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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Terrier
No Dogs/Cats/Kids

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Fostering in New England!

Update: Foster reports this is a sweet boy who really really loves his human and would be ideal for any human looking for a shadow! He wants to be with you and will be your bestie.

Quiet country/suburban home sought for sweet dog!! Ruggles doesn’t like “city noises” - garbage trucks, people yelling on the street, fireworks. He’s noise sensitive and these days…. Walks in that environment just not in this guy’s wheelhouse.

Ruggles is a sweet, loving and snuggly dog who was rescued by his family 2 ½ years ago  when he was 7 months old. 

Prior to coming to Paws New England, Ruggles lived with his family in downtown Providence and try as they might, he just could not adjust to all the noise. This may be because as a very young pup he was transported back and forth from the south for adoption evens in New England from Georgia. That’s a lot for a puppy…. .

They sought treatment with a prominent behaviorist who decided after several medications etc that the best thing for him would be a change of scenery. A permanent vacation of sorts!

Most important for him is a quiet environment without a lot of outside noise - no children as they don’t mean to be noisy but we know how it can be. A fenced yard is key for him as well as we think it will be relaxing for him to be able to be outside off leash sniffing and enjoying the quiet scenery.

Name: Ruggles
Breed: Terrier/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age:  3 yo
Weight: 28 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Good with children, noise would be the factor preventing this however.
Good with Dogs:  He at one point lived with another dog successfully but we think now he loves all the attention.
Good with Cats:   No cats

Adoption Fee: $250.00

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.