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Our Featured Wakefield, RI Partner:

Southern Jewel Rescue RI

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Wakefield, RI 02879
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Website:
http://www.southernjeweldogrescue.org/index.html

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

New England and CT.,NY.,NJ., PA

About Our Rescue Group:

Southern Jewel Dog Rescue was started by Shelly Bookwalter of Last Chance Highway on Animal Planet. Shelly is committed to saving as many dogs as possible and finding them loving forever homes. Shelly and her volunteers rescue dogs on "death row" both in the South and in New England.

CHECK US OUT Official Southern Jewel Dog Rescue on FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/pages/OFFICIAL-Southern-Jewel-Dog-Rescue-Page/

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". --Margaret Mead

Come Meet our Pets:

Most of the puppies and dogs are vetted, fostered and lovingly cared for in the home state in which they were rescued.

Our Adoption Process:

Application, followed by an interview either by phone or home visit.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:
All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be.

Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:
1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break).
2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.
3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.
4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.
Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy.
Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive.

All Dogs Require:Supervision with children and obedience training.
Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well t rained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.