Adopt A Pet From Bensalem Area Shelters: See New Local Pets

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in the Bensalem area have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

Across Pennsylvania, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for an adorable new fur child is at Rescue Purrfect, where Soul the cat is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. 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 appropriate 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. If you're a cat person, meet Lioness, 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 content@patch.com.

Lioness

  • Name: Lioness

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Not the best photo of this cutie but she is very busy and would not stay still for her photo..." Learn more

Sonic

  • Name: Sonic

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Sonic is an all around well rounded kitten who is very content and happy all the time." Learn more

Soul

  • Name: Soul

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Soul has soul, he is a great cat, easy going, loving, super nice..." Learn more

Braveheart

  • Name: Braveheart

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Braveheart is a fun loving kitten, Great for any family." Learn more

Beans

  • Name: Beans

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Poor Beans was dumped at a park which we manage while it was snowing, His lousy owner is now being..." Learn more

Shadow

  • Name: Shadow

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Shadow was found living in a ground hog hole with his brother and mom! He’s adorable, precious, and would make..." Learn more

Abigail

  • Name: Abigail

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Abigail is looking for her furever home! This sweet girl is shy, but LOVES to be your buddy?? We’re hoping..." Learn more

Jackie

  • Name: Jackie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Tabby

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Jackie was left at a park and is doing well at the rescue, she will never have to worry about..." Learn more

Chubbs

  • Name: Chubbs

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rescue Purrfect, 1 Declaration Drive, Bensalem, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Munchkin

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Chubbs was rescued from a man who had a drug problem. Chubbs is very chubby with the shortest of legs...." Learn more

Xara

  • Name: Xara

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Wet Nose Rescue, Feasterville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Xara, she is about a year and a half old and is a German Shepherd/Husky mix. Xara is up..." Learn more

Molly

  • Name: Molly

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Furry Tales International Rescue Team, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Miniature Pinscher

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet sweet little Molly who is looking for a forever home! She was found in the street with her mother..." Learn more

Puma

  • Name: Puma

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Furry Tales International Rescue Team, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Please first fill out the application and than we will get back to you! thankshttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/14fDKixr8Mryg7G2LQXhYq9rBReaM9Sgd57i9wPSEbX0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0Xm_9aMyFl9-K71fKTziIBd5cKIJNx2w0kW9i-NEbd2U-lWPY1E2kwXuc the cat is shy..." Learn more

Mac

  • Name: Mac

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Cats Meow Rescue Group, Delran, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea-treatment, FIV/FeLV testing.Please visit our www.catsmeownj.org to print an Adoptionion..." Learn more

Button & Lil Orange

  • Name: Button & Lil Orange

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Cats Meow Rescue Group, Delran, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea-treatment, FIV/FeLV testing.Please visit our www.catsmeownj.org to print an Adoptionion..." Learn more

Lil Orange & Button

  • Name: Lil Orange & Button

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: The Cats Meow Rescue Group, Delran, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea-treatment, FIV/FeLV testing.Please visit our www.catsmeownj.org to print an Adoptionion..." Learn more

Garbo

  • Name: Garbo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Tabby Mix

  • Description: "Garbo is a sweet and gentle kitten looking for her forever home. She loves to play with her littermate, Gatsby." Learn more

Gatsby

  • Name: Gatsby

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair Tabby Mix

  • Description: "Gatsby is a sweet kitten looking for his forever home. He loves to play with her littermate, Garbo and he..." Learn more

Dax

  • Name: Dax

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Dax is a long haired love. He's a darling who loves to observe and watch his siblings play - and..." Learn more

Tommy

  • Name: Tommy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Tommy is a handsome dude, and curious and doesnt mind dogs! well, most dogs." Learn more

Jasper

  • Name: Jasper

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dachshund Chihuahua Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Jasper. He is a 4 year old dachshund mix who weighs 25 lbs. He is a sweet happy boy..." Learn more

Spice

  • Name: Spice

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Spice is a playful boy who loves to play with his sister Shadow and his human siblings too!" Learn more

Shadow

  • Name: Shadow

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Shadow is friendly playful and good with children. She likes to play with her brother Spice and be loved by..." Learn more

Bubba needs help

  • Name: Bubba needs help

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Learn more

Laverne

  • Name: Laverne

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, English Bulldog American Bulldog Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Learn more

Sierra

  • Name: Sierra

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Alliance, Willingboro, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Wire Fox Terrier

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "My name is Sierra and I am a southern Belle. My Mom is a Wirehaired Terrier mix and we never..." Learn more

Harry

  • Name: Harry

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hart 2 Heart Animal Rescue, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Handsome Harry and Beautiful Billie!!! These bonded brother and sister kittens are 4 months old and ready to find..." Learn more

Billie

  • Name: Billie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hart 2 Heart Animal Rescue, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Handsome Harry and Beautiful Billie!!! These bonded brother and sister kittens are 4 months old and ready to find..." Learn more

BINGO

  • Name: BINGO

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Poor BINGO. His people moved away and left him behind. Can you imagine how he felt? He is the sweetest..." Learn more

QUINN

  • Name: QUINN

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "QUINN was already neutered when we saved him from a dangerous part of the city, where he had been cruelly..." Learn more

CHRISTOFURR

  • Name: CHRISTOFURR

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "CHRISTOFURR is a super sweet, happy guy who is good with other cats. He is about 5 years old and..." Learn more

NIKKI

  • Name: NIKKI

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "NIKKI is VERY sweet. She looks a little ragged in her photos because she was out in the cold, trying..." Learn more

JENNY

  • Name: JENNY

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tabby Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "JENNY is a gorgeous and precious 9 month old spayed female who is super sweet. She is tiny--she only weighs..." Learn more

APPLEJACK

  • Name: APPLEJACK

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Maine Coon Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "APPLEJACK is a super sweet one year old ginger boy who was found sitting on an outside step all day...." Learn more

KARA

  • Name: KARA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dilute Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "KARA is very lucky to be alive. She weighed only 4 lbs. when she was found dehydrated, starved, and beaten...." Learn more

CUPCAKE

  • Name: CUPCAKE

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Susans Cats And Kittens, Churchville, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Maine Coon Domestic Long Hair Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "It is hard to tell from this photo, but CUPCAKE is an absolutely stunning longhaired girl. She is one year..." Learn more

Spicy

  • Name: Spicy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Whiskers Of Love Cat Rescue And Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Hi, I’m Spicy! I was abandoned and made my way to a colony where some nice ladies took me in...." Learn more

*VIXEN*

  • Name: *VIXEN*

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Hospital Of Richboro, 700 North Second St Pike, Richboro, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet VixenVixen is the loving reaindeer! She likes the reindeer games and enjoys belly rubs. She would be the..." Learn more

NOTICE

  • Name: NOTICE

  • Species: Rat

  • Location: Philly Rat Rescue Sfrs, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rat

  • Description: "WE HAVE NO ADOPTABLE RATS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. PLEASE CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY." Learn more

Stephan-Stanley

  • Name: Stephan-Stanley

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dire Straits Paws Rescue Team, Richboro, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Sheep Dog

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet our rescued dog Stephan. Stephan is completely blind, but he is an intelligent, cheerful, active boy. He is 5..." Learn more

Max

  • Name: Max

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Bulldog Rescue, Newtown, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, American Bulldog

  • Description: "Age:5Weight: 125Location: New Britain, CTNicknames: Maximus, Lil' Bit, BubbaGood with other dogs?: Dog selective.In his..." Learn more

Naomi

  • Name: Naomi

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Bulldog Rescue, Newtown, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Bulldog

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Age: 4Weight: approx 70 lbsLocation: Baltimore, MDNicknames: Nay Nay, Penelope PrimroseGood with other dogs?: Yes.She..." Learn more

Halloumi

  • Name: Halloumi

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Bulldog Rescue, Newtown, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Boerboel

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Age:3-5Weight: 130Location: Newtown, PANicknames: LoomieGood with other dogs?: Yes.She just doesn't care. We will be..." Learn more

Happy Girl

  • Name: Happy Girl

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Bulldog Rescue, Newtown, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Happy is a courtesy post. Please contact Janine: jbos1810@gmail.comAge:3-4Weight: 75Location: Newtown PANicknames:Good with other dogs?:..." Learn more

Prunella

  • Name: Prunella

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: American Bulldog Rescue, Newtown, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Female, Neapolitan Mastiff

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Age:1-3Weight: 120Location: Newtown, PANicknames: Prunee, Wilda, NellieGood with other dogs?: Yes.Comes on strong and a..." Learn more

Miss Kittens

  • Name: Miss Kittens

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Learn more

Nina

  • Name: Nina

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Learn more

Mack

  • Name: Mack

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Learn more

Bella

  • Name: Bella

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Meet the beautiful Bella! Bella is a pretty orange tabby with white paws who is searching for a quiet home..." Learn more

Bootsy

  • Name: Bootsy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Beautiful Bootsy is a petite black and white lady who is very sweet and likes petting and attention. She misses..." Learn more

Freddie

  • Name: Freddie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "There's a face that is hard to resist! Meet Freddie, a handsome and friendly tabby of just 2 years. He..." Learn more

Briana

  • Name: Briana

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Briana is a small little cat who has a large heart that is looking for a family to love. Briana..." Learn more

Chloe Girl

  • Name: Chloe Girl

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Chloe Girl is a sweetheart. She is a shy girl, who loves people, so she may need some time to..." Learn more

Bear

  • Name: Bear

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Hi, I'm Bear! I found myself at the shelter because my previous owner did not have time for me. I..." Learn more

Shyla

  • Name: Shyla

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "As her name implies, Shyla is a shy little lady looking for a loving home. A stunning tabby, she enjoys..." Learn more

Queen

  • Name: Queen

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Burlington County Animal Shelter, 35 Academy Drive, Mount Holly, NJ

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix

  • Learn more

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