Meet Reo-our black and white boy!
This pup LOVES everyone – big, small, short and tall! He gets elated to see a new face, but the same old faces he sees every day are just as exciting to him! He is in a foster home with a very dog-savvy 4-year old human girl and they are inseparable.
You can hold him like a baby in your arms and rock him, rub his soft pink belly, sing to him – ENDLESSLY if Reo has his way! His tiny black eyes with long eyelashes blink and blink and he will go to sleep.
Reo was found in a bad part of town sitting in the 100 degree heat on top of a large mattress. Both Reo and the mattress had been discarded right in the middle of a busy street that has become a “dumping ground” for unwanted animals and other things. Thank goodness he was quickly found and rescued.
Reo is learning every day how to play with toys, how good treats are, that the kibble is never going to be “gone” again, and that EVERYONE thinks he’s adorable and can do no wrong!
Reo is working on his crate training – he currently has a wire crate and, after less than a week at his foster home, he has only pottied on the pee pad a couple of times the last few days. However, his foster mom must immediately let him go into the backyard first thing in the morning!
His foster mom is working on trying to teach him basic commands when she catches him doing something he’s not supposed to do.
Right now Reo has no clue about walking on a leash because he is so young. He is a quick learner and, because he likes to be near his humans at all times (when he’s awake), we feel sure that he will find great pleasure in walking on a leash with a harness if that’s what his “humans” want him to do.
This absolutely previous boy deserves a forever home where he can, snuggle on the couch (or even the bed too), go for walks/hikes, play in the water, and with possible fur siblings to his heart’s content!
This baby also needs a household with people who will patiently continue to train him and include him in the family activities.
Reo will adapt easily to ANYTHING and is eager to please so open your heart and you’ll have this sweet sugar-pie in your life for many, many years to come!
Breed: Rat Terrier/Crossbreed
Age: 18 weeks
Weight: 10 pounds (estimated adult weight is about 30 pounds)
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Housetrained: Getting there.
Location of dog currently: Memphis TN
Puppy Adoption Fee: $550.00 (includes spay/neuter surgery rebate of up to $200.00 to be paid to adopter when proof of spay/neuter is provided to Paws New England. We can provide a list of low costs SN clinics to adopters when requested.
Adoption fee also includes transport fee.
ATTENTION PUPPY ADOPTERS: You will be required to attend training/behavior classes with your new dog unless you are experienced dog owners and your adoption coordinator is comfortable with your experience. This requirement is for the benefit of you and your puppy so if you experience behavior issues you have a point of contact.
PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??
Please consider purchasing this book before adopting. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days - How to Start Your Puppy Off Right, Sophia Yin, DVM - it is an amazing book that we recommend very highly and have had amazing feedback on.
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.