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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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Engel is one of the “snow dogs” rescued from the freezing temperatures and snow in Memphis in February - he was one of four who were out in the snowstorm and whose owner refused to bring inside - our front line rescuers were able to convince his owners to let us put them in boarding and then actually said we could keep them - he and his family members, Harlow, Keilar, and Tapper are now all safe and sound.

He’s a big rambunctious boy who has lived outside his entire life before he came to us, so he still needs some work. He’s good with other dogs and people, and nothing but amazingly sweet. He’s also smart! In one week in his foster home he learned that marking and relieving himself are outside activities, to allow food preparation and eating without interfering, and not to jump up on his foster!

Before you start to think this sweetheart is perfect, he definitely needs more work on leash manners. He still thinks that the leash is a tug toy! This is no surprise considering his prior life. The surprise is how much progress he made in the first week he lived in a house.​

He also loves to snuggle, and wants to be a lap dog. He enjoys hard chews such as water buffalo horns, but is gentle with soft toys, too. He carries his penguin around the way a retriever would.

Stay tuned, but if you love this big block head, apply now and we can keep you posted on his manners as we go along.

Name: Engel
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 2 years 0 months
Weight: 65 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive and has started treatment - Paws New England will cover all costs associated with treatment if adopted pre-treatment.
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Yes, but likes to play hard
Good with Cats: Unknown
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.