Mackerel has arrived in New England and is fabulous!
We were a little worried that separation from his brother would be difficult but seems like he’s moving on! He’s having a blast with the humans and canines he has met and is living with for now! Happy boy doing great with the kids in the home and other dog!
Flounder and Mackerel (also posted for adoption) are coming to you from the very worst of circumstances but they don’t like to dwell on that so we’ll fill you in quickly.
Mackerel was found as a baby stray - covered in mange that had taken his fur, left him with skin infections, feet swollen - the rescuers knew there was another brother and they searched for Flounder until they found him and was in even worse condition. BUT, that was then this is now. They were too sick to eat, walk, or lie down comfortably.
They landed with an amazing foster mom who has cared for them until now when they are ready to fly the coop - she has taken wonderful care of them and it’s their turn. They do not need to stay together nor do we wan them too - they will be fine separated but we do think perhaps another dog in their new home will help them adjust more easily given they are used to having another dog with them.
They are now just over 6 months old now and are totally new dogs in terms of their beautiful faces and bodies - their fur has almost returned completely, their feet are back to normal and they are feeling wonderful.
They are playful, typical puppies who are on the larger side - 38 lbs approx. at present which means they could top out at 75 lbs or so but of course we guarantee nothing in terms of size. We don’t know who the parents were so we have no clue.
They will 100% need work on house and crate training as their foster mom focused more on getting them well - but they are sweet puppies and will learn fast.
These pups deserve the very best….
Breed: Labrador Retriever/American Bulldog
Age: 6 months 12-2
Weight: 45 lbs 12-2
Spayed/Neutered: No, too young - please see below.
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: To young to test
Housetrained: Not usually
Location of dog currently: New England as of 11-9
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.
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.