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 (29)

2 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Meet Blue Lagoon! This sweet boy is brand new to the shelter. He is very friendly and enjoys being pet. We have not seen him with cats or dogs yet so don't know how he will be. Blue Lagoon has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. Come meet this cutie today!
4 year old male mixed breed
Meet Noah! This sweet boy loves people and is ready to meet his new family! Before coming to us he broke his jaw, and has gone through treatment for it. He has healed as much as he can and it doesn't seem to bother him one bit. Noah is an active boy and likes to go for walks. He loves treats and playing with toys. Noah does well with dogs but we are unsure how he is with cats. He is looking for an adult only home. Come meet this handsome guy today!
8 year old male mixed breed
Meet Ezra! This older gentleman is still a puppy at heart! Ezra still has lots of energy and loves to play and go for walks. He walks nicely on a leash and is always very curious and eager to explore. He is very food motivated and loves to learn. He does well with other dogs but would not do well in a home with cats. He can be nervous in some situations, so Ezra is looking for a home with adults only. Come meet this handsome boy today!
3 year old male mixed breed
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. If you are a patient family with a dog looking for a companion, come meet Will today!
10 year 4 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
1 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Jack is a friendly boy who loves people! He enjoys being petted and has a loud purr. He is an outgoing boy who enjoyed playing. Please call to find out more
8 month old male domestic shorthair / mix
Fido is a sweet boy who was found and now is looking for a good home. Fido loves to be petted and has been friendly with everyone he meets. He is a playful boy and likes wand toys. We are still learning about him, please call to find out more
10 year 4 month old female chihuahua/mix in foster
Looking for a nippy Chihuahua? Well keep looking because Zoey is NOT your gal. 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 one of her dog beds. 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
2 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Hitch made his way to our shelter after being found as a stray and in need of a new home. He is feeling a little unsure of himself upon his transition into the shelter, so we're still learning as much as we can about him as he settles in. Hitch has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. Please call to find out more!
4 year 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 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!
3 year old male domestic longhair / mix
Muncie came to our shelter after a tremendously stressful and chaotic life previously. He was in a situation where he was living with almost 50 other cats in a very small space, so as you can imagine, Muncie is a very shy boy who warms up with patience. Once he feels as though he can trust you, he enjoys being petted and will nuzzle in for more. Muncie finds the most comfort in being around other cats, so we'd like to send him to a home alongside another confident cat to help him adjust sooner to his new home. He would benefit from being in a quiet home with adults. Please call to find out more about our special boy!
7 year old male domestic shorthair / mix
Brady is a sweet large boy! He enjoys being petted and will purr. Brady likes his people and is a lap cat. He has been in a home with a dog who is calm around cats and did well. Brady does not get along well with other cats and would do best in a home without children. He is still adjusting to shelter life and is still shy in his new surroundings. Please come and meet him today!
2 year old female domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Gilly! She's still getting used to the shelter and learning people are okay to be trusted. 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 adventure 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. Gilly would really love to be the queen of her castle in an adult home without other animals. Gilly is in a foster home, please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org
7 year 4 month old male dsh
Opie is a sweet character! He is quite talkative and will let you know when he wants something. He is a very friendly cat and seems to like everyone he meets. Opie always wants to be petted and enjoys sitting in your lap. He is looking for a home where he can be the only pet. Opie has some special needs that we are still figuring out. Please call the shelter to find out more!
7 year 1 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 1 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 *
2 year 1 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Anywhere he goes, Hank's tiger stripes turn heads - match that with a friendly and affectionate personality and you might have met your perfect companion! Hank is not easy to get photos of because he wants to be all over you. He is quite the head butter and enjoys rubbing up against you. Hank is a wobbly boy and does stumble; we are not sure what has happened to him in the past but it has not slowed him down or bother him. He is a great lap cat and a great nap cat! He likes to be near his human. However, at first he is very shy, scared, skittish. He will hide from any unfamiliar or loud noises. You are able to approach and pick him up and he will snuggle into your arms until he feels safe and will start purring. Oh and he does drool a bit. Hank has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. If you would like to meet Hank please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org
8 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!
10 year 2 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
Meet Biscuit! With all cups of great tea, you need an equally great biscuit - and he's your man. Biscuit is a true lap cat and always wants to be near you. He is very sweet and likes to be scratched. He is a true people pleaser. While Biscuit doesn't seem to like other cats and would prefer no children, 'orange' you looking for one wonderful companion? Biscuit has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), but it doesn't get him down, and it shouldn't for you either! You can read more about it here: http://bestfriends.org/resources/fiv-cats-faqs. Biscuit is currently hanging out in a foster home, waiting for his forever. If you think you'd be a good fit for Biscuit please send an email to kcaron@baypathhumane.org
7 month old male mixed breed in foster
Ruston is a beautiful puppy that 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 he has gained such confidence and is making great progress through patience, training, and learning the ropes from other dogs. 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. Another dog is definitely necessary to show him the ropes of living in a home and feeling comfortable with people. As a young pup, Ruston does need help with continuing housetraining. 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!
4 year 3 month old male domestic shorthair / mix in foster
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! Just recently, he's begun to surprise volunteers by climbing right into their lap to enjoy some pets. He's finally coming to realize the joy of receiving affection! He also has 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. Mountain Dew is hanging out in a foster home right now, so if you think you could be the right match to give this boy the comfortable life he deserves please email kcaron@baypathhumane.org to find out more!
6 year 3 month old male mixed breed, large (over 44 lbs fully grown) / mix in foster
Zeus is a mighty great dog with eyes that are absolutely mesmerizing. He made the trip up from West Virginia where he'd been in a foster home for a long time and is settling in wonderfully with his foster here. Of course he wants nothing more than to find his forever couch to snuggle on for the rest of time - and he's been waiting patiently! He has a true love for being in the company of people and other dogs. He enjoys going for long walks where he can plant his nose to the ground and explore. He's a dream on a leash, the perfect walking companion. He also loves to ride in the car, so if you have some fun day trips with hiking or sightseeing in the works, he's your man! He's also perfectly content to lounge around and have lazy days with you, as his foster describes him as very low key in the house. Please email adopt@baypathhumane.org to find out more and see if Zeus is the one for you!
1 year 5 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 either alone or possibly with another confident cat that can handle his playful antics! ** 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!
10 year 6 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!
1 year 7 month old female domestic shorthair / mix
Roxette has become the belle of the ball! Roxette has done well with confident playful cats but unfortunately has not like shy female cats. If you pet her under the chin, she'll love you forever, and will tell you so with her loud purr. She will need a home with adults that are willing to give her the time she needs to feel comfortable and adjust, so she can turn on her charm and win you over. Although she is shy at first she quickly warms up when she knows you or has adjusted to the home. Catnip and treats will surely help!
10 year 7 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 1 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 9 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!