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 (12)

4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
*Chobani and Oikos are in a foster home. Please email nbaltas@baypathhumane.org for more information about them* This Super Special Bonded Pair is looking for their extra-special forever family!! Both were born with malformed rear appendages (Oikos the tiger kitten has one affected back leg, and Chobani the white kitten has two affected back legs) but these two cuties don’t let that fact slow them down one bit! They chase, wrestle, climb and jump with the best of them. Oikos is a purring machine while Chobani enjoys sitting on you, whether it be on your legs, your back, etc. They are great with children and love making friends of the canine persuasion too. Please email for more information about their medical needs and to learn about meeting this perfectly imperfect duo today!
4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
*Chobani and Oikos are in a foster home. Please email nbaltas@baypathhumane.org for more information about them* This Super Special Bonded Pair is looking for their extra-special forever family!! Both were born with malformed rear appendages (Oikos the tiger kitten has one affected back leg, and Chobani the white kitten has two affected back legs) but these two cuties don’t let that fact slow them down one bit! They chase, wrestle, climb and jump with the best of them. Oikos is a purring machine while Chobani enjoys sitting on you, whether it be on your legs, your back, etc. They are great with children and love making friends of the canine persuasion too. Please email for more information about their medical needs and to learn about meeting this perfectly imperfect duo today!
5 year 10 month old female hound mix in foster
Ginger is an exceptionally sweet hound who is looking for a home that can devote time to being active and outdoors. Not only does she love to use her strong nose to map out her surroundings, but she could use help in regaining a healthy body weight which an active lifestyle can cater to. Like most hounds, she'd make a fantastic companion for excursions outside followed by loud snoring on the couch afterwards! She seems to have such a gentle demeanor with everyone she meets. She may do well living alongside another dog after a proper introduction. If she sounds like a match for you, please email foster@baypathhumane.org
9 year 1 month old female 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, she even has a smirk on her face at all times! 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? Even with all of this, there is one thing Princess has not been able to overcome – that is her significant 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!
8 year 2 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 learning more about him, 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
7 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Donovan is slowly getting used to his surroundings here at the shelter, especially with the help of the other cats. He's a shy boy that has been through a lot up until this point. Once he realizes you'll be patient and allow him to initiate his own interactions, his inhibitions melt away and you can see how much he enjoys being petted. Loud and sudden movements overwhelm him so he'd do best in a quieter household alongside another cat to help him come out of his shell. With the right amount of time and patience we know he'll prove himself to be braver and a wonderful companion. Come and meet him today or call to find out more!
4 year 3 month old male mixed in foster
*Bo is currently in a foster home, so please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more info on this sweet boy!* Bo made me laugh from the first second I saw him tossing a tennis ball up in the air by himself and catching it in his mouth. What a silly boy! He made the long journey here from a rural shelter in Texas. Being in a foster home has done wonders for him, helping him to learn good behaviors and to start to trust the people around him. His foster mom, Kathy, shared a glowing report, and she’s already taught him sit, down, in your crate, and leave it. He walks politely with a leash and harness, sleeps soundly in his crate at night in the bedroom, and loves his car rides and visits to the lake! He’s a sweetheart with an infectious exuberance. He loves barreling after toys thrown for him and playing fetch. He’ll do best in a mature home with adults who enjoy working with active toys. We think he’ll live well with another dog with a similar play style. Like many young dogs, he’ll benefit from active lifestyle and continued positive reinforcement (consistent treats and praise when he makes good decisions). Hint: He loves liver treats and licky matts, yum! He’s very good at focusing with the help of treats or toys. Please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more info on this sweet boy!
10 year old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Sweet Vidalia has had a rough start she was found as a stray and had to have an eye removed. She had some complications with the other eye as well but now that has healed and she is able to see. Vidalia or as her foster calls her V loves to be center of attention and sit on your lap or better yet your shoulder. V loves her treats and will come from anywhere when she hears the shake of the bottle. Vidalia can get stressed easily so is looking for a quiet home where she is the only cat and wouldn't mind a cat friendly dog. Vidalia is in a foster home. Please email kfarrell@baypathhumane.org to find out more
10 year 11 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 7 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 7 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 2 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!