We Have Been Waiting

While many animals are adopted quickly, we often times have wonderful cats, dogs, and small animals who wait in the adoption center for weeks, sometimes months, hoping to find someone to take them home. Each day they wait, passed over for the cute kitten in the cage next to them or the dog that knows more tricks than they were taught.  Our hearts break for these animals - they have so much to offer but get passed over each day for someone else. Perhaps you are the person they have been waiting so long for? Please come in to the adoption center today and meet the animals below who have been waiting the longest at the adoption, waiting for someone with a big heart like you!

Prada (waiting since September 12th)
5 years, 7 months old, Pit Bull/American Bull Mix,
Spayed Female

Hello hello hello! My name's Prada, and I'm a 5 year old white pit bull/American Bull dog mix. I am a super-lovable super-wiggly girl who can’t wait to run right up to you for hugs and kisses! I also love to run around and play with all my staff and volunteer pals here at the shelter! I arrived here with my friend Louie when my owner moved away. Although we got along well, I really like people a lot more so I think I would like to go to a home by myself for a change! When I've met dogs here at the shelter I've tolerated their playful welcomes but after the initial hello I tend to ignore them. In my previous home, I also lived with a cat and ignored it, but one of my favorite activities was chasing outdoor cats and squirrels so you might want to check with one of the adoption counselors about whether I would do well in a home with cats. I'm looking for an active, probably adult-only, home where I could play in the yard and go on long walks. I have lived with older kids before so older, active kids might be a good fit for me, but sometimes I can get a bit enthusiastic and jumpy so I probably shouldn't live with young kids. I already know some of the basics like wiggle-sit and wiggle-down, but I haven't had any formal training and I think it would be a really fun thing to do together! All in all, I'm a good girl who’s full of joy and love to share, so please come meet me today!

Abracadabra (waiting since January 31st)
10 years, 1 month old, Neutered Male

Hello there!  My name is Abracadabra as I am a magical cat who will charm you within minutes! See?... you can almost not even see me when I curl up and show you my belly!  And as you can see from my St. Patty's photo shoot, I am a handsome chap with the cutest black nose. But honestly, I am more than my good looks, my friend.  I am an easygoing and friendly, and I love to interact with people. If you give me a good scratch behind my ears, we will be fast friends. I do not have a history of living with children though I would probably enjoy having some playmates.  I also do not have a history of living with dogs. Why don't you ask a staff member what they think about me living with a canine companion? Will you be the lucky person to take me home today??

Bellini (waiting since July 5th)
New Zealand white

Hello there!  My name is Bellini because I have such a sparkling personality!  As you can see, I'm at the ready and looking for a home where I will get lots and lots of attention.  My perfect home would be with a rabbit experienced person, and I should be in a home without children.  I have a big attitude but I am very smart.  I am not picky about my housing; I just need a large enough space for me!  An X-pen would be best, or I could be a house bunny and have free reign of your place.  Come and see me and my bunny buddies here at the MSPCA so we can get to know each other!

Edmund (waiting since September 10th)
1 year, 7 months old, Parakeet

Hi, I'm Edmund, an adorable yellow and green parakeet at the MSPCA-Boston.  Some parakeet facts:  Parakeets can live 10-15 or more years if well cared for.  Parakeets are very intelligent birds who can get bored easily.  They need toys to keep them stimulated.  They are also very active and generally best kept in a cage that is rectangular and has perches at opposing ends.  Since they climb, cages with horizontal wires are desirable.  Seed-only diets for parakeets can be deficient in vitamines K and D, so they should be supplemented with pellets or fresh vegetables.  Almost anything that you eat can be offered to your parakeet in small quantities.  (No chocolate, alcohol, avocado, and very little highly acidic foods like citrus or tomato.)

Precious (waiting since January 3rd)
1 year, 6 months old, Pit Bull Mix, Spayed Female

Hi, I'm Precious, a big girl with an even bigger personality!  I love to play with toys and be active. I'm looking for a forever home where I will get tons of exercise everyday and lots of interaction to keep me busy and healthy.  They say I'm a smart gal, and well, if I'm left to my own devices I will find ways to entertain herself.  ;-)  It's true that I'm full of energy and as a result can be a bit of a handful so if I'm going to live with kids they should be comfortable around dogs that will knock them over when playing or just running to see who is at the door.  I've met other dogs here at the adoption center, some I like and some I don't; so if you have a dog at home I should meet him or her before going home.  If you are looking for an active outdoorsy trainable dog than I'm your gal and our lives together will indead be Precious.

Ismo (waiting since February 12th)
6 years, 9 months old, Neutered Male

Hi, my name is Ismo.  I'm a gentle, sweet fellow.  I'm a bit shy at first, but I do warm up once I get to know you!  And then I'll truly love getting your attention, and being around you.  I'll sit near you or even on your lap.  I lived with a 14 year old before, and we got along well.  So I will probably do just fine in a home with calm, gentle kids.  I don't have a history of living with other cats or dogs.  Please ask a staff memeber for more information about how I might do with another furry friend, I will need to be introduced slowly and carefully in a new home if you have furry siblings for me.  As you can see I'm waiting, watching for you to stop by so we can meet each other.  I'm so looking forward to finding my new home - where I can relax, settle in, and show off my awesome personality.  Maybe that'll be with you!

Mice (waiting since October 17th)
8 months old

Hello there! We've come to the MSPCA because our previous owner had too many of us.  So we are now searching for new homes.  The MSPCA has the "Mini-Mouse" handout that can give you lots of details about what to expect having a M-O-U-S-E!!!  We're very gentle and fragile animals who love to climb on people’s arms & shoulders. We're also very curious and can be a great choice for an individual or family looking for a small mammal.  We hope you'll stop by soon and we can play hide and seek and see if you'd like to sing the Mickey Mouse song together and be our new forever H-O-M-E home!