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Size: Medium
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shepherd
Unknown with Cats

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This regal boy is BERT, a senior boy sent to us from Heaven… not really, Tennessee but it seems like Heaven because he’s an absolute angel.

He’s a bit worn and torn as you will see when you adopt him - he’s got bumps and lumps, he’s pretty hard of hearing and his eyes are that of an old man but his spirit is that of a dog who has seen things and when he looks at you, man-oh-man…your heart just melts.

We got this guy from Paws & Claws, a group in Memphis that takes dogs from some of the worst shelters - we don’t know his whole history but he came to us in rough shape, dull coa, t some wounds that were healing.  A groomer brought him to life and it is such a gorgeous color red it’s just amazing in sunlight.  He was so itchy when he arrived but that seems to have disappeared for now.

He’s a gentle boy - it is so rewarding to see him sleep and be safe.  He loves his food and will bark when you getting it ready and he’s always looking for more.  Zero food aggression or issues - you can stick your hand in his bowl etc. 

He was lovely with the groomer and really seems to enjoy all the attention he was getting.  He loves when you hold his head in  your hands and run your hands down his back.  It pains me to know he was on the street on his own and I wish more than anything we had been able to get him earlier but we hope you can make this up to him when you take him.

I hope for a home for him where he gets loads of attention, some nice walks in the woods or to a park. He’d be fine with kids but I don’t think a super busy household would be great for him.  He’s fine with other dogs, I have two and other fosters here as well.  He’s interested but not super playful.

Bert is definitely hard of hearing, not deaf because he does respond but it takes some loud noise to get his attention.

He absolutely needs work on house training but he’s so worth it I hope you’ll over look this one fault that is totally not his.

You will not be sorry if you give this man a home… he will be good for your soul in these very trying times, I promise.

Enjoy this video of him lying on a carpet and blanket enjoying life…

Name: Bert
Breed: Shepherd
Sex: Male
Age: 8-9  (guesstimate)
Weight: 35
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Not formally tested but is a gentle boy
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption Donation: $250.00

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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.

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