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Bill Russell

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Size: Medium
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Whippet, Terrier
Unknown with Cats

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Meet Bill Russell! This tall, lanky, distinguished gentleman is the total package! Bill was brought to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as a stray and quickly became a shelter favorite. Knowing a shelter is no place for a sweet old man, Bill’s shelter friends put out the word and found him a nice foster home to enjoy while he waits for his forever family. When Bill’s foster mom went to pick him up, he was so excited he wagged his tail with his whole body and gladly jumped right into the car.

Bill has been with his foster family since the beginning of June and they can’t say enough good things about him. Bill is housebroken, good with other dogs, great with a very active toddler, and all around adorable. Bill has not been tested with cats, but has not shown any aggression or a strong prey drive.

Bill loves nothing more than to snuggle up on something comfy (hopefully your lap) and snooze the day away next to his people. But don’t think Bill is too tired to dog if you need him to. Bill loves to play fetch with his 18-month old human foster sister and be wherever the action is. This pint sized pup has plenty of pep left in his step!

Bill would be a wonderful companion to anyone looking for a little snuggle buddy. Don’t miss out on this great little guy!

Bill and his foster sister:

Name: Bill Russell
Breed: Whippet / Terrier mix (best guess)
Sex: Male
Age: 10 years old (approx)
Weight: 20 pounds (should gain a few pounds)
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
Vaccinations: Will be up to date prior to adoption
Heartworm: Will be tested prior to adoption
Microchipped: Will be prior to adoption

Good with Children: Yes - living with an 18 month old child
Good with Dogs: Yes - living with 2 big dogs / gets along great / tested very well with big and small dogs at the shelter
Good with Cats: 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.