Adorable Adoptable Pets Of The Week In The Wilmington Area

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world…

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Massachusetts, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for your new family pet, consider starting at a local facility like House Rabbit Network, where Dodger the rabbit 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.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Agent K
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bnrs Rock N Rescue, North Reading, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Setter Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Agent K is on a special mission in search of the perfect couch to call his own. Khaokokkloy goes by…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Lydia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Lydia Breed: Terrier mix Approximate Age: 2 years Approximate Weight: 30 lbs Sex: Female I am a bit of…” Learn more

  • Name: Remi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Remi Breed: Pit Bull mix Approximate Age: 9 years Approximate Weight: 57 lbs Sex: Female I am a sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Joy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Black Mouth Cur
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Joy Breed: Cur mix Approximate Age: 8 months Approximate Weight: 35 lbs Sex: Female I am a bit of…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Lee Breed: Mixed Breed Approximate Age: 4 months Approximate Weight: 25 lbs Sex: Male Adoption restrictions: RI, NH, CT&VT…” Learn more

  • Name: Virginia Claire
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff Tales Rescue, Chelmsford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Pomeranian
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello, I’m Virginia Claire and I am a sweet Southern Bell. My favorite thing to do is to hang out…” 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: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Lawrence, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST ~ PLZ DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ To adopt this special dog, please complete…” Learn more

  • Name: Cynthia
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dwarf Hamster
  • Description: “Cynthia is a very beautiful young hamster looking for a home that will respect her admirable tunneling and wheel running…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Luna is a sweet & spicy 3 year old calico who has been patiently waiting for her forever home! She…” Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Thor is a super handsome, extremely intelligent, 1 1/2 year old German Shepard who came into the shelter because his…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Milo is a handsome and loving young boy looking for a family that he can call his own. This shy…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “If you are interested in adopting please visit the shelter or you may inquire via email – [email protected] or call…” Learn more

  • Name: Remy
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Rat
  • Description: “Remy is a 8 month old male rat. He and his brother Lucky came to us because their owner could…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: BANANA
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chicken
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  • Name: ELLA
  • Species: Chicken
  • Location: Mspca At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chicken
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