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Size: Large
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Breeds: Shepherd, German Shepherd Dog
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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Sweet Gretchen is looking for her forever home! Gretchen is very sweet and loving. She is a truly great dog!

She was found on a country road that is a known dumping area for dogs. Luckily, she was picked up by a rescuer and has been getting plenty of love, attention, and good food. She has already gained about 15 pounds and appears to be a healthy 6 year old girl.

Gretchen loves being with other dogs in her foster home and is well mannered and calm. She loves going for walks, keeping her nose to the ground, and smelling everything in her path. She is housebroken and knows the “sit” command. She is learning about cats and chickens and so far hasn’t shown any interest in either. She keeps her bedding neat and hasn’t bothered anything when left unsupervised. This girl is ready for a home!

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Name: Gretchen
Sex: Female
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 91 pounds
Spayed: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with dogs: Yes, plays with other dogs in her foster home
Good with cats: Has not shown any interest in cats, will be further tested soon.
Good with kids: Untested

Adoption Donation: 250.00

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.