Everyone’s been waiting for this girl to be officially on the “market” so here she is.
If you’re looking for personality, this is the girl of your dreams - loaded with it and you just laugh looking at her.
Hippo in Action - https://youtu.be/2O_fsnk-Ee8
To be up front, what we want for this girl may be hard to find but we know you’re out there - someone(s) who will make her the center of their world; someone who will find her quirkiness endearing; most importantly, someone who will make the rest of her life stress free.
Eve had what we think was a tough life until about 6 months ago when one of our partner vets asked us if we’d help her - her “rescuers” weren’t really doing a great job at getting her back to where she should be after having been abandoned by a breeder after what we can only imagine were years of babies. Her fur was gone, her skin red and bleeding, skin and bones, you name it.
We were able finally to get our hands on her and it’s been an adventure ever since - some good, some not so great. Eve has been gaining weight, her coat is now back in pretty much great shape with the help of Apoquel and raw diet (freeze dry patties some times); she’a actually been able to cut down on her allergy meds so we are hopeful with a continue agreeable diet she will be 100% of meds for allergies soon.
Well on the road to a new healthy life, she hit a huge roadblock when she was diagnosed with a malignant ovarian tumor removed during her spay surgery; the tumor was the size of a grapefruit and the pathology came back as an ‘ovarian dysgerminoma” - a tumor so rare in dogs there is very little literature to actually support one method of treatment.
We sought the advice of two different veterinary oncologists - both amazing and experts in their field -neither could tell us definitively that a course of radiation and/or chemotherapy was definitely needed; there just is not enough literature. We were advised that she may never have another complication from this tumor as they felt the surgery had done a good job in removing it. The advice was also that if we chose not to treat and 6-12 months down the line it should rear it’s ugly head, treatment could definitely be undertaken then and would most likely be successful.
We had a tough decision but with the oncologist’s guidance and a foster mom fiercely protective of her sweet girl, we opted to not put her through the chemotherapy - at 8 years old, we are hopeful her life just continues on without complication. She deserves at least a couple of years of a good life, not locked in a cage, constantly giving birth.
Although Eve does great with her foster sibling, she has not done well when meeting other dogs - we think when she first arrived to her foster home she was quite sick and thus not able to pursue her bully behaviors and thus they grew to be friends. Although we think she could learn to live with another dog, we would like her to go to a home where she’s the only dog with someone home a fair amount of time.
Eve is house trained.
While she does well with most people, she is tentative when meeting some and her new parent(s) will need to learn her signals of when she’s just not “feeling it.” Once she’s your friend though, your a friend for life.
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: 8-10 years of age (estimate)
Weight: 40 lbs approx.
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes older children
Good with Dogs: Dog selective, we are seeking a home without other dogs
Good with Cats: No
Adoption Donation: $250.00 - donation may be waived in certain circumstances.
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.