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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier
No Dogs/Cats

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Hugo is hanging out right here in New England - in Boston!!!

Looking for a gorgeous creature to adorn your home? This is the guy - a truly wonderful boy inside and out. His foster mom had a Wisdom Panel done and he came back as 100% Staffordshire Terrier - such a great breed.

Hugo is a happy dog! He just loves people and will hang with you while you are working in the kitchen or working at a desk! He is great with strangers and loves to lick people. Hugo also loves food and is very treat motivated, loves to learn new things and participate in training games, is a very fast learner!

Hugo loves to catch the stream from a water hose, sunbathing, or lay in wait for small creatures like squirrels. He also likes to direct his foster mom to move outdoor furniture so that he can check underneath for small creatures. He would be fine as an only dog and isn’t a dog that will be social to strange dogs.

He still gets very excited so he does pull a bit and is walked with a harness. FENCED YARD IS PREFERRED.

To help adopters and this fabulous pup start off on the right paw, PAWS will cover the cost of a training class at an approved certified professional dog trainer for his adopter to participate in after adoption.

No cats for this guy - in his eyes squirrels/cats - all the same.

Hugo has those golden eyes that are hard to resist, and he will love you with all of his heart (and tail). And he is one of the happiest dogs around!

Name: Hugo
Breed: Staffordshire Terrier
Sex: Male
Age: 5-6 years of age (estimated)
Weight: 70 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Yes, would do best with older kids due to exuberance
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.s