Please email me directly: joannepawsne@gmail to inquire about this special boy and we can decide if he’d be a good match for your home.
Dax has a special place in my heart - as the Co-Founder of Paws New England, I’ve seen and known a lot of dogs. This guy is special. I know Dax from where I work and live in a doggie daycare in Ashland MA - he comes alot first by himself and then with the new addition to his family adopted from Paws New England.
Dax does fantastic at daycare and boarding and we all love him. He’s very affectionate and will put his paws on your chest and look for kisses and telling him what a good boy he is. He plays with the other dogs and when he’s had enough he put himself in a crate.
For Dax, a home that is somewhat rural away from loud noises would be fantastic - he’s be so great out in “the country” if it’s possible or a home removed from the daily hustle and bustle of the street. Why? He is anxious around noises and will bark.
Secondly, although he’s wonderful with all of us at daycare, in his home he is anxious around strangers coming into the home and even sometimes people he knows. A quiet home without a lot of comings and goings is what he needs.
He plays great with his canine sibling and would benefit from the presence of another dog(s0 in his home - confident dogs are key for him - someone he can look too for signals.
HIs family has worked extensively with a trainer and a behaviorist and it’s on the behaviorist’s advice that a new type of home be found for Dax. Patience and an ability to be sensitive to his needs and fears is a must and he will pay you back 10-fold.
Breed: Border Collie/Labrador Retriever
Age: 4 years
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: No - too much activity he needs a quiet home
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
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.