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Baypath Humane Society Of Hopkinton Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Baypath humane society of hopkinton is dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion animals. They seek to serve their community by fostering relationships, promoting education, and making a positive impact on pet overpopulation.

Programs: Baypath humane society of hopkinton, inc. Prevents cruelty to animals by providing for the care and treatment and home placement of animals in need. In addition, the society promotes public education as to the proper care and treatment of animals and the problems of pet overpopulation.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2011, my husband and I adopted a dog, and last year we adopted two cats. I cannot say enough about Baypath - the people that work there, especially Cornelia, Julie and Liz, are incredible. They are so caring, knowledgeable, passionate and committed to what they do! Kudos to everyone at Baypath for being able to handle the tough jobs they have so well!

1 Karen276

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few weeks ago, we adopted a dog from Baypath Humane Society and he has been such a wonderful addition to our family! This was our first time adopting a dog and our experience at Baypath was excellent! Everyone there was very attentive, friendly and able to answer all of our questions to help us make the final decision to move forward with the adoption. All of the animals at the Baypath facility seemed well-cared for and happy. We would highly recommend Baypath Humane Society to anyone interested in adopting an animal!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet black lab mix girl from Baypath over 2 years ago. The people there knew her well, including an issue she was having being overly reactive on leash. I felt as though they were upfront about both her wonderful traits (a loving personality, sweetness) and the things she needed to work on. They even followed up to see how she was doing and asked any advice we would have for adopters dealing with dogs being overly reactive, to see if we could help others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am currently fostering a litter of kittens for this shelter and I am always impressed by their efficiency, knowledge, and concern for the animals.

The staff is always reachable when I have questions, though my questions are few since they provided such good written documentation and directions when I first volunteered to foster. They use their web site and Facebook page to communicate, too.

I have also made donations in the past of animal supplies, blankets, and towels and they were always extremely receptive and thankful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my 1 year old yellow lab from Baypath and I can't say enough about how happy I am with her. The staff were all extremely helpful and dedicated to finding the perfect match of me and Chloe. I would highly recommend anyone who's looking for a pet to go to Baypath as my experience with them was exceptional.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Baypath has done so much in the community for animals in need. I have rescued several cats from this facility and they are knowledgeable, supportive, and devoted to the animals. Have had a great experience, and also have many friends who have had great experiences adopting here. So happy to have an organization like this caring for these animals and making great adoption matches.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I began my Baypath experience as a Volunteer several years ago. Since that time, have adopted several dogs, fostering additional dogs whenever our circumstances have permitted. My involvement and enthusiasm about Baypath's mission has inspired several friends and family members to adopt Baypath cats and dogs, which has been a joy.

A few years after I began as a Volunteer, I became a Board member. I have found this work engaging, meaningful, and a true labor of love. We Trustees work to support Baypath, bringing our assorted professional backgrounds and interests together. We work diligently to organize various fundraisers throughout the year, designed to appeal to supporters of all ages, and growing our outreach efforts, as we continue to spread the word about the positive impact Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton seeks to make in the community!

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton has been a force in the region since its inception in May 1977, and our wonderful Staff love nothing more than helping cats and dogs in their moment of need, getting to know all of their traits, likes, dislikes; what makes them unique - and in turn finding a wonderfully well-matched home for therm. I feel so fortunate to be able to be affiliated with this truly special Shelter, and am proud indeed of our fantastic, hard-working Staff, whose genuine love and passion for animal rescue is evident in everything they do!!!

3 Lisa365

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted from Baypath & this is an amazing group of people with huge hearts. An incredible organization, doing incredible things!!

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3 Laureen2

Client Served

Rating: 4

Over the past ten years, I have adopted two dogs from Baypath Humane. Both dogs were in great health and had been assessed very well by the staff. They were able to show me which dogs were good with children, house trained, etc and more recently, which would be likely to work well with my senior mother. They are also very accommodating. I asked to take my new dog home before he was neutered and return him a week later for his vet visit. Baypath worked with me on this to get my sweet guy out of the shelter environment.

From a business perspective, this business person is continually impressed with the fundraising efforts and strong community connection Baypath has forged over the past 10 years. When the have a compelling need for supplies or a dog with a compelling story that needs extra help to find the perfect home, the Baypath Facebook community consistently steps up to the plate.

I am very impressed by this organization and hope to continue adopting my dogs from them for many decades to come.

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2 Paula52

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy with our experience with Baypath. We went on Mother's Day to look for a cat. They were so helpful, friendly and caring. They were very professional in their approach to adoptions. It is quite evident that everyone there loves animals and they are very invested in making sure that all their animals find good homes. I would recommend them to anyone! I would also like to thank them for taking such great care of our little Bianca before she found her "forever home" with us!

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2 Janet90

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the good fortune to adopt both a cat and a dog from Baypath. Their love of animals and the care that they show for each that find their way to their shelter is beyond words. They always make sure that before you are entrusted to adopt from them that the animal is going to a safe environment where they will continue to receive the care that they need. I highly recommend Baypath to guide you to the perfect 4 legged friend.

2 Amy_159

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted both my dogs from Baypath. Emma 6 years ago and Dino months ago. I cannot say enough about the time and care they put both into the care of the animals awaiting their forever homes or the families eagerly awaiting the good fortune of having these pets join their families.

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2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff at Baypath have so much heart & such a strong commitment to the animals in their care. We first reached out to them many years ago when we found a stray, injured cat in the middle of the winter and all the shelters around were full, including Baypath. Somehow they found room to help this little guy & soon got him adopted.

Since then my parents & several of my friends have adopted cats from Baypath & had good experiences.

I began volunteering as a dog walker 1.5 years ago. I have great admiration for Baypath staff and fellow volunteers, who bring a great deal of love and dedication to what they do, from helping families find a dog or cat who's the best fit for them to making sure the animals are as happy and healthy as possible while they're at the shelter.

2 Diane112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We got our new addition, violet, AKA, Athena, from bay path Hopkinton approximately 15 months ago. Athena went straight into my daughters arms and we knew she was the one. We love baypath

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter and I had visited numerous shelters before a friend recommended Baypath. The minute I saw the website, I knew they had the dog we were looking for. From the phone call, to the visit, and to their immediate understanding of what we were capable of giving to any animal, it was the perfect experience. Their caring and commitment is unbelievable as they followed up with an email and a phone call. If you are truly an animal lover, this is the place to find your next pet.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted from Baypath, ten years ago!, after visiting many other New England shelters. I was struck by the cleanliness, open air places for the dogs, and the great staff and volunteers. Our dog is a pit mix, as so many shelter dogs are, but she was a puppy, with her litter mates, which meant a lot of excitement and attention in the pen, cuteness overload! Our pup found us right away, and I will never forget the staffer who told us that this was the dog's big chance for a great life - because she was a pit, it would be that much harder for her if she came back older. They really put the animals first and made sure that we were committed to being good owners! Though we live farther away now, I continue to keep in touch with Baypath, and feel like part of the community. If we ever adopt again, I know we will be back! I will be forever grateful to them for bringing our wonderful pup into our lives. She is a gentle joy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff are great to work with - they give clear guidance and provide all the support you could want. They know the animals well and work hard to do whatever is best for each animal. They are always open to receiving suggestions and information.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for BHS as part of an externship for my certification in dog training and behavior through Animal Behavior College. Not only do the employees of BHS and their volunteers consistently act with integrity and the well-being of the animals in their care, they are tireless in their efforts to provide loving long term homes. They work very hard to appropriately respond, without judgement, to people who surrender pets as well as potential adopters, regardless of circumstance. I never once saw them turn down any animal in need of a temporary home. I was proud to have volunteered for an organization that embodied the intention of animal rescue and humane societies and will always recommend Baypath Humane Society to friends, family and clients as a resource for responsible, friendly pet adoptions.

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2 Dulce P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking to adopt a dog and they were absolutely wonderful. It took us a while to find a dog that we connected with and they were very patient and gave us a lot of attention and information every time we visited them. Their commitment and love to these dogs and cats is unbelievable. We have our dog Fergie for 10 months now and we are very happy. Thanks Baypath!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent and well run organization. Everyone I came in contact with was very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. They have an excellent volunteer base. I adopted my dog there and plan on going back within the next year or so and have recommended Baypath many times to friends looking to adopt from a reputable organization.

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