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Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Terrier, Shepherd
No Cats
Unknown with Kids

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Do you know why fine dining chefs say Butter is the most important ingredient in the kitchen? It’s a part of almost every dish they make, and it adds something different but necessary to every one. It is important because it is versatile.

Our Butter is a little like butter in the kitchen. This 40 pound, 3 year old (ish), pittie/lab mix has gone through a whole lot of changes since coming to PAWS, and she has touched the hearts of every one she has met since. We are all a little sweeter because of knowing her.

Butter was found as an abandoned stray in a rundown part of Memphis, TN. She was pregnant at the time and went to one of our fosters who specializes in helping dogs have healthy litters. Butter gave birth to NINE babies, and was an excellent mother. Her babies were born never knowing food insecurities or a lack of love. Now, it is Butter’s turn to find a home of her own and a family who loves her.

Butter would love to have a canine sibling to share a big back yard or place to run. She loves horse play with her foster dog friends. They love to romp and chase and play fetch with balls. After that, Butter’s favorite thing to do is come in the house and cuddle up with whoever is resting. She loves her nighttime snack inside her crate where she sleeps well. She currently stays in her crate when her foster humans aren’t around. She likes it better when there is a blanket over the top, so it feels like her very own fort. Her foster says she may eventually be able to be left out free in your house when you aren’t there, after a period where you reinforce what she is allowed to chew and what is not hers to chew.

While she has a lot of energy to expend and IS a runner, she doesn’t seem to be a flight risk. She comes when called. We recommend going out on a leash for a while until she learns her boundaries and feels comfortable and HOME in her new home. This shouldn’t be a problem since she is amazing on a leash. No pulling or reacting to other dogs, a joy to take on daily trips around the neighborhood.

The foster did hear her growl and see her curl her lips when she was pregnant, but she hasn’t growled or shown any aggression since giving birth to her puppies. She came to us two weeks before she delivered her puppies. We asked around and have it on good authority that sometimes the last two weeks of pregnancy (especially in a brand new, unfamiliar situation) can be a PARTICULARLY grumpy inducing time. Butter has never bitten or even looked like she intended to bite someone.

Her foster has been temperament testing her in various situations. She shows no issues when toys or her food bowl are taken away from her. She does not resource guard her toys when another dog is around. She’s more likely to abandon her toys in favor of playing with her new friend!

Butter is also what we call foster housetrained. She rarely has accidents in the house, but we do acknowledge that those skills sometimes don’t transfer to new homes automatically. If she begins to whine to you, the foster says that is her sign that she needs to go outside. We recommend going outside quickly. Housetraining and routine will need to be reinforced patiently.

Make Butter your butter in the kitchen. We don’t know how she will make your family better; we just know she will!

Here’s a quick peek of Butter and her friend Scratch, one of our other awesome pups:

Name: Butter
Breed: Terrier/Shepherd
Sex: Female
Age: 3 years 0 months
Weight: 40.0
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No

Adoption Fee: $475.00


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

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 newly adopted dog will help others in need.