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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Plott Hound, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Meet Dharma! Dharma was saved in August in the nick of time from a local animal shelter by rescue partner in Texas. She was very sick and emaciated. Dharma had contracted distemper and was fighting for her life, but this girl had a will to live and has overcome the horrible virus. Dharma does have a neurological “head bob” as a result of distemper, but otherwise is a happy, healthy dog.

She is so very sweet and gentle, and never jumps. She is crate trained, and now becoming reliably house trained. She loves soft toys and belly rubs, and gets along wonderfully with everyone she meets.

Dharma is a snuggle bug and is hoping for a home of her own very soon!

Name: Dharma
Breed: Plotthound mix
Sex: Female
Age: approx. 2-3 years old
Weight: 60 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: current as of January 2019
Microchipped: Yes
Medical: Dharma is a distemper survivor. She has some neurological impairment which resulted in a head bobbing motion.

Good with Dogs: Yes, Dharma is currently fostered with 4 other dogs and she does very well. She is very submissive to other dogs.
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Yes, she is fostered 3 children and is very sweet and gentle.

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.