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 (24)

4 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Fred has quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite around here! He is an incredibly affectionate and social boy who can't get enough of your attention and is charmingly polite about it. He'll lean into your hand for scratches and will roll over for more. Fred is great with other cats, but we don't know about dogs, although he seems like a true gentleman. Whoever meets him will be swept off their feet almost immediately, and whoever takes him home has won a wonderfully loveable, loyal companion for life! He has been waiting too long to find you, so come meet him today! Fred did test positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down in the slightest, and it shouldn't for you either! Our staff is happy to speak with you more about FIV positive cats, and feel free to read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs
1 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
While Boomer is actually a member of Generation Z, he's a baby-faced, sweet boy who recently arrived at the shelter. He is new and still getting adjusted to his new surroundings. He loves when his thick, luxurious coat is petted and will purr loudly when you find his scratching sweet spot. He seems to like the company of other cats! We're still learning as much as we can about him as he settles in, so please call to find out more!
4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Rhonda is a young, shy kitten that warms up quickly. She has just arrived to our shelter and is a little unsure of herself as she adjusts to her new surroundings, but like a true kitten she loves to play with toys and enjoys the company of other cats. Rhonda may do better and come out of her shell more quickly in a home alongside another cat. We are still learning about her; please call to find out more!
4 month old male mixed breed in foster
***Bosco is in a foster home but he will be at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets*** Meet Bosco, one of our puppies from Texas! These puppies are very sweet and just getting settled here in Massachusetts. Transition for these puppies means a lot of new people, smells, and environments which can be a little overwhelming. They are looking for homes with families that will be home with them for most of the day to help them meet their developmental milestones. Bosco will be here at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets
4 month old male mixed mixed in foster
***Rollo is in a foster home but he will be at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets*** Meet Rollo, one of our puppies from Texas! These puppies are very sweet and just getting settled here in Massachusetts. Transition for these puppies means a lot of new people, smells, and environments which can be a little overwhelming. They are looking for homes with families that will be home with them for most of the day to help them meet their developmental milestones. Rollo will be here at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets
4 month old female mixed breed in foster
***Serenity is in a foster home but she will be at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets*** Meet Serenity, one of our puppies from Texas! These puppies are very sweet and just getting settled here in Massachusetts. Transition for these puppies means a lot of new people, smells, and environments which can be a little overwhelming. They are looking for homes with families that will be home with them for most of the day to help them meet their developmental milestones. Serenity will be here at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets
4 month old female mixed breed in foster
***Sadie is in a foster home but she will be at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets*** Meet Sadie, one of our puppies from Texas! These puppies are very sweet and just getting settled here in Massachusetts. Transition for these puppies means a lot of new people, smells, and environments which can be a little overwhelming. They are looking for homes with families that will be home with them for most of the day to help them meet their developmental milestones. Sadie will be here at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets
4 month old female mixed breed in foster
***Layla is in a foster home but she will be at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets*** Meet Layla, one of our puppies from Texas! These puppies are very sweet and just getting settled here in Massachusetts. Transition for these puppies means a lot of new people, smells, and environments which can be a little overwhelming. They are looking for homes with families that will be home with them for most of the day to help them meet their developmental milestones. Layla will be here at the shelter on Saturday, November 23rd for meets
9 year old male mixed breed in foster
Sometimes you meet a dog that gives you an overwhelming sense of optimism - that from clear signs of adversity in life, there is hope! We think Princess is one of those special dogs! Despite a long road (years) of being in and out of the shelter system, Princess still possesses a remarkable sense of love, play, affection and joy! Her foster mom describes her as one of the most joyful dogs she’s ever met, a perfect houseguest, and a world class snuggler!! Need we say more? There is one thing Princess has not been able to overcome – that is her fear of dogs. While we are committed to helping her gain confidence and have good experiences (through management and rewards based training), she will require a dog free home and living/exercising routine that is free of dogs approaching her. If you’d like to learn more about this exceptional senior, please contact us foster@baypathhumane.org
3 month old female domestic shorthair
Scone is a sweet and affectionate girl looking for a home alongside her sister, Triscuit. She absolutely loves to be pet and will headbutt you and lean in for more. She has the sweetest purr and she is not afraid to show it off, especially when being held. Scone loves to play with toys and always wants to be near people. She can get startled at times but always comes right back to you. She truly is a delightful kitten. Triscuit and Scone are a bonded pair looking for a home together and without dogs. They would do well with children over age 12 who can give them the patience they need to adjust to new surroundings. If they sound like the pair for you, come meet them today!
3 month old female domestic shorthair
Triscuit is a playful and energetic girl looking for a home alongside her sister, Scone. She might hiss when she meets someone new but her kitten curiosity always gets the better of her and she will come close to play and explore. She cannot resist a wand toy and that is a fantastic way to get to know her. She especially loves toy mice and will carry them around with her and sleep with them. If she finds something new and exciting she will run to her sister Scone and nudge her to come and see. Triscuit loves treats and will take them from your hand. Triscuit and Scone are a bonded pair looking for a home together and without dogs. They would do well with children over age 12 who can give them the patience they need to adjust to new surroundings. Come meet them today!
1 year old female domestic shorthair
Nancy came to us after giving birth to kittens and being a doting and patient mom, and now looks forward to quiet relaxation in her new forever home. Nancy is a great cuddler with an exceptionally loud purr and enjoys being brushed too. It shows in her soft silky coat! Balls and toy mice are her favorite exercise, which is a good thing since she also loves to eat! Nancy is friendly and gentle and would be a wonderful addition to a household of all ages. We aren't sure how she feels about living with other cats or dogs, but her foster quickly found out that she does not enjoy the vacuum cleaner! Who could blame her? Come meet Nancy today!
4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Behold...it's Behold! This shy kitten came in very overwhelmed with her sister Low (get it?), and is a sweetheart once she feels comfortable though it'll take time and patience to allow her to come out of her shell and adjust. She will definitely need to go home that has a friendly, outgoing cat to help her feel comfortable and show her the ropes. She'll also need an understanding family with just adults or kids over 12 years old. She loves to be pet once she knows you and is always happy to play. With time, we know she'll make incredible strides! Come meet her today!
6 month old female hound mix in foster
***Caboodle is in a foster home until Saturday, November 23rd*** Caboodle is a young little pup adjusting to the changes of the north after traveling up from Kentucky! She seems to be a true hound mix who loves to use her nose (and sometimes her voice!) to discover her surroundings and seek out tasty treats. She is a puppy who needs to gain more confidence and would greatly benefit from basic obedience training to help her gain some skills, practice housetraining, and refine her canine manners! She is happy to have your attention at all times. We think she would be okay living alongside another dog pending a proper introduction. If she sounds like a match for you, please come meet her today! Caboodle will be in on Saturday for meets.
8 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
True to his name, Sweetie is a loveable bachelor who is even more handsome in person. He has a strong penchant for catnip and will knead his blankets when he's feeling happy and bubbly. When found on the streets he was among other cats and seemed to do well with them, which leads us to believe that he could live with another cat after a proper introduction. Sweetie is simple: a sweet, laidback guy looking for love! He's hanging out in a temporary foster home, so if you're interested in his application process please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org. Sweetie did test positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down in the slightest, and it shouldn't for you either! Our staff is happy to speak with you more about FIV positive cats, and feel free to read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs
3 year 1 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Fiona is new and still adjusting to the shelter. She is known to be really sweet with her family and people she is comfortable with; due to the stress of the shelter she has been a little spicy and doesn't like fast movements. She likes to be petted and will head butt you. Fiona has lived with other cats and dogs and has done well. She has never been around children and with her being nervous we would suggest an adult home. Fiona is a vocal playful cat looking for her forever home. Please call to find out how she is doing
11 year 1 month old female ragdoll
Fluffy is a sweet girl who is looking for quiet home. She is very sweet and loves to be petted. Fluffy has not lived with other animals so we think she would like to stay queen of her house. She has had some litter box issues which started in the last year and seems to be because of her owners health declining. Fluffy has hyperthyroidism and receives transdermal medication 2x a day please call to find out more
1 year 2 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
After giving birth to 4 kittens and nursing them all to health, Meredith is ready to meet the family that will give her a wonderfully comfortable future. She was a nurturing, attentive mother who is now ready to be the one taken care of! She is understandably shy around new people and can take her time to warm up and gain your trust. Once she feels comfortable with you she'll sit in your lap and be in your space as much as she can. Meredith is looking for a home where she can be the only animal. She's scared of the hustle and bustle that young kids bring, so she'll need a home with kids older than 10 years who can meet and interact with her to see how she does. She's lucky enough to be hanging out in a temporary foster home right now, so please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org for more info!
1 year 3 month old male husky mix in foster
Do you have a playful dog with plenty of energy looking for a pal? Odin could be your boy! This spirited guy is looking for a gal pal dog he can goof around with, enjoy long walks with, and do zoomies in the yard. He’s a bit of a “Goldilocks” and has been bounced around recently. Fortunately, this gave us a lot of insight into what home life will truly work best for him. Odin has boundless energy and needs an experienced dog family who is patient with giving him time to get accustomed to home life. Kindness and consistent positive reinforcement will bring out the best in him. Due to his exuberance, an adult home will be needed. (Husky experience would be a huge plus!) We adore Odin and are anxious to find him the right home where he can show off his super smart and silly personality! Like all young dogs, he will thrive with plenty of mental and physical exercise. He loves to go for long walks in the woods and hasn't met a Kong Wobbler toy that he didn't like. Odin desperately wants to be the star of your life, and has so much to offer. Odin is in a foster home so if you have any questions about him please email foster@baypathhumane.org!
1 year 11 month old female mixed in foster
Before you fall for this sensibly-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 10 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 6 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
For such a young, playful, spunky cat, we can't imagine why our sweet Gilly has been in foster for as long as she has. She deserves to find her forever home sooner rather than later! 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 - how could you blame her? Gilly would really love to be the queen of her castle in an adult home without other animals. Please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org if you think you could give Gilly a wonderful forever home!
1 year 6 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!
11 year 1 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!
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!