Pet of the Week- Onyx


Good day!  My name is Onyx, I am an eight-month-old female kitten.  I am affection and enjoy company.   I like to play and then I also enjoy my naps.  I am a sweet and petite little girl looking for a forever home.

I am residing at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester. This is a beautiful shelter and if you have not visited here, please do.  We have lots of cats and dogs who need loving homes.

I do hope you are looking for a cat and you select me.  On the way home, we can stop by the purchase some toys and treats!  When we get home, we can play with them and then the most wonderful part; I will fall asleep on your lap and dream about my new life of being spoiled and pampered!

Pet of the Week-Bobby


Hello!  My name is Bobby, I am a four-month-old male black kitten (on the left).  I am eager to find a loving home. I am playful, curious and sweet. I am residing at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.  Please check our website at:


We have had so much excited this month – one weekend with The Rev. Karin Wade from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Rockport provided the Blessing of the Animals.   Last weekend we had HarvestFest in Rockport and the dog parade.

Also, we have good news to share about Margaret, the pup who has recently had surgery to remove her back leg.  She is doing well and recuperating fine.   We will let you know when she is available for adoption!  Now, back to me – my requests our simple, I love toys, I like attention, I want a family or person to love me as much as my friends here at the CAAA do…and remember, I am ready right now for adoption!


Pet of the Week- Margaret


My name is Margaret – the pup in the middle!  I am being held by my good friend Jeff Hobbs who is a volunteer at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.

I went to “Dog Day” with Jeff, held recently at Stage Fort Park, and we met some new friends – (L to R) Adam Madruga, Rachel Ketchopulos (seated) and Lauren O’Connor, all of Rockport.

I am not ready for adoption yet,  I arrived at CAAA and I am now in foster care. I was born with a birth defect that left me without a paw on my left hind leg.  While I can still bare some weight on it, doing this for too long will cause me pain and chronic infections, so I will soon have my leg amputated to ensure the best possible future for me. After my surgery I will be all set for a long and happy life, but first I need to have my surgery, recuperate and then I will be ready for loving home and family.

If you would like to make a donation to help me and other special needs animals like me, please send your check to Cape Ann Animal Aid, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA and checks payable to Cape Ann Animal Aid and write “Margaret” in the memo.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation on-line, please visit or contact Rebecca at 978-283-6055, ext. 23.
“Dog Day” was so much fun – thank you to the many people who attended! Jeff and I met so many new friends!

I must have given out at least 5,000 kisses!

Pet of the Week-Checkers!

Hello!  My name is Checkers, I am an active and sweet, two-month-old boy kitten.  I am brown-and-black and quite handsome. I love to play and wrestle with my brothers and sisters.  I was in a foster home that had a cat friendly dog and we got along well.

If you would like to meet me and my siblings, we are at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane in Gloucester.  Please check our website at: for upcoming events.  We always enjoy receiving cat and dog toys for animals here at the shelter.   We are continuing to accept returnable bottle and cans on Sundays from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. for our Transportation fund.

Don’t forget my name – it’s Checkers and of course I know how to play checkers and I always win!


Pet of the Week-Festus



Hi there!  My name is Festus and this is the first time I have seen snow!  There is so much of it everywhere!  I am a three-month-old black-and-tan Shepherd mix.  I am a sweet and gentle boy and if you are up to the challenge that a new pup can bring and the joys, too, I hope you will consider adopting me.I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.

I have been asked to remind you that The Winter Ball has been RESCHEDULED and will take place on Friday, February 22nd from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. All original tickets will be honored on that date. If you have any questions, please call 978-283-6055, ext. 23.

There are people outside making what look like snow people!   They are not moving, talking and they are very still.  I hope the nice volunteer comes to take me for a walk and not one of those snow people!


Pet of the Week- Billy

Happy New Year!



My name is Billy, I am a friendly and sweet three-year-old short-haired kitty who is at the
Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane, Gloucester.

Don’t forget the Winter Ball on Saturday, February 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester, Six Rowe Square.  Silent auction, premium live auction, raffles, music, dancing, dinner and cash bar.  Tickets price: Single ($45.), Couple ($85.) table of ten ($440.). This event will benefits animal medical care costs.   For details, visit:

Remember when you stop by the shelter to ask for Billy! Please hurry!



Community Stuff

April- Pet of The Week


Hi, my name is April and I am a two-month-old girl pup who is a Retriever mix.  I have a pretty tan coat.  I am looking out to Cape Ann to see if there might be someone out there who would like to adopt me.   I have a lot of energy and  lots to learn; but I am smart and eager to learn.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, currently located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  

Please visit our site at CapeAnnAnimalAid and see all the upcoming events to take place this summer.

Have you purchased your brick for the walkway at the new shelter at Four Paws Lane in Gloucester?   The new shelter will be opening later this year.   I have to run, there is a stuffed toy on the floor that looks like it needs to be crewed on! 

The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is now accepting donations of the following items: Deodorant, razors, feminine products, men’s sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men’s jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks. Thank you for your support!



Flying Enterprises: Cape Ann Arts, Crafts and Literary Festivals of the early 1950s

Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Gloucester resident and local historian Mary Rhinelander McCarl will present this illustrated talk about the origins of the Cape Ann Festival of Arts (1952-1969). This program is included with admission; reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (978)283-0455, x11 or email

In the early 1950s Cape Ann was full of graphic and sculptural artists, artisans in many media, writers of fiction, poets and playwrights. In 1952, thanks largely to the great sculptor Walker Hancock, the series of the Cape Ann Festival of Arts was begun. These Festivals lasted until 1969 and are well worth a whole series of talks, but in this talk Mary will concentrate on the first two years: 1952 and 1953. 

Mary Rhinelander McCarl retired to Gloucester in 2001, having spent summers in the area since her birth in 1940. Her education includes degrees from Harvard College (a BA and an MA in History), Simmons College (an MLS) and UMass, Boston (an MA in History and Archives). She has served as the Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at the Genealogical Society and has been a volunteer at the Cape Ann Museum since 1988. Mary has a passionate interest in local history and is a dedicated researcher.


The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is sponsoring a National Weather Service Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training course this Saturday April 21st at the Lanesville Community Center on 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester.This course is open to the public,there is no sign up needed and it is free of charge.The doors will open at 9:30 AM,the course starts at 10:00 AM and will run until 1:00 PM.This course is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and those who are interested in severe weather phenomena.

Sincerely, Dean Burgess

Marble – Pet of the Week


Hi, my name is Marble and I am a three-month-old girl pup who is at the Cape Ann Animal Aid until I am adopted.          

There is so much going on here!  Overlooked Pet Adoption on the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Gloucester Pride Stride coming up on April 29, Sunset Dessert Cruise on July 21.   Could you help me out and visit: to learn about all our upcoming events just in case I forgot a few?

Remember to stop down to our current shelter located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester and visit me.   I am here with my siblings and I know it is difficult to believe, but they are all as cute as I am!

Bowie – Pet of the Week

My name is Bowie and I am residing at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA).  If you are looking for a handsome male cat, who is ten-months-old, black-and-white and rather dashing; I am the cat for you.  I have lived with children and dogs.   I am affectionate, I love to snuggle, I think I am almost perfect!


The CAAA is a non-profit shelter caring for homeless cats and dogs.  Visit and learn more about our upcoming programs, events and most importantly, more photos of me!

If you would like to visit me, stop down to 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  Thank you to all the friends who supported the "Winter Bash" last Saturday night.  I didn’t attend, I stayed back at the shelter grooming and looking at myself in the mirror!  It’s not easy being this handsome and remain humble!

CeeCee Pet of the Week

Hello!  My name is CeeCee and I am a sweet little girl with lots of energy because I love to play; I am only four months old.   I am here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street in Gloucester with my sister. I think we are part Labrador and Australian Cattle dog.

Cee Cee

Can you believe it, I am on Good Morning Gloucester? Someone for sure will discover me!

I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit me at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  If you would like to see some photos of me, please visit:

I have a pretty black-and-white coat and I will be large when I am fully grown.  Just keeping up with me will keep you in shape!

Tiny- Pet of the Week

Forwarded by Tina Ketchopolos

Hi!  My name is Tiny, I am a four-month-old girl pup who is a retriever mix.   I don’t know why my name is Tiny, as I am going to be rather big when I am fully grown.


I am here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid with my brothers.

I am so happy to report that I am doing extremely well walking on a leash, but I need a little more practice.

If you are looking for a pup and have the patience to let me learn, I will be a great dog.  I am at the  Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.

When you arrive you will know which one I am, I am Tiny and my tail will be wagging non-stop!

Bumblebee – Pet of the Week

Bumblebee – Pet of the Week


I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester, waiting to be adopted by a loving family.  My name is Bumblebee, but I don’t sting people; I love to snuggle them instead.

I am a two-year-old girl cat with a pretty black-and-white coat.  I am here at the shelter with my sister, Baby. Check our website at where there is a photo of Baby with me!

We would love to be adopted together, but understand if that isn’t possible.   We are both excited about being part of a family.   We love the staff and volunteers here at the shelter and hope our new family loves us much as they do.   I have to run, one of the nice volunteers wants to brush me and I never hesitate for an opportunity to be beautified!

Dawn from La Provence Adopts A New Family Member Because Of GMG

Our newest family member Koji with his big sister Abbie!  We went to "look" at the puppies because we’re always seeing the cutest animals posted on GMG but we fell in love with Koji and had to take him home.


When in Rockport you must visit La Provence!

Click the picture below to check out La Provence website. you can also follow La Provence on twitter-!/LaProv

Pierre – Pet of the Week


My name is Pierre.  I am a four-month-old female pointer mix.

I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (, a non- profit shelter at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.   I am  black-and-white and will be medium in size.   I have lots of energy and need a little training; but I am very smart and willing to learn.   Please stop down to the shelter and visit me and the other dogs and cats who are in need of a loving home.

The staff here appreciate donations to our Building Fund,  but they also appreciate donations of clean towels, blankets, paper towels, large trash bags and gas cards for our van.

Please stop down and visit me soon and remember, although my name is Pierre, I do not speak French!

Danish – Pet of the Week

Danish – Pet of the Week


Hi, my name is Danish, I am a two-month-old girl kitten.

I am white-and-orange, very curious and I have lots of energy and love to play.    I am staying at the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA), in Gloucester until I am adopted.  I hope you might stop by and meet me, I would love to have a home for the holidays.  

The CAAA is a non-profit organization and we appreciate donations to our Building Fund and items such as bleach, large trash bags, gas cards for our shelter van, postage stamps and of course, toys for the cats and dogs at our shelter.

Please visit and see other photos of me and my sisters; Croissant, Bagel Twist and Raspberry Crumble.  You can tell by our names that we are all extra sweet!

Aidan – Pet of the Week and Black Friday Special At Cape Ann Animal Aid


Hello, my name is Aidan, I am a 3-1/2 month old retriever mix with a handsome golden coat.

I am loveable, cuddly and affectionate.  If you would like to meet me, I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street in Gloucester.

Did you hear that from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. dogs may have their photo taken with Santa?!

On Sat., Dec. 3 at Hometown Ace Hardware, 231 Gloucester Crossing, Gloucester and Sun., Dec. 4 at Smith’s Ace Hardware & Lumber, 3 Station Sq., Rockport.   My dream is to go to this with my new family!!!

Black Friday Special for the weekend, all adult cats and adult dogs (one year and older) at 20% off their normal adoption fees!

Mechi – Pet of the Week

Mechi – Pet of the Week


My name is Mechi and my sister Marbella and I are at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, a non-profit shelter caring for homeless cats and dogs.   We are gentle pups who love to give kisses and play.    We are four-month old tan-and-white boxer/beagle mixes.

If you have the time and energy for a young pup, please stop down to the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester and visit us.

You can also go online and visit at:  I think the nice volunteer caring for me thinks I am a vegetable; she keeps calling me sweet pea!

Aurora – Pet of the Week

Aurora – Pet of the Week


Do you know where the Cape Ann Animal Aid (CAAA) is

at 260 Main Street in Gloucester?

Well, stop by and visit me.  I am a one-year-old calico who has just finished caring for a beautiful litter of kittens and I am looking for a forever home.

The CAAA is a non-profit shelter that cares for cats and dogs until they are adopted.  They appreciate friends visiting and if you are able to donate items such as extra large trash bags, postage stamps, gas cards for shelter van, they are so grateful for these items.

Oh, I nearly forgot; my name is Aurora.  I don’t have a last name yet, but I will if you adopt me!

Singer–Cape Ann Animal Aide Pet of the Week

Singer – Pet of the Week


Hi there!  My name is Singer and I am a three-month-old Keeshound mix pup.  I am a very cute, sweet and gentle little girl.   I am easy going and looking forward to having a family adopt me.  I can’t wait!  I even dream about it.   If you would like to see more photos of me or my siblings, please check our website at:  CapeAnnAnimalAid.Com

Remember, I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, a non-profit shelter located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.

If you are interested in adopting me, I am all ears!!!

Cinder–Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of the Week

Cinder – Pet of the Week


I am Cinder, a five-month-old sweet, sassy and very affectionate girl pup.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street in Gloucester where the wonderful volunteers and staff are taking good care of me.  I can’t wait to be adopted and be part of a family.  As you can see, I have a beautiful black coat and personality to match!   I will be a large dog when I am grown.  I think I might do best with children ten or older; I love them, but I wouldn’t want to accidentally sit on one.

With all the holidays coming up, I want to have a family to enjoy these with.  I know some people just don’t want a big dog and they prefer those little dogs that can fit into their pocket or purse – but I will fit better in your heart!