Have you been thinking about adopting a pet? Many people have during this pandemic. Perhaps it is because they are lonely and need a companion, or maybe it is because they finally have the time to take care of one. Regardless of the reason, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland has animals who need a safe, loving home.

There are currently 15 pets available who were taken from a Dexter home by the State of Maine Animal Welfare Department, according to WGME. The report indicates that the original 16 animals arrived at the shelter "in heartbreaking condition." A guinea pig reportedly had to be put down because it was beyond medical treatment. The other 15 pets "required urgent emergency care," as per the report. Once adopted, they will still need veterinary care.

Up for adoption from this rescued group are "nine dogs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs and two birds," according to WGME. You can find out more about the adoption process on the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland's website.

The picture of the dog above is Big Mac. The ARLGP says he is a 4-year-old Terrier and American Staffordshire mix, who is "looking for a quiet home with a nice fenced-in back yard." He weighs 59 pounds. Find out how to adopt him.

If you are unable to adopt a pet, but still want to help, the ARLGP needs donations for their care. Please donate here.