The definition of survivor according to Webster’s dictionary includes “a person who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks.”
Baby Girl is a survivor!
She was taken into a small, crowded Texas shelter as a stray who had been hit by a car, or fell from the bed of a truck and was then run over. She had surgeries to repair a broken pelvis and femur, and she also had many skin lacerations.
She is all healed, and learning to be a loved house dog. She is crate trained and LOVES other dogs. She gets her confidence from them, and would do well with another confident dog in the household. She does need to be fed in her crate as she doesn’t care to share her food with her doggy friends. She has never guarded food or toys from people.
Baby Girl loves children, and is learning that big people (adults) are good too. She is very quiet in the house and can usually be found resting in her crate or snuggled on a dog bed. She loves cookies and belly rubs, and will play and entertain herself for quite some time with a toy. Please give this shy girl a chance.
Name: Baby Girl
Breed: Shepherd Mix
Age: approx 10 months old as of 10/23/19
Weight: 42 pounds as of 10/23/19
Vaccinations: Up to date
Medical: Femur was broken and pinned. Pelvis broken and was repaired. Trauma may have led to weak bladder, but medications named Proin controlling it well. She may need to be on this for life. It costs about $20/month
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes, Baby is very social with other dogs, and loves to play. She has been around all sizes and temperaments of dogs with no issues. She is respectful of older dogs who don’t want to play as well.
Cats: No; Baby has tried to chase cats.
Kids: Yes, she is fostered with kids ages 2, 4, and 13. Baby is a timid dog and though she LOVES children very loud/rowdy kids will make her nervous.
Puppy Donation: $450
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.