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Puppies and dogs in Massachusetts

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

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Massachusetts. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Xena's adoption status with email updates.
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Xena

Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, 4 yrs
Hopkinton, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Xena, a delightful 4-year-old, is an affectionate and friendly soul who adores everyone she meets-kids, cats, and dogs alike. She's a playful spirit who loves ropes and cuddling sessions equally. Xena is well-behaved, enjoys car rides, and thrives on human companionship. Her ideal home would be one filled with love and attention, where she can play and snuggle to her heart's content. If you're searching for a devoted companion who will bring joy to your family, Xena is ready to meet you and become your new best friend!
We'll also keep you updated on Mamita's adoption status with email updates.
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Mamita

Chihuahua/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 4 yrs 6 mos
Springfield, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Meet Mamita, a charming Puerto Rican Sato with a heart full of love. This happy, friendly, and calm girl has had a rough time adjusting to shelter life and is eager to be back in a home where she can be her affectionate self. Despite her nerves here, her previous owner said she absolutely loves being around people and is a joy to have around. Mamita can be a bit shy when meeting new dogs, but with a bit of time, she warms up nicely, especially with those around her size. She's house trained as long as she has a consistent routine, making her a great companion for someone who can offer her some structure and stability. Her previous owner, who is very ill, had to make the tough decision to give her up. Now, Mamita is looking for a new family who can give her the love and attention she deserves. If you're ready to welcome a loyal and loving friend into your life, Mamita is waiting to meet you. Come in during open adoption hours Tuesday - Saturday 12:30p-3:00p. For in-shelter pets (not in foster care) coming in ASAP is the fastest way to adopt! **OR** Click on the pink "Adopt me" button to submit an adoption inquiry. Watch your email for a response from us! Adopting through this process will take several days and highly desirable pets are likely to no longer be available. PLEASE NOTE: Adoption inquiries are not holds or reservations. Pets are adopted by the first person we talk with who is a good match for the pet's needs. Multiple inquiries are accepted for each pet. All adult dog adoption fees include; -spay/neuter -rabies and kennel cough vaccinations -current parvo/distemper vaccines (may need additional boosters with your veterinarian) -microchip implanted & registered to adopter -treatment of fleas & ticks -veterinary exam and health certificate at Dakin -free vet exam within 30 days of adoption with participating veterinarians Most pets have also received other medical care while with us. Your veterinarian may recommend additional health care for your pet.
We'll also keep you updated on Thanos's adoption status with email updates.
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Thanos

Siberian Husky

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
Oak Bluffs, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs,
Story
Thanos is an absolute love! He is great at giving snuggles and he loves giving husky hugs, he is a bit shy at first but once he is comfortable he is a happy guy! We are working on sit, down and stay & for a guy that didn’t know any commands two days ago he is making some great progress! Thanos absolutely loves his walks, we cover a few miles a day to get his energy out when we’re not out and about he loves to play soccer! Thanos is house trained as far as I have seen, we have had zero accidents and he goes to the door when he needs to go! Crate training is going very well for him and he sleeps through the night He is doing well with our 5 yr old son and 11yr old husky Nova… we’re putting extra work into breakfast and dinner time since he needs to work on knowing no one is going to try to take his food from him… he is an overall great boy and we’re very happy we get to spend time with him Thanos is up to date on vaccinations and is spayed or neutered. (puppies under the age of 6 months may not be sterilized prior to adoption, if this is the case your adoption coordinator will discuss the process with you). To adopt or learn more about: , you must fill out an adoption application. To find the application, visit our website: WWW.SANDYPAWSRESCUE.COM ** PLEASE READ: If a dog/puppy is listed, then s/he is currently available for adoption. Their information is correct to the best of our abilities and the information we have been given as of the day of posting. In some cases this dog may be pending an adoption already, and their profile has not been updated yet. Please note, SPR does not guarantee the breed of any dog or puppy unless stated otherwise. All breeds listed are educated best estimates by transferring shelter staff, our volunteers or our vets. The dog may have some genetic material of an American Staffordshire Terrier (pit bull). The dogs are usually mixes of many breeds, making them the All American MUTT. Our dogs are rescued from various situations (kill-shelters, owner surrenders, strays, etc). It is most likely that both their parents were strays and mixes of some sort. If you are interested in this dog, you MUST submit an application. Sandy Paws Rescue does not a have a public shelter in Mass, so there is no building you can visit without an appointment. Our dogs live in private foster homes or boarding kennels down south until adopted, and foster care homes through out MV, Cape Cod and other parts of MA. A majority of our dogs are adopted/spoken for prior to transport and release from state mandated isolation. To learn more about our rescue, adoption fees, and procedures, review the list of FAQ’s on our website at WWW.SANDYPAWSRESCUE.COM **The FIRST step in adopting an animal from our rescue is to submit a completed adoption application. MA License #0272 ##1997030##
We'll also keep you updated on Dodo's adoption status with email updates.
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Dodo

Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, 3 yrs 6 mos
Springfield, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Dodo is a lovely girl who adores being petted and has a calm demeanor that makes her a joy to be around. Fully house-trained and well-behaved, Dodo was surrendered because her owner could no longer care for her. Dodo walks nicely on a leash, making her a great companion for leisurely strolls. Dodo's ideal home would be one where she's the only pet. She gets nervous around other dogs and while she doesn't mind seeing them walk by, she would rather they leave her alone. We do not know how she will do with cats or young kids. She's also a bit skittish when cars zoom by, so a quieter neighborhood with less traffic would be perfect for her. If you're looking for a devoted and loving friend who will bring tranquility and joy to your life, Dodo might just be the perfect match. Come in during open adoption hours Tuesday - Saturday 12:30p-3:00p. For in-shelter pets (not in foster care) coming in ASAP is the fastest way to adopt! **OR** Click on the pink "Adopt me" button to submit an adoption inquiry. Watch your email for a response from us! Adopting through this process will take several days and highly desirable pets are likely to no longer be available. PLEASE NOTE: Adoption inquiries are not holds or reservations. Pets are adopted by the first person we talk with who is a good match for the pet's needs. Multiple inquiries are accepted for each pet. All adult dog adoption fees include; -spay/neuter -rabies and kennel cough vaccinations -current parvo/distemper vaccines (may need additional boosters with your veterinarian) -microchip implanted & registered to adopter -treatment of fleas & ticks -veterinary exam and health certificate at Dakin -free vet exam within 30 days of adoption with participating veterinarians Most pets have also received other medical care while with us. Your veterinarian may recommend additional health care for your pet.
We'll also keep you updated on Dottie's adoption status with email updates.
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Dottie

Chihuahua

Female, Adult
Boston, MA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Dottie was a cruelty case from San Antonio city shelter. She had a bad life before a place for ace rescued her. She is 8 lbs and very shy but once she learns to trust you she warms up. She is great with dogs of all sizes Apply Today www.aplaceforace.org
We'll also keep you updated on Ranger's adoption status with email updates.
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Ranger

Mutt

Male, Adult
Wilmington, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
my nephew adopted ranger 4 years ago. sadly, my nephew passed away last year at the age of 27. his mom decided to keep ranger, until now, when she is battling cancer and is unable to care for him. I am submitting this information on her behalf.Ranger needs to goto a loving, stable, caring environment, where he has room to run and be walked and meet with other dogs, he loves to cuddle on the couch. thinks he is a lap dog! he does get protective eof his people and his house, so he does tend to bark when he hears loud noises nearby.

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Shelters & rescues in Massachusetts

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

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Quincy Animal Shelter

56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue Angels, Inc.

Braintree, MA 02184

Pet Types: dogs

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South Shore Humane Society, Inc

Box 850187, Braintree, MA 02185

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Milton Animal League

181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Town of Weymouth, Police Animal Control

P.O. Box 249 87 Wharf St, East 'Weymouth, MA 02189

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Massachusetts Humane Society

87 Wharf Street, East Weymouth, MA 02189

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Hilltop Humane Society

P. O. Box 553, Randolph, MA 02368

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Randolph Animal Hospital

400 South Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Paws4Survival Rescue Inc - MA

Randolph, MA 02368

Pet Types: dogs

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Alliance For Animals

232 Silver Street, South Boston, MA 02127

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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