Meet Lucky! His name matches his history. He was found being abused by some strangers while in Aruba where he comes from and a kind stranger stepped in and stopped it.
He spent a few months at The Luna Foundation in Aruba recovering - they have a wonderful new sanctuary for dogs on the island.
https://www.luna-aruba.com/  He flew to New England and is now fostering in western Mass and doing great.
He flew up to Boston in the beginning of March and is now spending his days in West Springfield, MA.
Lucky is about 35 pounds and 9 months old. He is slowly coming out of his shell. It took him a week to learn how to go up and down stairs all by himself, but he grows braver everyday! He walks well on leash, and is learning to enjoy it more every time. When he is off leash, he runs around doing zoomies in the yard. He is house trained and crate trained, often spending time in his crate with the door open (when he isn’t snuggling with his humans). He gives great hugs!!!
Lucky is learning all the basics of being a good dog, and loves to impress his people. He loves living with another dog, and would do best in a home with one if possible.
Name: Lucky Luna
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: 7 months as of 3/10/20
Weight: 35 pounds as of 3/10/30
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Not formally tested but a very gentle dog
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested
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.