Meet Mae, the sweetest, snuggliest, happiest, most perfect dog ever…. inside the house. Mae is a 3 year old crate trained, housebroken, medium energy mix breed whose favorite activities include getting pets, getting ear scratches, and getting belly rubs. When you pass her she will ever so kindly lift up a paw to convince you to come closer for kisses and pets. She loves to chew on toys but has never gotten into any mischief chewing in the house. She is learning basic obedience commands but so far we haven’t discovered any bad habits. Content to snuggle or hang alone Mae is also always down for a game of tug and loves working on puzzle toys. Before coming to us she did live with other dogs in two prior homes but has been quite happy as an only child while living with us. She loves to go on walks and appears to have plenty of energy when taken outside despite being relaxed at home.
So we’ve established that Mae inside the house is a dreamboat. Outside the house? Well, Mae outside the house need some training. She is a strong girl who loves to go go go and will pull pull pull. We have been working on her leash walking skills and it’s definitely a work in progress. She has a strong prey drive, and will chase any variety of small woodland creature. In general her loose leash walking is improving, but all that training goes out the window as soon as she sees a squirrel. You can see what happened when she saw a bunny while being walked in the photos above. The other mystery is her leash reactivity. Over the last three weeks with us she has consistently barked at and pulled toward any other dogs who she happens to see, despite not displaying these issues in her former foster homes. It’s unclear if she wants to play but when we have let her get near a fellow canine friend she tends to bark and growl in their face, which hasn’t won her any popularity contests with other dogs in the neighborhood.
Mae is currently undergoing heartworm treatment, which will likely be completed before she is adopted although she may still need to be kept to minimal activity temporarily. Lucky for her forever family, sleeping is one of her favorite pastimes. A fenced in yard would be a plus since walks are not always the most pleasant for her humans but she currently lives very happily in a city apartment. She hasn’t ever met a cat, though probably not a good idea considering her penchant for chasing other small critters. Mae would probably do best as an only dog, though could also live with others under the right circumstances.
If you’ve got a comfy couch, Mae is ready to be your new best friend!
Breed: Pittie/Black Mouth Curr Mix
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 50 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive (need to go through treatment)
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $475.00
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.