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Princess Leigh

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Size: Small
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Chihuahua, Rat Terrier
Unknown with Kids
Special Needs

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Have you been dreaming of a tiny, white doll baby of your very own? This little girl is beyond adorable, very sweet and loves to be held like a baby. She will rock in your arms for hours. She also likes to get down and explore whenever she can. Her ears are like angel wings and her eyes will melt your soul.

Princess came to us as an owner surrender due to an injury involving children. She is paralyzed, but that doesn’t stop her from trying so hard to do everything everyone else does. She will be fitted for a wheelchair at Eddie’s Wheels when she arrives up north. She has been recovering in her foster home and doing beautifully. Her foster Mommy holds her up with a support band and she walks with the other dogs and has the best time. Her resiliency will amaze you and her persistence to keep trying is what makes her so very special. At this time, she is wearing diapers and having her bladder expressed. She is starting to go some on her own, but she will need continued bladder expresses to prevent infection and discomfort.

She adores toys and friends, including kitties. She lived previously with children, but the children were not so nice and hurt her. She needs to live with respectful older children that will understand she is fragile.

Name: Princess Leigh
Sex: Female
Breed: Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix
Age: 8 months old as of 5/27/19
Weight: 7 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: No Scheduled 5/28/19
Vaccinations: Up to date as of May 2019
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: yes
Medical: Princess is paralyzed and will be fitted for a wheelchair.

Dogs: Yes. She loves other dogs! She will talk to them if she thinks she might get stepped on. She is very special and fragile.
Cats: Passed initial cat test. Interested and curious but not aggressive. This means she may do well with cats with proper introductions. Currently not fostering with cats.
Kids: She has not been formally tested yet, but she lived prior with two children and just wants to be loved. Due to her size and paralysis, we do not recommend young children.

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.