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 (20)

6 month old female mixed breed
Maggie is an energetic young girl who simply loves to be with people. She has a lot of puppy energy that will need to be released through exercise and training. She is exuberant in her play style and for that reason we are suggesting she not go home with young children. She loves toys and after long periods of play she will curl up in your arms for a nap. As with any young dog, Maggie cannot be left alone for long periods of time. She will need a family that will commit to her training and energy. Please come meet Maggie if you think she may be a good match.
11 month old male mixed breed, medium (up to 44 lbs fully grown) / mix
Meet Oreo! This young active boy is looking for a special home. Oreo is very cute, but he is a handful! He is a smart dog, but can be too smart for his own good at times. He is going to need to go to a home with an experienced dog owner. He enjoys going for walks and playing with toys. Oreo also enjoys having play sessions with other dogs. Oreo is looking for an adult only home. If you are interested in meeting Oreo please call the shelter for more information!
3 month old male mixed breed
Perry and his siblings have come up from rural West Virginia. They were fostered from a very young age on a farm and are not accustomed to loud noises or traffic. The world is still a very new place to them and they will need a home that is quiet and a family that will commit to slowly introducing them to new things. For this reason, a home without young children would be best for them. These puppies would be happiest in a home with another confident dog to show the way and will need a family that will be home most of the day as puppies cannot be left alone for long periods of time.
3 month old male mix
Cooper is a lovely little puppy who came to us all the way from Texas. Cooper and his siblings went through a lot before arriving at Baypath so they are understandably overwhelmed with life in MA. Cooper is going to do best in a home with children 10 and up or adults only and ideally with another, more confident, dog. Cooper will need a family that will be home most of the day as puppies this young cannot be left alone for long periods of time.
9 year 1 month old male mix in foster
Even though Bud is considered a "senior", you'd never know it by the way he plays fetch, soccer, and loves to go for walks! Bud's owner unexpectedly passed away recently, so this poor boy has been desperately trying to figure out what has happened to his life. He is very used to living as the trusty companion alongside a single person, living a relatively quiet and predictable lifestyle. Bud just wants a safe place to hang out with someone he can trust without too much commotion. He'd thrive as the only dog in the home so he really feels that he's someone's one and only companion. Please email adopt@baypathhumane.org for more information about him!
3 year 1 month old male mixed breed in foster
Meet Will! This handsome boy just arrived and is still adjusting to his new surroundings. He is sweet, but very shy and nervous of new people. Will loves other dogs and is looking for a home with a dog companion. He has dog friends here who help him feel more comfortable. He loves treats and is a smart boy. Will enjoys going for walks and playing. He was in a foster home before coming to us, and adjusted to the home after some time. Once he is comfortable with a person, he always wants to be with them. He would do best in a home with adults only. Will is lucky enough to be hanging out in a temporary foster home, but if you are a patient family with a dog looking for a companion, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about his application process!
10 year 5 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 is just now learning to walk on leash and enjoys short strolls down the street with his little leash and harness. His house training isn’t perfect, but then who is. His foster says he's getting there. 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 5 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—all 6lbs of her. 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 1 month old female mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown)
Suki is our silver southern beauty ready to be swept away by her new family! She is a young, active girl who loves to chase after toys and go for long walks. She is a dream on a leash. When she's not outside enjoying the sunshine or the wind in her fur, she loves attention and hanging out with her people, so she'd most likely have no issue lounging around on the couch for a while. She is looking to be the solo dog in a house with adults only, as they make her most comfortable to be herself. She enjoys having dog friends to walk and play around with but dreams of being the only one in the spotlight at home. She is intelligent and even more eager to advance her skills and confidence. Please come meet her today!
4 year 1 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!
7 year 9 month old male mixed in foster
Meet Dasher! (Yes, named for one of Santa's reindeer!). Dasher has spent his life in a loving home, but due to unavoidable circumstances, he is back at Baypath. Fortunately, a foster home has stepped up to care for Dasher while he awaits the right family. His foster mom describes him as a "sweet dog" that is well-behaved and good company. He is house trained, not destructive, and enjoys hanging out in his crate. He loves to go for walks, spend time in the yard and play with his stuffed dog toys. Dasher is looking for a quiet adult (teens ok), pet free home in a fairly quiet neighborhood. He doesn't travel well in a car so he is not a dog that wouldn't enjoy errands or day trips. Dasher 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 lovely, mature fellow!
8 year 1 month old male jack russell terrier in foster
Chico is a sweet guy who still has a great energy and smarts! Once he gets to know you he is quite a wiggle butt and enjoys getting attention from you. Chico has done well with the dogs we have properly introduced to him and is currently in foster with another dog (see picture). He can be a great companion to another dog, but is not overly playful. He does, however, interact very appropriately with his much more energetic and playful foster sister and will sometimes take the bait and play with her. A home without cats or any other small creature (chickens, ferrets, etc.) would be best.  He is very calm inside the home. He loves LOVES his crate and is quiet as a mouse in it. In fact, he is a quiet dog in general - inside and outside. He enjoys food puzzles, laying out in the sun and taking a dip in his kiddie pool in the warmer weather! After a few initial accidents, he has been house trained since.  Chico is a fairly laid back guy, but he is a terrier and, as such, can be tenacious at times. Recognizing this behavior in Chico and managing it properly is key to his success. As such, we are asking for an adult household with previous terrier experience. Please email Liz at shelter@baypathhumane.org for more information on him.
7 year 2 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. 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. They will need help with house training and leash walking (they are making great progress in their foster home), so will need a kind, patient person who can provide plenty of praise and help getting them on the right track. 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 2 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 1 month old male mixed breed
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. Chester is definitely an exuberant boy and would do best in a patient, adult-only home. Please come meet him today if you think you'd be a good fit!
9 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!
8 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!
10 year 8 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 2 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 10 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!
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!