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Bessie Smith

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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier
No Dogs/Cats

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If you are looking for a great dog who loves everyone, is housebroken and is doing great with obedience training then Bessie is your girl!

Bessie is very very sweet and loves everyone she meets and everyone that meets her loves her! She does need to be the only animal in the house. She is working hard on leash training and is getting better at not training! She takes food and treats very gently and is food motivated so she is learning obedience training quickly!

Bessie is a great dog and with a family committed to training and understanding her needs she will do well.

We had Bessie formally evaluated by a trainer as we do with all of our bigger dogs and she did quite well - we have the report available for any adopter - in short, she is a dominant girl who is a fast learner and will be a great pet in almost any home.

Name: Bessie Smith
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier mix
Sex: Female
Age: 3 years
Weight: 58 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Yes-older children secondary to her size and her “bounciness.”
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: No

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.