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 (16)

2 year old male husky
Blu is a handsome devil who came to us from a local animal control. Blue lived with a female dog and with proper introduction could definitely have dog friends. Blu is a typical husky in that he is energetic, intelligent and a wee bit stubborn! Blu would not be suited for apartment living. If you think you have the strength and energy for a husky then come meet this guy!
1 year old male beagle mix
Snoop is a very sweet beagle who was found wandering the streets of Boston and is anxious to find his new family. He has typical beagle behavior in that he whines when he wants attention and follows his person around not wanting to be left alone. He is a dog that just wants to be with his person. For this reason we think he would be a good fit for a family that is home most of the day and keep him company. Snoop is new so we are still learning about his likes and dislikes, but please come visit him if you think he sounds like a good fit for your lifestyle!
8 month old female mix in foster
Without a ton of human experience, this goofy girl starts out shy when in a new environment, but once she warms up she is silly and sweet. Her favorite pastimes are chasing balls, toys, and sticks; snuggling on the couch; and drive by leg licks. Super food motivated, Daisy has the potential to learn quickly once she settles in. Extremely playful, she loves other dogs and cats - in her current foster home she is the one most likely to initiate play with the other pets. She has one eye and a few scars from her time on the street, but nothing seems to bother her, this tough girl was ready to run around and play just hours after having surgery. She does not need a quiet house but she will do better in a home with older or no children and with other pets. Her foster mom tells us that in the morning Daisy can be found waiting on the stairs for the family to come down and is in the middle of the fray of all the dog morning greetings, standing on her hind legs, waving her front paws in the air with her black-speckled tongue hanging out the side of her mouth. Funny and fast she loves to zoom around the backyard exploring, so a fenced in area would be ideal. She is not fully house trained but is working on it and is excellent at using pee pads as she is learning.
1 year 7 month old female mixed in foster
Before you fall for this sensible-sized stunning girl, Dara would like you to know a few things about her so you adopt her for ALL the right reasons! If you’re looking for a dog that can just jump right in and be the life of the family BBQ, may we kindly suggest another pup… sweet, sensitive Dara is looking for a low-key, active family that is willing to give her time to adjust to a new way of life. She is one of those dogs that are nervous with new people, especially men, but shows appropriate communication about her uncertainty and she can be easily managed until she gains confidence. We know from history, that if she is given time and space, she can adjust to all members of the household and be a loving family member. Watching her break out into play is a sure way of knowing that she is settling in and becoming more comfortable! She is housetrained, quiet, and can comfortably be left in the house on her own. She is a smart cookie – with a lot of training under her belt, and an eagerness to learn more! Being a young, active adult, she’ll need a home that can provide her lots of mental and physical activities! We know that she has spent a great deal of time around other dogs and has done generally well with them. While living with another dog is not an option for her, having other dog friends is! We are committed to her (and your!) success, so we would like to provide training/behavior support, if needed. If you have a pet free, adult (teens ok) home, and are looking to help this adorable lady shine in her own time, please email adopt@baypathhumane.org. We’d be happy to share all we adore about Dara and how we can all set her up for success!
2 year 1 month old male heeler mix
Do you have herding dog experience? Well, Cedar is the boy for you! He is a typical Heeler and is high energy and high intelligence. He needs some TLC for his skin and fur and we're sure he'll have a beautiful coat in no time. Cedar is going to require an owner who is committed to taking Cedar to obedience classes and keeping his working needs met. Are you that person? Cedar will be best in a home with adults only and no cats.
8 month old male mixed breed
Slate is an adorable young guy who recently came to us from Texas. Slate is an energetic dog who is going to benefit from some basic obedience. Slate seems to do well with other dogs with proper introduction. Slate loves to go for walks and likes nothing more than a good squeeky toy. He is crate trained and working on basic manners. He is a little shy of loud noises and unfamiliar things so we are suggesting a home without younger children. We are still learning more about him so please call the shelter for more information or just come down and meet him today!
10 year 6 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 loves to go for walks, riding in the car, and just hanging out with his people. His foster says his house training is going really well. 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
4 year 2 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 3 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. They had never been on leash until recently and now love going for walks. 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 to keep them on track with their house training. 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 3 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 *
10 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!
9 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!
1 year 6 month old male mixed
Parker came to us from West Virginia. He is a very sweet dog who loves to lean in to you or sit on your feet. Parker is a little nervous at first and is overwhelmed by his new environment so he will need to be in a home with adults only or older teenagers. Parker seems to be house broken and enjoys going for car rides. Parker has done well with some other dogs so depending on a meet he could be a friend to another dog. Please come meet him today!
10 year 9 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 3 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 11 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!