This little guy is a pure example of dogs needing rescue from the south - found as a stray on a property where no one was taking care of him at only about 7-8 weeks of age. So full of worms his belly was distended, hair loss and so itchy from mange it was painful to looking at him and starving.
He was lucky that one of our rescue friends happened to notice him and scooped him and brought him home - off to the vet he went and he’s already feeling better. He’s an affectionate little boy and he’s on the mend. We will wait for him to be able to get at least two sets of vaccines - he will get his first when he’s a bit healthier.
We wanted to get him listed and see if we can get a commitment for his future family because he’s just so special - we know there’s someone amazing for him out there and we want them cheerleading him on!
We don’t know what he’s made up - terrier we think and we honestly don’t know how big he will get! So it may be a surprise.
Age: 8 weeks
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: Not usually
Location of dog currently: Bruce Mississippi
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.