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Thunder / Sunshine

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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Hound, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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We dare you to watch this video and look at our new pics of these two amazing dogs and not immediately apply to make them your own - you just can’t do it, it’s not possible.

If you are interested in learning more about Thunder and Sunshine please email

Sweet sweet and very bonded siblings who come from the streets of Aruba and have made their way to the safety and comfort of their foster family in Western Massachusetts.  

Sunshine and her brother Thunder were found living under a car in Aruba - Thunder has a mobility issue where his hind legs are weak and he isn’t able to work - his sister Sunshine stuck by him and no doubt protected him when needed.
Thunder was lucky enough to land with a foster who has been working very hard to see what mobility he may be able to get back - so far we have learned that he is NOT paralyzed - his bladder and bowel function is perfectly normal.  He’s been to a neurologist who was encouraging about his ability to perhaps walk again but a formal diagnoses remains out of reach.  He’s been attending physical therapy twice a week hoping to strengthen his legs but thus far it appears he will not be walking on his own.  BUT, he doesn’t know any better and thus his life will go on.   He will be fitted for wheels shortly which will make a huge improvement in his mobility although as you can see from this video, he gets around just fine and loves playing with his sister.

Thunder and Sunshine must be adopted together - their bond is quite strong but they also love the humans caring for them and being part of a family.  Their adjustment to living inside and not on the street fending for themselves has been going quite well.  House training is still a work in progress but is going great!!
The love playing with each other and the other dogs in their foster home - they’ve learned that mom’s whistle means come in OR even better, it’s time for dinner!!

Thunder can negotiate small stairs - ideally living on a ground floor with easy access in/out maybe using a ramp would perfect.

Name: Thunder & Sunshine
Breed: Shepherd/Beagle mixes
Age: 1 - 1 ½ years 
Weight:  23 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative at last testing
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs:  Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown

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.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.