Floyd is a spunky male heeler/hound mix who spent the majority of his life un-socialized in an outdoor kennel. He is looking for someone who has the time to devote to him to love him, train him and be patient with him during his adjustment to becoming a house dog.
He is currently within a foster home who is loving him daily and giving him the socialization skills he was deprived of all of his life. He is great with people and loves other dogs.
He is currently working on manners in his foster home and because of his lack of training he does have jumping tendencies, which he has shown to clear a 4 foot fence with ease.
He does have prey drive and will chase cats and chickens at his current foster home, so no small animals for him!
He is currently not crate trained or fully house trained, but he is working on it!
He is currently improving on his fear of leashes and is practicing leash training daily with his foster momma.
Breed: Hound/Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 50 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes, currently living with toddler, but best with children over 5. Still a bit jumpy.
Good with Dogs: Yes- gets along well with other dogs
Good with Cats: No- high prey drive.
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.