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Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Female
Breeds: Shepherd, Crossbreed

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Maria has arrived in New England and oh my dog she is adorable. She has sass and spunk and all the love to give. She loves belly rubs and ear scratches and is enjoying sniffing both her foster sisters and the big world around her!!

Maria is part of amazing program in TN called PAL (Prevent Another Litter). Our southern partners took Maria and her siblings Mario, Miguel ,Mateo and Margaret (also up for adoption) into rescue, and spayed mom for her owners. A win-win!

Mom is a shepherd mix. She was a good mama to them for six weeks.
As usual, no clue on dad (or dads). They all look so different from one another!!!

These adorable babies are all typical puppies, love to play and run around. Socialized and happy!!
Puppy obedience and housetraining at their foster home in process.

If you want to be the “happily ever after” part of PAL, Please apply for one of these sweethearts to complete your family.

Name: Maria
Breed: Shepherd/Crossbreed
Sex: Female
Age: 12 weeks (DOB 3/2/23)
Weight: 15lbs (estimated adult weight ~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)
Housetrained:  Not usually
Microchipped: Yes

Location of dog currently: New England

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.


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.