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 (16)

1 year 7 month old female mixed breed (30#) in foster
Winnie has spent some time hanging out in a foster home and is loving life! When she first got to Baypath, she was unsure and nervous. She is about 1.5 years old, and is a mixed breed dog weighing about 30 lbs. Here is a little blurb she told her foster mom: “If you would like another shadow then I am the girl for you! I LOVE humans and dogs and cats and TOYS…boy do I love toys…and hiking and chasing balls and snuggling on the couch. I am just a happy go lucky girl looking for an active family, I need my exercise to stay on my best behavior. I am 1.5 years old so have a little bit of puppy in me but I am house broken and haven’t had any accidents in my foster family’s home. I can be a little nervous and shy when new people come to the house but I warm up quickly. I can be vocal when I play, but I do not have a mean bone in my body. I definitely need training, so someone with dog experience is best for me and I would really like to have a dog friend to play with. If you have kids, I would do best with older kids, like 10 and older, sometimes I get so excited and wiggly and I wouldn’t want to knock anyone over.” For more info about Winnie, please email foster@baypathhumane.org!
5 year 6 month old male golden retriever in foster
**Rudy is a courtesy posting and is not available through Baypath. If you are interested in him, please email Julie at Waksteinjulie@gmail.com** Life hasn’t always been easy for Rudy but he looks forward to the next chapter. Rudy is a happy, friendly, playful, and affectionate guy. His foster says he is the perfect housemate and is going to make someone a wonderful companion! Better have some toys around because Rudy will want one in his mouth when he greets you—what self-respecting Golden Retriever doesn’t! Don’t forget his soccer ball. He’ll play defense, offense, he doesn’t care, just as long as you play with him for a bit. Rudy is about 5 ½ years old and a big boy at 75+ lbs. He’s up-to-date on shots, neutered and microchipped. Due to a serious injury to his intestines he needs a special diet (highly digestible) and B12 supplements (which he currently takes orally) probably for life. He may have ongoing digestive issues that will need to be monitored. Like most divos, Rudy has a few special requirements. He would like to live with adults that have a peaceful lifestyle. A fenced-in yard is a plus! Rudy didn’t get out much in the world (including leash walks) -- as a result he can be a bit apprehensive of new things and places. He has come to appreciate car rides and leash walks, especially in the woods. Rudy also prefers to be the only pet and should not be loose around other dogs as they make him uncomfortable. He’s had some trouble in the past with other dogs in a home over food. Want to see him in action? Check out his video by clicking on the movie camera icon in his profile picture. If you would like to explore whether you and Rudy would be a good match, please send inquiries to waksteinjulie@gmail.com
9 month old female domestic shorthair
Meet Gabby! This confident girl is ready to meet her new family! She is very sweet and friendly. She must be the only cat in her home. Gabby is very vocal and likes to be center of attention. She would be great with older kids! She is playful and loves to be with people. Please email us at adopt@baypathhumane.org
2 year old female domestic longhair
Meet adorable Poppy or as her foster likes to call her Pop Tart! She is a sweet but particular girl. Poppy seems to bond to one person but it does take time and she will need a patient quiet home. She does still get nervous of loud noises and may hide for a little. Once she has a bond she is very affectionate and likes to snuggle. Poppy’s favorite thing is do sit by the window and watch the birds; when she is done doing she loves to play and some of her favorite toys are plush and wand toys. Poppy has been around other cats and did well. If you think Poppy is the right match for you please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more and about our covid process.
4 month old female domestic shorthair
Meet Kiara! Kiara was the last of her siblings to be brought to the shelter so is still warming up. She is sweet and affectionate though somewhat cautious. She loves getting pet and having her ears scratched and when comfortable, will roll over for belly rubs. Kiara is sure to be as friendly as her siblings in no time but must go home with another confident cat or kitten and kids 10+ to help her continue to blossom. If this kitten sounds like a good fit for your family, email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
1 year old female domestic shorthair
Natalie is a sweet little girl. She loves to be petted and will purr. Natalie prefers a quiet home and once where she can be queen without other animals. She enjoys being in your company. Natalie has tested positive for FIV, but this does not slow her down! Learn more about it here - https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/fiv-cats-faqs-feline-immunodeficiency-virus If you feel like this beautiful calico is a match for you, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about her and about our Covid process
1 year old male mixed breed (50#) in foster
Bruce is a very active, energetic young guy looking to find a home he can call 'forever'! He's intelligent and always on the move, so he's looking for an experienced, adult dog owner with a mature home (no young ones!) Since coming up from the south, Bruce has shown some discomfort with quick introductions to new people and situations, and he needs time and patience to get to know you and settle in. While Bruce can have dog friends and playmates, he needs to be the only dog in his home so he can happily soak up all of your attention. He loves to play with toys and chase after tennis balls! He is new to the shelter, so we are still getting to know him better every day. If you are looking for a new hiking companion, and are ready to do training, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
8 year 10 month old female smooth fox terrier
Meet Kiri! This sweet 9 year old, 20lb, girl is ready to meet her new family. Kiri came to us since her owners had allergies. Kiri is friendly and active! She loves to be with people and gets along with other dogs. Kiri is new to the shelter, so we are still getting to know her. She enjoys spending time with all of us and going for walks. She is an energetic dog and is looking for a family with lots of time to spend with her. She is not house trained and will need some help with this. If you think Kiri is the girl you have been looking for, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
4 month old female domestic shorthair
Is your cat looking for a friend? If so, meet Maxie! Maxie is a very shy kitten looking for a home with a confident cat companion. Since she is shy, she would do best in a home with kids over 13. She likes to play, and will warm up to people slowly over time. If you are ready to welcome a shy kitten into your home, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
6 month old male domestic shorthair
Meet Vonnegut! He is shy at first but once he knows you he enjoys being petted. Vonnegut is coming out of his shell more and more and we love watching him blossom. He is an affectionate boy but also loves to play and wand toys seem to be his favorite. He has enjoyed mice and cat nip too. Vonnegut is looking for a home with another cats to help him feel more confident. Vonnegut has a condition called Pectus meaning in latin "sunken chest" To learn more about Vonnegut or to learn about out adoption process; Please email adopt@baypathhumane.org
6 month old male domestic shorthair
Meet Strudel Beefmuffin! This striking boy has the best tabby markings. He is looking for a home that has another kitty that he can become friends with. He is quite shy and will need a patient home. Strudel does get scared of loud noises. He loves food, which helps him open up. Once Strudel is comfortable with you, he enjoys being petted and doesn’t mind being picked up from time to time. Strudel loves to play and enjoys most toys. If you think Strudel Beefmuffin will be a fit for you and your cat, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about our Covid process!
6 month old female domestic shorthair
Are you looking for a friend for your cat? If you are, then meet Heliconia! This petite girl is looking to find her new family. She is looking for a quiet home with patient people - no kids for her! She is shy of people, and is not quite sure what she thinks of them sometimes; however, she does love other cats, and is looking for one to call her new best friend! We are hoping that Heliconia's new cat companion will help her feel safe, and come out of her shell. While she does enjoy being pet occasionally, we do think it is possible she could always be shy, and will mainly be your cat's best bud. If you are interested in sweet Heliconia, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
1 year 1 month old male beagle mix in foster
Meet Jerry! This beagle boy proudly sings the song of his breed. Jerry is a a sweet, young pup. He is energetic and playful at times, and spends the rest of his day lounging around. He is shy initially so is looking for an adult only home. Jerry loves to play with toys and go for hikes in the woods. Sniffing is his sport, and he is a pro! Jerry bays and howls quite often, so needs someone who understands and is okay with that. Close neighbors may not be ideal for this guy! Jerry gets along well with other dogs. If you think Jerry could be what you've been looking for, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
2 year 1 month old female mixed breed
Trudy is a love who likely had a not so great start in life. She is great in the home - house trained, quiet, moderate energy, no destruction, etc - and will be your best friend. She just needs someone who understands and accepts her potential limitations and can provide a safe environment for her. Her biggest ‘quirk’ is her greeting style - she barks out of what we feel is frustration, but with just a little bit of time and effort… and some excellent treats she is great with everyone. And when you’re in, you’re in! She would do great with someone looking to do more training - she loves it! We are looking for a quiet adult-only pet-free home for this girl. We are committed to doing right by her and will sponsor training to help her settle in and empower her family to help her! Please email Trudy@baypathhumane.org to learn more. We have a ton more info and videos of this brindle beauty to share!
7 year 1 month old female mixed
Meet Marcie! This special girl is looking for an experienced home. Marcie is a high strung pup and needs a family that can help her work through her anxieties. Marcie is looking for an owner with terrier experience and an adult only home. She needs to be the only dog, and she is looking to live in a quiet area. She would not do well in an apartment setting or busy neighborhood. She is very dog selective and reactive, so needs a quiet space - a fenced in yard would be a bonus! Once Marcie settles in, she is a sweet girl and loves her people. If you think you could be the family Marcie has been waiting for, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today!
4 month old male
If you are looking to adopt a kitten, please email us at adopt@baypathhumane.org If you are looking to adopt a kitten, please email us at adopt@baypathhumane.org. We are currently doing a pre-approval process to help match you to a kitten as they become available. Due to COVID-19, we have had to change our process for all adoptions. In preparation for when we do have available kittens, we will be starting to collect and pre-approve applications now. We will keep these applications on file to match with future kittens as they become available. Please email us (adopt@baypathhumane.org) with any questions about this 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!