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Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Female
Breeds: Husky, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Well they don’t come much cuter than Nugget and Q-Tip - they were one of several puppies left by someone in Memphis to fend for themselves.  Their other sibling actually was trapped first and we found her a wonderful home - these two little ones took a bit longer as they were apparently not dumb enough to get trapped right away!!

Q-Tip and Nugget were discovered along a rail yard, living under an abandoned shack in South Memphis. Initial attempts to trap them were difficult but they soon responded to feedings - their trapper figured out their routine and was finally able to catch them. Apparently their mama would come back about once every 24 hours to check on them but for the most part they were alone. Attempts at trapping the mom are still ongoing!!

They were in rough shape to start with some skin issues and malnourished but no more - they are thriving with their wonderful foster family.

They’ve only recently received their first vaccines but they should be able to travel to New England in mid-March.  They will just continue to get cuter and cuter no doubt

They are fostering together in a home with other dogs and children and of course at their age they are doing great. They were quite shell-shocked at first but have quickly adjusted to having humans handling them and hanging with the other dogs in the home - the resident husky has taken them under her wing - it’s really adorable. Their foster mom has her children handling the puppies as much as possible and they are introducing them to as many people as possible - they are in great hands.

We will update pics as they grow a bit.

Their breed mix (definitely Husky) and possibly ChowChow will require active homes - outside space as they no doubt she will want to run and get her energy out a lot.  These are not couch potato dogs or you’re at work all day and two walks a day is what you can do - this will not work for these girls.  Husky experience would be great but depending on your activity level may not be necessary.

Name: Q-Tip
Breed: Husky/Mix (total guess)
Sex: Female
Age: 10 weeks as of 2/19/2023
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 but they are crate trained
Microchipped: Yes

Good with dog: YES
Good with kids: YES
Good with cats: NOT SURE

Location of dog currently:  Memphis  TN  

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.