My roommate is giving me her dog. Anyone know what steps I need to take if she doesn't have all the papers?

My roommate is moving back to CA & can't take her teacup Maltese with her. I have been taking care of her for the past 3 months. The dog is very familiar & comfortable with me. My roommate wants to "giver her to me. Does anybody know what legal documents (if any) I would need to register the dog in... show more My roommate is moving back to CA & can't take her teacup Maltese with her. I have been taking care of her for the past 3 months. The dog is very familiar & comfortable with me. My roommate wants to "giver her to me. Does anybody know what legal documents (if any) I would need to register the dog in Massachusetts? Any help or advice appreciated.
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