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

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Mario is now in New England! This cute sweet pup is lovin’ life to the fullest!!!

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

He’s settled into well his NE foster home - loves the resident dog and their kiddos, and honestly, he hasn’t met a person yet that he didn’t love.
He’s a curious happy puppy and he sleeps well is his crate overnight.

Mario is working on leash walking and house training, and he has already figured out how to go up and down stairs.

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!!

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

Name: Mario
Breed: Shepherd/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 12 weeks (DOB 3/2/23)
Weight: 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.