Adoptable pets around Boston, MA

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Photo via Animal Rescue League of Boston

Bringing home a furry friend is always an exciting adventure full of love, snuggles, and a chewed up shoe or two. City Editor Jess should know, she has two rescue pups — Roscoe + Reyna.

We’ve done some digging to highlight local animal shelters looking for some purrfect parents to bring a fur baby to their furever home. We found cats, kittens, dogs, puppies + small animals from five local organizations. 

Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St.

  • Oreo | Black and white domestic shorthair | 8 year-old-male cat
  • Sonia | Black and white bull terrier | 7-year-old female dog
  • Donation Wish List

Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter, 26 Mahler Rd., Roslindale

  • Albert | Pit Bull mix | 3-year-old male dog
  • Winx | Pit Bull mix | 11-month-old female dog
  • Gatsby | Bulldog mix | 6-year-old male dog 
  • Donation Wish List 
Gatsby needs a furever home | Photo provided

MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center, 350 S. Huntington Ave.

Last Hope K9 Rescue, Foster-based rescue

Gifford Cat Shelter, 30 Undine Rd., Brighton

Second Chance Shelter for Cats Inc., 175 VFW Pkwy, Chestnut Hill

Midnight the cat | Photo via Cami Johnson

Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem

  • Nik | Pit Bull Terrier mix | 1-year-old male dog 
  • Spirit | | Pit Bull Terrier mix | 1-year-old female dog 
  • Sox | Domestic shorthair mix | 2-year-old male cat
  • Midnight | Domestic shorthair | 6-year-old female cat
  • Donation Wish List
Spirit the terrier | Photo via Cami Johnson

Broken Tail Rescue, 160 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge

See a pawsome pet you want to welcome home? Reach out to the organizations directly to inquire about adoption requirements and procedures

Not ready to take the leap? Ask about joining their foster network or donate to your favorite organization.