Marlin is a very smart, terrier mix who is an absolute cutie with an adorable under bite.
He came to PAWS New England from a high kill shelter in Texas and had no socialization or basic manners. His foster has taken him to obedience class and is working hard at training him. Marlin has anxiety and his biggest flaws are nuisance barking and foot nipping. He is very bright and loves to learn. Marlin even took a tricks and games class and would love if someone continued to teach him. Marlin is reactive to other dogs (and cats) but was acclimated to a foster home with two small dogs after very slow introductions. He is a little pushy with them but all live together peacefully – the confident dog is very comfortable with Marlin but the submissive dog is intimidated by him. Because Marlin likes to learn and requires a lot of stimulation, he would do better in a house with no pets or children so he can get enough attention to nurture his talents and desire to work. Due to foot nipping and attention seeking, Marlin would not do well with young children.
Marlin needs a structured home with a master who is patient, loving and willing to continue training at home or in the classroom. Marlin is crate trained and potty trained and loves to cuddle. He is a sweetheart looking for the right home and is willing to wait for the perfect match. Marlin wants to be a superstar and asks you to view his latest movie.
Breed: Terrier mix
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 11 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Only with very slow introductions (small dogs)
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.