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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Terrier, Rat Terrier
No Cats
Unknown with Kids

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Hi all! I am Gizmo but I would prefer you call my Gizzy!

I am currently in an awesome foster home and I am working really hard on getting comfortable with new people, places and things! I have some separation anxiety and I get very nervous around thunderstorms. I am timid when I first get around new people and places but when I’m with my foster mom I am the sweetest thing! I am fine with other dogs around but I prefer to be alone.

I may have had a slight “incident” with the cat at my last home. That is part of why they dropped me at the shelter. Thankfully I got scooped up and told I would be a PAWS dog- everyone seemed really excited about that and now I am too!

My foster mom lets me roam around and says I haven’t destroyed anything! If you have a quiet, low key house, with a fenced in yard (that last part is a must!) that I could come live in I would be so grateful. I promise to greet you with my total body wiggle, big smile, and tappy feet!


Name: Gizmo
Breed: Terrier/Rat Terrier mix
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 23 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Will update
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Untested
Good with Dogs: Yes- is fine with other dogs being around but would prefer to be alone.
Good with Cats: No

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.