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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie, Dachshund
No Cats/Kids

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Meet Sterling!

Sterling is an adorable 5-year-old yorkie-dachshund mix. Sterling started out in a happy home, but when his owner died, he found himself out on the street alone for at least 6 months, only occasionally fed by neighbors. When a partner rescue learned of his plight, Sterling was rescued, and his new life started.

Sterling is very playful, and a great cuddler. He is housebroken in his foster home, if taken out regularly. He warms up to humans he trusts, and his trust can be gained with fluffy toys he can chew on to get the squeaker out or rest his head on!

Sterling loves to explore the yard, and he is wonderful with his doggie buddies. He fits in nicely with all his foster siblings, even the ones who aren’t so friendly right off the bat. He loves to roam through the vegetation in the yard to find squirrels, rabbits, and birds to chase. Because of this desire to chase, we think he would do better in a home without cats.

Sterling has some fear-based behavioral challenges, although they are manageable. Sterling does not like loud noises and becomes skittish. He particularly hates vacuum cleaners and has attacked one!. Sterling is also not a fan of tight spaces; and it takes him time to walk through a door frame, but he has overcome this in his foster home and will overcome that fear with time, patience, and comfort in a familiar environment. He would benefit from reconditioning training and a patient, loving adopter.

We would like for Sterling to have a confident dog sibling, preferably small to medium size, to help show him the ropes and remember how to be a confident, happy dog without fear. He needs a small (1-2 people), calm household with no children. While he is fine with other dogs in general, he is leash reactive to both dogs and people, so we would like him to have an understanding and experienced dog lover to help him with that. He needs a fence in yard where he can explore and run while he is gaining leash skills.

So, super cute Sterling will require the following:

● An understanding and experienced dog lover
● A small (1-2 person) calm household with no children
● A yard so he can explore and run, while he is good on the leash, he is leash reactive if there
are people or dogs around
● A confident dog sibling to help him with his fears, ideally small to medium size

If you fit this list, please apply today for this amazing boy!!

Name: Sterling
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Dachshund mix
Sex: Male
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 14.5 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: No children
Good with Dogs: Yes, confident small/med size canine sibling strongly recommended.
Good with Cats: No

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.