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Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Canaan Dog
Unknown with Kids
Special Needs

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Our little refugee Malaki  (pronounced Malakee) - from Amman Jordan arrived to Rhode Island and is doing really well!!!

We are currently in search of a forever home for this girl - she has certain requirements not everyone may think they can handle - but you can. We know it.

Her story is sad but we don’t want to focus on that - let’s focus on what she has to offer - love, affectionate, that amazing look she gives her current caretaker (you can see in video).  She’s currently fostering in Rhode Island and her foster dad is madly in love.

Her prior caretaker in Jordan, Ahmad, r found her in the vet’s office after she was found paralyzed. 

She currently wears diapers but is able to urinate on her own as well as defecate - but she can’t get herself up so it will be a routine that will need to be established.

She currently lives with 4 other dogs and cats and is does well but honestly, we’d like to see her in a less chaotic home, perhaps with one other dogs, where someone can be devoted to her care.

She has had an MRI at Ocean State Veterinary - we had hoped there was something surgically that could be done but that’s just not the case. She won’t walk again - she’s being fitted for a custom wheelchair which of course will go with her wherever she goes. The neurologist felt that PT or rehab therapy may not be of much help to her as she doesn’t seem to be in pain.

Here’s a couple of videos so you can get a look at this adorably sweet girl.

Two weeks ago in Rhode Island

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to email:

Name: Malaki
Breed: Canaan Dog (
Sex: Female
Age: 2 years  approx.
Weight: 55
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm:  Negative 
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Possible with proper introductions
Good with Dogs: After proper introductions
Good with Cats: Yes

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.

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