August 10, 2022

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Essex-Middle River Pets Who Need A Home: Buddy, Nellie, Buster & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Essex-Middle River community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

In the search for a lovable new companion, consider starting at a local shelter like The Maryland Spca, where Raven 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, 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, you might like Buddy, 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: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pitties And Purrs, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Buddy! I am a big, oversized puppy and I love, love, love every person I’ve ever met. I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Nellie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue, PO Box 65351, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie Sheep Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Nellie! I am a 5 year old, long haired border collie mix. I love blankets, walks, and hikes…” Learn more

  • Name: Buster
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue, PO Box 65351, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Buster needs to get out of PG county by Sunday 1/31 Buster is a sweet 4 year old pit mix,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella Bean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Requirements: Best suited to a home without any small children. Requirements: Will need extra enrichment, obedience training, and adequate exercise….” Learn more

  • Name: Raven
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sex: Female Age: Senior- 9 years old Energy Level: Low Preferred Handling: Tolerates being held Working On: Weight loss- she’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Petey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Description: “Requirements: Petey’s needs for extra mental and physical stimulation are significantly higher than the average dog. Requirements: Would do best…” Learn more

  • Name: Chase
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Requirements: Would do best in a quiet home- shy guy that’s not fond of loud noises or movements. No young…” Learn more

  • Name: Marcie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Medical Information: This old beauty is living with arthritis but seems to be doing well. Her condition should be managed…” Learn more

  • Name: Dusty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Requirements: Will need extra enrichment and exercise. Becomes quickly overstimulated. Best suited to a home without young children and without…” Learn more

  • Name: Blacksmith
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Requirements: Best suited to a home with calm & gentle children. Sex: Male Age: Young Adult- 2 1/2 years old…” Learn more

  • Name: Tonka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Maryland Spca, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Description: “Requirements: Must go to a home with no children. Requirements: Will need extra enrichment and exercise. Sex: Male Age: Adult-…” Learn more

  • Name: Raja
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Raja and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am a young,…” Learn more

  • Name: Walter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Allies Rescue Foundation Aarf, P.O. Box 6446, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Maltese
  • Description: “Hi – My name is Walter and I am a new member of the AARF family. I am a 13…” Learn more

  • Name: 0121-80 Mittens
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends In Harford County Inc, P.O. Box 258, Abingdon, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: 0121-67 Gloria
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends In Harford County Inc, P.O. Box 258, Abingdon, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: HSHC Rain
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Best Friends In Harford County Inc, P.O. Box 258, Abingdon, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rain is a stunning 5-year old tabby boy with huge green eyes. He is a big sweetheart who loves affection…” Learn more

  • Name: Serafina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Eight year old female $45” Learn more

  • Name: Amelia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Three year old female $95” Learn more

  • Name: Frost
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Two year old female $95” Learn more

  • Name: Aspen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cricket
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “One year old female $95” Learn more

  • Name: Otto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Harford County, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “One year old male $95” Learn more

  • Name: Durian (bonded with Elderberry)
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friends Of Rabbits, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Harlequin
  • Description: “DURIAN AND ELDERBERRY ARE A BONDED PAIR AND MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER! If you are in search of a pair…” Learn more

  • Name: Elderberry (bonded with Durian)
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Friends Of Rabbits, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American
  • Description: “ELDERBERRY AND DURIAN ARE A BONDED PAIR AND MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER! If you are in search of a pair…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “My name is Gracie, I’m a nine and a half year old German Shepherd looking for my retirement home. I’ve…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinker
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tabby
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  • Name: Cinnamon Sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Just like my name I’m a sweet girl once I warm up to you. I’ve been hanging out at the…” Learn more

  • Name: Dusty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m a sweet, senior that was surrendered due to no fault of my own. The shelter doesn’t have history of…” Learn more

  • Name: Stuffing
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Stuffing! I am a shy cat looking for a calm home to relax in. I mostly…” Learn more

  • Name: Dalton Sir
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “**INDOOR ONLY-WORKING CAT** Hi, my name is Dalton! I’m currently living in a free-roaming cat room with 6-8 other cats,…” Learn more

  • Name: Billy Sir
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “**INDOOR ONLY-WORKING CAT** Hi, my name is Billy! I don’t mind living with other kitties, in fact I came in…” Learn more

  • Name: Professor Buffington
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Professor Buffington is a nine year old, neutered male, buff orange and white tabby that tested positive for Feline Leukemia…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siamese Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Pumba. Unfortunately, my owners were no longer able to care for me. I’m not letting it…” Learn more

  • Name: Kitchen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**WORKING CAT** I’m NOT social with humans and will not allow anyone to touch me. I’m looking for placement through…” Learn more

  • Name: Green
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**WORKING CAT** Hi, my name is Green! The shelter staff are working with me currently and getting to know me….” Learn more

  • Name: Snowy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**WORKING CAT** Hi, my name is Snowy! The shelter staff are working with me currently and getting to know me….” Learn more

  • Name: Solar 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**WORKING CAT** I’m NOT social with humans and will not allow anyone to touch me. I’m looking for placement through…” Learn more

  • Name: Paca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “**WORKING CAT** I’m NOT social with humans and will not allow anyone to touch me. I’m looking for placement through…” Learn more

  • Name: Cedric
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello! I’m a big baby and love to meet new people. I came into the shelter as a stray so…” Learn more

  • Name: Shy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 manor rd, Baldwin, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “***Special Needs – Waived Adoption Fee*** Hi, my name is Shy! Don’t let my name fool you, I’m actually a…” Learn more

  • Name: Haley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Needful Souls Dog Rescue, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “No Phone calls please!! Haley came to us as an owner surrender from Houston, TX. Haley has lived with 2…” Learn more

  • Name: Nita
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Needful Souls Dog Rescue, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, German Spitz German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please read the full post before requesting an application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Little Nita (Little Bear in Native American…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Needful Souls Dog Rescue, Baltimore, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier Cairn Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please read this post in detail before requesting an adoption application! NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! Ziggy was picked up as…” Learn more

  • Name: Bart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fallston Animal Rescue Movement Inc, 2725 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Pug
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bart is a special needs senior looking for a very special home. When Bart came to FARM it didn’t take…” Learn more

  • Name: Earl Grey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rise Above Animal Rescue, Pasadena , MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Earl Grey loves affection, on his terms. We think he would make a great kitty for a quiet household. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Smeagol
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Leonidas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Jimmy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Kuro Shiro
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Penske
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Hope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Reed
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Nala
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Miss Pebbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Anne Arundel County Animal Care And Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville, MD
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more