Adopt A Pet From Lexington Area Shelters: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Lexington…

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Lexington community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter or organization. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like The Cat Connection, where Connie 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 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 Dutch, a Hound 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: Dutch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Dutch came to NECR from a county shelter in Virginia where hounds are plentiful and not easily adopted. He’s about…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Coonhound Rescue, P.O. Box 326, Lexington, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Foxhound
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Gabe, a young hound mix from Virginia who is blind. The vet says he has detached retinas although it…” Learn more

  • Name: ROCKY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Rottweiler Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “ROCKY is a young Rottweiler mix, about 90 pounds. This boy is super sweet and adores people! He LOVES water…” Learn more

  • Name: JOEY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Best Friends Furever, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Joey Is a one year old hound, about 65 to 70 pounds This boy is super sweet and adores people!…” Learn more

  • Name: Connie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Cat Connection, P.O. Box 541435, Waltham, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “We would like you to meet Connie. This gentle, little love bug is looking for a forever family who is…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Lucy is a gorgeous 1-year old girl who was rescued from the outdoors with her kittens. She is loving the…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoey
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, New Zealand
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  • Name: Urthwhyte
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “If you ever wanted to love a live cotton ball . . . here is your chance. Ideally he will…” Learn more

  • Name: Hannah
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Spot
  • Description: “Hello, this is Hannah. Shes a super friendly and laid back bunny. Hannah loves getting a head rub & interacting…” Learn more

  • Name: Kira
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Mini Rex
  • Description: “I am a super sweet girl and probably the softest bunny you have ever met. I am very affectionate and…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokey RoBunson
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mini Rex
  • Description: “Smokey is a little shy at first but really enjoys being pet by her humans. She prefers her feet on…” Learn more

  • Name: Dodger
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, English Spot
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  • Name: Snow Drop
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dwarf
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  • Name: Bixby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Bixby and I cut a very dashing figure with my Tuxedo good-looks and cropped ear. The volunteers…” Learn more

  • Name: Michelangelo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Michelangelo and I am a very handsome, 5 year-old, dark grey tabby male. I grew with my…” Learn more

  • Name: Raymond and Ronnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our names are Raymond and Ronnie. We are 9 week-old brother and sister looking for a home. If you can’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscotti
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Biscotti and I’m a 2 yr old female. I have a litter of kittens and I finished…” Learn more

  • Name: Felini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Felini and I am a handsome 2-year-old male cat (and I know it because I love…” Learn more

  • Name: Kirby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Kirby and I am a 2 year-old, super chunky, dapper, classically handsome, tuxedo boy. I grew up…” Learn more

  • Name: Indy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Indy and I am a 3 yr old female. I’m a real friendly girl who enjoys being…” Learn more

  • Name: Batman and Robin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Our names are Batman and robin and we are 12 week old brothers. We are very friendly and playful. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Ravenclow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “I’m Ravenclaw, a seal point Siamese mix. My story doesn’t have a great start. I was abandoned and left to…” Learn more

  • Name: Babe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, foster home, Watertown, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Babe is a stunning 5 year old dilute torbie and white girl who lost her home when her human went…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady Whistledown
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting from Gifford please fill out our adoption application at https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/GIFF/Cat” Learn more

  • Name: Letty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Snack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Soup and Snack are timid but sweet siblings who must be adopted together. They are looking for a quiet home…” Learn more

  • Name: Patchez
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Frodo Baggins
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Frodo Baggins is social and does well with cats and dogs.” Learn more

  • Name: MiMi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mi Mi is a young cat with a lot of energy and a big personality packed into a small body….” Learn more

  • Name: Soup
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Soup and Snack are timid but sweet siblings who must be adopted together. They are looking for a quiet home…” Learn more

  • Name: Queen Sheba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home, 30 Undine Road, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
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  • Name: Mallory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile at www.blackcatrescue.com/adoption! Do not contact through this…” Learn more

  • Name: Callie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “To adopt this cat from Black Cat Rescue, please fill out a profile at www.blackcatrescue.com/adoption! Do not contact through this…” Learn more

  • Name: Tori and Leona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Tori & Leona!!!!! Tori and Leona are a pair of young bonded sisters that must be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Shadow is a big, friendly 11-year-old boy with an even bigger personality. Despite the heartbreak of being abandoned and betrayed…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Joy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Joy is an engaging little girl, about ten months old. Like most cats, she’s a bit shy with people…” Learn more

  • Name: Cato and Miss Kitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cato and Miss Kitty are a bonded pair, approximately six-eight years old. We asked them if they’re siblings, but they…” Learn more

  • Name: Relation
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “If there were a contest for World’s Friendliest Cat, one-year-old Relation would surely be a finalist. Once upon a time,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookies-N-Creme
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cornucopia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Satine 2
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Satine, a 2yo, beautiful, friendly gal with a glossy, soft white coat and black tail was a pregnant rescue taken…” Learn more

  • Name: Finca
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi I’m Finca, born on a farm with lots of cats for buddies. I’m just a year old now and…” Learn more

  • Name: Nicky Fallica
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Nicky is a very vocal, sweet and loving girl. She is quite the attention seeker! Whether it is a lap…” Learn more

  • Name: Peony Gray
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Hello I am Peony Gray. At age 17 I know what I want: a friendly person and a lap to…” Learn more

  • Name: Broccoli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Broccoli is a handsome, chirpy, curious cat who likes to be near you wherever you are. He’s a big boy…” Learn more

  • Name: Mara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “My name is Mara, I was rescued with a litter of kittens who quickly went on to forever homes but…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily Fallica
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “Lily is a sweet, loving and docile lady with a lot to give! She loves to be brushed, talked to…” Learn more

  • Name: Zucchini
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Twizzler
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I’m Twizzler named after the black licorice candy and just as sweet. I came to PAWS with a bad wound…” Learn more

  • Name: Imogene
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Imogene (Gigi for short) is a sweet and affectionate 9 year old, gray with white markings and declawed front paws….” Learn more

  • Name: Cato
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Billerica Cat Care Coalition, P.O. Box 141, North Billerica, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Cato and Katniss are a bonded pair. Their owner must now return them to BCCC due to changes in the…” Learn more

  • Name: Katniss
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Billerica Cat Care Coalition, P.O. Box 141, North Billerica, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Katniss and Cato are a bonded pair. Their owner must now return them to BCCC due to changes in the…” Learn more

  • Name: Hunny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Place For Ace, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Dachshund Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “HUNNY Dachshund Chi Mix Brindle Female 1.5 years 12lbs Hunny is looking for her forever home! Could it be with…” Learn more

  • Name: Indie and Parker
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitten Nuggets, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Indie and Parker are looking for their perfect forever home TOGETHER! My rescue currently has several bonded pairs of adoptable…” Learn more

  • Name: Oakley and Carver
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitten Nuggets, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Oakley and Carver are looking for their perfect forever home TOGETHER! My rescue currently has several bonded pairs of adoptable…” Learn more