This lovely lady is waiting for her 7 puppies go to new homes - she has been an amazing mom and is now awaiting her new home - she will be spayed later in July and then is cleared for take off.
Darla came to us form West Virginia - a family had taken her in but realized more than 3 dogs was too much so they reached out to someone who works with one of the shelters we work with. They sent tons of photos and videos of her with other dogs and children and she did wonderfully with all - along she came and arrived giving birth shortly thereafter on 5/30/2019.
Darla is residing in Connecticut with her foster mom who say she’s a great dog - she LOVES her cat!! They don’t have a dog at present but so far she’s not shown any issues when meeting them when out for walks etc. She’s very respectful of the young girl in the home who helps care for her.
They have noted she has a very strong prey drive when outside of the house so no farm animals for this girl (especially chickens….yikes) and she is sometime difficult to walk on leash because she spots a squirrel and off she goes. Foster feels a fenced yard would really be fantastic for her to get exercise and perhaps train her to walk while ignoring small animals.
They did say however that she is very patient and a good leash walker until the aforementioned small animal shows up.
Darla is not crated - she is not destructive and sleeps when everyone is out of the house. She does bark when someone is at the door and the family is working with her to keep this to a minimum.
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Crossbreed
Age: 2 years 2 months
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
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.