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Our Mission

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Bay State Dogs, Inc. rescues and re-homes unwanted and abandoned dogs in Massachusetts. We provide an alternate solution to Craigslist and other classifieds for dog owners in Massachusetts needing to surrender their dogs to ensure that they find a safe and caring forever home. We also assist shelters and animal control officers by re-homing dogs in their care when needed. We have established a fund for dog owners who need temporary assistance in order to keep their dog(s), providing them with dog food and veterinary care.

Bay State Dogs, Inc. is operated solely by volunteers and funded by contributions from the public.

Adoption Policy

Bay State Dogs' #1 goal is to find loving FOREVER homes for our dogs so they and their human adopters can enjoy a lifetime of companionship, friendship, and happiness. The adoption process includes an application (available on our website at, home visit, veterinary reference (if applicable), adoption fee, and contract. The adoption fee is $350 (unless otherwise stated), which includes veterinary care (including age-appropriate shots and spay/neuter), a behavior evaluation, and microchip.

To view our adoptable dogs, please click the link above to View Our Adoptable Pet List.

All our dogs live in private foster homes until adopted so there is no building you can visit to meet our dogs. If you are interested in one of our terrific dogs, the fastest way to show your interest is to complete an application. Thanks!

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