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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed

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Now in New England!!

While exploring the world was John Cabot’s dream, our Cabot does not have such fortitude and aspirations. She longs for a home with love, patience and understanding that her early life was far from perfect. It’s a new day for Cabot.

Cabot is an amazing dog. But she needs to know she’s safe and will take time to trust strangers. She is relaxed on a leash, loves her walks. She is usually quiet in the house unless the others alert her to start singing. She lets you know when she needs to go outside, and loves treats. Cabot’s favorite thing is her hoomans. She would love to sit and cuddle on the couch all day, go for walks, rides, anything as long as she is with you. She has a crate available to her and from time to time will grab some zzzz’s in it, but prefers the couch, dog bed or even better, your bed - ha!

Cabot does need time to get to know people so we take it slow with intros to new people until she knows they can be trusted. Then - forgetabaoutit. She’s a magnet. She tries to talk to you and express her needs for attention. Whoo-whoo-whooo- OK got it girlfriend, come on over for an ear scratch!

Cabot’s other fave? DOGS! Cabot LOVES dogs, is fostering with 5 others and in fact it would be nice if she had another to live with, but if she got lots of attention from her people and stayed socialized with other dogs she’d like that too! Cabot has the motherly instinct to be gentle with the youngins in the house but is really not fussy as long as someone will play with her. She is quite athletic, runs like a deer and jumps like a kangaroo (low fences are too easy for her)

If you are willing to help Cabot navigate this world, explore new things and find her way into your heart and home, she is waiting on her new adventure with you.

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Name: Cabot
Sex: Female
Breed: Lab mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 50 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: yes
Vaccinations: Up to date as of October 2018
Heartworm: Treatment December 2018
Microchipped: yes


Dogs: Yes, he loves other dogs! She’d like to live with at least one other dog to help her navigate the world, but it’s not mandatory in the right situation.

Cats: Yes

Kids: Tested with 8 years and up. She loves children and attention, but has not been tested with infants or toddlers.

Adoption Donation: $450

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.