Melrose Area Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Petey & More

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on…

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, shelters in Melrose and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Massachusetts — many of whom are located in your area. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider checking out a local adoption center like Melrose Humane Society, where Stevie 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 put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Cato and Katniss, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Cato and Katniss
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Cato and Katniss!!! We’re cross posting these two cats to that we can find the perfect home…” Learn more

  • Name: Petey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Say Hello to Petey!!!!! Petey was “surrendered” when someone brought Petey into PetSmart to be surrendered. We offered to help…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Kitty and Cato
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, 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: Sparky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Sparky!!!!!! Sparky’s owner passed away without any family members. This meant that Sparky was now homeless. A…” Learn more

  • Name: Stevie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Stevie!!!! Stevie was abandoned in a cat carrier that someone found. Stevie was pretty chilled for being…” Learn more

  • Name: Rorary
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Say Hello to Rorary!!!!! Rorary was surrendered due to a landlord changing his mind. The owner of Rorary moved to…” Learn more

  • Name: Buttermilk
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Buttermilk!!!! Buttermilk and his companion Blossom were surrendered due to the owner going into nursing care. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Panya and Sanura
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Say Hello to Panya and Sanura!!!!!! Panya and Sanura were rescued from a multi cat home. These girls are very…” Learn more

  • Name: Obi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Say Hello to Obi!!!!! Obi was surrendered when his owner was put into nursing care. No one in the family…” Learn more

  • Name: Zahara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Say Hello to Zahra!!!! Zahra is the 3rd sister in the multi cat home. Zahra is always in the thick…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Max!!!! Max is being surrendered due to landlord not allowing cats in the new home. Max is…” Learn more

  • Name: Panther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Melrose Humane Society, PO Box 760668, Melrose, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Say Hello to Panther!!! Panther was one of the last cats rescued from the multi cat home. Panther is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Bitty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “”Itty Bitty is a shy but sweet 17 y/o boy, who matches his name since he weighs in at 7.5…” Learn more

  • Name: Serrano
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Serrano is a playful 1 yr old who started life in a barn but has adapted to his new indoor…” Learn more

  • Name: Sydney
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “I’m Sydney, a 14 year old calico and my favorite place in the whole world will be your lap. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Sarah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Sarah and I am a very pretty eight week old female calico. I am extremely friendly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Berringer
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Berringer is super laid back. She’s also a but of a diva when it comes to her food. She has…” Learn more

  • Name: Flash
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Flash and I am a 1 yr old male cat. I lost my home and am very…” Learn more

  • Name: Doug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “My name is Doug and if you can resist my sweet face, you’re doing better than the volunteers who have…” Learn more

  • Name: Panther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Panther and I am a handsome 1 year old male cat. Don’t let the name fool you:…” Learn more

  • Name: Robin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “My name is Robin and I’m 8 weeks old. The volunteers always had to watch out for me because I…” Learn more

  • Name: Teckle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Tackle. I’m a four-year-old gal who might be a little skittish at first, but the moment I get…” Learn more

  • Name: June
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Hello, I’m June. My brother, Flag was recently posted here yet he ousted me for being a being a bit…” Learn more

  • Name: Meow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Meow, meow, meow, meow. Mee-owww! Hi, meet Meow! Meow is a super friendly lady at two years old and loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Bixby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitty Connection Inc, 6 Cudworth St, Medford, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Bixby. I always dress sharp in my tuxedo coat. I’m kinda like Batman where no matter what I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Clover
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • 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: Smokey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Black Cat Rescue, Somerville, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • 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: Coriolis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woburn Feral Cat Coalition, P.O. Box 3127, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Corialis is a very sweet, affectionate, goofy girl. She loves attention and craves it. She needs a home where she…” Learn more

  • Name: Maddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woburn Feral Cat Coalition, P.O. Box 3127, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Maddy is a beautiful girl., She was rescued just in the nick of time. She is very grateful to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Florida White
  • Description: “I am a shy and reserved girl who is slowly coming out of my shell. I am very sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Lop Eared
  • Description: “Honey is a quiet sweet bunny who loves pets and loves attention she’s a Binky wiggler when she’s happy. She’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “I am a little fuzzy ball of sass. True to my lionhead breed I am very particular about my space…” Learn more

  • Name: Magnolia
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, New Zealand
  • Description: “Magnolia is a gently giant. She is a sweet girl that loves pats and attention. Magnolia is curious, always checking…” Learn more

  • Name: Gamora
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Flemish Giant
  • Description: “Gamora is a beautiful girl looking for her furever home. She is a Flemish Giant weighing in at 8.8 LBS….” Learn more

  • Name: Lotus
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dutch
  • Description: “Lotus is a petite little flower looking for her furever home. She is a beautiful Dutch will gorgeous tan and…” Learn more

  • Name: Magpie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Rex
  • Description: “Mr. Magpie is a handsome Rex who has that beautiful Rex fur. He is 5.5 pounds and would be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Frida, sweet, mellow and shy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rocios Rescues, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Frida, loving, mellow and shy Hi! My name is Frida. I am a 5 year old, 45 lbs sweetheart. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Spots & Stripes
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Broken Tail Rescue, 160 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Spots and Stripes forever! This adorable bonded pair are ready to celebrate their independence in a new loving home. All…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes, dog savvy cats Good with kids: Unknown, likely yes Crate trained: Mostly…” Learn more

  • Name: Milo Bates
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Yes House trained: Working…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes Good with kids: Yes Crate trained: Yes House trained: Working on it…” Learn more

  • Name: Cain Big Poppa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Name: Cain Big Poppa (Male) Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats:…” Learn more

  • Name: Bandit Bates
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Unknown, likely yes Good with kids: Unknown, likely yes Crate trained: Yes House…” Learn more

  • Name: Itsy Bitsy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope K9 Rescue, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Adoptable in: MA, RI, NH, CT, and VT Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes, dog savvy cats Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Davy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Davy is a 4.5 month old puppy that loves to play with other dogs. He is from a litter of…” Learn more

  • Name: Kleo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Kleo is a 4 month old beautiful mixed breed girl that was surrendered to our rescue affiliates in Tennessee along…” Learn more

  • Name: Jamal
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Jamal is a handsome 4 month old boy that is from a litter of 7. He was brought to our…” Learn more

  • Name: Dusty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Dusty is a 3 month old 35 pound male mixed breed puppy. He is from a litter of 7 puppies…” Learn more

  • Name: Josie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Josie is from a litter of 7 pups. Their mom was abandoned and pregnant. A foster home kept her until…” Learn more

  • Name: Mason
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Mason an d his 4 sisters were surrendered to our rescue partner in Tennessee. Mson is 4 months old and…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Pomeranian
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pepper is a 10+ year old 20 pound senior that was surrendered to us though no fault of his own….” Learn more

  • Name: Mya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Mya and her 5 siblings were surrendered to our rescue partner in Tennessee. Mya is a sweet, gentle girl who…” Learn more

  • Name: Maya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Shultzs Guest House, PO Box 8491, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Maya is one of 5 puppies that were surrendered to our rescue partner in Tennessee. She is roughly 4 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Stanley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet our boy Stanley, heis a Mainer through and through! I am wicked excited that someone will hopefully adopt me…” Learn more

  • Name: Marianne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws From Afar, Boston, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello world, I am Marianne, is a proud Mainer! I am wicked excited that someone will hopefully adopt me soon….” Learn more