Dog • Pit Bull Terrier • Adult • Male • Medium
Meet Forrest! Forrest is estimated to be roughly 1-2 years old and is approximately 60 lbs. He is suspected of having a congenital disease, Cerebellar hypoplasia. He would be best described as special needs. He has extremely large front paws and is known to crash into things, run not walk and fall. Oh Forrest. This sweet boy has stolen our hearts. Forrest came to us in early February after being bounced around the shelter system in Rhode Island. He had originally been found as a stray in Providence November of 2018. Forrest is VERY dog friendly. He attends day care routinely and has gained fuller functioning of his motor skills since entering the rescue several months ago. Forrest would do best in a home with another dog, preferably a dog that would be up for the challenge of being his friend. Sadly he is not suitable to live with children or cats. Forrest is neutered, up to date on vaccines, house trained and crate trained. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Forrest please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT FORREST:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Grey and White • Coat Length: Short • Special Needs: Congenital Disease
Cat • Domestic Short Hair • Senior • Female • Small
Meet Mama! Our longest resident! Mama is a former stray/semi feral cat that we have known for roughly 8 years!! She was a former colony cat at one of our feeding stations in Dorchester where we fed daily. Mama is called Mama because when we first came across her she had a tiny black kitten that followed her everywhere she went. Her kitten was taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston back in 2012 and found a home then. In April of 2017 we realized Mama was drastically losing weight, despite having a ravenous appetite. We took her in and sure enough she is diabetic. Since then her diabetes has been regulated and she is on insulin injections twice daily. She has adjusted to life indoors well but doesn't enjoy the company of dogs and most cats. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated felv/fiv negative and estimated to be roughly 8-9 years old, a young senior. Mama has been in our rescue for over 2 YEARS and has made tremendous strides. She allows a lot of handling which is required to give her insulin injections twice daily. She would still prefer to be an only pet but has shared her space successfully in the past with a calm foster cat. If you are interested in adopting Mama please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT MAMA:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Grey and White • Coat Length: Short • Special Needs: Diabetic
Dog • Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Male • Large
Meet Quinton! Quinton entered the shelter system back in November of 2016. He is roughly 60 lbs and 5-6 years old, vaccinated and neutered. For the past three years he has been overlooked, returned, made some bad decisions and set up for failure. Quinton has grown and matured tremendously since he was sprung from a rural shelter in 2016. He is good with large respectful dogs and older children but he's not fantastic. Quinton is far from bomb proof and not guaranteed to never react. Quinton's ideal home is as a companion dog in an adult only home, preferably as an only dog. He is a dog with very simple needs, but what he has never had is someone who wanted to do more than meet his basic needs. Quinton does not ask for much, and what you put into him you will get back 10 fold. A while back we said his ideal home would be with a truck driver. This past year we put our theory to practice and he went on multiple long distance road trips. His first trip he came back a changed dog- content, calm, and cooperative. He has spent the entire year of 2019 in our care. Quinton has proven he is finally READY for a place to call home. Please SHARE Quinton and if you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Quinton please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT QUINTON:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream and Apricot/Beige • Coat Length: Short
Dog • German Shepherd • Young • Female • Large
Meet Ellie! Ellie arrived here in May and has made significant progress the last several weeks in our care. Ellie is roughly 55 lbs and will be two years old this October. She REQUIRES another dog in her future home, preferably a good role model for her. Ellie seeks guidance and direction and easily engages in play with other dogs. Ellie requires an active home with shepherd savvy owners who are committed to training a working, high energery little lady like herself. She needs to continue to work on her confidence and is still even prone to fear peeing. Ellie needs her energy burned daily just to peel off her initial layer of anxiety/insecurities. Ellie is a smart girl who wants to please her handler and responds extremely well when on leash. She knows basic obedience, has great recall and enjoys structured walks with other dogs. If her needs are compromised she will easily regress back to barking, whining, pacing and circling Ellie who we met when she first arrived. Ellie is gorgeous, sweet, but work. She thrives on a routine, being active and boundaries in the home- as a start. Ellie will make someone very happy but she is not suitable for an inexperienced owner, her fear and insecurities could easily turn into liabilities if avoidance was practiced opposed to prioritizing training, confidence building and proper handling. Ellie is spayed, up to date on vaccines and even recently passed her cat test! If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Ellie please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ELLIE:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Brown/Chocolate, Black and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Medium
Dog • Great Pyrenees Mix • Young • Female • Large
Meet Archie! Archie is a 10-month-old 80 lb Great Pyrenees mix who is playful, goofy and very dog friendly! Archie requires a home with a canine companion, or two! Preferably a large young female who enjoys rough housing! Archie is a big boy and he's not done growing! He requires a fenced-in yard which would appropriately house his rough housing, running and wrestling. Archie does not require breed experience but would be best suited with an owner or family that has large breed experience. He is up to date on vaccines neutered and crate trained. He would do best with a family that is active, if he is not exercised he can become anxious when created and left for long periods of time. He has not been cat tested and due to his size and clumsiness we would say no little children. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Archie please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ARCHIE:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black, White/Cream and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Medium
Dog • Setter/Spaniel Mix • Senior • Female • Large
Meet Aria! Aria is a 9 year old 65 lbs setter/spaniel mix who entered the rescue in late August. Aria is more active than her face eludes and she is in great health! She went to our vet partners last week and the overall consensus was that she was "a nice dog" and her bloodwork came back great. Aria has been known to rough house with the best of them here, enjoy a daily walk or two and even chase a ball at top speed! Aria is dog friendly and would be suitable to live with older children. Aria is spayed, up to date on vaccines, crate trained, house trained and patiently waiting for a place to call home, just not retirement yet. If you are interested in meeting or potentially adopting Aria please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ARIA:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream, Brown/Chocolate and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Medium
Dog • Yorkie • Senior • Male • Small
Meet Brownie! Brownie is a 9-10 year old Yorkie who is one of the sweetest, most deserving little fellas we have ever had the pleasure of caring for. You can't help but instantly fall in love with him. Brownie is currently being fostered in Holland Ma with two large dogs. He has lived with several small dogs previously. He is certainly suitable to live with children. Brownie is scheduled to be neutered in October. He does mark in the house but wearing a belly band or diaper helps avoid accidents/marking. Once settled in a home his leg lifting is few and far between. From where we sit most older small dogs will pee in the house, so if this is a deal breaker please do not apply for Brownie. Brownie does have some vision issues and appears to be partially blind in one eye that has cataracts. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Brownie please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT BROWNIE:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream, Black and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Short