Meet Wilbert, one of the snow dogs rescued from the freezing cold in Memphis. When he first arrived at the southern foster home, he was so emaciated, lethargic and withdrawn. But boy has that all has changed!! He is now a spunky, always happy and energetic ball of fun.
This handsome guy is up for anything life has to offer, chewing on bones, playing with his toys, going for walks, riding in the car and running in the backyard (fence preferred, but not required)
Wilbert does need an experienced dog owner willing to train him in the areas that he needs refining, as he is still a boisterous puppy at heart and will require continued structure. He was quite mouthy (with play) at first, but that is improving. He is extremely food motivated and smart, a great combo for training!
Wilbert would really benefit from another dog friend to play with !! He loves to run and romp and would do great with a doggy sibling that has a similar personality and activity level. He would not coexist well with an older, lazier dog.
After a play session, he loves to plop himself down in a sunny spot either inside or outside.
Wilbert is very loyal to his people and loves to cuddle at night with his owners/anyone. He knows many commands like sit, paw, stay, leave it, and come, is crate trained, house trained, and sleeps in his crate all night.
Wilbert is a great dog with such a zest for life. He will make a someone a wonderful companion.
Wilbert needs 3 things in his forever home in order of most important to least important: A dog companion of his same energy level, an experienced dog owner and a fenced in yard.
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 1 ½ years
Weight: 50 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 12. Too mouthy and exuberant for younger kids right now.
Good with Dogs: Yes, those with a similar personality and activity level.
Good with Cats: Unknown, but probably not.
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.