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 (6)

11 year old male mixed in foster
They say the best things come in small packages, just like sweet Clifford. Clifford is bravely battling a cancer diagnosis and is looking for someone to help him fulfill his bucket list. 1. See the ocean and feel the sand beneath his paws. 2. Eat a puppacino. 3. Make a wish upon a star. 4. Have a comfy couch to call his own. He is around 11 years old and weighs about 13lbs. Our little senior has an endearing personality and a big heart, even after being found abandoned as a stray. He loves being around his people and will sidle up to you for a good rub under his chin. Clifford is lucky to be recuperating in a temporary foster home, so if you think you could provide Clifford a loving home please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more information!
7 month old female mixed in foster
Winnie is a little piece of sunshine wrapped up in a petite package! And obviously so fashion forward. Winnie is a mixed breed weighing approximately 20 lbs at 7 months old. We’re learning some great things about this wonderful pup while she thrives in her foster home. She is smart, playful, and engaging! Winnie would do well with an active family that likes to make training a fun event. She gets a lot of joy and excitement from being with people, especially when a game of fetch is involved! We think Winnie could do well in a family with or without another dog, pending proper introductions. This sweet, young gal would like you to know what's necessary for her to blossom: She'll need someone home frequently to continue her great progress with housetraining, and someone ready to help set her up for success with management and rewards based training. Winnie can get overwhelmed with unfamiliar dogs, and it can make her uncomfortable. She’ll need someone that doesn’t live in a neighborhood with dogs that come up close to her, and she’ll need a place to get her exercise that doesn’t involve busy parks or paths. Winnie would prefer a more zen, less-hectic household (but that doesn’t mean less fun!). What this means for her family: we think she’d do fine living with older, quieter children, and households that have pretty consistent activities from day to day. Winnie is approximately 20 lbs, 7 months old. If you’d like to learn more about her, please contact foster@baypathhumane.org for more information!
8 month old male mixed breed in foster
Despite his name, Sparta has a gentle, playful, and good-natured way about him! He is a mixed breed weighing approximately 45lbs at 7 months old. Sparta spent a significant amount of time in a foster home in Alabama during the beginning of his puppyhood. After being transported up north to find his adoptive family, he's understandably a little overwhelmed by all the sudden change! But the world is his oyster now and he's very curious. He'd really thrive going into a home that has another dog to help show him the ropes in his new life. Sparta is making great progress learning how to walk on a leash, but still needs help building confidence. This is what we hope your dog could do for him. Sparta loves a good game of fetch (and okay, fine, he's slowly catching on to the 'fetch' part...) Because of all the transition, we think Sparta would do best in a quiet home with older teens or adults only. Please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more information about this handsome boy!
4 year 1 month old female mixed breed in foster
Cute and spunky Cornbread appreciates the simple things in life, like loving to retrieve and run around with her squeaky toys. They make her so darn happy! Cornbread is a mixed breed, weighing approximately 11lbs and is around 4 years old. She enjoys spending her time outside in the fresh air and going for walks, which she's hoping you'd join her on. In the house she makes a wonderfully lowkey companion. She is crate trained and doing very well with housetraining. Cornbread will do best in a home with older teens and adults that have some dog experience. Her new family will need to be understand and patient with her as she takes a little time to trust and get used to new people. She prefers a quiet, predictable home without a lot of visitors. She would feel most comfortable in her home as the only dog (and will bark at them while out on walks) and she is not a fan of cats. Cornbread is lucky to be hanging out in a temporary foster home, so please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more information about her adoption process!
1 year 9 month old male mixed breed in foster
Oh, handsome Chester! Months of diligence, consistency, and a caring foster home have allowed him to make significant strides in reaching his best potential as a canine companion. He is truly a diamond under a rough coat. Chester is a mixed breed, weighing approximately 65lbs and is around 2 years old. He is goofy, playful, and inherently loyal. As a strapping young lad, he thrives on being active with moderate exercise and being kept busy. He'll do best having a secure, fenced-in yard to be his domain to romp around in without the distractions of passerby's. Pending a proper introduction, he may enjoy living alongside another dog. Since coming to our shelter in need of support, he has made significant progress in learning about how to be appropriate and polite when introduced to new people. He's also getting better at feeling settled and confident when left alone, and has nearly mastered good house manners (including house-training)! While this is a continuing journey for Chester, he is a loyally goofy boy who keeps you smiling. If you have a patient, dog-experienced family looking for a notably affectionate and loyal dog, we can help support your family and Chester. Since he sometimes has issues sharing possessions, we are recommending a home with adults or older teens. If you’d like to help Chester live the good life and be the companion he truly loves to be, please inquire at foster@baypathhumane.org. We look forward to answering any questions you may have!
11 year 4 month old male mixed breed in foster
Sweet Spencer is one of the dogs in our foster program that has had to hang around a little longer than his peers to find his forever home. He's a senior guy just over 11 years old, and weighs in at about 65 pounds. We'll give it to you straight - Spencer has been bounced around a lot in his life and he does take time to acclimate to his new home. He requires a patient, loving adopter who can spend some extra time with him in the early weeks while he’s transitioning to his new environment to help him get comfortable. He also needs to be the only animal in the home, with no exceptions. Our staff is able to provide many resources to help set you both up for success, we're just waiting on the person who understands that with time and some effort, he will be an absolute delight to have in your home! Spencer also goes by an alias, known to his foster (and fans!) as Mr. Wiggle Butt. 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 and have them rub his super soft belly like a lucky Buddha! Fetch is his favorite pastime and he'll prove it to you by leaping in the air to catch a ball or a toy. He's always game for a nice hike in the woods followed by curling up on his bed and cuddling a nice stuffy toy. Spencer is one smart cookie who already knows how to sit and give paw. He walks politely on a leash, is house trained, and is a dream in the car. Spencer is looking for an adult home where he can be your one-and-only pet. Spencer is waiting to charm you! Please contact us at foster@baypathhumane.org for more info about this big love and his 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!