Say hi to Bill - one of our Floridians who traveled north with several other dogs when his foster mom drove to Miami from New England and picked them up! She went for one dog and decided 3 was a better number - we agree wholeheartedly.
Bill was in the Miami-Dade shelter (not a fun place) for several months because he had heartworm and no one would adopt him and the shelter doesn’t treat it so he would have died there by euthanization. He is a middle aged boy so that didn’t help him much either. But you know us, we love the slightly older and seniors.
Personality wise, Bill is pretty laid back - he likes to be outside when weather permits (he got used to New England weather pretty quickly) or he’s content lying at your feet while you work or watch movies.
Bill does not love having other dogs near his food or his bones etc - this is called resource guarding and while it can be managed by someone with experience, perhaps his being your one and only would be best - he’d love all the attention for sure. Humans can take anything he has from him - no issues - he will not share willingly with dogs however.
He’s currently living in a farm situation and doesn’t seem to have any issues with the farm animals including a parrot.
Bill is around other dogs in the home of various breeds and sizes. He has not been off leash but has not been reactive towards any dogs while going for walks on leash.
As he’s slightly older, we think a super active home with little kids might be a bit much for him - but older kids sure - kids who will be able to take him for nice walks, definitely yes!!!
Bill is given free roam in the house and does not need to be crated - he will go in if you need him too but it’s really not necessary. When he’s ready to do his “business” he walks to the back door and circles- a sure sign he needs to go out.
He’s very comfortable meeting new people - his foster has a fairly quiet home but she has not noticed any issues in this regard at all - he’s pretty laid back.
Bill is happy to go for a card ride and does well in the car!
Breed: Shepherd Cross (maybe Swiss Mtn Dog??)
Age: 8 years old (estimated)
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Finishing up treatment end of February
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Older (he doesn’t have much interest in “playing”
Good with Dogs: Is comfortable around other dogs but won’t share high value treats or food w/o issue
Good with Cats: Unknown but okay so far with other small farm animals.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
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.