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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed
No Cats

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Betsy is an 11 month old hound/ lab mix. She came to New England three weeks ago by way of Tennessee. She may be a big dog, but inside she is all lapdog. This sweet girl has polka dots on her belly and pretty brown eyes.

When she first arrived she was very thin, but over the past few weeks her coat has filled out some and her ribs are now harder to see. Where her hair is fine, she can be prone to sunburns due to her thin fur and pale complexion.

Betsey, loves attention and is an active dog. Her ideal home includes a family that will include her in outside activities such as hiking, another dog to wrestle with, a fenced in yard and an adopter committed to participating in formal training classes.

Betsey is submissive to humans and dogs. She does well with any touching including her paws. She has not been exposed to children, but has a soft mouth. Because of Betsey’s energy level and prey drive, we do not recommend a home with small children or cats

Betsey is a quick learner. She consistently sits for her food and is catching on to basic commands. Although Betsey’s leash walking skills aren’t perfect, she’s constantly showing improvement. Betsy is motivated by praise. She really wants to please her people.

This girl would make a great addition to an active family.

Name: Betsey
Breed: Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 10 months old as of 5/19/2020
Weight: 40 pounds as of 5/19/2020
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Over 5
Good with Dogs: Yes- does well with other dogs
Good with Cats: No

Adoption Fee: $475.00

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.