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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Terrier
No Cats/Kids
Unknown with Dogs

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Marlin is a very cuddly, sweet, active and a smart terrier mix. He is about 5-years-old and was rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas. He is housetrained and crate trained but came to PAWS without any socialization or basic manners. Marlin is currently attending obedience class where he is doing quite well. He is food motivated and likes to keep busy and is responding nicely to new commands – sit, down, wait, stay, come, leave-it. He also likes puzzle games and playing with toys. This adorable little rascal has a lot of anxiety that requires confidence building and supervised exposure to dogs, people and situations. With more practice, Marlin will become a master in no time.

After very slow introductions, Marlin is feeling at home with the other two dogs in his foster home. He is a little pushy which doesn’t seem to bother the alpha male but intimidates the submissive female. He has also begun playing with the male dog. Since Marlin has some separation anxiety, a household with other dogs may be helpful as long as he is acclimated properly. Marlin is looking for a forever home where his masters will provide structure, stability, and continue positive reinforcement training and socialization. Marlin is a diamond in the rough awaiting someone who has time to devote to him. His fosters simply adore him but have a full household and can only have temporary canine guests.

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Name: Marlin
Breed: Terrier mix
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 11 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: Only with very slow introductions (small dogs)
Cats: No
Kids: No

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.