You can find free puppies in Massachusetts through social networking or rescues. Websites such as Craigslist.com or PetFinder.com allow users to search locally for pets, while rescues often offer adoption specials that waive adoption fees.
Puppies are typically not free, and buyers should investigate before purchasing a puppy to ensure that it came from a healthy place. Pet stores are often not a good place to buy puppies because they often support puppy mills, and the parent dogs may not live in the best conditions, advises PetMD.com. Investigate local rescues before picking up a puppy from anyone. Reputable breeders allow buyers to view the mom and dad of the puppies and have health checks done.