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Barred Rock -- Fostering in New England!

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Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Male
Breeds: Black Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed

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Barred Rock is happy to frolic and play, but he DOES love belly rubs more than anything! His foster says he will happily sit and get his belly rubbed for as long as you are willing to comply.

One of our dedicated southern rescues had been feeding this boy’s mama, Rosa, and monitoring her precious family. Extreme cold temps were on the horizon and they became very concerned. Mom was finally humanely trapped on a cold night. A foster was already in place to house her and her family.
They went from freezing to toasty in no time and all are just thriving in their foster homes.

Barred Rock, or as his foster kids call him Bark. for short, is just a super affectionate pup.
Bark thinks snuggling is his full time job and would love to spend his days curled up by your side and going where you go. He makes friends everywhere and especially loves kids.

Bark plays well with other dogs and would be happy to share his home with one or be your one and only. He enjoys playing with his toys and chasing the leaves in the yard. He does not seem to be a fan of the cold but is happy to wear his cute jackets.

This pup is doing well walking on a leash with no pulling, and getting better at potty training with a consistent routine. He doesn’t truly enjoy the crate yet, but progress is being made every day.

Bark’s idea of a perfect family is one who will be home with him a lot or be able to bring him to work. (Bonus points if his new fam doesn’t mind him sleeping with them and snoring just a little-we promise it’s a cute little snore)
He would love to have kids of his own or even some that visit.

Barred Rock has tons of love to give and will be a great addition to a family looking for a cuddly pup.

Check out a cute video of our boy fetching:

Breed: Lab Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 13 weeks
Weight: 23 pounds as of 3/26/2024
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:  Getting there
Microchipped: Yes

Location of dog currently:  New England

Puppy Adoption Fee:  $400.00 (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.