The following animals are available for adoption. If you find an animal you’d like to adopt please contact the organization directly. Lowell’s First Look does not assist with the adoption process. And if you’re looking to add to your family and don’t see an animal below, each organization has additional cats and dogs looking for new homes. Pet profiles and photos are provided by each organization.
For additional information about each organization visit their websites or read our intro article to Furry Friday! The following pet profiles are provided by each rescue.
Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary
Those involved with Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary take pride in finding the right home for dogs in their care. Here are their pets of the week.
Hi there! I’m Rudy. I can be kind of shy at first, but once I open up, I’m a real sweet heart. I’m still pretty young (I was born 12/28/18), so a family that likes to be active and wants to help me learn and experience new things would be great for me!
I love to hang out in the office with my human friends. I’ll check things out, but then I’m happy to lay down and take a nap. I’ve started to come out of my shell a bit, and I love playing with toys! Sometimes I’ll chase after them, but I’ll even throw them in the air and entertain myself. Because I can be so shy at first, I’d be most comfortable with older kids for now.
I’m still pretty new to Mackenzie’s, so as the staff gets to know me better, they’ll update my information a bit more. In the meantime, fill out an application and mention me!
Like road trips and ice cream? Good! Then we already have a few things in common!
I’m Lady Bear! I’m a four year old mastiff mix – my birthday is 12/31/14. When I first came to Mackenzie’s, I was pretty shy. Now that I’ve settled in here a bit, I’ve quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite (and I’m pretty sure I’d be one of yours too if we met!).
I love to take walks, sniff around, enjoy the breeze, roll around in the grass…you know, the simple things. I don’t need much – just some tasty treats, tennis balls (or any toy, really!), and someone to love and snuggle, and I’m a happy gal. I also really like hanging out in the offices here at Mackenzie’s; I get a nice cozy bed to sprawl out in, lots of tasty treats, pets, attention…sometimes I’ll get up, check on my office mates, give them a midday snuggle, and then get back to my nap. I’m about four and a half years old, so I’ve got that great balance of energy when it counts, but also a big soft spot for down time and naps.
Vicky’s Pet Connection
Vicky’s Pet Connection works with the Kent County Animal Shelter to rescue cats and kittens. They also take in dogs older in age and those needing special care. Here are their pets of the week.
Bavette is about 3 – 4 years old and is sleek, smart and quick! it’s hard to believe that she was a mama to a litter of kittens because she’s really just a big kitten herself! She’s a gorgeous Kitty who deserves some spoiling. Maybe you’re the right home?
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue look to find dogs and sometimes cats in their care forever homes with the help of foster homes. Here are their pets of the week.
Say hi to Albert! But it doesn’t matter what you call this cutie pie because he’s mostly deaf. He can hear louder sounds and senses vibrations. When he’s milking it, he pretends like he can’t hear anything, what your mom called “selective hearing.” Al is sweet as can be. He is at least 8 years old and looking for a family to let him live the retired life. He enjoys leisurely strolls through the neighborhood. He is a hound mix, which makes him go crazy for squirrels, so he’ll always need to be leashed on walks and secured when in the yard. He doesn’t bark at all inside, no matter what the other dogs are doing, but will give a squirrel a woof. He is friendly with other dogs of all sizes and cats make him uncomfortable but he just steers clear of them. He will need to continue on supplements for his joints, which make it comfortable for him to move with his arthritis, but you can get them at any pet supply store. He will also need a comfy, squishy bed or spot to lay when you’re hanging out. He loves affection. His favorites are standing very close to you to get pets and hugs. Al enjoys stuffed toys, but really just likes collecting them in his crate, not chewing them. Al is a sweet old boy that is perfect for any family, regardless of the size of the humans that live there, who is looking for a low energy dog. He is neutered, chipped and up to date on vaccines. His adoption fee is $200.
Ryder is a 12 pound, 2 year old Rat Terrier Mix with amazing ears and a cute tiny munchkin face. Ryder is crate trained, house trained and he adores humans of all ages. He would prefer to be the only furry friend in the family. This fun sized sweetheart has beautiful markings and a calming personality. He is very eager to please his humans and always up for a cuddle. Ryder is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots and his adoption fee is $200. To adopt this munchkin apply at www.rescueofhope.com/adoption-application