Winnie is so darned smart! Thanks Eryn and family for working with her❤️ Hopefully Santa brings her her wish - a forever family. More on Winnie here:
There are no words to describe how amazing our 8th Annual Paws & Claws 5k was today. More than 550 runners and walkers and their dogs enjoyed a beautiful fall race at Hopkinton State Park. The most runner participation we’ve ever had! According to initial estimates, we netted $42,000! Way more than we ever have, with the benefit of top-notch team fundraising and our wonderful sponsors, including underwriting sponsor VCA! They presented us with a check for $6,000! We hope everyone had a great time and will join us again next year! A few photos below... more to come!
Shy and/or Senior Cats/Kittens: Half off Adoption Fee We have a handful of cats that are either seniors or shy or both! They need a forever home ASAP! We have cut their adoption fee in half. Read their bios - they all are so loving - and then come to the shelter today or tomorrow and meet them. *Macchiato *Jacob *Pepper *Valentino *Chai *Winthrop We are open 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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Cindy Duggan
· December 22, 2017
Great shelter to adopt from. I adopted a senior cat from the shelter back in June 2017. I suggest anyone going to adopt a pet anywhere read the rules of the facility on their website or call and ask. ...I frequently checked out cats for adoption online and when I saw a picture of a cat I was interested in I made sure to call ahead to verify the cat was still available before going in. I live about 20 minutes away from Bay Path.
From the website I made sure to note that they recommend if you've owned a pet before to bring in vet records of your previous pets so they know you're responsible owner. They also have an age requirement I believe that you have to be over age of 23 to adopt a pet so if you're under 23 one of your parents needs to be the adopter or just wait until you're 23 if you want to adopt from Bay Path.
I brought my vet records, I met my cat, and I was able to take him home that day. They had me fill out an application and they read through the past two years of my vet records to see that I regularly brought my other cat to the vet. My other cat was 18 years old and I had him since he was a kitten. My other cat has since died and I adopted a senior cat from Bay Path.
Make sure to take the time to spend with the pet you're interested in and ask lots of questions. I made sure to ask and verify that the cat is litter box trained and can be around other pets. I think the employees and volunteers of Bay Path take excellent care of the pets at their facility and try to do their best to adopt animals out to responsible pet owners. Anyone who posted a negative review there's probably a good reason why an animal wasn't adopted to them or maybe they just did not present themselves well that day to the representatives of Bay Path. If you're interested in adopting an animal look it Bay Path's website, call and inquire about the animal you're interested in, get a printed copy of your vet records or gather up the names of responsible people that you can use as a character reference, and go down to Bay Path and adopt a pet. I think if you follow their rules and go there with a positive attitude and polite attitude, you will have a happy result.
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Jessica McAvoy Mahoney
· November 28, 2017
@BaypathHumane Only joined Twitter to make this comment. I am so upset. My boyfriend wants a dog of his own to snuggle with after losing his other dog. I have a dog that lives with us, but she gravita...tes toward me because I'm her mom. My boyfriend drove over an hour to see one of the dogs at your shelter. Another dog came up to him, sat in his lap and fell asleep. Obviously very comfortable with him and my boyfriend fell in love with him. He came back the next day with my dog to see if they would get along. I came the day after that. You said that you needed to see my kids as well. We were prepared to come back a fourth time (8 hours travel time) but you have him away to someone else because you wouldn't hold him for us until you met my kids. You close at 4:30 and we live far away. My kids get out of school at 3:00. We were prepared to drive all the way down there and you have him away. Duke (what my boyfriend was going to name him) loved my girl and wanted to play. How could you do that to someone? And the dog? I rescued my girl because she chose me. She did the same thing with me, jumped into my lap, curled up and fell asleep. You broke that bond. Not to mention the fact that you have the dogs outside in the cold and Duke smelled like he was laying in poop all day. I just can't believe that your establishment does this. I am disgusted. You tell us you'll let us adopt another dog. No thank you. Our experience has been absolutely heart-wrenching. You should be ashamed. See More
Kayla J Guyette
· November 9, 2017
It's very clear the staff and volunteers here love animals. I did a foster-to-adopt of Louie (now Hank). I was impressed with them the moment I walked in the door and still am impressed. Lauren handle...d processing my paperwork and getting Hank home with me - so sweet and kind. Katie was also involved and wanted to be the one who helped do his bloodwork in a month because he did well with her. Sophie, my foster coordinator, was easily reachable and so kind. Everyone I interacted with was great. I brought home a best friend and owe it to their amazing work! See More
Karyn McNelley Naymie
· September 14, 2017
Thank you Baypath Humane, a while back you took in a feral Tortie that I called Brownie and her 3 little kittens that were just about 2 weeks old at the time. Although she was a feral originally she v...ery quickly warmed up to me. I realized she was pregnant so I took her in with her kittens but knew I couldn't keep her or her kittens because I have 6 indoor cats and many ferals that I feed. I was fortunate enough to find the help of one of your volunteer's Deb who lives in my area. She took them all to your shelter to be vetted and adopted out. I've been looking through your website to see if I can see any of them and I do believe I see a couple of her kittens. Looks like they got adopted. I'm so very grateful for all you did for them and myself. I'm wondering if the mom who I called Brownie was also adopted. So, I'm sorry to go on so long but I really wanted to let you know how thankful I am that you all helped me and all those beautiful babies. I appreciate it more than you could know. Would love to hear any updates if that's even possible. Thanks again!! You guys are definitely the best shelter I've even be lucky enough to come across. See More
Ellen F Ross
· September 10, 2017
September 1996 you rescued a female cat and one of her babies from my job...they where living in the back yard...I fell in love with the kitten...on 10/7/1996 I adopted her from your organization and ...loved her unconditionally for 21 years...Her name was many other people wanted her when she was brought into your facility...I remember the volunteers told me they would bring her out to their area and pet her...and love her.... sadly to say she crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday...she brought me such joy and love and I miss her sooo much..
just wanted to thank you for helping to bring her into my life..
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Leslie Doyle
· December 30, 2017
My first interaction with Baypath was when we found an injured, stray cat in our yard in the midst of the winter. Baypath kindly took in the cat and made up a cozy space for him to recover, got him im...mediate medical attention, and as soon as he was well, they found him a wonderful home. See More
Helen Siers
· October 7, 2017
I love this place. I adopted three cats so far and everyone is helpful and friendly. The animals seem to be happy there. If I had a bigger house I would also adopt a dog, although I don't think my cat...s would like it very much. Please adopt, there are many animals in need of a good home. See More
Kate Welch Diodati
· July 31, 2017
Super impressed with this organization & the staff. If you're ready to adopt a dog or cat and want to be absolutely sure you get an animal whose been lovingly cared for please use Baypath Humane Soci...ety. This is a community of volunteers & foster families dedicated to making sure these animals are healthy, happy & ready to find their forever homes. We were taken care of by multiple volunteers & team members... all the while our adoption application was being processed thoroughly. Our new little kitten was everything they described him to be.... and this can only happen when qualified foster families are caring for these animals and getting to know their personalities. Always trust the experts !!! I'm so happy with our Siamese mix boy we named Commander (formerly Fondue)... and even happier to see all of his siblings went home to happy families the same day. Baypath will be receiving annual donations from us from here on out, because great organizations need the support of the local community. Many thanks from The Diodati Family !!! See More
Ciaran Dunne
· September 11, 2017
We got the newest member of our family Dolly Dunne , she is into everything , eaten chairs , dug craters in our yard and generally upto mischief 24/7 but we love her dearly , thanks to all at bay path... for brining dolly to us , our 8 year old son Braden has a bff See More
Amanda Neville
· October 9, 2017
Amazing place, amazing people, loving animals who just want a forever home! Thank you for brining our handsome cat Howard into our lives this weekend!
Maura Silva
· May 26, 2017
Words can't even express on how grateful I am that I found my perfect dog. I just adopted Sadie, who already has my whole heart. The Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton are very helpful on making sure... you go home with the dog that not only suits your needs but the dogs needs. They were very helpful on making sure we had everything we needed to know when we adopted the dog and even got to take the dog home that day. They were generous to give us a leash, collar, some bags of food and treats, and a harness. This helped us get started and I'm sure this helped Sadie with the transition. Sadie seems to be fitting in perfectly and loves going on walks! She's definitely into peanut butter and cuddles! Thank you so much for making us a family! ���� #rescue #adopt See More
Philip J Cognetta Jr
· July 9, 2017
We adopted three kittens on Saturday and the staff couldn't have been more helpful! Over 10 years ago we adopted two other kittens from Baypath and they were an incredible addition to the family. Tha...nk you for all your hard work in finding homes for loving cats and dogs! See More
Kerri Forrester
· June 29, 2017
I have been working with Baypath for years and I can honestly say they are an amazing shelter with a heart of gold. Thank you for all of the animals you help and lives you save. You have my greatest r...espects! I always recommend you guys to anyone asking to adopt! :) See More
Karin Fraser
· September 12, 2017
I found Snoopy and he found me. August 30th.
Loves his condo home... we do walks and Andover home on weekends he
has a fenced yard. Plenty of little soft toys too. A lambchop and frog are his...

Thank you all the staff of Bay Path Hopkinton
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Victoria Marie Ferrara
· December 3, 2017
I just adopted one of the shy kittens, Frankie, now Luka, today! Staff was very helpful and clearly cared about the animals. The facility was also clean and well kept. I would definitely reccomend Bay...path to anyone looking for a new animal friend! See More
Anne Mattina
· November 5, 2017
we have adopted 2 dogs from Baypath and can't say enough good things about them!
Christian Davis
· June 9, 2017
Everyone at Baypath is amazing! Highly recommend working with them to adopt a forever friend or just to stop by and visit with great people and sweet cats and dogs! We took home Rufus and Basil (Pixie... when we adopted her, Basil because she sleeps by our Basil plant, and the quirky name suits her!) and we couldn't be happier. Thanks to everyone there and we'll still be in to visit often! See More
Rosé Liu
· March 29, 2016
This is such a wonderful place. Not only did Baypath agree to take my foster dog Flint off death row in South Carolina and transport him up to their shelter where they have more room, they took time o...ut of their busy days to continuously keep me updated with every step of the process from his arrival to his life with his new family.

They also went above and beyond to make sure Flint went to a perfect family. I've never worked with a shelter this organized, compassionate, & efficient with adoptions. I am forever grateful for their compassion & dedication.
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Heather Chesna
· November 13, 2016
Katie is the best. I rescue all the stray cats I can get my hands on, and she is an enormous help. Also she's been very caring and understanding when I had to give up my own cat :( It's the best place... and the best people are there! See More
Cheryl Cain
· June 21, 2017
Highly recommend Bay Path they matched us with our Beagle/Bassett and we couldn't be happier. They are very good at what they do ad are very compassionate

This is Jackson aka Jack. He had a very tough start that included serious health problems. But with love from his foster-turned-forever family you can see he is happy and thriving, along with his brother Richard. Jack’s mom Julie snapped this picture right after he and Richard chased each around trying to snatch a small piece of filet mignon. Who wouldn’t need a nap after that?

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Alumni Pappy is sporting red in celebration of Baypath Humane Society’s ruby anniversary and this year’s theme for the 40th Anniversary Fur Ball Gala: #TheresNoPlaceLikeHome. Pappy hopes you can join us on March 24th at the Sheraton Framingham for a night of dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and more. It will be a fabulous time, FUR SURE!

Tickets and details available here:

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These shy cats steal our hearts when they are at the shelter. Many, like young Mullican here, are so brave that they work hard to come out of their shells.

But we know the only way for them to shine is in a quiet home where they have time to come into their own.

Read up on Mullican - what a handsome charmer - at .


Then come meet him. And we know you’ll fall in love. Open 11:30 am to 4:30 pm through Monday.

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Sure it’s going to snow again tomorrow, but not on June 8th! Join us for our 5th Annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament! Save the date to help dogs and cats in need.

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A shout out to the fabulous girls from Brownie Troop 30016 in Milford! These fabulous girls brought in dozens of donations from food to toys to treats and towels, and they also made over 30 blankets for our dogs and cats!

So awesome! Thank you!

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That's every day...

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Taking a walk in the park, giving extra treats and belly rubs, and/or snuggling together on the sofa while watching Milo & Otis are all suitable methods for celebrating this very important occasion. (Additional suggestions are welcome, too.) 😉 #LoveYourPetDay

Jenny 😍

See previous post for her spectacular video and learn more at:

(Thanks to Aaron for these breathtaking photos that capture our attentive, curious, and absolutely stunning Jenny.)

Sometimes all you need is some land, a ball, and a beautiful red jacket!

Here is our gorgeous, playful and attentive girl Jenny showing you all she can and will do for a forever family.

Watch till the end. She has an adorable surprise for the camera.


Then head to our Web site to learn more . If you are interested in her - and we dare you not to be - email us at

Thanks to Aaron for another fantastic video.

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Jenny is a loyal companion that will replace your alarm clock with lots of wet kisses. She looks forward to her morning walk and will patiently wait for you ...

Hey, if you’re done with that blanket... oh. you’re not? My bad!

Winnie is a cutie pie and then some. Learn more about this humorous hound at and then contact us if you are interested in meeting her.

Thanks to her foster family for this adorable video.

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Kevin (on the right) definitely knows how to have a good time. May your day be as playful.

To learn more about this joyful pup who is in a foster home, check out

Baypath is open today from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Thanks to Tyler for the video!

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Hey, Julian, thanks for sharing your 8th birthday with the dogs and cats at Baypath. So many goodies you brought them! Turtle Power, indeed! Happy birthday, kiddo!

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Check out our Sully in action!

Thanks to Nance and the team at Life is dog, Inc in Marlboro, our shelter dogs in need get to attend training at their facility to bone up on their skills. Our fabulous volunteer Caroline and dedicated staff member Liz took this energetic boy for a class and you can see him hard at work. Sully loves to train, but when he's done...he's done! ha (see last two pictures)

In fact, training went so well that he was actually adopted today!

UPDATE: Gunther & Brunhilde have been adopted. Isolde is available as of this post, but please call the shelter for the latest status!

Gunther and Brunhilde want you to come visit them down at the shelter today with their sister, Isolde. These three super social pups are ready for their forever homes. They have been in foster for a few weeks and have been socialized six ways to Sunday from crate training, to house training, to learning how to sit, to dog socialization...and even vacuum exposure! Come see them today!

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Pups just wanna have fuuuun... oh, pups just wanna have fun.

Sully is a young fella looking for a playful and energetic family. They would need to want to play Fetch because... well... that tennis ball in his mouth is a fixture.

Come meet this handsome guy! We are open through Monday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Cosmo had a great Valentine’s Day and we hope your pet did too.

“Cosmo, formerly Presley, is enjoying a relaxing Valentine’s Day. We love this little guy - he is the sweetest dog and my daughter’s constant companion.”

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