Hi, my name is Rex and I love you already!
My former family couldn’t take care of me anymore due to a housing situation, so I am currently taking applications for a new family. Are you a good fit for me? I certainly hope so, because I love everyone I meet!
My likes include my people, long walks, car rides, snuggling, swimming with a life vest, snow, playing with stuffed toys and balls, and running in the yard. I don’t like thunderstorms and very loud noises. (although my foster teenager plays drums, and I don’t seem to mind)
I like small dogs, especially my two foster brothers, who are pugs, and want to play with them. I used to live with two smaller dogs with my old family, and I loved them too. I do get very excited when I meet new dogs, and it can be overwhelming for some dogs. (Like my foster sister, who is a vizsla/boxer mix) So I need some help learning to go more slowly with introductions. I’m working on it!
I love to go for walks. I pull a bit on the leash, but my foster daddy put a harness on me, and I like that much better! I am crate trained and housebroken. I haven’t had one accident in my foster home! I love to learn, and am very treat motivated! I already know “sit”, “down”, “give paw”,“off” and I come when my name is called. I have seasonal allergies, which cause me to rub my eyes. My foster momma says I am such a good boy and a big bundle of love. My whole body wiggles with excitement when she talks to me like that!
My ideal home would have a fenced in yard and people who would like to go for walks and play ball with me. I like kids, but older children might be best, because I get so excited! I don’t mind being the only dog (because I really love YOU) but I would like a doggie friend to play with. Are we a match? Yes? THEN APPLY!!!!
Breed: Pit mix
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 70 pounds
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes.
Good with Dogs: Yes- Seems to love smaller dogs.
Good with Cats: Untested
Adoption Donation: 250.00
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.