Sweet tiny baby. His mama died 10 days ago. His 3 siblings have been in foster care, being bottle fed, for the past 9 days. He must have been separated from his siblings when they got picked up. Yesterday, this baby was found, STILL ALIVE!!! No food or liquid for at least 9-10 days, still fighting to survive. No one even knew he existed. He’s dehydrated, starved almost to death, but he’s fighting!! He’s taking a bottle so good, and getting stronger by the minute. He’s a little fighter and he wanted to live.
So many rescue dogs are just surviving day to day - this baby boy is no different.
Ezekiel was found in rural Mississippi crawling and obviously dehydrated and starving. He weighed in just under 1 lb when found but 1 weeks later he is a whopping almost 1.6 lbs on 9/18.
We will update this little man as he grows but had a feeling he may be quite popular so wanted to let anyone interested in adopting this sweet boy the chance. We don’t know the breed mix yet but hopefully as time goes on we will have more info.
Age: 4 weeks as of 9/18
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Puppy vaccines will be up to date - all vaccinations required after adoption are responsibility of adopter.
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Housetrained: Not usually
Location of dog currently: 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.