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.

Available dogs (15)

1 year 6 month old male pitbull in foster
Please join us in celebrating Tyson's recent release from an animal cruelty case. Despite being cooped up at a local animal control facility for several long months, Tyson remains an incredibly good-natured dog. Now it's time to find him his forever home. The volunteers that spent time with Tyson describe him as playful, inquisitive, smart, handsome (just look at him!), and silly. And yes, he's a meathead who doesn't always know his own strength. He's never met a person he didn't like. Some of his favorite things to do is ride in the car with his head out the window, run around like a freight train, kill a few toys for good measure, and hang out with his human friends. But Tyson says no thank you to cats. Tyson is not at the shelter but it's easy to set up a meet with him. If you would like more information please email: jwakstein@baypathhumane.org
3 year 1 month old female mixed breed
Talika is a real charmer! Every once and a while a dog comes around who seems like such an old soul trapped in a young body. Talika is just that - a totally mellow sweetheart who wants all of your attention. All she wants to do is get close to you and cover you in kisses. She can enjoy the company of another dog if they give her proper space, but would prefer to be the only dog living in a home, so she can be the solo companion to her person. She's way too interested in squirrels to do well living with cats! She would benefit from positive reinforcement training to help her walk well next to you on leash. Her old soul can be a little nervous, so we are looking to place her in a home with teens and adults only. Please meet our lovely girl today!
2 year 1 month old male husky
Blu is one handsome devil who came to us from a local animal control. Blu previously lived alongside another female dog, and with the proper introduction, he could definitely have dog friends. Blu is a typical husky - he is energetic, intelligent, and if we're being generous, a "wee" bit stubborn! If you have husky experience, that would be great. Blu would not be suited for apartment living and is looking to be in a home with older teens and adults. He is looking to spend his days alongside a person who can spend most of their time with him because he tends to form a strong bond. If you think you have the strength, energy, and patience for a husky then please come meet this guy!
3 year 1 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 and adores attention - he wants to be pet and played with constantly. 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. Please come meet him today!
9 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!
1 year 8 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!
2 year 2 month old male heeler mix
Do you have herding dog experience? Well, Cedar is the boy for you! He is a typical Heeler - so his high energy is only matched by his high intelligence. He was bred to work, whether it be for herding, agility, or nose work. He has a strong need to be satisfied mentally and physically. He would do best in a home with adults and no cats, and he is going to require an owner who is committed to obedience classes and keeping his working needs met. Are you that person? If so, please come meet him today!
6 year 2 month old female mixed breed in foster
Introducing Miss Molly! If you can believe it, sweet Molly was dumped at an area known for abandoned dogs and left to fend for herself without any resources. Despite this, Molly is gentle, cuddly, and very ready to meet her new family! Molly's got a great, laid back personality and could make the perfect companion. She's very social and gets excited to meet new people. Molly enjoys going for walks so she's anticipating some fun summer field trips with you. Like the beagle she is, she's never turned down a treat, and will be very food motivated for training! Molly is not a fan of other dogs bothering her when she is sleeping so she will probably do best as an only dog. Molly is in a temporary foster home so please email foster@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this sweet girl!
10 year 7 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
4 year 3 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 foster@baypathhumane.org for her application process!
7 year 4 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 4 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 *
1 year 3 month old male mixed breed in foster
Chester is a tall drink of southern water who made the long trip up from Louisiana to find his forever home. Everyone whose met Chester has described him as one big goober! He is young, energetic, and loves to give and get affection. He'll play with toys until he drops, especially the stuffy ones. He loves to go for walks in the woods and chase after tennis balls. We know Chester will greatly benefit from training classes. We can tell he's a smart boy, and training can help teach you appropriate ways to keep his brain busy and happy, while teaching him to be confident in his abilities. Chester seems to get along well with other playful dogs, but it always depends on how the meet goes. He cannot live in a home with cats. Chester is definitely an exuberant boy and would do best in a patient, adult-only home. Chester is currently living in a temporary foster home. Please email foster@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this gorgeous boy!
10 year 10 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!
12 year 4 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!