We asked Rudy’s foster mom to help write a bio for him - we typically edit it, cut things out that aren’t needed or add things that maybe aren’t in there that should be.
This was perfect - it’s so clear how much she loves this dog - his personality comes shining through.
Anyone who adopts this dog is going to be the luckiest person/people EVER!!!
From his foster mom:
Rudy is perfect.
He is quiet, slow moving, and gentle.
Rudy was picked up as a stray with a gunshot wound and severe infection. He had surgery to remove the bullet and came to me for wound care. He was severely emaciated but with proper care and diet, he healed beautifully and gained weight steadily. He is at an ideal weight and requires nothing extra to maintain it.
He is in my home with, 9 other dogs of various breeds, ages, and activity levels and he is fine with them all.
I don’t have cats our kids but I would have no reason to think he wouldn’t be fine with either.
He is just the gentlest soul. He won’t jump on the bed, he is content to sleep in his crate at the foot of my bed. He just ambles about quietly. He is very affectionate and loves attention, but doesn’t demand it.
Just in the last couple of weeks, I’ve caught him chewing my old shoes. Something to be aware of.
I believe Rudy would thrive in any home. He’s not a mover or a Shaker so somebody who wants a running partner or an adventure dog may want to pass on Rudy.
I’m sure he would love to go on walks and be somewhat active but not on that level.
Rudy is truly a gem, a treasure of a dog and as close to perfect as they come!
Name: Rudy Blue
Breed: American Bulldog Mix
Age: 4-5 years estimated
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Treated August 2019
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Not formally tested
Good with Dogs: Yes, very
Good with Cats: Not tested
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.