Skipper was found running loose as a stray and the person who found him chained him in their yard. He was only a young pup and needed so much more so, fortunately he was surrendered to All 4’s rescue so that he could get the care he needed. Long story short he ended up a Paws New England dog and his life changed for the better. He is so happy to be free and looking for a family to call his own!!!
Skipper is a happy puppy loving life, but still gets scared at all the new sounds and sites around him. He was not socialized as a young pup and he needs a family who is going to take their time with him and show him the world is not as scary as he thinks it is. He gets along with his four legged 100 pound foster brother and shares his toys. He loves a good squeaky toy. We think he would benefit from having another dog in his forever home that will be fun to play with and help him with his confidence. He is doing great with house training but still needs a routine and still working on his leash training. He does fine in a crate when needed and loves a good nap at your feet.
Skipper Leo is looking for a home that will give him time to trust, trust you, trust the world around him. He needs to be adopted to a home that has another dog that is going show him how to be comfortable and confident and who is going to be accepting of his puppy ways. He would love an older child (Over 12) to watch TV with or have them run around in the yard with him. He is a puppy so needs you to be committed to continued training and socialization.
He wants to thank you for reading all about him and if you think your his family and you have a dog to show him the way, please fill out an application.
Name: Skipper Leo
Breed: Labrador Retriever mix
Age: 5 months old as of 9/24/20
Weight: 27 pounds as of 9/24/20
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained: working hard and doing very well
Kids: He is very nervous so kids over 12 would be best
Dog: He loves the 100 pound dog he is fostered with/ Proper introductions of course/new home must have a dog
Cat: He will chase but only because he wants to play with them.
Puppy Adoption Fee: $525.00 (includes spay/neuter surgery to be arranged by Paws New England at a partner veterinarian in several locations throughout New England). If adopter wishes to have his/her own veterinarian perform the surgery, $100 will be reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter.
PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??
Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself before adopting.
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.