August 11, 2022

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Acton Pets Who Need A Home: Rod, Howdy, Peggy & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the Acton community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Acton and environs are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider looking around at a local shelter like Save A Dog, where P Kittens the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Rod, a Pit Bull Terrier up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Rod
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Rod is a happy boy who is looking for his forever home. He is alittle over 6 months old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Howdy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Smooth Fox Terrier Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Howdy has lived his whole life on and off a chain without shelter until our partners in Louisiana stepped in….” Learn more

  • Name: Peggy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Peggy is a one year old spayed female cat who is ready for her forever home. She’s small, only 8…” Learn more

  • Name: Birch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Birch is big male cat who is neutered. He is 3 yrs old, friendly, laid back guy that loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: P kittens
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Save A Dog, 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “The P kittens are are 15 weeks old female kitties who came here in search of a new home. Peggy…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie Mae
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Diamond Dogs Rescue, Billerica, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Mastiff Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Gracie Mae….she’s a giant lap dog that wants nothing more than to be cuddled and part of a family…” Learn more

  • Name: Mac
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Diamond Dogs Rescue, Billerica, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mac was rescued from a high kill shelter in North Carolina. Taken to the shelter as an intentional stray, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Lark
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Billerica Cat Care Coalition, P.O. Box 141, North Billerica, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! I am Lark and I was born in 2017. I am a long, black and white neutered male DSH…” Learn more

  • Name: Zelda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittielove Rescue Inc, Framingham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. PittieLove Rescue, Inc. a 501c3 orgainization is an…” Learn more

  • Name: Fergie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittielove Rescue Inc, Framingham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. PittieLove Rescue, Inc. a 501c3 orgainization is an…” Learn more

  • Name: Cliff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST ~ PLZ DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ To adopt this special dog, please complete…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Ruby is a sweet but shy 10 year old lady, who came into us after her owner passed away. Ruby…” Learn more

  • Name: Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kitty is a 10 year old handsome guy looking for a new home to call his own. Kitty can be…” Learn more

  • Name: Khaleesi
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dove
  • Description: “Khaleesi is a very lovely young dove that we are estimating to be about 2 years old. She came to…” Learn more

  • Name: Utah
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dove
  • Description: “Meet Utah! She is a very sweet 1 year old guinea pig who just finished her time on pregnancy watch…” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bailey is a very sweet and loving 1 year old girl who would make a great addition to any family….” Learn more

  • Name: John Snow
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dove
  • Description: “John Snow is a young, grey ring neck dove that we are estimating to be about 2 years old. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Rat
  • Description: “We are so excited to finally introduce our special friend, 6month old Doc! If anyone remembers a few months ago…” Learn more

  • Name: DaVinci
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Description: “DaVinci is an 8 year old independent fellow who likes everything to be done on ‘his terms’. Originally, he came…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeeves
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Jeeves- an active and loving eight year old cat who enjoys people, attention, petting, being held like a baby…” Learn more

  • Name: Misfit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Misfit is a very loving 5 year old girl who is bursting with personality. She is one of the more…” Learn more

  • Name: Flash
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Flash! This 1 and a half year old boy is looking for his new home. Flash came to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Schnitzel
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, New Zealand
  • Description: “Schnitzel is a young male rabbit who is looking for a new family to come scoop him up and bring…” Learn more

  • Name: Molly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Dog Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 2072, Natick, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Posted: 01/30/21 Molly is a 7 1/2 yr old sweetie who looks like a Lab mix. She is spayed, microchipped…” Learn more

  • Name: Butterfly and Doodlebug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Off The Rocks Animal Rescue, Wellesley, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Butterfly (female) and Doodlebug (male), two 7 month old tabbies from St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Doodlebug…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Looking for an adopter for our sweet (temporarily) special needs gal Lucy. Lucy is 8 years old. She is super…” Learn more

  • Name: Timmy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Timmy is 2 years old. He is (understandably) having a tough time adjusting. He is still very shy and scared….” Learn more

  • Name: Nani
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nani is an adorable, round faced brown tabby. Nani is a shy boy with a very sweet demeanor once he…” Learn more

  • Name: Garfunkel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Happy Tails Pet Rescue, 14 Pine Road, Hudson, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**Garfunkel has a chronic nasal issue he is looking for an adopter who is ok with his occassion runny nose…” Learn more

  • Name: Bali and Ben! Playful puppies!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Bali and Ben! Playful and sweet puppies ! Hi! We are Bali and Ben! We are 12 week old puppies!…” Learn more

  • Name: Bongo and Bailey, Playful and sweet Puppies!!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Playful puppies! We are Bongo and Bailey! We are mixed breed 12 weeks old puppies. We are playful, sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Brodie TerrierX 6mths application&appointment
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Shelter Inc, Sterling, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Supporters and Recurring Giving Donors will be put on our VIP Application List Adoption Costs and other important information. No…” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baypath Humane Society Of Hopkinton Inc, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Meet Sadie! This gorgeous lady cannot wait to meet her new family! She loves people and is happiest when she…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baypath Humane Society Of Hopkinton Inc, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Hazel! Hazel is a young, spunky, and friendly kitten. Unfortunately Hazel has a bad habit. She chews wires and…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baypath Humane Society Of Hopkinton Inc, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Meet Charlie! This handsome guy is ready to meet his new family! Charlie and an active and fun guy who…” Learn more

  • Name: Shawshank
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shawshank is part of a bonded pair and cannot be adopted as a single cat.” Learn more

  • Name: Selene
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Selene is a quiet and cat friendly 3 year old looking for a calm home. She must be adopted with…” Learn more

  • Name: Samba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Samba is a playful, timid young cat. He gets along well with other cats.” Learn more

  • Name: Ita
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ita is a sweet, playful, and cat friendly cat. She must be adopted with Selene.” Learn more

  • Name: Rosemary
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi all! My name’s Rosemary and my foster moms think I am the cleverest kitty they’ve ever met! I was…” Learn more

  • Name: Taylor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Taylor and I am an adorable 6-month-old kitten. I am very sweet and loving. I will…” Learn more

  • Name: Cece
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Cece and I am a 2 year old female. I’m a very friendly and lovable girl. My…” Learn more

  • Name: Buck
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Operation Delta Dog Inc, Hollis, NH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hello World! My name is Buck and I am looking for an exceptional home! I am about a year and…” Learn more

  • Name: Justine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Justine! She is about 7 mo old, 30 pounds, and she looks like she has some Lab in her…” Learn more

  • Name: Black Beauty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Black Beauty! She is about 5 mo old, 44 pounds, and she looks like she has some Lab in…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Lucy! She is about 2 years old, 40 pounds, and looks like she has some hound in her mix….” Learn more

  • Name: Purr A Lot and Sushi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Purr A Lot and Sushi!!!!!! Purr A Lot and Sushi were rescued from the same home. The…” Learn more

  • Name: Sabala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bnrs Rock N Rescue, North Reading, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sabala! Sweet Sabala was rescued from the streets of Phuket, Thailand by our amazing rescue partner Soi Dog. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Timothy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bnrs Rock N Rescue, North Reading, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Timothy! Timothy is a sweet, 6 1/2 year old neutured shepherd mix weighing around 55 lbs. While Timothy will…” Learn more

  • Name: Yayoki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bnrs Rock N Rescue, North Reading, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Yayoki! Yayoki is a sweet, affectionate little lady looking for a family to call her own! Yayoki loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: MERLIN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “A398558 Merlin Lab Mix 5 months Old Neutered Male Meet Merlin! This young, handsome guy is looking for a family…” Learn more

  • Name: CURRY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “A361508 Gray Tabby with White / Medium Hair Neutered Male 3 years old Meet this delicious cat named Curry. This…” Learn more

  • Name: DALTON
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mspca Boston Animal Care And Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “A398557 Dalton Lab Mix Neutered Male 2 Years Did somebody say snacks?? Dalton is a gorgeous boy with a huge…” Learn more

  • Name: ARTHUR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “ARTHUR Arthur is a 4 year old Shepherd mix. He is very smart ! He knows sit and shake and…” Learn more

  • Name: LUCY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “LUCY Lucy is a one year old lab mix . She likes other dog’s but would do best as an…” Learn more