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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Hound

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Update - see Smiley in action.

HAPPIEST DOG ALIVE - that’s what Smiley’s friends at his shelter in West Virginia say - happiest dog alive.

We are so excited to be getting this boy into rescue- he’s been waiting for several months at the shelter and no one can understand why - he is great with other people and he also is great with dogs too - he’s been introduced to many while living at the shelter.  Zero issues.
He passed three cat tests in the shelter with flying colors - we have the videos - nose to nose with a cats that he absolutely ignored.  This of course is in one so we while we cannot guarantee that he’ll behave the same in a new home but it’s a good indicator that it should work out.

We can’t guarantee his house training status as he’s been at the shelter for 3 months but he keeps his run clean and does his business outside so that also is a good sign.

The shelter staff really love this boy - you will too!!!!

Breed: Hound
Sex: Male
Age: 2-3 years
Weight: 55 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative 9-2019
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Unknown - not tested - personality is such this would not be a concern
Good with Dogs: Very good with dogs all sizes
Good with Cats: Three cats tests in shelter -passed all - different cats.

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.