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Pet of the Week- Ashes

I’m a Super Senior kitty with a super power that I think you’ll love…it’s the super power of “Lap Warmer”. I love to sit in your lap and sometimes I can even sway you to share a bit of the chicken from your plate with me! I do have a thyroid issue that requires medication and routine blood work so I am considered a ‘special needs’ adoption. Because I’m a senior cat, I’m looking for a quieter home with adults (no kids under 10 years). I know that I’m an older cat but I have a lot of love to give and I’d really like to spend the last chapter of my life in a loving and safe home. Can you see me fitting into your home? Then come meet me today! For more information on all of animals available at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please visit our website:

Pet of the week- Alex

Alex here and full of energy! I love checking out new toys and going for adventures in the park, around the block, in the car and up the mountain. I am an active and intelligent little guy looking for his match in love, life and the everyday! I don’t know exactly what my breed mix is but the folks here suspect I have dachshund relatives with maybe some terrier types mixed in. I am about a year and a half old so I still have plenty of puppy energy pent up in this little body but I am maturing and I should pick up on new tricks quick! I am looking for a family with some dog experience and one with children 14 years and older. I definitely have a small dog personality and can be a little bossy but a whole lot of fun! If you like that terrier personality and enjoy training then I am your guy.

 For more information on the available dogs and cats at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please g o to our website:

Pet of the week- Sweets

My name is Sweets and loving is my game. I was surrendered for adoption when my family sold all my puppies now, it’s my turn to be the center of attention. 

I have put all that behind me now and am looking straight ahead. I am a laid back lady looking for leisurely strolls around the neighborhood followed by a quick trip to the local Ice Cream shop where I hear most give out FREE doggie cones! I mean, come on…. who wouldn’t want that. I get along great here with other dogs and love all the staff. So if you happen to have a free couch to share come on in and see me. 

 For information on all of the available cats and dogs at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please visit our website: 

 The shelter right now is in need of “PATE STYLE” cat food. Thank you.

Pet of the week- Sashimi

I was originally rescued by the MSPCA from a hoarding situation. There were lots of us cats and all of us were feeling very shy and under-socialized so several different rescue groups and shelters worked together to find us all spots to go where we could get the extra care we would need. I and 3 of my feline family were able to come here!
As you can imagine when we first arrived we were all feeling pretty shy and overwhelmed. I took a little while to get comfortable but with lots of patience, coaxing and yummy treats I started to trust the people here and came out of my shell.
I am considered a Special Needs adoption because I have a head tremor. This tremor has been present since I arrived and has not changed at all since I have been here. I eat, sleep, play and socialize just like the other kitties only I do it with a bit of a wobble. My veterinarian can’t say for sure what is causing my head tremor without doing all sorts of special and really expensive testing but because the tremor hasn’t changed and doesn’t affect my quality of life he said I can get a chance to find a family to call my own and consider myself a Special Needs adoption candidate! I’m a quiet fellow who enjoys the finer things in life like sunny windowsills, climbing up a cat tower, playing with toys and getting attention from my people. I am looking for a family willing to take home a Special Needs animal and with my shyer nature I am looking for a home with older children or adults. I had a rough start in life and I am looking forward to a bright future with you!
To see all available animals at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website:

Pet of the week- Mamacita

Oh my, how life has changed! I’m a sweet southern gal who found herself pregnant while living on the streets of Georgia. Thankfully, some kind people noticed my dire situation and took me in just in time. Two days later I gave birth to a litter of three in the comfort of my new friends’ home. I stayed there a bit while raising my babies, and then moved up north in search of families for myself and my young. Now that all of my babies have found homes I’ve decided it’s time for me to start searching for a place to call my own. I can be a bit shy when meeting new people, but if you show me my brush I will quickly become your new best friend. Have you noticed how well I sport my center part? If I had opposable thumbs I’d most definitely be a hair stylist. Are you in the market for a new furry best friend? Come on down to Cape Ann Animal Aid and meet me today!

For more information on the animals at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our website: The shelter could use some PEDIGREE CANNED PUPPY FOOD and PATE STYLE CAT FOOD. Thank You.

Lost Dog

LOST DOG: Merlin, male schnauzer/jack russell terrier, 2 years old, 14 lbs. on Sunday, Aug 7 in Annisquam Heights. Spotted on Monday the 8th on N. Bennett, 112 Denison, and at the Goose Cove Reservoir.
Merlin is a rescue dog and very fearful of people, if spotted do not call or approach, but let him come to you, and call Diane Corliss (Gloucester Animal Control) at 978-281-9746 or 978-283-1212.

Pet of the Week-Skye

Hello my name is Skye and I am a sweet Border Collie mix about 1.5 years old. 

My foster Mom says I am a total sweetheart but very energetic. I will do best in a home with lots of activity ( Maybe Agility would be good). I am crate trained and will whine a little but do very well in the crate. My foster mom says that I love lap time even though I am not your typical lap dog size. I love all the pups here from young to old and have gotten along with them all. If you are familiar with border collies or have an active lifestyle maybe I am the dog for you. Please stop by and meet me and see if we are a perfect match. 

 For more information on the available animals at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please go to our 

The shelter right now is in need of –PATE STYLE CAT FOOD and PEDIGREE CANNED PUPPY FOOD. Thank you .

Pet of the week- Girl

They call me Girl here and I am one big love bug! I arrived in rescue with a litter of pups (you may remember the “breakfast club” that was here a little while ago) and now that they are all grown and off in homes of their own it is my turn at love. 

I am an extremely affectionate lady and just adore every human I meet. Are you good at belly rubs? When you first meet me you will soon realize I LOVE belly rubs and will instantly roll over on my back for one when I see my human. 

 I am a pretty mellow girl. I enjoy my walks outside but I would much rather be curled up on the couch with you! My calmness has been good for me during my recovery from recent heartworm treatment. I am still recovering and will need to take things slow for a little while longer. This means I am considered a special needs adoption. I can go for leash walks, snuggle and enjoy everyday but I am not supposed to do any jogging, wrestling with other pooches or any other real cardio workout for another month or so. 

It is hard to keep a good gal down so my spirits are still up! Do you think we might be a match? Come on in! Please visit our website and check out all of the cats and dogs available at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pets of the week- Piper and Larry 

Hello! Piper here with my older brother Larry. We are like two peas in a pod, just love hanging out together! We came to the shelter from another rescue who thought we would have a better chance of finding a new family here. We were living on the streets of Boston where a nice man was taking care of us. We are glad to be here at the shelter and we are ready to find a loving home we can call our own. We are a little shy and will take a little while to settle in but we are sure with some time and patience we both will have lots of love to give. If you have room for two felines in your home please come on down and meet me and my brother Larry. Did I mention how pretty I am? For more information about Piper and Larry and all of the available animals at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter please check our website: Our 2016 Dog Rescue Reunion is set for Saturday June 4th. You can register online.


Missing: Buster

Missing cat notice from Kate Kippen, let’s help her find Buster.

My Mom’s kitten got out and he is missing! He’s just a little guy – please share and help him find his way home! His name is Buster and he’s an orange and white tiger cat. He was wearing a brown collar when he snuck away. He lives by Centennial/Emerson Ave. Buster is very friendly, playful and dearly missed! If found, please call 978-317-1084.

Pet of the week- Ruby Doo

Ruby is a work in progress if you will. A little rusty in spots but nothing a little TLC won’t fix. This girl is super smart! Adventures outdoors are a must. A true friend Ruby’s favorite place is beside a person, someone who gives her scratches behind the ears or a good rub to her head. You may be asking yourself what is this rust you mentioned? Ruby loves to chase cars and needs training on the leash to learn not to chase them (as she is very strong). She barks at them when she is in the car as well and will jump back and forth so she needs to be belted in. Ruby needs a home with children in their teens and that is experienced with dogs and is committed to helping her over this one last hurdle. So if you’re looking for that perfect pal, that oversized lap-dog, you enjoy training and spending time exercising outdoors, well then stop by and visit Ruby! To learn more about Ruby and the see what other animals are available, please check our website: 

 The 2016 Rescue Dog Reunion is set for June 4th. Register Online.







Pet of the week-Simba


Super Senior Simba here! I am a sweet and mellow fellow with an affectionate nature. I like to relax in sunny window perches and taking long cat naps. I am looking forward to enjoying my Golden Years by taking things slow, snacking often, playing freely and loving without abandon. How about you? I am looking for a family who is willing and able to love me for the rest of my days. Maybe this could be you? Then stop by and visit with me today! The Super Seniors program is supported in part by a grant from the Petco Foundation. Please check out our website for all available animals and to support us in our Gloucester Pride Stride Effort to raise funds for veterinary care.

Pet of the Week-Hannah

Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a Super Senior!


I am a friendly girl with both people and other cats.  My previous owner said I am like a puppy because I respond well to questions like “would you like to play” and “where’s your toy?” I like to be held, petted and am a total lap cat but I am not a fan of having my ears touched. I am declawed in my front paws so I need to be a completely indoors only cat. I am considered special needs because I have asthma. I am currently on steroids for the asthma, and have been responding well to the medication. I have not had any wheezing problems here at the shelter and the veterinarian says I should go into a non-smoking home. So, do you think you have the time for a special girl like me? Then stop by and visit with me today! The Super Senior Program is made possible in part by a grant from the Petco Foundation.

Visit for more information and to check out all of the available cats and dogs at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week- Benjamin


Boy I am happy to meet you! I’m a one year old Coonhound mix who enjoys attention from my humans and I love to follow my nose, I guess you could say I am your typical hound. You wouldn’t believe all of the wonderful things I can smell! I like to explore new places and seem to settle quickly in any new environment, so if you take me home, I’m sure I’ll act like I’ve always been a part of the family! I am still young and have a lot of energy, so if you’re looking for a new hiking or walking buddy you found your match!  Don’t forget to get breakfast or lunch at Gloucester’s Zeke’s Place February 25th through the 28th because they are donating 15% of all the sales to help out animals like me!

Visit for more information about Benjamin and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week- Everett


Everett here and I have a bit of a sad story…My old owners moved and left me behind, I was scared and alone until some nice people picked me up and brought me here. I am a shyer guy who takes more time to get to know you and feel safe.  Once I get comfortable I am a big sweetheart, but who can blame a fellow for being a tad hesitant after being left alone by folks who were supposed to take care of me!

I am looking for a more adult home; do you have the room in your home and heart for a guy like me? Visit for more information about Everett and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week-Tenille


My name is Tenille and I am a sweet loveable girl about 2 years old.  I am a very energetic and young at heart dog.  I love to play with other dogs, go for walks and to be running around outside.  A good chew toy, some petting and someone to throw a ball for me sounds like my kind of day!

I am a smart girl so I would love to learn some new tricks with you by my side.  As an adult rescue without much known about my past the folks here agree I would do best in a family with older children.  I am super excited to get to know you and look forward to building a loving relationship with you today!

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Visit for more information about Tenille and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week-Ellio

They call me Ellio because I am a talker and my meow sounds like “eee-leee-ooo” but I like Elli for short.


I am a playful lady who likes to investigate. I enjoy nap time, treats and some petting but I don’t always want to be fussed over.  Why don’t you stop in to visit and we can get to know each-other? Visit for more information about Ellio and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week- Pepper


Look, I am cute with my bright sunshine yellow eyes and little white spot!   I am a sweet and mellow lady.  I love to lounge around in a nice sunny window and just watch all the activity outside. I like nibbling on cat grass that folks are kind enough to grow for kitties like me here at the shelter.  I enjoy petting on the head and scratches under my chin. My name is Pepper and I was wondering if you could be my shaker of salt!  Visit for more information about Pepper and all the other animals waiting for homes here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.

Pet of the Week- Jolene


Howdy! I’m Jolene and I am SOOOOO happy to meet you! I am a lovely older puppy who has a whole lot of houndy-love to give to my people! I am a southern gal, and based off my gorgeous looks, I’m thinking I am some kind of hound mix. What does that matter anyways? I know my personality will be what really catches your attention!


I still have to learn some basic obedience but I promise I will catch on quick if you promise to help me! I am a big puppy so want to play and still need to learn manners and my own strength so I might be a little much for small children. Do I sound like a perfect for you and your family? Then come down and meet me at Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter located at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester.

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