would like you to know a few things about her so you adopt her for ALL the right reasons! If you’re looking for a dog that can just jump right in and be the life of the family BBQ, may we kindly suggest another pup… sweet, sensitive Dara is looking for a low-key, active family that is willing to give her time to adjust to a new way of life. She is one of those dogs that are nervous with new people, especially men, but shows appropriate communication about her uncertainty and she can be easily managed until she gains confidence. We know from history, that if she is given time and space, she can adjust to all members of the household and be a loving family member. Watching her break out into play is a sure way of knowing that she is settling in and becoming more comfortable! She is housetrained, quiet, and can comfortably be left in the house on her own. She is a smart cookie – with a lot of training under her belt, and an eagerness to learn more! Being a young, active adult, she’ll need a home that can provide her lots of mental and physical activities! We know that she has spent a great deal of time around other dogs and has done generally well with them. While living with another dog is not an option for her, having other dog friends is! We are committed to her (and your!) success, so we would like to provide training/behavior support, if needed. If you have a pet free, adult (teens ok) home, and are looking to help this adorable lady shine in her own time, please email foster@baypathhumane.org. We’d be happy to share all we adore about Dara and how we can all set her up for success!
10 year 8 month old male chihuahua/mix in foster
Meet Mickey! Who could resist this face! This pint-sized pup will make you smile whether he's greeting you with a joyful squeal, playing with his favorite toy, cuddling on the couch, or sitting in your lap. What he lacks in stature he makes up for in personality. He loves to go for walks, riding in the car, and just hanging out with his people. His foster says his house training is going really well. Mickey would probably do best in an adult home (or older respectful teens) since he hasn’t had any experience with children. While he lived with other small dogs his entire life and enjoyed being with them, he is possessive of his stuff and can be a bit of a bossy pants so he probably would do better as a solo dog. Mickey is not at the shelter. He is currently being spoiled in his foster home while patiently waiting for his forever home. If you would like to learn more about Mickey or arrange for a meet, please email Julie at jwakstein@baypathhumane.org
2 year 4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Sweet Gilly - one of her absolute favorite things to do is to play, especially if it involves hunting down an unsuspecting wand toy! Gilly has discovered the joy of being pet and will venture right into to your lap. She is a sweetheart with people she is comfortable with, which are those who understand to respect her boundaries and not push her out of her comfort zone. If she feels pushed or uncomfortable, she tends to let out a hiss and raise her paw up, trying to communicate this to you. Gilly would really love to be the queen of her castle in an adult home without other animals. Gilly is hanging out in a temporary foster home, please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org!
7 year 5 month old female chihuahua mix in foster
Sophie and Beau are the sweetest little pair who are seeking a home together. You can't help but fall in love with these gentle souls. They adore each other and are happy to meet new people. Sophie is a clown whose antics will keep you laughing. She will leap up into your lap when you are sitting in a chair. When she’s extra happy she’ll “flip back her hair” and preen like a supermodel. Beau is a sensitive boy who finds comfort in spending time with his big sister or the people around him. You’ll often find these cuties burrowed under the covers in a big dog bed for a long afternoon nap. They have a playful side too, and like to run around and chase toys. They had never been on leash until recently and now love going for walks. We’re seeking a quiet, peaceful home with adults or older (13+) gentle children due to the dogs’ sensitive nature. They’ve lived well with other dogs, but probably wouldn't do well with cats. Sophie and Beau are about seven years old, and have spent much of their time inside. It would be ideal for them to have a small fenced-in yard to keep them on track with their house training. You will be rewarded with endless cuddles! Sophie and Beau aren’t at the shelter so please contact Julie at jwakstein@baypathhumane.org to learn more about these adorable siblings!
2 year 5 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Anywhere he goes, Hank's tiger stripes turn heads - match that with a friendly and affectionate personality and you might have met your perfect companion! Hank has become best friends with a dog. Hank is not easy to get photos of because he wants to be all over you. He is quite the head butter and enjoys rubbing up against you. Hank is a wobbly boy and does stumble; we are not sure what has happened to him in the past but it has not slowed him down or bother him. He is a great lap cat and a great nap cat! He likes to be near his human. You are able to approach and pick him up and he will snuggle into your arms until he feels safe and will start purring. Oh and he does drool a bit. Hank has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. If you would like to meet Hank please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org
1 year 4 month old male mixed breed in foster
Sometimes you come across one those dogs who is a true gem under a rough coat, and without some diligence, consistency, and a caring foster home, it may be difficult to see the shining dog underneath. Fortunately for Chester, a foster home stepped up to help us learn a lot about Chester and how to help him enjoy life as a loved and settled family member. With the support of his foster family, Chester has made significant strides in learning about how to meet new people, learning to feel confident when left alone, and good manners in the home (including house-training). While this is a continuing journey for Chester, we can’t help but celebrate the amazing progress he’s made in the last several weeks! If you have a patient, dog experienced family, and you are looking for a notably affectionate and loyal dog, here’s a little more about Chester: He will need help adjusting to spending time on his own (we can help support your family and Chester with this process). He would do best with a securely fenced yard that isn’t accessible to many people and dogs passing by. As long as Chester has access to regular physical and mental exercise typical for a young adult dog, he will settle and be calm around the house. He is house-trained, but will likely need a little help with consistency in the beginning. Since he sometimes has issues sharing possessions, we are recommending a home with adults or older teens. If you’d like to help Chester live the good life and be the companion he truly loves to be, please inquire at foster@baypathhumane.org. We look forward to answering any questions you may have!
10 year 11 month old male mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Meet Spencer -- or Mr. Wiggle Butt as his foster family affectionately calls him! He's a social butterfly who's excited to greet new people as friends. This happy boy loves nothing better than to snuggle under the covers with his humans. Rub his super soft belly and he'll be your best pal! Fetch is Spencer's favorite pastime and he'll leap in the air to catch a ball or a toy. He enjoys going out on hikes in the woods, and then curling up on his bed afterwards with a nice stuffy toy. Spencer is a smart cookie is already knows how to sit and give paw, walks politely on a leash, is house trained, and is a dream in the car. His foster parents shared that he's a very good boy who loves to chill out on the sofa after a walk and is very good in the house and out. Spencer is looking for an adult home where he can be your one-and-only pet. Because Spencer has been bounced around a lot in his life, he does take time to acclimate to his new home, so he’ll need a patient, loving adopter who can spend some extra time with him in the early weeks when he’s transitioning to a new home to help him get comfortable. Our staff can provide many resources to help set you up for success. He just needs someone who understands that Spencer will be a delight to have in your home once he settles in. ** Spencer is hanging out in a temporary foster home, so please contact us at foster@baypathhumane.org for more info about this big love and his application process!
1 year 4 month old male mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / mix
Forest is a handsome young dog who is looking for a family who likes to go for walks, play balls, etc. Forest lived in a home with young children and his energy level was too much for them so a home with older children/teenagers would be best for him. With proper introduction Forest seems to do well with other dogs. Forest, like so many dogs, is going to benefit from attending training classes. The classes are a great way to build a dog's confidence and it is helpful for people to build a relationship with their dog. If you think you are a good match for Forest, come meet him today!
12 year 5 month old female mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
It's always our seniors that grab us tightest by the heartstrings. Gretta is no exception. This girl is super friendly and sure to win your heart. She'll stick to you like glue, she loves to be by your side on a long walk or chilling out on the couch. She's happiest riding in the car, soaking up the sun in the yard, or finding a cozy spot in the house to hang out! After spending most of her adult life in a shelter environment, she's not hard to please. Gretta's foster mom says she has a special way with people. "My kids say Gretta has human eyes. Her eyes tell you stories of her life, she has been and there done that; she has seen a lot yet she's still open to love." So why is she still waiting for her forever home?! You'd never guess her age from all the pep in her step. She has lots of energy to take out on squeaky toys, rope toys, and tennis balls. She's been known to dance with excitement upon being gifted with a new toy. Our lovebug is the perfect house guest - she's housetrained, wonderfully quiet, and knows several commands (stop, no, wait, sit, down, stay). She's looking to be the queen of her castle in a forever home free of other cats and dogs since she gets a little too excited when she sees them. What more could you possibly want?! If you think you could be the perfect match for our Gretta, please send your email to foster@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this delightful girl's application process!
Helpful hint: Please bring copies of your vet records if you're considering adopting. This will help speed up your adoption process.
Note: Animals in foster are living in temporary foster homes and are available for adoption. Please contact us at adopt@baypathhumane.org or 508-435-6938 to learn more about a dog or cat who's in foster. Thanks!