August 11, 2022

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Beacon Hill Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Rufus, Arthur, Lucy & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Beacon Hill community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new friend, consider checking out a local adoption center like A Place For Ace, where Stanley the dog 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Rufus, a Great Dane mix up for adoption. 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: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Dane German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Rufus is a 7 month old Great Dane mix with LOTS of energy. He is friendly, and happy to play…” 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

  • Name: BOB
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “BOB is an easy going hound mix that loves everyone he meets! He gets along great with other dogs and…” Learn more

  • Name: STANLEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “STANLEY is a 2.5 year old chihuahua mix that was rescued from a TX shelter. He can be very nervous…” Learn more

  • Name: CURIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “CURIE is a 50lb Shepherd mix that is very high energy. She will need an active home that will be…” Learn more

  • Name: Geoffrey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: Unknown Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Yes House trained:…” Learn more

  • Name: Starsky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Working on it House trained: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Nugget Bauer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: No Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mountain Cur Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Duke (Male) Breed: Pit Bull Mix Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Sinead OCollar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes, with proper intros Good with cats: No Good with kids: Yes, kids 10+ Crate trained: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Marley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes, with dog savvy cats…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Sato Project, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This handsome boy was rescued in Puerto Rico & is being fostered on Long Island, NY. *** We can transport…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Lola – Available for Adoption Lola AKA Lolie is a beautiful tortie kitty looking for a new…” Learn more

  • Name: Casey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Sandie & Casey – Available for Adoption Sandie & Casey are a bonded pair of female kittens…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bostons Forgotten Felines, Roslindale, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “COURTESY POST – Sandie & Casey – Available for Adoption Sandie & Casey are a bonded pair of female kittens…” 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: Sadie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Sadie Sadie is a six-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to QAS as an owner surrender along with her housemate, Tessa….” Learn more

  • Name: BUDDY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Buddy is a happy, friendly dude! He is a bit nervous with new people and surroundings, so he is looking…” Learn more

  • Name: INDIGO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Description: “Indigo is an elegant and calm feline. He adores and needs to go home with his litter-mate, Secret. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: MAGIC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This is Magic. She is 4 years old and finds the shelter to be a little too much! Although nervous…” Learn more

  • Name: ATLAS
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Atlas is a fun, confident guy that is ready for adventure! Atlas may possibly be hard of hearing and will…” Learn more

  • Name: BLAZE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Blaze is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know him, but we will be sure…” Learn more

  • Name: MISS KITTY TOO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Miss Kitty Too is a shy gal looking for a quiet home to call her own. She will come out…” Learn more

  • Name: DANDY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dandy is looking for a loving forever family! We are still getting to know him, but we will be sure…” 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: Little Nugget Naz
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet sweet nugget Naz from Miami Beach. Naz suffered a traumatic injury and is now a tripod (missing on of…” Learn more

  • Name: Terrific Teddy and Bear
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Teddi and Bear two bonded brothers from the beach of Miami. These two boys are lucky as over 1,500…” Learn more

  • Name: Dr Cornelia Cloud
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws4survival Rescue Inc, Randolph, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Maltese
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Surprised we are posting Dr Cornelia Cloud, she is very near and dear to our heart. On Dec 5th, she…” Learn more

  • Name: Lenny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pals Animal Life Savers, Salem, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Lenny is a friendly, playful two-year old all gray tabby male. Lenny is a playful boy.Every PALS cat and kitten…” 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: 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: Polly and Gloria
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Beverly Animals, 24 Middle St., Beverly, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Polly and Gloria – 2 older sibling puppies Polly, lots of white/black/tan – 37 Lbs. and Gloria, black/tan/some white -…” Learn more

  • Name: Solitaire
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Beverly Animals, 24 Middle St., Beverly, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This is Solitaire. She is beautiful and soft and will even purr for you. She is fearful and prefers to…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo/adoption pending
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Maine Coon Mix
  • Description: “Here we are in the coldest days of winter. Wouldn’t you love to have a long, warm coat like Milo…” Learn more

  • Name: Peppermint Patty/adoption pending
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Peppermint Patty doesn’t want to talk about diets so we have to sneak ads for WW under her pillow. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Beauty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Beauty is about 4 years old and very very shy. We would call he rpainfully shy but so sweet. If…” Learn more

  • Name: Jamieson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Jameison is around 2-4 years old and was originally a stray. He is a little shy at first but once…” Learn more

  • Name: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Description: “Dexter is a 12 year old Husky/Beagle mix who is looking for an adult only home without small pets or…” Learn more

  • Name: Ella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Portuguese Podengo
  • Description: “Ella is an approximately 2-4 year old Podengo who is painfully shy. She is currently in a foster home and…” Learn more

  • 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