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Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Female
Breeds: Border Collie, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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This happy girl is Gertrude, Gertie for short. She is a beautiful, diamond in the ruff looking for a family to give her patience and love.

Gertie’s foster mom describes her as:
• Fun
• Loving
• Smart
• Loyal
• Great hiking/walking partner
• Wonderful cuddlier

Gertie and her puppies were surrendered to an animal control in Arkansas. Let’s just say none of them had the best start at life. All of her puppies have found their forever homes, now it’s time to help Gertie find hers.

Because of her rough start, Gertie can be a little nervous of new things and new people. Her foster mom takes her to town shopping, walks around the neighborhood and any place else where she can be exposed to new things and people. She has come a long way, but will need someone that understands she will need continued training.

Gertie would do best in a home with another confident canine friend. She looks to her foster sister for how to react in new situations. She loves other dogs, but does play a little rough at times.

She likes kids, but they need to be older. When younger kids get excited and rowdy, she can get scared or will try and herd them and calm them down.

Other things Gertie is excelling at:
• House training
• Crate training
• Obedience training
• Making her foster mom smile

This great girl needs a moderately active home; preferably with another canine friend. One that is willing to give her lots of love, patience and continued training. If this sounds like your home, apply today.

See Gertrude in action:

Name: Gertrude
Breed: Border Collie mix
Sex: Female
Age: 1 ½ years old
Weight: 52 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Yes, over 12.
Good with Dogs: Yes. Would do best with a confident canine sibling.
Good with Cats: Untested

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.