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Puppies and dogs in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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

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Adopt a dog in New Bedford, Massachusetts

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in New Bedford, Massachusetts. 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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Reign

Olde English Bulldogge Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Dartmouth, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Cooper

Australian Cattle Dog Jack Russell Terrier

Male, Young
Fall River, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
I got Cooper on 4/1/2024 hoping to give him a good life. I have a great support system around to help me give Cooper the best life possible, but he still just doesn't seem happy. And I know that if I lost the support (Highly likely) I wouldn't be able to take care of him. He is a high energy dog that would love a big yard to run around in, but isn't able to do that here. Cooper is good with other dogs (cautious around bigger dogs), cats, and smaller pets. He is very well behaved, intelligent, and a good listener. I have everything you will need for Cooper all provided at no cost: Food bowls Water bowls Kennel/cage Toys Treats Dog pillow bed Collar Harness Medical History - Unknown Spay/Neutered - No
Special Needs
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Thor

Labrador Retriever Shar Pei

Male, Adult
Assonet, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Thor has been a great companion for the past 7 years. He is calm and friendly. Born with deformed back feet he has trouble going upstairs. He has very sensitive paws but, pretty manageable during most of the year. I have a young/ growing family and a career where i am not home enough to give him the attention he deserves anymore, i wish for him to go to a better living situation to enjoy the better part of his life.
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Luna

Doberman Pinscher

Female, 3 yrs 6 mos
Fall River, MA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Luna will be a special needs adoption. She recently went through some extensive treatment for an autoimmune disorder that may or may not reoccur later on in life. She may also be placed on medication for the rest of her life. She hasn't let that get her down, though! She's a sweet three and a half year old lady that loves to give kisses and nudge people's hands for pets. She's an extroverted angel that loves strangers. She's so, so incredibly smart and knows so many cues and doesn't walk too bad on a leash for a 95lb dog! She loves toys and loves to play but she also loves to snuggle and get as many kisses as she can (and also give them right back!) We are working on getting them into Doberman Rescue Unlimited. However, it takes time, and there is a process. We figured that we would post these two beautiful dogs and see if anyone would be interested in either of them. If they are adopted before they are able to be transferred, great!Luna would do best as the only animal in the home. She's very, VERY shy around other dogs and it's clear that they make her uncomfortable no matter how friendly and well-mannered they are. We would also prefer any children in the home be 12+. Visit foreverpaws.com and click adopt to download our application. Once complete, you can email it to us at fpas1@foreverpaws.com or fax it to us at 508-677-9175.
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Chow Mein

Chow Chow

Male, 3 yrs 1 mo
Fall River, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Chow Mein is a three year old Chow Chow who came in with his deeper-colored companion, Guapo. He's sitting just under 50 lbs which is a pretty good weight for the breed! Chow Mein is a sweet, sensitive guy who gets attached pretty easily. He has no issues with meeting new people and, after a thorough sniffing, will almost definitely jump into your lap for some love. While we haven't seen any interest in toys or treats, this guy has a passion for being brushed. As he should, as Chow Chows need regular grooming to keep their double coat clean and beautiful. His second love is a good walk, and within seconds of getting the leash out you'll be able to hear his excitement to get outside!While Chow Mein did come in with another male, we'd prefer not to place him with one in his new home to avoid conflict. Females would be ideal, though a meet and greet to make sure everyone gets along first is required. Due to the breed, we're also going to avoid placing him in a home with any cats or children. If you're interested, head on over to ForeverPaws.com and fill out an application under the 'adopt' tab. If you're approved already, give us a call and set up an appointment to meet Chow Mein today!
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Riley

Maltese Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 10 yrs 2 mos
Fall River, MA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Riley!Listen, we love Riley. We do. She's cute, she's fluffy, she's a real life muppet, she's sentient dryer lint with eyes, she's ADORABLE. She's a 10yo maltese mix that we THINK weighs around 12-15lbs but...it could just be floof. And anger.As much as we love Riley, she is the epitome of cranky old lady unless she likes you. She'll tell you off, she'll grumble, she'll give you dirty looks, she'll essentially make you feel guilty for doing something that you weren't even aware you did. She stomps her little feet and huffs impatiently and it's literally like having someone's sassy vovó following you around.If she DOES like you, though?She's in your lap, hopping all over you, making friends and giving you kisses. She's smart and curious and loves pets and walks like a dream on a leash. She's all cuddles and snuggles and sitting pretty and showing off like the good girl she CAN be...but mostly chooses NOT to be.We always say that we let the animals choose their adopters...with Riley, this will be so, painfully accurate that it's not even funny.She DOES, however, want to be your center of attention and can get a little possessive of treats and toys, so she needs to be the only animal in the home and we would prefer any children in the home be at least 12yo. Visit foreverpaws.com and click adopt to download our application. Once complete, you can email it to us at fpas1@foreverpaws.com or fax it to us at 508-677-9175.

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Dog shelters and rescues in New Bedford, Massachusetts

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

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Lighthouse Animal Shelter

596 Hathaway Rd., New Bedford, MA 02740

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C.A.R.E. Southcoast

197 Middle Rd., Acushnet, MA 02740

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Animal Advocates

596 Hathaway Rd, New Bedford, MA 02740

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Fairhaven Animal Shelter

Bridge Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Fairhaven Animal Shelter

200 Bridge St, Fairhaven, MA 02719

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

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Humane Society & Shelter - SouthCoast

31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747

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

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Madeira Park Farm Fosters

88 Mill Road, Acushnet, MA 02743

Pet Types: dogs

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Northeast Shiba Rescue Association

New Bedford, MA 02744

Pet Types: dogs

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Odies Place

Dartmouth, MA 02748

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Faxon Animal Rescue League of Greater Fall River

474 Durfee St., Fall River, MA 02720

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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