This fine old man was found as a stray in West Memphis Tennessee and landed at the shelter there - one of the people working at the shelter took him home as he couldn’t stand to see him in the run at his age. He has the look of a dog who has maybe not had it easy and eyes that look right at you that tell a story.
He did great at home with another older stray getting along really well- Pancho did well with his caretaker’s cats and the cats at the shelter - at a recent stopover in a home with a cat the relationship didn’t go great but we aren’t so sure that wasn’t the cat’s fault!
This guy loves affection - he will let you rub his head, neck, shoulders all day long. He gets very excited to get his harness on and go out for a walk and does great in the car.
He does not like it when you reach for his collar without warning and will growl - to be honest, if you truly surprise him he may snap - we aren’t sure what this is as we only found out about it but one of our behaviorist said that some desensitizing work on the area should help with this and we will start it right away. It’s pretty easy to avoid doing this to him and it’s clear it a fear reaction, not something he does because he “wants too.”
He’s pretty much house trained it seems but has had an accident here and there - we’ll continue to work on this with Pancho.
He’s had a visit with one of our vets here in New England and got a pretty good clean bill of health - no hip dysplasia or even arthritis. He’s pretty agile and in good shape for his estimated age.
A deserving guy is what he is.
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Crossbreed
Age: 10 years estimated
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Adoption Fee: $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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