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How do you find dogs for adoption in Massachusetts?

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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides a list of animal care and adoption centers across the state where you can find dogs available for adoption. Pet adoption sites, such as AdoptAPet.com and PetFinder, also advertise adoptable pets from local animal shelters, breeders and rescue groups in Massachusetts.

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The MSPCA-Angell operates a lookup tool with which you can search for adoptable dogs in Massachusetts. On the site's homepage, hover the mouse pointer over Adoption Centers and click Search Adoptable Animals on the drop-down menu. Under Adoption Search, choose the type of shelter, type of pet, age and gender and click Search. The page also displays all the adoptable pets under the care of the MSPCA adoption centers. Click the picture of a dog to view more information about the center that currently cares for the dog.

Adopt A Pet and PetFinder are two of the largest pet adoption advertisement sites in the United States. To search for adoptable dogs in Massachusetts, visit each site and provide your city, state and the type of pet you want to adopt. Click the picture of an adoptable dog to view more information about it, such as basic facts, current home and history in the shelter or rescue organization. The sites may also list the adoption fees under the dog's history.

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