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 (9)

3 year old female mixed breed
Scarlet is a cutie-patootie who is ready to settle down in a home of her own. We think she would do best with a family where someone is always around to keep her company since she doesn't relish solitude. She gets along well with other small dogs after a proper introduction. We are unsure how she would be with kids at this time. Please come meet her today!
9 year old male mixed breed in foster
Sometimes you meet a dog that gives you an overwhelming sense of optimism - that from clear signs of adversity in life, there is hope! We think Princess is one of those special dogs! Despite a long road (years) of being in and out of the shelter system, Princess still possesses a remarkable sense of love, play, affection and joy! Her foster mom describes her as one of the most joyful dogs she’s ever met, a perfect houseguest, and a world class snuggler!! Need we say more? There is one thing Princess has not been able to overcome – that is her fear of dogs. While we are committed to helping her gain confidence and have good experiences (through management and rewards based training), she will require a dog free home and living/exercising routine that is free of dogs approaching her. If you’d like to learn more about this exceptional senior, please contact us foster@baypathhumane.org
5 year 1 month old female mixed breed in foster
Yaya is a sensibly-sized and social girl who's ready to charm her new forever home! She is new to the shelter after making the long transport up from Texas, so is understandably a little nervous of her new surroundings. She's a young pup who would love an active lifestyle. She may do okay living alongside another dog after a proper introduction, but we aren't sure how she feels about cats or young children at this time. Email foster@baypathhumane.org for more info!
5 month old female in foster
**Carrie is in a foster home so please foster@baypathhumane.org** for more information. Carrie is a puppy who came to us from Texas. She is very sweet and is just getting settled here in Massachusetts. This cute pie will dance for her dinner, and is happy and wriggly at mealtime or when you give her a bit of cheese treat. She’s super snuggly and will curl up next to you at TV time. This adorable girl is a delight in her known, small world. At home or on neighborhood walks, she is joyful, playful, and relaxed. She can be a little overwhelmed with new people and environments, but she is improving every day. She already walks well on a leash around the neighborhood. She finds confidence being around another canine friend, so living with another dog would be advantageous for her. She’s also been totally fine with the cat in her foster home. We think she’ll do best in a home with children 10 and older. Like any young puppy, she needs a home where people will be home a lot to help her meet her developmental milestones. We’re confident she will flourish with plenty of socialization, patience, and positive reinforcement. Please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more information on Carrie.
4 year 2 month old male mixed in foster
Bo made me laugh from the first second I saw him tossing a tennis ball up in the air by himself and catching it in his mouth. What a silly boy! He made the long journey here from a rural shelter in Texas. Being in a foster home has done wonders for him, helping him to learn good behaviors and to start to trust the people around him. His foster mom, Kathy, shared a glowing report, and she’s already taught him sit, down, in your crate, and leave it. He walks politely with a leash and harness, sleeps soundly in his crate at night in the bedroom, and loves his car rides and visits to the lake! He’s a sweetheart with an infectious exuberance. He loves barreling after toys thrown for him and playing fetch. He’ll do best in a mature home with adults who enjoy working with active toys. We think he’ll live well with another dog with a similar play style. Like many young dogs, he’ll benefit from active lifestyle and continued positive reinforcement (consistent treats and praise when he makes good decisions). Hint: He loves liver treats and licky matts, yum! He’s very good at focusing with the help of treats or toys. Please email foster@baypathhumane.org for more info on this sweet boy!
1 year 11 month old female mixed in foster
Before you fall for this sensibly-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 foster@baypathhumane.org. We’d be happy to share all we adore about Dara and how we can all set her up for success!
10 year 10 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
1 year 6 month old male mixed breed in foster
Sometimes you come across one those dogs who is a true gem under a rough coat, and without some diligence, consistency, and a caring foster home, it may be difficult to see the shining dog underneath. Fortunately for Chester, a foster home stepped up to help us learn a lot about Chester and how to help him enjoy life as a loved and settled family member. With the support of his foster family, Chester has made significant strides in learning about how to meet new people, learning to feel confident when left alone, and good manners in the home (including house-training). While this is a continuing journey for Chester, we can’t help but celebrate the amazing progress he’s made in the last several weeks! If you have a patient, dog experienced family, and you are looking for a notably affectionate and loyal dog, here’s a little more about Chester: He will need help adjusting to spending time on his own (we can help support your family and Chester with this process). He would do best with a securely fenced yard that isn’t accessible to many people and dogs passing by. As long as Chester has access to regular physical and mental exercise typical for a young adult dog, he will settle and be calm around the house. He is house-trained, but will likely need a little help with consistency in the beginning. 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 1 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 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!