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Size: Medium
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shepherd, Crossbreed
Unknown with Kids

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Huggie and 10 of his housemates were surrendered all at once to the Memphis Animal Shelter - although his owner loved them it was obvious she just could not care for them properly and was forced to surrender them - thankfully every single dog was rescued by various organizations - we were lucky enough to get Huggie and his older smaller poodle brother.

Huggie is approximately 7-8 years old and was a shelter favorite - super friendly with the staff and the other dogs in the play yard.  We haven’t been able to test him with cats yet but hope to do that shortly.  He has been great at the veterinary office where he is boarding and getting examined and ready for a trip to New England we hope on January 24th.

He’s a very gentle boy with some age related issues we are taking a look at. He’s a little slow in the hind end probably related to some hip issues which we will have x-rayed.

We will update with more photos and updated temperament information as we receive it.  He’s getting getting groomed while in boarding so we can’t wait to post some great new photos!!

For more information, don’t hesitate to apply and/or email:

Check out his cat test video!

And other video!

Name: Huggie
Breed: Shepherd/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 7 year (estimated)
Weight: 64
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm:  Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs:   Yes
Good with Cats: Passed his initial cat test (see video)

Adoption Donation: $300.00

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.