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Published on March 20, 2020
Looking to adopt a pet? Here are 5 delightful doggies to adopt now in BostonPhotos: Petfinder

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of delightful doggies up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Boston, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Little Rascal, rat terrier mix

Little Rascal is a charming male rat terrier mix being cared for at Last Hope K9 Rescue.

Little Rascal likes to socialize, and he gets along well with other dogs. His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered. He's already house-trained.

Little Rascal's current caretakers say:

Family or single, a home where he's not left alone all day would be best. He likes to cuddle and nap, but is also playful with another dog. He would be fine with kids. Does well on a leash. Rascal is a smart boy, he sits for treats and is very affectionate. 

Read more about Little Rascal on Petfinder.

Shelby, Basset hound and Staffordshire bull terrier mix

Shelby is an adorable female Basset hound and Staffordshire bull terrier mix being kept at A Place for Ace.

Shelby loves other dogs. She is looking for a cat-free forever home. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. Shelby is already spayed and vaccinated.

From Shelby's current caretaker:

Shelby is a cute pittie mix. She is very unique looking and is a low rider. She is about three years old and weighs 50 lbs. she lives with other dogs in her foster home and does well with them. 

Apply to adopt Shelby today at Petfinder.

Bear, shepherd mix

Bear is a handsome male shepherd mix currently housed at Last Hope K9 Rescue.

Bear loves cats and dogs. Bear is looking for a home without small children. He already has had all of his shots, and he is neutered. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. Bear is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.

From Bear's current caretaker:

Bear is very sweet and is a loving dog. He listens well and wants to please, although he occasionally slips up and tries to steal food thats within reach. He is very motivated and loves treats (he's great at catching them, too!) 

Read more about Bear on Petfinder.

Nigel, feist mix

Nigel is a sweet male feist mix being kept at Last Hope K9 Rescue.

Nigel is a social butterfly — he's happy to keep company with other dogs. Nigel is neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Notes from Nigel's caretakers:

Nigel is a very sweet boy. He is friendly but gentle and a little submissive upon introductions, but opens up pretty fast once he's used to his surroundings. He has been around and is wonderful with the all the children he's met when and good playing with other dogs. 

Read more about how to adopt Nigel on Petfinder.

Kylie K, Labrador retriever mix

Kylie K is a female Labrador retriever mix currently housed at Last Hope K9 Rescue.

Kylie K is a social butterfly, and she loves other dogs. She has been vaccinated and spayed.

Kylie K's current caretakers say:

Kylie K is a sweet, gentle pup who wants to know she is safe and with her pack. So far, Kylie keeps to herself for parts of the day and is still learning to be inside and trust people. She has come so far in a month - while she still enjoys her crate, she ventures out throughout the day and loves running around and playing outside with her foster siblings. 

Read more about Kylie K on Petfinder.

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