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 (29)

5 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Brenner is a sweet young kitten who just wants to be the center of your world. He solicits affection readily and is pretty easy going. His fur is silky smooth and his purr is heartwarming. We are unsure at this time how he would do with other animals as he is very new to Baypath, but if you have been looking for a cute little guy to call your own, he may be the one!
3 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Lisa Lisa is little wanderer. She was found alone in the woods and is happy to finally be safe and loved here at Baypath. As expected, she is still terrified from her rough beginnings, but we are watching her come out of her shell more and more everyday. We are unsure of she will do with other animals, but we believe she would be best suited for older children due to her size and her rough start. If you have the room in your life for this little girl and will be home most of the day to keep her company and give her loads of love...please come meet her!
2 year old female domestic longhair/mix
Lets get straight to the point...Stumpy has the most adorable stump of a tail. It's her calling card! She is a very sweet young cat who is looking to be spoiled rotten. She is both affectionate and inquisitive. She is currently growing in her gorgeous coat because she was not well groomed in her past life. We believe she would do best as a singe pet in a home where she can be lovingly cared for the rest of her days! Please come meet Stumpy if you are looking for a sweet cat who so deserves to live in the lap of luxury!
8 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.
10 year old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
If you are looking for a real snuggle bug than Lychee is your girl. She loves to be in your space and receive attention. Lychee enjoys watching tv and don't worry will leave a space for ou to join her. This poor girl had an embedded collar but is now healing from it. Lychee does not like other cats and can get scared of some loud noises. She would do best in an adult or older children. She loves to play; her favorite toy is mice and a kickaroo with catnip. This sweetie is a foster home.Please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org to fine out more
1 year 7 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 adopt@baypathhumane.org. We’d be happy to share all we adore about Dara and how we can all set her up for success!
6 year old female domestic shorthair / mix
Empress is a sweet girl who gave birth to her litter of kittens just a few months ago and is now ready to relax and be pampered all on her own. She is just settling in here at Baypath and we can see her becoming more and more comfortable as the days go by! Her true personality has not yet begun to shine, but she seems very sweet and will happily accept pets and scratches on her luxuriously long coat. We're still learning as much as we can about her likes and dislikes, so as of now we are not yet sure how she will do with other animals. Please come spend time with her today!
2 year 1 month old male heeler mix
Do you have herding dog experience? Well, Cedar is the boy for you! He is a typical Heeler and is high energy and high intelligence. He needs some TLC for his skin and fur and we're sure he'll have a beautiful coat in no time. Cedar is going to require an owner who is committed to taking Cedar to obedience classes and keeping his working needs met. Are you that person? Cedar will be best in a home with adults only and no cats.
8 month old male mixed breed
Slate is an adorable young guy who recently came to us from Texas. Slate is an energetic dog who is going to benefit from some basic obedience. Slate seems to do well with other dogs with proper introduction. Slate loves to go for walks and likes nothing more than a good squeeky toy. He is crate trained and working on basic manners. He is a little shy of loud noises and unfamiliar things so we are suggesting a home without younger children. We are still learning more about him so please call the shelter for more information or just come down and meet him today!
7 year 1 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Meet this sweet gal Freddy! Freddy came from a chaotic past and was left abandoned, so she's now in need of a new home. She is a very laid back cat who is happy to lounge around and watch the world go by. She enjoys being pet and can be a chatterbox when she feels like it. Her coat is sparkling white and so soft. We aren't sure that she is a fan of other cats, though we're still learning as much as we can about her likes and dislikes. Please come and meet her today!
9 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Enterprise was found roaming the streets and is looking to live out the next half of his life in a warm, loving home that can spoil him rotten. He is inquisitive by nature and will seek out attention and love. Once he traps you in a cuddle fest, it's hard to break away! He seems like a very laid back cat, always lounging or napping on the comfiest blankets and beds. He seems to be fine with other cats, though he doesn't engage them much and is content to exist alongside them. We are still getting to know his true personality and we are learning more and more everyday. Enterprise has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it isn't something to fret about. You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. Please call or come meet him today!
3 year 2 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Bourbon is refined, smooth, and ready to sit back and relax with you. This cute boy is new to the shelter and still adjusting, so it takes him a little while before feeling comfortable to get all of your attention and pets! But we absolutely loves his cheeks, whiskers, and chin scratched. He'll close his eyes and lean right into it. If you're looking for a laid back companion kitty, Bourbon may be the one for you! Come meet him today while we're still learning more about him!
10 year 6 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
10 year 6 month old female chihuahua/mix in foster
Looking for a super sweet Chihuahua? Meet Zoey! Her foster says, “She’s the easiest dog I’ve ever had here. She’s just a sweetheart and a joy to be around. “ While Zoey loves a good adventure, one of her favorite pastimes is sleeping on the couch, or on the back of the couch, or in your lap. Zoey has an independent streak but she also loves attention. She’s fond of being pet and will give you her little paw when she’s looking for some loving. She will entertain herself with a toy or a treasure hunt. She is just an all-around great little dog. Zoey would do best in a quiet home. She’s never lived with children but she may be okay with gentle older teens. Zoey would do best with a calm dog or as a solo dog. She was recently diagnosed with mild heart disease. Fortunately there is medication to control her condition which costs about $60/month. She takes her pills like a champ. Zoey is currently in a foster home. If you would like to learn more about her, or arrange a meet, please contact Julie at jwakstein@baypathhumane.org
4 year 2 month old female mixed breed in foster
Grace is a lovely girl ready to nestle her way right into your heart! She absolutely loves attention and once you start scratching her, she'll nuzzle your hand for more if you stop before she's ready. She loves to go for walks and would certainly benefit from regular exercise to keep her healthy! She is such a social girl. While she can be playful at times, she is not the biggest fan of sharing her valuables with others and will make this clear. Because of her quirks this way, she's looking to be the only dog in an adult home with some experience. Grace is a lucky gal spending time in a temporary foster home, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org for her application process!
3 year 2 month old male domestic longhair / mix
Muncie came to our shelter after a tremendously stressful and chaotic life previously. He was in a situation where he was living with almost 50 other cats in a very small space, so as you can imagine, Muncie is a very shy boy who warms up with patience. Once he feels as though he can trust you, he enjoys being petted and will nuzzle in for more. Muncie finds the most comfort in being around other cats, so we'd like to send him to a home alongside another confident cat to help him adjust sooner to his new home. He would benefit from being in a quiet home with adults. Please call to find out more about our special boy!
7 year 2 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Brady is larger than life! Unfortunately, Brady found himself in a similar situation to our friend Blue Lagoon and is in need of special care. Brady has terminal heart issues that cannot be cured. In this situation, the best way we can make him comfortable is to look for a "fospice” or foster-hospice home where he can enjoy the time he has left. In foster hospice situations, we assume all medical costs. We understand this is a big favor, but Brady deserves a chance to live his life to the best of his ability. He enjoys being petted and will purr. Brady likes his people and is a total lap cat! He has been in a home with a dog who is calm around cats and did well, though he's not a fan of other cats and would do best in a home without children. He is still adjusting to shelter life and can be shy in his new surroundings. Please email adopt@baypathhumane.org if you would be in a position to care for Brady and make him as comfortable as possible. We appreciate it!
2 year 2 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 adventure 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 3 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 haven’t had exposure to cats yet. 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 3 month old female golden retriever mix in foster
*Shila is not at Baypath Humane - This is a courtesy post for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue! If you are interested in finding out more about Shila please email adoption@ygrr.org* Boy oh boy was this a trip! I have come a long way and still have some to go, but I hope this all ends up with me in a great home! I am a very peculiar girl, but not in a bad way. I think I just haven’t experienced a lot of the things you American people do with your dogs!? I would love to have a home as the only dog. I wouldn’t say I am completely against meeting other dogs, but I need more time and practice before I can feel completely comfortable. So living with one would probably be way too much. I would love to work on this in my new home and get better and better at it. I think my inexperience hinders me here. I would love to get attention all day long. I’m not super into toys, although I am learning they can be fun. Can I tell you a secret?? I think my favorite thing to play with is YOU! That’s right! I love it when my human friends jog around, playbow to me, get me all excited and run around some more. It is the most fun game I’ve ever played! I get the zoomies and start running around and will playbow back at you and then dodge and juke you out of your shoes! I do have some sensitivities. The first being strangers. If you let me take the time to get to know you then I am much more comfortable than if you rush me. The second sensitivity is my ears. When I arrived at Yankee from Turkey, I had a pretty bad ear infection on top of a wounded and bloody ear. So I can be a little head shy and really am not sure about people touching my ears until I am comfortable with you. Then the last sensitivity is my skin. I have sensitive skin so keeping a consistent diet is best and also taking my daily meds for any itching is helping a lot! I’m hoping that you will find me cute and fun even though it means you have to play back! It is a fun game, I promise! *Shila is not at Baypath Humane - This is a courtesy post for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue! If you are interested in finding out more about Shila please email adoption@ygrr.org *
2 year 3 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 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. However, at first he is very shy, scared, skittish. He will hide from any unfamiliar or loud noises. 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
10 month old female mixed breed in foster
Ashley is intelligent, strikingly gorgeous, and such a sweetheart. She's known to be both wiggly and super playful, especially alongside other dogs that she has gotten the chance to know and become pals with. She absolutely loves to run around with toys and walks so well on a leash. She has even mastered "sit", and we know she's more than ready to keep advancing! Our girl has been waiting patiently to find a forever home with understanding towards her fears, because she does have a number of them that she's steadily working through. Loud noises from traffic, commotion from loud voices, or sudden movements and Ashley finds herself feeling uncomfortable and anxious. Ashley would do best in an adult home alongside another confident dog and preferably with owners who have experience dealing with under-socialized or shy dogs. Ashley is lucky to be hanging out in a foster home right now, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about her application process!
10 year 4 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Biscuit! With all cups of great tea, you need an equally great biscuit - and he's your man. Biscuit is a true lap cat and always wants to be near you. He is very sweet and likes to be scratched. He is a true people pleaser. While Biscuit doesn't seem to like other cats and would prefer no children, 'orange' you looking for one wonderful companion? Biscuit 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. Biscuit is currently hanging out in a foster home, waiting for his forever. If you think you'd be a good fit for Biscuit please send an email to kfarrell@baypathhumane.org
9 month old male mixed breed in foster
Ruston is a beautiful puppy who came to us from Louisiana after having lived a very sheltered life without receiving adequate socialization. This means that the world can be a strange and scary place, especially new experiences in new environments. But we're thrilled to share that he's gained much confidence and is making great progress through patience, training, and learning the ropes from other dogs. He loves playing and goofing around with other dogs. His foster mom says "Ruston is the happiest dog I've ever met. He just doesn't want to be touched unless he initiates it. He's made great strides, and even has started sleeping in bed with his foster mom, snoring away happily." Ruston is a polite boy in and out of the house. He is going to need a quiet, mature home alongside another dog and owners who have had dog experience, ideally shy dog experience, who can be his best advocate and understand he'll need to take his time and some help learning new things like leash training. Another dog is definitely necessary to show him the ropes of living in a home and feeling comfortable with people. Ruston is currently spending time out of the shelter in a temporary foster home, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this sweet boy!
4 year 5 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Mountain Dew is a cheeky little fellow found stranded out in the cold. He's been through a lot and is still learning that it's okay for him to trust people! For the people he sees on a consistent basis and has safe experiences with, he does well. He enjoys a slow chin scratch and if you exercise patience, you'll even have him eating out of your hand! Just recently, he's begun to surprise volunteers by climbing right into their lap to enjoy some pets. He's finally coming to realize the joy of receiving affection! He also has a playful side, which reveals itself when the wand toys come out. Mountain Dew is a little too stressed to enjoy the presence of other cats right now so he'd really do best as the only pet in the home. Mountain Dew is hanging out in a foster home right now, so if you think you could be the right match to give this boy the comfortable life he deserves please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org to find out more!
1 year 6 month old male mixed
Parker came to us from West Virginia. He is a very sweet dog who loves to lean in to you or sit on your feet. Parker is a little nervous at first and is overwhelmed by his new environment so he will need to be in a home with adults only or older teenagers. Parker seems to be house broken and enjoys going for car rides. Parker has done well with some other dogs so depending on a meet he could be a friend to another dog. Please come meet him today!
10 year 9 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 jlorusso@baypathhumane.org for more info about this big love and his application process!
12 year 3 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." 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. If you think you could be the perfect match for our Gretta, please send your email to adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this delightful girl's application process!
1 year 11 month old female mixed breed, medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Kourtney is a very special young girl who has come all the way from Jamaica to find her forever home. She brings a sweet & compassionate energy to her foster home where she has made friends over the last year. Becoming accustomed to life not on the streets has been hard for Kourtney, but she is making progress every day. A life of routine & patience is what Kourtney is looking for in her forever family. She will do best in a positive minded home with older children (teens) & a fenced in back yard to chase tennis balls in the sunshine. Kourtney's foster family says she establishes great companionship with other confident dogs which help her open up once she feels comfortable. Letting Kourtney just be a dog & not forcing her to be anything more than what she is safe with is the key to winning her trust. Kourtney is a treat & food driven hound. High value treats seem to give her enough encouragement to approach & possibly even paw for attention. She is smart, playful & entertaining to have around the house especially if you already have a dog who needs some friendship. Kourtney will attach to their hip & pick up on the daily life activities quickly. To help Kourtney with a successful transition to her home, she will require a fenced yard (she is not quite ready for walking on a leash with a new family yet), and another dog to help her continue to gain confidence. Kourtney is currently in a foster home, if you are interested in learning more about this special gal, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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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!