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Size: Large
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier
Unknown with Cats

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This beautiful, amazing, wonderful, lovely, stunning, exceptional creature is Geraldine - so many more adjectives we could use to describe her.  A senior lady of just pure greatness.  Want to know how we really feel??  

Geraldine landed at the Memphis Animal Shelter and sat there for quite a while during the COVID shutdown and finally we noticed her and sprung her - she’ was taken from a home after her owner died and it seems her life wasn’t great from what was in the surrender report but all is hopefully forgotten now.

She came to us with some medical conditions we are addressing, none of which we believe will be anything that should scare any adopter from wanting to take her home - she has dry eye in one side that is managed with ointment.  She is undergoing removal of lumps and bumps and cardiac evaluation this week at our friends at Memphis Veterinary Specialists - they did aspirate one and these lumps are not felt to be of concern but we are removing so they don’t become a concern down the line.   

This girl is also heartworm positive and her treatment will start as soon as she’s cleared from a cardiac standpoint. 

She’s worth the wait, truly!

Foster mom tells us she’s pure delight - loves the other dogs and initiates play at every meeting - she’s happy to go in a crate but wil sleep at the foot of the bed on the floor too.  Zero issues with food around her or the other dogs. Her demeanor is just calm and chill but she’s up for whatever play may be going on.

She’s a little hand shy - but warms up right away and isn’t fearful at all - she learns quickly you’re her friend and then that’s all it takes.

Name: Geraldine
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Sex: Female
Age: 7 years
Weight: 43
Spayed/Neutered: No
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive and starting treatment soon.
Microchipped: Yes
Health: Geraldine has a Grade IV heart murmur for which we are obtaining a cardiac evaluation to see what further therapy may or may not be required; she will undergo surgery for removal of benign masses shortly. She has dry eye in one eye easily managed.

Good with Children: No issues as seen by foster w/ children
Good with Dogs: 100% yes!!
Good with Cats: Not tested.

Adoption Fee: $275.00

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.