Louise’s story begins in Missouri in 2013, when a PNE volunteer received a call from a worker on her farm about a puppy wandering in the horse pasture. When the volunteer arrived she found tiny Louise, all alone, covered completely in mud, no mother in sight, belly distended from parasites and rail thin from malnutrition. Of course she brought the puppy home in order to nurse her back to health. A few months later, looking like a fluffy little golden retriever, she was adopted quickly.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Louise’s control, her adoptive family had to make the difficult decision to surrender her back to PAWS. At five years young, she still has a lot of life to live, and is looking for a family to spend it with! She is house and leash-trained. She loves to play fetch, her favorite toy is a tennis ball, and even enjoys a good swim!
Louise has been spending her days since being surrendered at a local doggy day-care, where she has been with large crowds of dogs without issue. She was reported to have had an altercation at one time with a small dog in the neighborhood in her previous home, but the trainers and staff at her current residence have not seen a single instance of negative reactions to any dogs - and she sees dogs of all shapes and sizes all day long. Because Louise was also reported to be possessive of her food/toys in her previous home, she should go to a home that either understands how to manage multiple dogs that don’t like to share their prized possessions with other dogs, or be the only dog, and an adult home without too much commotion is probably best.
Her ideal home will provide her with the the consistency and tranquility she has been searching for and the understanding necessary to work with her on the issue of resource guarding. If this describes you, fill out an application today!
Breed: Labrador retriever/black mouth cur mix
Age: 5 ½ years old
Weight: 85 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Children: Recommend an adult only home
Dogs: Does well in daycare but would do best as the only dog
Adoption Donation: 450.00
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
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 dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.