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Puppies and dogs in Maine

Looking for a puppy or dog in Maine? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Maine

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Maine. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Charlie

American Pit Bull Terrier/Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Puppy
Newburgh, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
Charlie is a puppy still born on Oct 31 2023 he is a shorthaired shepard pit mix we have had him about 4 months and schedules have just gotten to busy to keep him as my boyfriend has been called back to work out of the home now and I work outside of home as well! He's good with kids we have 4 ages 15 to 9 ! Charlie loves to run car rides and be outside ! He loves to play catch He is up to date on shots he also loves lots of attention! He is not Kenneled ever pretty good boy!
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PENELOPE🎀

Schnoodle/Schnauzer (Standard)

Female, 3 mos
Dover, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
Penelope is 12 weeks old and super duper friendly . She loves people and other dogs. We are working on leash training and she would do well with a canine companion and a fenced yard where she can run and play. Moderate energy level. She has wiry hair . She's in a foster home with me in Memphis, Tn. Once adopted she will travel via Rescue Vet Transport to her new forever family. They travel each and every weekend to the northeast . The Midwest transport is the third weekend of the month ( Chicago, Michigan , Wisconsin, Indiana . Transport is an additional $185. Once an application has been submitted and approved I would be happy to speak with you about Penelope and her two brothers . Our volunteer team works expeditiously to process applications so please expect a response within 24 hrs or less. https://forms.gle/APKvbgFJcaRvgKgk9
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Gracie

Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Brunswick, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
Gracie is a 7 mos old Lab mix. She is housebroken, crate trained, not a big barker and loves to play! Gracie is good with other dogs and children. She has not been cat tested. Gracie is spayed and ready for a home! Adoption fee is $450 If you do not hear from us within 7 days please email passion4petsrescue@gmail.com
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Papi

American Bulldog

Male, Young
Kennebunk, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
Adopt Your Very Own Mr Peaches: Meet Papi! Papi is a lovable Bully mix who is as goofy as he is smart, remind you of anyone??? This charming fellow is sure to steal your heart with his playful antics and endearing personality. Papi is looking for a forever home where he can be the center of attention and share his boundless love. Personality: Goofy and Fun: Papi has a playful spirit that will keep you entertained. He loves to clown around and make people laugh with his silly antics. Miss Peaches, we can play for hours. Smart and Obedient: Papi knows his commands and is always eager to show off his skills. He's a quick learner and enjoys training sessions that challenge his intelligence. I can teach you Miss Peaches....I've seen your remote control/hat, I will stop there, issues. Affectionate: This sweet boy loves to be around people and is always ready for a cuddle or some tummy taxes. Training and Skills: Potty and Crate Trained: Papi is well-behaved and house-trained. He’s comfortable in his crate and sees it as his cozy den, please bring me on your boat, I will be good, promise. Command Master: Papi knows his basic commands and is ready to learn more. He responds well to positive reinforcement and is always eager to please. Special Traits: Fashion-Forward: Papi has a great sense of humor and is willing to wear a pearl collar or a tuxedo if you insist—he’s all about making you smile! Travel Companion: Papi drives great in a car, making him an ideal road trip buddy. However, he has a special fondness for air travel. Miss Peaches, are you listening? Papi’s got his aviator glasses ready! Social Skills: Dog-Friendly: Papi gets along great with other dogs and enjoys playdates at the park. He’s a social butterfly in the canine world. No Cats: While Papi loves his doggy friends, he prefers a home without cats. He’s looking for a feline-free zone to call his own. Ideal Home: Papi would thrive in a home where he gets plenty of love, exercise, and mental stimulation. Whether you’re a single individual, a couple, or a family, Papi will fit right in. He’s great with people of all ages and enjoys being part of an active household. Adopt Papi: If you’re looking for a funny, smart, and lovable companion who will bring joy and laughter into your life, Papi is the perfect match for you. Don’t miss out on the chance to adopt this delightful pup. We believe strongly in crate training your new arrival and keep the crate up so your pupper has their safe place, of course, their safe place should be full of dog beds, pillows and blankies. Pet insurance is required prior to pick up, please make sure you calculate this into your monthly expenses we recommend Trupanion Why Trupanion? 1) Coverage for all new injuries and illnesses 2) They pay directly to the hospital or facility 3) Unlimited payout for the lifetime of your pet. Please send a copy of your policy to deb@pawsfromafar.org Paws From Afar believes that all dogs should have adventures as often as possible, they need a change of scenery, smellery, new paths to explore or oceans to swim in.  Harris is up-to-date on all vaccines and will be altered when he arrives to you his adoption fee is a donation of your choice, Papi's adoption fee has been sponsored. If the pup is still listed, then they are still available. Keep in mind that we bring our dog up from the south and if you require a meet and greet, we are not the right rescue for you, we are happy to put you in touch with the pups fosters prior to adoption.   To submit your adoption application please go to pawsfromafar.org PLEASE DO NOT SEND AN I'M INTERESTED NOTE, APPLY INSTEAD, WE LOVE SEEING YOUR APPLICATIONS! ##2056084##
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Max Black

Australian Shepherd

Male, 2 yrs
Atkinson, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained,
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READY FOR ADOPTION!! Meet Australian Shepherds Furever a 501c3 non profit, MAX 💙 Located in Lincoln, Maine He has been with me for 2 weeks, today, and is doing fabulous. MAX is a neutered 1 year old, Australian Shepherd with A LOT to give his person. MAX came into the rescue at 8 weeks from a backyard breeder with his littermates and has had a great start with a loving Foster. However, MAX needed some help with his impulse control and confidence, so we were happy to help this beautiful dog. : Commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Paw, Settle, This Way, Place, Ok, Leave It : Perfect Leash Manners : Working On: Retrieve, Severe Vehicle Fear, Herding Tendencies, Fear reactivity with new dogs, Confidence : MAX will come with a Training Plan and ongoing support from myself at no charge. : Access to Sadie's Place - Sniffspot at no charge. : Established Veterinarian Care at Lincoln Regional Veterinary Hospital. : He does extremely well with other dogs, you just need to introduce appropriately. Great play style and I have integrated a "Check In" if he appears to be to aroused. : High Prey Drive, Low Pack Drive, Medium Defense Drive : Completely Crate and Potty Trained : Not vocal and has a beautiful OFF switch. : He is around Cats. I don't recommend cats unless you are able to monitor the interactions and navigate the relationship. : Been exposed to Agility and thrives with the Structure. : Gentleman at the Vet and getting Groomed. : UTD on all vaccines and on preventatives MAX'S PERSON: : Encouraging, Confident, and Patient : Dedicated to continuing his training and teaching him resilience. : Educated in the breed and a Strong Leader. : Structured : Needs to love hiking, walking, swimming, or even a working farm. I encourage meet and greets or emails for additional questions. Here is the application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application There is an additional $20 microchip fee which includes registration and transfer to his new furever family. All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.
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Ava

Chihuahua/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Gorham, ME
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
Ava was born in Florida on May 1st 2019. She is full of energy, but very chill at the same time. She loves walks, playing outside, car rides and lots of cuddles. She’s crate trained. Potty trained. She knows sit, up, and high five. She sometimes thinks she’s a guard dog and will bark at random noises. She has always been around both cats and dogs and does well with them. We recently moved to Maine and now my husband and I are expecting. Since the news, my other dogs have recently started bullying Ava. She’s been depressed and usually doesn’t want to leave her crate because she’s scared of the others. So now I’m looking for a good home for her where she’ll feel safe and love.

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Shelters & rescues in Maine

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Maine. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Companion Animal Rescue & Education (ME)

Biddeford, ME 04005

Pet Types: dogs

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Rock City Rescue - ME chapter

Scarborough, ME 04074

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Lucky Pup Rescue

kennebunkport, ME 04046

Pet Types: dogs

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Mainely Dog Rescue

229 Bear Hill Road, Hollis, ME 04042

Pet Types: dogs

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Little Paws Animal Shelter

27 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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The Pixel Fund

Gorham, ME 04038

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Paw Huggers - Maine transport

Gorham, ME 04038

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

217 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME 04092

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Paws From Afar

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Pet Types: dogs

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