FOSTERING IN NEW ENGLAND!!
Can you say one of the happiest adoptable dogs we know? And a professional wiggle butt? That is Sophie, a beautiful young mixed breed girl.
Sophie’s start was in a loving home with a toddler. As a smaller pup, all was well, but Sophie never quite realized that she had grown into her full size and would occasionally topple over the little one. She had no ill intent or aggression, simple too much happiness to go around!!
As a result, Sophie was crated for long periods of time to separate her when the child was up and about. This lead to increased stress as she was able to see/hear, but not able to interact with, the humans she so very loved. Her owners eventually realized that this was not fair to her and made the difficult decision to rehome her with a more appropriate family where she could play and socialize to her hearts content.
This girl is great with other dogs of her same size and energy level and just loves to run and play. Fetch, chase, tug o’ war…you name it!
She would do well within a pack of similar energy dogs. She would not coexist well with only couch potatoes in the house.
As you can see, Soph is currently BFF’s with her young husky foster sibling: https://youtu.be/jWIQidFUT5U
Sophie would do best with a doggie playmate(s), but if you don’t have a play buddy, she would love doggie daycare/playdates or some hikes/runs for exercise. A fenced in yard would also help her get her energy out, but no chain link for this gal–she has figured out how to scale them.
After some playtime, this beauty is ready for a comfy nap on the couch or on your lap. Don’t you dare tell her she is a bit oversized for a lap dog! She also loves to “cuddle and kiss”, so if you are someone who requires some personal space or if you do not enjoy slobbery licks, she is probably not the dog for you…..she is a very affectionate pooch!
Sophie is house and crate trained. She sleeps in her crate or a dog bed (and sometimes a human bed) all night long without a peep.
This girl graduated doggo kindergarten and knows basic commands, sit, shake, down, etc.
Check it out here:
Sophie does quite well on a leash with an easy-walk harness, and responds to “heel”. Her hound side definitely comes out on walks…nose to the ground!!! And she greets everyone she sees, either human or canine, with a smile and tail wag.
A snippet of a afternoon stroll:
This gorgeous active girl is truly sweet tempered; only wants to love and be loved in return. She craves attention and interaction from her favorite people and doggie siblings and can’t wait to find another family to love.
Interested in applying for this dog? Here is our application:
Name: Sophie Rand
Age: 1 ½ years
Weight: 49 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date; All given on 3/3/22
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 5, must be sturdy and dog savvy.
Good with Dogs: Yes!!!
Good with Cats: Unknown, but she would probably want to play with them.
Adoption Fee: $500.00
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.