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Cleo and Tony

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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Terrier, Hound
Unknown with Dogs/Cats

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Cleo and Tony are a very special bonded pair. They survived the streets of Memphis for years by taking care of each other and living in a burned out house. Concerned neighbors and rescue volunteers checked on them and provided food until they could safely be caught. That day came in early May of 2021 when a rescue volunteer stopped by to feed them during a storm and they jumped into her van. After years of living in a survival situation, Cleo and Tony were on their way to a new life.

Cleo and Tony are estimated at 6 years old. They are both very calm and well behaved dogs. Their favorite past time is napping or just laying in front of the window and watching the world go by. Even when outside, they prefer to lay quietly and watch the happenings in the yard. They both ride nicely in the car and are doing amazing with their leash training. They love to be brushed and have tummy rubs. With each passing week their personalities are coming out and they are becoming playful, more trusting, and more affectionate. We will post updates as we learn more about them.

Because of their past, they are very connected and look to each other for comfort and security, and will only be adopted together.

Cleo and Tony are going through treatment for heartworms and will be available for adoption in early September.

Name: Cleo and Tony
Breed: Terrier/Hound mix. Cleo appears to have some husky. Tony appears to have hound in him.
Sex: Female and Male
Age: 6 years old
Weight: Cleo is 44; Tony is 67
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive
Microchipped: Yes

Good with dogs: Unknown at this time but we will be socializing them with other dogs as they recover from HW treatment and will provide updates.
Good with cats: Unknown. They have not interacted with cats yet.
Good with children: Cleo and Tony have not been around children yet. Due to their timid nature, they are not recommended around small children at this time. Tony tends to get a little mouthy when he is very happy and excited so we believe they would be best with older children.

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.