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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Plott Hound, American Staffordshire Terrier
No Cats

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Now in New England - Handsome Brindle boy Penguin!!!

This stunningly gorgeous guy was fostering with our awesome foster mom Amy in Tennessee - his mom Willow recently headed to New England and now he’s here too, and the hunt is on for homes for each of them.

Penguin definitely got his good looks from his mother but we don’t think he’s quite as good a hula dancer as she is…. -

He just can’t get enough of TOYS TOYS TOYS!!!! Or DOGS DOGS DOGS!!! Penguin is super duper playful, happy, friendly with tons of energy; he’d love to burn it off with a buddy or two. Fenced-in yard would be great but not required, he just needs lots of play time.

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Name: Penguin
Sex: Male
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Age: 1 year 6/30/2019
Weight: 42 lbs as of 6/30/19
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date as of September 2018
Heartworm: Negative 6/26/19
Microchipped: yes

Dogs: YES! . He loves other dogs.
Cats: No. He is too playful for a kitty.
Kids: Tested with 8 years and up. He loves children and attention, but has not been tested with infants or toddlers. He may be too playful for young children even though he loves them.

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.