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 (27)

3 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Louie is gentleman and needs a little time to get to know his new people. He does well with other cats and must go home with a confident one to help him come out of his shell. Once he knows he enjoys being petted pet and brushed. Loud noises do scare him and he will hide but he will come out soon after. Louie enjoys playing with certain toys his favorite are ones that make noises. Please come and meet this sweet boy today!!
8 year old female mixed breed in foster
Like to go on long walks with a dog that is a dream on a leash? Meet Bo - she is a sweet, mature, active dog looking for home environment that is quiet, patient and kind. Bo came from Puerto Rico (Sato dog) to the US when she was about 6 months old and has lived a quiet life up until recently when her care giver passed away. She lived in a loving home that provided her good care, she has thorough vet records and is in good health - she even gets her teeth brushed regularly! She is currently temporarily living with a family, which includes 2 other dogs and a 15 month old baby. While change is stressful for Bo, she is adapting. Her foster says she's a good dog that is cautious, but warms up to new people with time. She walks well on a leash and is house trained. She does well with their dogs and has been introduced to a few new dogs without issue. Bo would do best in a household that has previous experience with a dog that needs to adjust to things slowly. Bo is fine to live without another dog, or with other calmer dogs. We are unsure of how she would do with cats, but a dog saavy cat may be possible with slow introductions. She has never been exposed to children (other than the 15 month old she lives with). We think she would do best in a household with teens/adults. Bo is currently in foster. If you're interested in learning more about this timid, lovely lady, please email jlorusso@baypathhumane.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
3 month old male mixed breed
Aqua got his name from the clear blue waters of his home island, Jamaica! This young whipper-snapper just arrived in our care with his brothers. As one of the new kids on the block, we're still learning as much as we can about him, but we know that he's looking for a home ready for his puppy antics. He would love to go to puppy socialization classes and will need help with house training. We are unsure how he would be in a home with kids at this time.
3 month old male mixed breed
Tiny might be smaller than his brothers, but he definitely doesn't act like it! This young whipper-snapper just arrived in our care with his brothers. As one of the new kids on the block, we're still learning as much as we can about him, but we know that he's looking for a home ready for his puppy antics. He would love to go to puppy socialization classes, and will need help with house training. We are unsure how he would be in a home with kids at this time.
2 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Rib Eye is new to the shelter and settling in. He was quite nervous when he arrived, but has come around so impressively and has discovered the joy of pets! He seems to get upset when he is near other cats, and now that he has a room all to himself he is much happier and likes to have your attention. Wand toys are his absolute favorite. We think Rib Eye would do better in an adult home. Please call to find out more or come meet him today!
6 month old female mixed breed
Ashley made the long transport up from South Carolina and is now ready to find a forever home with patience, love, and understanding towards her nerves. This beautiful girl is wiggly and social, but fearful in new surroundings with new experiences. If you have yummy cheese or chicken to give out, she's your girl! Ashley would do best in an adult home, preferably with shy dog experience. We think she may gain confidence and benefit from having another dog in the household pending a meet. She absolutely loves to run around with toys and is making incredible progress with walking on a leash. We're still learning as much as we can as she settles in so please call or come meet her today!
6 month old female mixed breed
Aubrey made the long transport up from South Carolina and is now ready to find a forever home with patience, love, and understanding towards her nerves. This beautiful girl is wiggly and social, but fearful in new surroundings with new experiences. If you have yummy cheese or chicken to give out, she's your girl! Aubrey would do best in an adult home, preferably with shy dog experience. We think she may gain confidence and benefit from having another dog in the household pending a meet. She absolutely loves to run around with toys and is making incredible progress with walking on a leash. We're still learning as much as we can as she settles in so please call or come meet her today!
2 year old female domestic shorthair / mix
Meet Crimson! Like her friend Clover, she'll win you over and over...*cue music* Crimson is a beautiful girl ready to meet her new forever family. She is shy at first but once she warms up, she'll approach you and ask to be pet, happily purring away. Crimson gets along well with other cats especially her friend Clover. Crimson has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get her down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. Come meet her today!
5 month old male mixed breed in foster
Ruston came to us from...you guessed it, Louisiana! Ruston is a beautiful puppy who has lived a very sheltered life so far. This means that the world is a strange and scary place. He is going to need a quiet home alongside another dog and mature owners who have had dog experience, ideally shy dog experience. Another dog is necessary to show him the ropes of living in a home and feeling comfortable with people. As a 5 month old pup, Ruston can only be left alone for 4 hours at a time. Are you and your dog a good match for Ruston? 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 his application process!
5 month old male mixed breed in foster
Westwego came to us from...you guessed it, Louisiana! Westwego is a beautiful puppy who has lived a very sheltered life so far. This means that the world is a strange and scary place. He is going to need a quiet home alongside another dog and mature owners who have had dog experience, ideally shy dog experience. Another household dog is necessary to show him the ropes of living in a home and feeling comfortable with people. As a 5 month old pup, Westwego can only be left alone for 4 hours at a time. Are you and your dog a good match for Westwego? ** Westwego is currently in a temporary foster, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about his application process!
6 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Are you ready for a party? 'Cause these kittens are ready to bring it. Cherry Fizz is sweet but takes a little time to warm up to you until she's ready for attention - so it's best to take it slow before reaching to pet too eagerly! Like true kittens, they each love to play with other cats, toys, and literally anything they can put their paws on. Cherry Fizz would do best in a home with children 10 and up. Please call to find out more!
2 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Pudding is such a sweet, quirky boy who is still getting used to his surroundings. He's got half a tail but twice the personality! He is curious and playful. He enjoys being petted and will follow you around when he's looking for attention. Cat nip toys are his favorite! He's gone through a lot of transition in his life and as a result, he can get overwhelmed with new experiences, so he is looking for an overall quiet home without children. Please call to find out more!
2 year 1 month old male domestic longhair/mix
Onyx Moon stands true to his name - he's a majestic, beautifully long haired cat with a personality that will charm. He loves attention and to rub up beside you, constantly headbutting! He'll even reach up with his paws to be picked up and snuggle against you. He's that social! He is okay being around other cats, but we are unsure about children or dogs. We're told he knows some clicker training so he has brains to go with his beauty. Please come spend time with him today!
1 year 1 month old female mixed breed in foster
Maya is a sweet, gentle girl and a flash of her smile will tell you she wants to trust you. Maya is dreaming of a forever home alongside another dog who is willing to show her the ropes and help boost her confidence. Some socialization and basic obedience classes would greatly help as well! To feel most comfortable, Maya needs a matured household with a lot of patience and love to give. She loves to play with any and all her toys until she tires herself out and falls into a deep sleep! ** Maya is spending some time out of the shelter environment in a foster home, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org today if you think she would be a good fit for you and your dog!
4 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Mountain Dew is a cheeky little fellow found stranded out in the cold. He's been through a lot and is still learning that it's okay for him to trust people! For the people he sees on a consistent basis and has safe experiences with, he does well. He enjoys a slow chin scratch and if you exercise patience, you'll even have him eating out of your hand! He does have a playful side which reveals itself when the wand toys come out. Mountain Dew is a little too stressed to enjoy the presence of other cats right now, so he'd really do best as the only pet in the home. If you think you could be the right match to give this boy the comfortable life he deserves, please call to find out more!
10 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Peter is a sweet, older man who loves to be petted. He has previously lived in a home and was very friendly, although he is not enjoying shelter life. He is desperate for a place to call his own where he can enjoy attention but also be given plenty of space by himself. Peter is a playful boy and enjoys his cat nip. Peter seems to like everyone he meets, head butting for attention and rubbing himself between your legs. Peter would like to be the only pet in the household, and he has lived with children over 10 and did well with them. ** Peter is hanging out in a foster home, so please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org to find out more about his application process or to set up a meet!
7 year 1 month old male mixed breed, small (under 24 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Meet Carl! This sweet boy was found wandering the streets of Boston and now needs a loving home to call his own. Carl is social and just loves being around his trusted person- gently pawing for extra attention and affection. Carl is an energetic boy, who loves running after his squeaky toys and playing with a ball. Carl can be a little exuberant when he plays, despite his small stature, so we think he'd do best in a home with older children. He is nervous when meeting new people, especially men, so would do best in a quieter home. He does not seem to like dogs. Carl is in a foster home so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org for information about him.
8 year 2 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Are you familiar with how '50 First Dates' went? Siam sure is. It may just take 50 first dates until he feels comfortable with you. He's striking to look at - and to be frank, that's all you'll really be able to do until you two get to know each other on a more personal level. He's been through a lot, and needs significant time to gain trust. He is slowly improving with people who exercise utmost patience! He is food-motivated, and will eat from your hand or a spoon. If you're lucky, you may get some slow eye blinks, which is a sign of relaxation. Once you've met you a few times and he knows you have the best intentions he will allow you to pet him! Siam is great with other cats and we believe he'd be happy to share his home with another confident one to help him adjust more quickly. Please call the shelter to see if you'd be a good fit for Siam!
1 year 3 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Rio is quite affectionate and loves to be the center of attention. His foster says this sweet boy enjoys pets and lounging in your lap, so he's ready to find you! Despite his lovable demeanor, he also has a fresh side - when overstimulated from touch or excitement, he'll start with love nipping and playful paws. This frisky kitty needs lots of playtime but also a good amount of down time. He absolutely loves chasing and batting around wand toys. He will definitely need an understanding and cat-savvy family, a family who will help stimulate him in positive ways. He would thrive in an adult home as the only ruler of the roost! ** Rio is hanging out in a temporary foster home, so please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org to find out more or set up a meet with him!
4 year 9 month old male mixed breed in foster
Marvin is dreaming of a forever home where he has a dog buddy to live with. He’s most animated and relaxed in the company of other dogs. He loves to play and to go out walking for miles. He finds his stride in the quiet of the great outdoors. His foster mom says he's one of the best foster dogs they've ever had! He’s a good boy in the house and out, and is house trained. He gets along well with dogs and cats. Marvin has lots of fun exploring new places and relaxing with his favorite soft, squeaky toys. He amuses his foster family by picking up random objects like a magazine or a sock and carrying them around the house and putting them down somewhere else. Marvin recently made the trip all the way up from Louisiana to strike gold and find a home. For all the years of his life thus far, he's been in a shelter environment and never really had a home of his own. How awful, right?! Because of this, he can be scared of strangers and of cars. Marvin will hide in the corner with his head down when someone new comes over, but once he knows you, he’s an absolute sweetheart. He’ll be happiest in a quiet home with adults only where he can stretch out and relax. ** Marvin is spending some time out of the shelter in a temporary foster, so please email jlorusso@baypathhumane.org to learn more about his application process!
7 year 10 month old female dachshund / mix in foster
Our two little adorable sweethearts, Stella and Reba, are easygoing girls who are seeking their happily ever after together. They are affectionate dogs who charm everyone they meet. They love to cuddle with people, but are content to spend time with just each other. Stella is a quiet, mellow Chihuahua who loves to greet everyone who comes in the door. Reba, a mini-dachshund, can be a bit shyer, but warms up quickly to new people. Like most dachshunds, Reba does not get along with cats, and she must avoid stairs and jumping on and off furniture to protect her back. Her foster mom simply gated off the stairs and put a ramp next to the couch so Reba can go up and down herself. Their foster mom reports that these are two of the most loving dogs she's ever met. They are so excited to see her when she gets home that they runs laps around her and cover her with kisses. These sweet girls have so much love to give to the person who's willing to take a chance on them. ** The bonded girls are in a temporary foster home until we find them their forever home. Please contact adopt@baypathhumane.org today to learn more about welcoming Stella and Reba into your home.
10 year 4 month old female chihuahua / mix in foster
Our two little adorable sweethearts, Stella and Reba, are easygoing girls who are seeking their happily ever after together. They are affectionate dogs who charm everyone they meet. They love to cuddle with people, but are content to spend time with just each other. Stella is a quiet, mellow Chihuahua who loves to greet everyone who comes in the door. Reba, a mini-dachshund, can be a bit shyer, but warms up quickly to new people. Like most dachshunds, Reba does not get along with cats, and she must avoid stairs and jumping on and off furniture to protect her back. Her foster mom simply gated off the stairs and put a ramp next to the couch so Reba can go up and down herself. Their foster mom reports that these are two of the most loving dogs she's ever met. They are so excited to see her when she gets home that they runs laps around her and cover her with kisses. These sweet girls have so much love to give to the person who's willing to take a chance on them. ** The bonded girls are in a temporary foster home until we find them their forever home. Please contact adopt@baypathhumane.org today to learn more about welcoming Stella and Reba into your home.
10 year 4 month old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Oh, did you say you wanted some personal space? Bernadette doesn't really know what that is! She'll follow you around until you figure out she always wants to be petted. Bernadette doesn't do well with other animals, but would really like a home to call her own and be comfortable. She certainly deserves it! She seems like she would do well with children over the age of 7, if any. ** Bernadette is currently looking for a hospice home. Unfortunately she is showing signs of cancer, but is keeping her strength and does not require medical care at this time. If you'd like to learn more about Bernadette and setting up a meet with her, please email kcaron@baypathumane.org!
10 year 5 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!
5 year 9 month old male mixed breed, small (under 24 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Levi is a funny little well-mannered gent who is surprisingly quiet. He loves to look out the window and watch the world go by, but he rarely barks at what he sees! This little charmer enjoys neighborhood walks, cuddling under the covers, car rides, and of course modeling his snazzy winter jacket. An adventurer at heart, Levi is very interested in all the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors. He also loves sitting in on his foster mom’s book club and charming all her friends, though he’s no party animal. If lots of people come over, he’s happiest to retreat to his safe space and chill out. He a well-behaved boy who’s house trained and doesn’t chew on things or beg for food. When his foster mom says “it’s time for bed,” he heads right to his crate for a good night’s sleep. Levi hasn’t spent a lot of time with other dogs, so is just starting to learn about how to play with them. He's a bit socially awkward and it's endearing to see him run out and try to figure out what the other dogs are up to. It took him a bit of time to get comfortable in his foster home, so he needs someone kind and patient who'll understand that he needs some time to get used to the new sights and sounds of his home. Once he settles in, he's happy as a clam! He has a heart condition, which is managed with daily medication. Levi will do well in a home with another calm dog or as a solo dog, though not with cats, as he’s a bit too intrigued by them. He’s living in a temporary foster home until we find him his forever home, so please contact us at adopt@baypathhumane.org to learn more about him!
11 year 11 month old female mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Look at this face! Gretta is a super friendly girl who is sure to win your heart! She loves to be by your side, going out for 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. Her foster mom says Gretta has a special way with people. "My kids say Gretta has human eyes. Her eyes tell you stories of her life, she has been there done that, she has seen a lot yet she still opens to love." You could never guess her age from all the pep in her step. She has lots of energy to take out on squeaky toys and rope toys! This polite lovebug is housetrained, wonderful in the house, and knows several commands (stop, no, wait, sit, down, stay). She'll do best in a home free of cats and dogs since she gets a little too excited when she sees them. ** Gretta is currently in a temporary foster home, so please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more about this delightful girl's application process!
1 year 7 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!
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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!