Woonsocket Pets Who Need A Home: Kira, Whiskey, Oliver & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Perhaps it's finally time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many shelters in Woonsocket and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new fur child is at New England Humane Society, where Oliver the dog is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you're a dog person, meet Kira, an American Staffordshire Terrier mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats 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.

Kira

  • Name: Kira

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Description: "Meet Kira! Look at those eyes!! Kira is a doll! This poor girl was found running the streets of Arkansas..." Learn more

Whiskey

  • Name: Whiskey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Meet Whiskey! Oh, my handsome Whiskey! Whiskey was found running the streets of Georgia and no one came to claim..." Learn more

Oliver

  • Name: Oliver

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Sir Oliver! If there is anything worse than a dog being surrendered to a shelter, it has to be..." Learn more

Nala

  • Name: Nala

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Description: "Meet Nala! This girl is beautiful and so soft!! Miss Nala was found running the streets of Georgia and no..." Learn more

Coco Chanel

  • Name: Coco Chanel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Coco Chanel! This poor baby girl! Sweet Coco was found running the streets of Georgia and no one came..." Learn more

Tyson

  • Name: Tyson

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Tyson! This handsome boy found himself in a shelter in Georgia after his owner moved out of the country...." Learn more

Mama

  • Name: Mama

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Meet Mama! This poor baby was found as a stray just having had puppies. They of course, were nowhere to..." Learn more

Sasha

  • Name: Sasha

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Meet Sasha! Can you say gorgeous?! Believe it or not, Sasha was surrendered to a shelter Georgia. She is about..." Learn more

Skye

  • Name: Skye

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Skye!This girl is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! Skye was found running the streets of Arkansas and no one came to claim..." Learn more

Angel

  • Name: Angel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Greyhound Rescue Of N Dot E Inc, P.O. Box 507, Mendon, MA

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

  • Description: "Meet Angel, our newest arrival from KY. she's 5 years old, an owner surrender and such a sweet loving dog...." Learn more

Ivy

  • Name: Ivy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Greyhound Rescue Of N Dot E Inc, P.O. Box 507, Mendon, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "We also have cute little Ivy who was picked up as a stray in KY and no one came to..." Learn more

Apricat

  • Name: Apricat

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Fiona

  • Name: Fiona

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Torbie

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Brett

  • Name: Brett

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

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

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Cookie

  • Name: Cookie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

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

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Jake

  • Name: Jake

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

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

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Tessa

  • Name: Tessa

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Barney

  • Name: Barney

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI

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

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: THE CATS/KITTENS ARE REMOVED FROM THE SITE ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW. PLEASE DO NOT..." Learn more

Cypress

  • Name: Cypress

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Save A Lab, Pawtucket, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Cypress is a sweet, shy girl! She will need time come around and build trust in her new family. For..." Learn more

Bowser (DK Trio)

  • Name: Bowser (DK Trio)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Wildheart Canine Rescue, Attleboro, MA

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Bowser, an approximately 7-8 month old kitten! Bowser is part of the Donkey Kong litter (Bowser, Princess Peach &..." Learn more

Donkey Kong (DK Trio)

  • Name: Donkey Kong (DK Trio)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Wildheart Canine Rescue, Attleboro, MA

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Donkey Kong, an approximately 7-8 month old kitten! He's part of the Donkey Kong Trio (Donkey Kong, Princess Peach..." Learn more

Princess Peach (DK Trio)

  • Name: Princess Peach (DK Trio)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Wildheart Canine Rescue, Attleboro, MA

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Princess Peach, an approximately 7-8 month old kitten! This pretty lady is part of the Donkey Kong trio (Princess..." Learn more

JJ

  • Name: JJ

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

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

  • Description: "Little Rhody takes on Cats!JJ is a 7 month old Longhair Orange cat!Due to Covid-19 concerns, we are..." Learn more

Taz

  • Name: Taz

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

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

  • Description: "Little Rhody takes on Cats!!!Meet Taz! So cuteShe’s a 4 month old kitten!Due to Covid-19 concerns, we..." Learn more

Gable

  • Name: Gable

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Weimaraner Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~Gable is a 5 month old Feist Lab mix.~~~~~Due to Covid-19 concerns, we are not planning any..." Learn more

Liam

  • Name: Liam

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Little Guy

  • Name: Little Guy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chiweenie

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Motley Finn

  • Name: Motley Finn

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Shih Tzu

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Moxie

  • Name: Moxie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Great Pyrenees Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Reese

  • Name: Reese

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Maltese Yorkshire Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Roxy

  • Name: Roxy

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Glorious

  • Name: Glorious

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Haydn

  • Name: Haydn

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Boston Terrier Rat Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Honey

  • Name: Honey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Great Dane German Shepherd Dog Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Landry

  • Name: Landry

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Leis

  • Name: Leis

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boston Terrier Rat Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Abelina

  • Name: Abelina

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Boston Terrier Rat Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Dillinger

  • Name: Dillinger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Skipper

  • Name: Skipper

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dachshund

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Spike

  • Name: Spike

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Saint Bernard

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE YOU ... We are NO LONGER ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS DUE TO STRICTER..." Learn more

Taylor

  • Name: Taylor

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE ... We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS !!!!!..." Learn more

Eve

  • Name: Eve

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Mouth Cur

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "~~~~~We are SO SORRY TO ADVISE ... We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ADOPTING TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS !!!!!..." Learn more

Gabby

  • Name: Gabby

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Of Dixie Animal Rescue, Providence, RI

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier Mix

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Adoption fee: $199Meet Gabby,Gabby is the sweetest, loving girl. She was found dropped off on the side of..." Learn more

Emmet-MA

  • Name: Emmet-MA

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Idog Rescue Inc, Upton, MA

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

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "*INQUIRIES SENT THROUGH PETFINDER WILL NOT BE ANSWERED AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE MANPOWER TO RESPOND TO THEM. PLEASE..." Learn more

Applications closed

  • Name: Applications closed

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Portuguese Podengo

  • Description: "This sweet girl was found running loose in Medfield, MA on 1/7/21 not far from the Dover/Sherborn borders on Hospital..." Learn more

Mim and Nifty,adopt as a pair only

  • Name: Mim and Nifty,adopt as a pair only

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Nifty and Mim are new arrivals and we know they will be out to door into new homes very quickly..." Learn more

Catfish

  • Name: Catfish

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

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

  • Description: "Catfish was known as Big Guy to the woman who found him on her property and put out food for..." Learn more

Nifty and Mim, adopt as a pair

  • Name: Nifty and Mim, adopt as a pair

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Nifty and Mim are new arrivals and we know they will be out to door into new homes very quickly..." Learn more

Toulouse/applications closed

  • Name: Toulouse/applications closed

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "One of the professions extra busy now are Animal Control Officers. Their call volume is up, nuisance calls have increased..." Learn more

Adam

  • Name: Adam

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig Abyssinian Mix

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Adam is a sweet guinea pig found abandoned outside with his 2 brothers in a park. We can’t understand this..." Learn more

Rajah &Flynn/ applications closed

  • Name: Rajah &Flynn/ applications closed

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siamese Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Remember back in high school and all the cliques? The jocks, the nerds, and the beautiful people groups? We all..." Learn more

Flynn & Rajah/ applications closed

  • Name: Flynn & Rajah/ applications closed

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: A Medfield Animal Shelter, 101 Old Bridge Street, Medfield, MA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Remember back in high school and all the cliques? The jocks, the nerds, and the beautiful people groups? We all..." Learn more

Sadie

  • Name: Sadie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Brown Dog Coalition And Rescue Ltd, Hopkinton, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Mountain Cur Mix

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Meet Sadie! She is about 4-5 years old, 48 pounds, and looks like she has some pit-bull in her mix...." Learn more

Aristotle

  • Name: Aristotle

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Australian Shepherd

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Aristotle is a 4 year old, Australian Shepherd mix. He weighs 65 pounds, Check out those freckles!! Aristotle found his..." Learn more

Ruby

  • Name: Ruby

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Forever Home Rescue New England, Medfield, MA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "This magnificent beauty is Ruby. She is a 5 year old, 70+ pound Belgian Malinois. She came into rescue after..." Learn more

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