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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Dachshund, Basenji
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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“I’m a little fishy, watch me swim. Here is my tail, here is my fin. When I want to have fun with my friends, I wiggle my tail and dive right in!” (I’m a little fishy toddler song). Our little Fish(stick) is looking for a swimmingly awesome family to spend the rest of his life with.

Fishstick was found dodging cars in the middle of a busy street in Memphis, TN. After some searching, his owners were found but they did not want him back. They had just let him out of the door and hoped he would find a new family. He is a very lucky boy that he was found and is a part of a fabulous rescue group that will help him find his forever family. He is working on housebreaking and doing much better, but will need consistency to continue his efforts. He is crate trained and walks very well on a leash. He loves to go for walks and plays very well with his doggy friends. He loves other people, but does take a moment to know you are okay. He is just initially shy. He adores toys and rides in the car too.

If you are into our little Fishstick, please fill out an application and we will get him swimming your way!

Name: Fishstick
Breed: Dachshund/Basenji mix
Sex: Male
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 15 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: No
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: He would do better with older, respectful children. He lived with children 8 years and older, but they were too rough with him. He is shy at first because of this.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Passed initial cat test and was very curious. He will need proper introductions and supervision to ensure everyone gets along.

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.