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Puppies and dogs in Salem, Massachusetts

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Salem, 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 Stella's adoption status with email updates.
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Stella

Boston Terrier

Female, Adult
Marblehead, MA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We have a sweet 8 year old Boston Terrier...she is high anxiety and not walked easily. Overstimulation seems to be the trigger, alas the predicament. Our daughter is 10 and wanting to have friends in and out of our home. Can you help?
We'll also keep you updated on Tucker's adoption status with email updates.
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Tucker

Staffordshire Bull Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Beverly, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Tucker is a 1 year old American Staffordshire Terrier (87%) and American Pitbull Terrier (13%). He was found on the street in Mississippi when he was about 6 months old. Tucker is amazing with other dogs and human adults. He loves to play and run with other dogs. He loves sticks, balls, and chew toys. He gets tired easily, and we take two 30 minute walks per day. Tucker is not good with children and will need continued training to work on behavior with kids. He has aggressive tendencies toward children (out of fear or a trauma response from something that he experienced before he was rescued). He is threatened when children are in his direct space. Ideally, he will need a couple or individual that does not have children, has secure housing, has room for Tucker to run or play, and can keep him away from children and/or manage training to work on behavior tendencies and exposure. I am willing to pay the full cost of training/support for the first 6 months of your time with him.
We'll also keep you updated on Lottie's adoption status with email updates.
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Lottie

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Dutch Shepherd

Female, 1 yr 5 mos
Saugus, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
LOTTIE - a beautiful Dutch Shepherd mix Miss LOTTIE is a gorgeous 1yo /60 lb rescue GAL who is smart, athletic and loving. She LOVES her people and is so intuitive & attentive!  Loyal, smart with a medium- high energy  — if you have owned and loved the breed, you will immediately notice that she has a wonderful outgoing personality and is going to make a fantastic partner and BFF Lottie has been trained with basic obedience, walks well on a leash, and is eager to become your ultimate bestie. @1 yo/ 60 lbs Shepherdactive & smart good on leashcrate trained + housebroken does great at daycare ++ dog friendly! large breed experience please **__________________fostered in SALEM MA- apply today please remember we are all volunteers, incomplete applications will not be processed  Apply to FOSTER or ADOPT today & get approved to bring a dog home. It is a simple & easy process - help us save lives ! If you are interested in adopting a GBP rescue PAL, please submit an application and we will reach out to you within 48 hours to start the approval process.   https://galsbestpal.com/adoption/ It’s ok if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, we are experts in matchmaking and can talk with you and figure out what  PAL would be a good fit for your home!  If you would like to inquire about saving a life & becoming a FOSTER HERO, please fill out an application and a FOSTER HEROES TEAM volunteer will reach out to you to go over our supportive foster based rescue program! https://galsbestpal.com/foster/ To learn more about our mission, and to join our mailing list go to https://galsbestpal.com/ Follow us on FB and Instagram for extra photos, updates & videos of our available dogs. We are constantly posting new content every day! Thank you for considering a rescue PAL, there are so many in need right now! XO, THE GBP TEAM   PS - Please keep in mind, our bio's are based on feedback we have received from the current foster home the dog is in. We can never guarantee how a transition will affect the dog. GBP is here to help make the transition as easy as possible but time + patience are also important when adopting a new PAL. Breed Mixes & Ages are a best guess and can not be guaranteed** ##1913158##
We'll also keep you updated on Benny's adoption status with email updates.
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Benny

Boxer Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, 1 yr 4 mos
Saugus, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
BENNY---- He’s never had his own family.He didn’t have pawrents to celebrate his first birthday with.He doesn’t even have his name on his ID tag. Just the rescue’s phone number like the rest of our fosters.  But a year is a long time to spend in foster care and Benny is ready to find somewhere he gets to stay for good. He started out as a timid puppy at a kill shelter in Texas last June. He is now a goofy, awkward & incredibly handsome one year old that loves hard. Scared dogs and adoption events go together like oil and water- they just don’t mesh. We let Benny skip out on most of our events because it’s simply not where he wants to be. Because of this, he has waited an extra long time to find his people. Benny has been to a few different foster homes for vacation coverage and each home loves him more than the last.  An ideal life for Benny would be with someone that doesn’t care if he’d rather stay home than come with you to a brewery. He loves going for walks but also loves laying by your feet just as much. He has done very well with routine and structure! He would do great with confidence building activities like agility or relationship based training. Benny Highlights1.5 years // 60 lbsCrate Trained // Sleeps Thru NightHousebrokenRides Well in CarFostered w/ other DogsVelcro Dog with a Big Heart & cat tested too!! Benny will steal your heart if you give him the chance——————————————-FOSTERED in SAUGUS MA  Fostered in MASSACHUSETTS - apply today  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more- submit an application to set up a phone call with one of our matchmakers Adoption Application Here www.galsbestpal.com/adoption Not ready to make the adoption commitment?  We are always looking for fosters! Become a foster hero www.galsbestpal.com/foster Can’t adopt? Please share! please remember we are all volunteers, incomplete applications will not be processed If you are interested in adopting a GBP rescue PAL, please submit an application and we will reach out to you within 48 hours to start the approval process.  https://galsbestpal.com/adoption/ It’s ok if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, we are experts in matchmaking and can talk with you and figure out what PAL would be a good fit for your home!  If you would like to inquire about saving a life & becoming a FOSTER HERO, please fill out an application and a FOSTER HEROES TEAM volunteer will reach out to you to go over our lifesaving foster based rescue program! https://galsbestpal.com/foster/ To learn more about our mission, and to join our mailing list go to https://galsbestpal.com/ Follow us on FB and Instagram for extra photos, updates & videos of our available dogs. We are constantly posting new content every day!  Thank you for considering a rescue PAL, there are so many in need right now!   XO, THE GBP TEAM PS - Please keep in mind, our bio's are based on feedback we have received from the current foster home the dog is in. We can never guarantee how a transition will affect the dog. GBP is here to help make the transition as easy as possible but time + patience are also important when adopting a new PAL. Breed Mixes & Ages are a best guess and can not be guaranteed** ##1954572##
We'll also keep you updated on Ivy Lee's adoption status with email updates.
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Ivy Lee

Carolina Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 1 yr 5 mos
Saugus, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
IVY is a BEAUTIFUL 1 year old medium sized Shepherd mix!  She is crate trained, housebroken & dog friendly. She has very nice house manners and is quiet, subdued, calm and a little shy - she is a thinker and works through new situations slowly at her own pace. While she may be a tad shy, Ivy Lee’s calm, chilled out and thoughtful nature shines through as she navigates new experiences at her own pace She would make a great addition to a more low key home, with another friendly dog to be her BFF. 1 yo/40 lbs Shepherd mix crate trained & housebroken very dog friendly submissive + calm personality best as second dog in home for companionship ———————-fostered in Massachusetts - apply today please remember we are all volunteers, incomplete applications will not be processed If you are interested in adopting a GBP rescue PAL, please submit an application and we will reach out to you within 48 hours to start the approval process.  https://galsbestpal.com/adoption/ It’s ok if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, we are experts in matchmaking and can talk with you and figure out what PAL would be a good fit for your home!  If you would like to inquire about saving a life & becoming a FOSTER HERO, please fill out an application and a FOSTER HEROES TEAM volunteer will reach out to you to go over our lifesaving foster based rescue program! https://galsbestpal.com/foster/ To learn more about our mission, and to join our mailing list go to https://galsbestpal.com/ Follow us on FB and Instagram for extra photos, updates & videos of our available dogs. We are constantly posting new content every day!  Thank you for considering a rescue PAL, there are so many in need right now!  XO, THE GBP TEAM PS - Please keep in mind, our bio's are based on feedback we have received from the current foster home the dog is in. We can never guarantee how a transition will affect the dog. GBP is here to help make the transition as easy as possible but time + patience are also important when adopting a new PAL.   Breed Mixes & Ages are a best guess and can not be guaranteed** ##1971608##
We'll also keep you updated on AAA GENERAL ADOPTION APPLICATION's adoption status with email updates.
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AAA GENERAL ADOPTION APPLICATION

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female
Saugus, MA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
** If you are looking to ADOPT a rescue dog & haven't quite decided what you are actually looking for, but you are excited to work with us, please fill out a general adoption application & we will match you with a FANTASTIC DOG!! *** please remember we are all volunteers &  incomplete applications will not be processed Apply to FOSTER or ADOPT today & get approved to bring a dog home. It is a simple & easy process - help us save lives !   https://galsbestpal.com/adoption/  If you would like to inquire about saving a life & becoming a FOSTER HERO, please fill out an application and a FOSTER HEROES TEAM volunteer will reach out to you to go over our lifesaving foster based rescue program! https://galsbestpal.com/foster/ To learn more about our mission, and to join our mailing list go to https://galsbestpal.com/ Follow us on FB and Instagram for extra photos, updates & videos of our available dogs. We are constantly posting new content every day!  Thank you for considering a rescue PAL, there are so many in need right now!  XO, THE GBP TEAM PS - Please keep in mind, our bio's are based on feedback we have received from the current foster home the dog is in. We can never guarantee how a transition will affect the dog. GBP is here to help make the transition as easy as possible but time + patience are also important when adopting a new PAL. Breed Mixes & Ages are a best guess and can not be guaranteed** ##2009503##

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Northeast Animal Shelter, Inc

347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970

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Friends of Marbleheads Abandoned Animals

44 Village St., Marblehead, MA 01945

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City of Beverly Animal Services Dept

191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

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Friends of Beverly Animals

PO Box 3378, Beverly, MA 01915

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Gals Best Pal

Saugus, MA 01906

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Saving Grace for Dogs

Middleton, MA 01949

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Save-A-Heartbeat Kitty Rescue

Revere, MA 02151

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Animal Umbrella Inc.

320B Charger St., Revere, MA 02151

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Ipswich Humane Group Inc.

P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938

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Cape Ann Animal Aid

4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930

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