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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, Crossbreed
No Cats

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This striking, 73 lb young man is Kale. He has definitely been through hard times, but is learning what it means to live in the house and off of a chain. He unfortunately was found with his chain wrapped so tightly choking him and he was saved in the nick of time. His human Dad found himself in prison and Kale was left on his own to survive. This experience has made him wary of other dogs, so he would do better in a home with no other dogs. He will need slow meet and greets and proper introduction to be able to play with other dogs. He definitely cannot be around small dogs or cats, as he is too interested and entirely too big. He is housebroken, crate trained and is walking well on a leash. He still pulls in excitement, but is responding to correction well. He loves toys and sleeping on fluffy dog beds, which he never had the opportunity before being saved. Everything is new to him and he is learning how to take it all in. If you are interested in this amazingly beautiful sweetheart, get your apps in now. His striking appearance will put him at the front of the line for adoption.

Name: Kale
Sex: Male
Breed: Amstaff mix
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 73 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date as of February 2019
Microchipped: yes


Dogs: He needs slow meet and greets and proper introduction because of his size. No small dogs as he is too large and entirely too interested. He would do best in a home with no other dogs.
Cats: No cats.
Kids: Tested with 8 years and up. She loves children and attention, but has not been tested with infants or toddlers.

Adoption Donation: 400.00

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.