May 28, 2022

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Portsmouth Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Niko, Dax, Malcolm & More

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Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the Portsmouth community at the same time? Perhaps it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, facilities in the Portsmouth area have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

In the search for a new friend, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Potter League For Animals, where Gina 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 permanent homes.

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 Niko, a Husky 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: Niko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Can you stand that face?! Niko is a handsome 1.5 yr old Husky looking for a home who knows and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Anatolian Shepherd Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Description: “Let’s get one thing out in the open first: Dax is a 7 months old, 70 pound hurricane. But the…” Learn more

  • Name: Malcolm
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Malcolm is a handsome man with striking marks and a laid back personality. It’s hard to tell if he prefers…” Learn more

  • Name: Robbie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Robbie here is a wonderful and sweet tempered man. He’s very shy when you first walk in to meet him….” Learn more

  • Name: Gina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “The more we get to know Gina, the more we fall in love. Gorgeous Gina is an independent mature lady…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shar-Pei
  • Description: “This adorable Shar Pei is Chloe and she is super sweet. Chloe was a little nervous when she first arrived,…” Learn more

  • Name: Morris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Puddle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cenla Alliance For Animals, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Puddle is a female Lab Mix. She weighs just over 50 lbs. She is approximately 4 years old. She lived…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy True
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cenla Alliance For Animals, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Wirehaired Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lucy is a young 1-2 yr old Wire Hair Terrier Mix that was dumped at a lawn care company in…” Learn more

  • Name: Zola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Lab, Newport, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Black Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Oh, where do I begin with my precious girl Zola? She has so many beautiful sides to her that are…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinsel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Lab, Newport, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Chocolate Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tinsel is a love! He adores his person and everyone he meets. He wags and leans in for pets. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Elsa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Elsa and I’m almost 2 years old (as of February 2021). The people at the shelter think…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky and Rory Inseparable Bonded Pair
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Project Spay Inc, PO Box 445, Swansea, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Rocky and his Son Rory who are both Handsome Domestic Short Hair adults who are inseparable and must be…” Learn more

  • Name: Rolo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Seriously how many dogs let you do this to them – dress them up in all kinds of outfits? He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Clarice
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Clarice was found living in a tent community in the south where she was loved and had lots of socialization…” Learn more

  • Name: Sundae
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Sundae – as sweet as an ice cream treat with a cherry on top! This little one’s sad beginnings in…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ten Lives Cat Rescue, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We are thrilled to introduce the newest graduate from our Forgotten Felines program, Goldie! Goldie has made tremendous progress with…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ten Lives Cat Rescue, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “We are excited to introduce Lily! This gorgeous girl is approximately 1 year old and is looking for a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Scooter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ten Lives Cat Rescue, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Scooter is looking for a loving, quiet home to live out his golden years! This calm and affectionate boy is…” Learn more

  • Name: Scooby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Dane Hound Mix
  • Description: “ARRIVING IN NEW ENGLAND 2-6-21 Scooby, like so many, was a stray in Memphis who was lucky that some volunteers…” Learn more

  • Name: Homer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Homer was a stray on the streets of Memphis like so many others but he was lucky in that he…” Learn more

  • Name: Jules
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ten Lives Cat Rescue, Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “Jules is so excited to say she is ready for adoption! This sweet girl is a 7 year old beautiful…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midnight Run Rescue, East Greenwich, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Bloodhound German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Lady is Up for Adoption! She is a 10 month old – Bloodhound/GSD Mix She is a big girl about…” Learn more

  • Name: Derpy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Midnight Run Rescue, East Greenwich, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello, My name is Derpy , Im a female kitty almost 10 months old. Derpy is a cool funny and…” Learn more

  • Name: Florida. Arizona. Cecelia. Sally. Alaska.
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Midnight Run Rescue, East Greenwich, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi!! We are 13 week old Lab Mixes. We are excited to go to our new homes. Please check all…” Learn more

  • Name: Wolfie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Exeter Animals, 169 South County Trl, Exeter, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Wolfie is a handsome orange and white kitty at the Exeter Animal Shelter. He is about 1 years old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hercules
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Exeter Animals, 169 South County Trl, Exeter, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Description: “Hercules is a handsome Siamese kitty at the Exeter Animal Shelter. He is about 2 years old and feral. He…” Learn more

  • Name: ARLO aka Chug
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Just Doodles And Friends Rescue, West Warwick, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Pug Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet ARLO , aka Chug in Rhode Island MUST HAVE a FENCED yard I AM A SMALL ADORABLE funny, cuddly,…” Learn more

  • Name: Starr – Coming Soon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Handsome Dans Rescue For Pit Bull Type Dogs, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Great Dane Mix
  • Description: “Starr is a resident of PARL and a participant in Handsome Dan’s Rescue’s Shelter Dog Enrichment Program. She is cute…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Providence Animal Control, 200 Terminal Rd, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Hello there, I am at PAC because my human couldn’t take care of me anymore and I loved him very…” Learn more

  • Name: Shelby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Providence Animal Control, 200 Terminal Rd, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there! I was found as a stray in someone’s basement and I was well on my way to having…” Learn more

  • Name: Maxwell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Providence Animal Control, 200 Terminal Rd, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Maxwell or “Max”is a sweet neutered male tan and white 38 pound 2-3 year old pitty lab mix . He…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty & Wilma
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: East Providence Animal Control Center, 62 Commercial Way, East Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Say hello to Betty and Wilma, two sweet sisters who’ve been living a life of adventure together since the Stone…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruggles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws New England, East Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Quiet country/suburban home sought for sweet dog!! Ruggles is a sweet, loving and snuggly dog who was rescued by his…” Learn more

  • Name: Marion HappyDays
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Carolina Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 2 Months (as of 1/24/2021) Weight: ~ 8 lbs (as of 1/24/2021) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up…” Learn more

  • Name: Caesars Casino
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2 months (as of 01/23/21) Weight: 5.8 lbs (as of 01/23/21) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bellagio Casino
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Jack Russell Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2 months (as of 01/23/21) Weight: 8.7 lbs (as of 01/23/21) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Great Dane Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: ~ 2 years (as of 01/20/21) Weight: 91.6 lbs (as of 01/20/21) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up…” Learn more

  • Name: Leppard 80s Baby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Bulldog Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Age: 5 weeks (as of 01/15/21) Weight: 4 lbs (as of 01/10/21) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Denver Lonestar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 3 months (DOB 10/16/2020) Weight: all puppies in litter between 16.7-22.7 lbs. (as of 1/2/2021) This dog has been…” Learn more

  • Name: San Antonio Lonestar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, PO BOX 498, Wakefield, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 3 months (DOB 10/16/2020) Weight: all puppies in litter between 16.7-22.7 lbs. (as of 1/2/2021) This dog has been…” Learn more

  • Name: Maria
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Weimaraner
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  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
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  • Name: Montana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Plott Hound
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  • Name: Eleanor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
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  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Learn more

  • Name: Eddie Munster
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Learn more

  • Name: Hanna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Henna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Rescue Rhode Island, 506 B Curtis Corner Rd, South Kingstown, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Severus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6111, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Severus is 2 year old Rottweiler coming to us from Friends of Glocester Animal Shelter. He’s a sweet boy who…” Learn more

  • Name: Trunks
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6111, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “What can we say about Trunks? He is one handsome and equally awesome dog. Trunks is 2.5 years old, is…” Learn more

  • Name: Brosco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6111, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Brosco came to us from Providence Animal Control. Brosco is about 3 years old and is a bulldog mix. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoebe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pawswatch Adoptable Cats, Rumford, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Phoebe! She is one spectacular kitten! Solid black except for the very tips of her front toes (white) as…” Learn more

  • Name: Paige
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pawswatch Adoptable Cats, Rumford, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Paige! Very shy but loves to explore. Had difficulty getting a picture of her because she’s a ham, whenever…” Learn more

  • Name: Piper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pawswatch Adoptable Cats, Rumford, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Piper! Strikingly beautiful older kitten who is very shy, but once she gets to know you, you’ll have a…” Learn more

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