Salerno Bahama. Local Foster
Hi, I’m Salerno, but my friends call me Sal. I hail from the Bahamas, and I totally embrace that chill island vibe. My hobbies include squeaking my squeaky toys, sitting pretty for treats, and curling up on the couch with my people or napping under their desks while they work.
Foster mom calls me the cleverest boy because I have already learned not to mess in my sleeping pen, use puppy pads if I can’t make it outside to do potty, and I have even learned how to go up a flight of stairs (though going down is still a bit scary for me). I am learning that rides in the car aren’t too scary and that not everything I encounter should go in my mouth (though I still need work cause I am a teething baby)!
I stay fit by doing zoomies in the backyard, wrestling with my sister Mari, and trying to get my foster cat brothers to play with me. I am what my foster mom calls a “snuggle bug,” so a home with many opportunities to cuddle and hang with my people and other dogs would be ideal.
When I was first born, my dog’s mom and siblings were living kind of rough, so calm home vibes and slow introductions to new things would be best for me. Once I know that new things are ok and not scary, I am ready to jump right in!
Part of the adoption fee will be sent back to the Refuge to help them continue their amazing work: https://www.pawtcakerefuge.org/
Breed: Crossbreed - maybe Dutch Shepherd? We don’t really know.
Age: 14 weeks as of 3/25
Weight: Estimated adult weight 40-60lbs
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)
Location of dog currently: MA
Puppy Adoption Fee: $600.00 (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.