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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Labrador Retriever, Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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How can you resist that sweet, chocolate lab face?!

Meet Gibson. Gibson is a friendly, loving, well behaved dog who has all of the volunteers that meet him and his foster swooning.

Poor Gibson came to the shelter with terrible scars on his hip and a stiff back leg. The decision was made to remove his leg since it was no longer function. He doesn’t let that slow him down at all, however!

He gets along great with people and dogs (both large and small), although he can be vocal when meeting new dogs. He loves to be with his people, hanging out on a dog bed carpet, a nearby crate, or just the floor wherever his people are (often at their feet). He’s quiet around the house, occasionally seeking petting and belly rubs, and giving kisses to his people. He knows sit and stay. He’s very friendly toward new people. He walks well on a leash, is potty and crate trained (chooses to hang out and sleep in the crate) and travels great in the car (he loves to go!).

Gibson is an all around great guy and would love to be your new best friend!

Want to see Gibson in action? Check out this sweet guy here:

Name: Gibson
Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Male
Age: 3-4 years old
Weight: 58 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs: Yes- fostering with other dogs and does well

Cats: Not currently living with a cat, but was in a different foster home with an indoor/outdoor cat and he pretty much ignored her.

Kids: Untested. Based on personality, I think he’d get along with any age, but he’s rather large and likes to walk right by his people (and on their feet!) so might be better with older kids.

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.